Laramie, Lander, Rock Springs, Green River, or the Wind River Indian Reservation
Job Title: BLM Wildlands Organizer
Organization: Wyoming Wilderness Association
Type of opportunity: WWA is a grassroots non-profit organization with a mission to protect Wyoming’s public wildlands through advocacy, stewardship, and educational programming. We are currently seeking a motivated organizer to join our team. An eagerness to learn and a passion for Wyoming’s unique BLM lands are essential. This position entails working remotely, which requires an applicant who is independent and can contribute to the growth of our statewide program. An understanding of Wyoming’s political landscape and natural history is critical.
Duties: Promote protection and stewardship of Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) and other lands with wilderness characteristics in the Bighorn Basin, Buffalo and Rock Springs Resource Management Planning Areas of Wyoming. More specifically:
- Identify and monitor threats to public wildlands, write comments on management issues.
- Develop press releases, email action alerts, website content, social media posts and other communications to inform and engage the public in land management processes.
- Collaborate with government agencies and nonprofit conservation groups.
- Develop and lead field outings and other community events for local decision-makers, the media, and stakeholders.
- Attract volunteer assistants and promote WWA membership.
- Advocate conservation priorities established by WWA’s Governing Council and build collegial coalitions with other conservation groups.
- Assist with fund raising, grant writing, and other administrative tasks.
- A Bachelors or Masters degree in natural resources, environmental sciences, public lands policy, or a related field, plus one year of related experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Knowledge of NEPA and US Forest Service planning processes related to recreation, grazing, logging, and prescribed burning in Wilderness, Wilderness Study Areas, and other roadless areas.
- Strong writing, public speaking, administration, and management skills.
- Independent, self-directed, and self-motivated with ability to work without supervision.
- Excellent hiking and camping skills.
- Commitment to the mission of the Wyoming Wilderness Association.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn new technology and software tools.
- Although not required, experience with GIS software and map design is a plus.
Salary/pay: Competitive, plus medical, vision, and dental benefits; sick leave and vacation leave.
How to apply: Send cover letter, resume, and the names, email and phone numbers of three references to WWA’s Executive Director, Khale Century Reno, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: Open until filled