Position Title: Wyoming State Senior Manager
Organization: The Wilderness Society
Organization Overview: The Wilderness Society works to unite people to protect America’s wild places.
Position Overview: The Wyoming Senior Manager will be a member of The Wilderness Society’s (TWS) Conservation program team who will help develop and support major aspects of the organization’s work in Wyoming, including leading TWS’s priority landscape work in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and assisting on national campaign or policy priorities tied to our collective impact results.
Duties: The Senior Manager will be central to partner and philanthropic relationships in the state, support TWS’ landscape conservation work in close partnership with the Greater Yellowstone High Divide Landscape Director and team, as well as help advance community-led conservation to ensure all people in the state benefit equitably from public lands. A focus of this position will be to cultivate and manage relationships with a wide range of partners, supporters, and the press, as well as with federal, state, and tribal officials and their staffs to advance conservation outcomes and other shared goals developed with partners. They will bring strategic focus in helping to set and achieve the organization’s priorities in Wyoming and ensure our conservation work is well integrated. This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes.
- At least 6-8 years of relevant professional experience working on issue advocacy and/or work to advance policy change at the local, state, or federal level.
- Experience with Wyoming public land issues and/or environmental policy preferred, but not required.
- An effective leader with a demonstrated ability to work constructively with diverse audiences. Ability to meaningfully engage with a wide range of diverse audiences, including industry (ranching, energy, mining, etc).
- Commitment to supporting others in accomplishing our goals in an equitable and inclusive manner. Proven cultural competency working with communities of color, particularly Native American, is preferred.
- Solid communication and interpersonal skills that can be applied to complex conservation issues, partnerships and coalitions.
- Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically to achieve conservation goals.
- Experience building and maintaining strong relationships and networks among key stakeholders, government officials, donors, and partner organizations.
- Good time management skills, with the ability to aptly balance short- and long-term demands.
- Strong writing skills and the ability to speak effectively in public, with donors, partners, elected officials, and the media.
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, or handle; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision.
Anticipated Start Date: Late November or early December 2022
Salary/Pay: $84,000 to $94,000 annually
Application Deadline: November 13
How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.