Sagebrush Communications Specialist, Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands

Position Title: Sagebrush Communications Specialist

Organization: Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands

Position Overview:

Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands has been prolific in communicating about sagebrush conservation, dynamic partnerships, and lasting collaboration successes since Hannah Nikonow began building the Sagebrush Communications Specialist position in 2016. We are pleased to announce that Hannah is now advancing to serve as the Intermountain West Joint Venture’s Communications and Marketing Coordinator. We are excited to fill sagebrush communications capacity behind Hannah and grow the IWJV’s communications program to new heights!

We are seeking proposals from those with excellent skills in communications, as well as experience with cultivating relationships with a broad and diverse range of people and/or organizations to craft stories about conservation impact. Those well suited for this role include individuals with a passion for conservation and natural resources. Candidates will also have demonstrated capabilities in designing and delivering communications and story-telling tools such as social media, eNewsletters, news posts, fact sheets, feature stories, storymaps, and presentations.

Please click here to review this contract’s requirements for knowledge, skills and abilities and all other Request for Proposal details.

IWJV and our partners are committed to diversity and inclusion in all of our work, and we strongly encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ candidates to respond.

Salary/pay: Compensation will be $20 per hour, plus benefits that include a monthly healthcare stipend, access to a Simple IRA with up to 3% employer match, 15 days of PTO (to start) and 11 paid holidays.

Application Deadline: July 9, 2021

Start Date: September 1, 2021 (negotiable)

How to apply:

Applicants should review the position description here and submit the following materials in electronic format (a single PDF preferred) by July 9, 2021. See the “Proposal Requirements” section for additional instructions.

  • Cover letter that addresses interest in the position, communications, and experience in building and sharing stories or other content related to natural resource conservation.

  • In the RFP cover page, please address the weekly hours you have available for this contract and the total hourly cost for services to implement the associated work.

  • Resume with a minimum of three professional references.

  • Three writing samples related to natural resource conservation featuring people, wildlife, community, and/or western cultures and livelihoods. One sample may include another communication medium such as social media content, fact sheet, video, or other related product.

FOR MORE INFORMATION/QUESTIONS: Contact Hannah Nikonow, IWJV Communications and Marketing Coordinator, at or (307) 431-9876.