Conservation Advocate, Wyoming Outdoor Council

Lander, WY

Job Title: Conservation Advocate

Organization: Wyoming Outdoor Council

Location: Lander, WY (Cheyenne or Laramie negotiable)

• Work as part of the program team to develop conservation strategies for public lands, wildlife, clean air, and clean water campaigns. This work includes extensive written and oral advocacy, and citizen engagement.
• Understand state and federal environmental laws and regulations and analyze proposals that implicate these.
• Communicate highly technical information and complicated processes to a variety of audiences, including the general public, decision makers, and partner groups. Write accessible information pieces for the public, speak to decision makers, and draft formal correspondence.
• Speak at hearings or public open houses to inform the public, influence decision makers, and advocate conservation priorities.
• Meet with agency officials, including the BLM, Forest Service, EPA, state DEQ and Game and Fish Department as well as local, state and federal elected officials and other decision makers to further our conservation goals.
• Provide leadership to support WOC’s citizen advocacy trainings, including legislative internships, Conservation Leadership Institute, “Beers and Bills” nights, and other programs.
• In coordination with the communications director, develop content for our website, print publications, press releases and social media posts.
• Conduct outreach to or build coalitions with other groups or entities—such as hunters, anglers, recreational users, outdoor businesses, landowners, industries, and conservation partners.
• Although not required, experience with GIS software and map design is preferred.
• Take on other related tasks as assigned by the program director.

Qualifications: An ideal candidate will thrive in a busy work environment, work well within teams, and accomplish the tasks above as demonstrated by a suitable combination of academic background, training, and experience. They will also be personable, organized and self-directed; have a good sense of humor; be a great communicator and meet the following minimum qualifications:
• Three or more years of related professional and/or academic experience in environmental/natural resource law or policy, science and/or community engagement;
• Demonstrated community, professional, or academic leadership;
• Outstanding written and spoken communication skills, and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to communicate complex information in an accessible way for lay audiences;
• Familiarity with the geography, natural resources, and culture of Wyoming;
• Willingness to travel (mostly within Wyoming, but at times out of state) and interact with people with diverse interests and backgrounds; and
• Commitment to the mission of the Wyoming Outdoor Council.

Start/End dates: Start: As soon as the position is filled. Full Time.

Salary/pay: Compensation: This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary commensurate with experience. The Wyoming Outdoor Council will provide excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits; a generous leave policy; and the opportunity to participate in a retirement plan.

How to apply & application deadline: Email a letter of interest explaining how your experience and skills match this position description, a resume, two writing samples and contact and relationship information for three references to Linda Sisco at (please put “Conservation Advocate” in the subject). The position will remain open until filled.