Bridger-Teton Public Lands Associate/Community Organizer

Jackson, Wyoming

Organization: Wyoming Wilderness Association

Duties:

  • Identify and monitor threats to public wild lands of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
  • Conduct research and write comments on issues related to land protections.
  • Develop press releases, email action alerts, social media posts, and other communications to inform and engage the public in land management planning processes.
  • Meet and collaborate with government agencies and nonprofit conservation groups.
  • Develop and lead field outings in priority landscapes for local public decision-makers and officials, the media, the public, and other stakeholders.
  • Organize and host community events and activities.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Governing Council to develop and implement fundraising for the Bridger-Teton campaign.
  • Increase WWA’s membership and attract and inspire volunteers.
  • Communicate regularly with WWA staff.
  • Complete other duties as assigned to support WWA’s mission to protect public wild lands.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental sciences, public lands policy, or a related field plus one year of related work experience.
  • Knowledge of NEPA and US Forest Service planning associated with recreation, grazing, logging, and prescribed burning in Wilderness, Wilderness Study Areas, and other roadless areas.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, public speaking, administration, and management skills.
  • Independent and self-motivated with ability to work as part of a team or without supervision.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn new technology.
  • Knowledge of public lands issues and conservation politics in Wyoming.
  • Excellent hiking and camping skills.

Link to more information: View the job announcement pdf.

How to apply: Email cover letter and resume with contact information for three references to Marco Restani.

Deadline: December 20, 2017

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