Conservation Advocate, Wyoming Outdoor Council

Lander, WY

Job Title: Conservation Advocate

Organization: Wyoming Outdoor Council

Organization Overview: The Wyoming Outdoor Council is Wyoming’s oldest independent conservation organization. Founded in 1967, we are a member-based advocacy group. They use scientific, legal, and policy expertise to advocate the protection of public lands, wildlife, and clean air and water. They provide support and resources to empower citizens to do the same. They bring people and groups together to find workable solutions to tough conservation problems.

Duties: 

  • Work as part of a dynamic program team to develop conservation strategies for the campaigns related to clean air and water, as well as collaborate as necessary on campaigns associated with public lands and wildlife. Your work will likely include extensive written and oral advocacy, as well as community engagement.
  • Maintain robust understanding of state and federal environmental laws and regulations, and provide analysis of projects and proposals that implicate these – both for internal program communications, and for the benefit of the public.
  • Clearly communicate technical information and complicated processes to a variety of audiences, including decision-makers, partner organizations, and the public.
  • Monitor agency processes and decisions affecting air and water quality, including permitting, budgeting, and oversight.
  • Attend and speak at public meetings concerning your program work in locations around the state, as appropriate.
  • Meet with agency officials, including the EPA and state DEQ as well as local, state and federal elected officials and other decision makers to further our conservation goals.
  • Provide leadership and support for the Outdoor Council’s citizen advocacy programming.
  • Work with the communications team to produce email, social media, and website content related to your program work.
  • Conduct outreach and build partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups including hunters and anglers, outdoor businesses, landowners, conservation partners, industry groups, and others.
  • Pursue other duties as assigned by the program director.

Qualifications:

  • You love working in a collaborative team, but are self-driven, organized, and able to take ownership and leadership over your projects to make them your own. You are interested in work that requires both deep dives into environmental law and regulation and direct engagement with citizens. You like meeting new people and are a great communicator in both formal and informal settings, even when highly technical subjects are being discussed. You are eager to build lasting relationships with community members, decision-makers, and partners.
  • You thrive in a busy work environment. You have a good sense of humor and are easy to get along with. You value the importance of doing a job well and on-time. You enjoy pitching in to help others when needed. You can handle multiple projects at the same time. You are good at asking for help when you need it.
  • You love Wyoming and enjoy traveling the state to attend meetings, hold events with members, and give public testimony as necessary. You are familiar with the state’s geography, natural resources, and culture(s). You like working flexible hours.
  • You are experienced working on Macs and with the standard suite of office tools and technology. You aren’t afraid to learn new systems. You are either comfortable with, or comfortable learning, how to share documents and other files in the Google Suite collaborative work environment.
  • And, most of all, you are committed to the mission of the Wyoming Outdoor Council.

Salary/pay: $40,000-$45,000

Application Deadline: Until filled

How to apply: Email a letter of interest explaining how your experience and skills make you the right person to join the team. Include a resume and three references (with contact and relationship information) to Misti Haase at misti@wyomingoutdoorcouncil.org (please put “Conservation Advocate” in the subject). They may ask for additional writing samples prior to the interview process. They strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply