remote in Wyoming
Position Title: Wyoming Resource Coordinator
Organization: Western Landowners Alliance
Location: This position is remote, but the individual must be located in Wyoming. Periodic travel will be required.
Organization Overview: Founded in 2012 by landowners and managers, the organization aims to increase the wellbeing of working lands in the American West and the living communities, including human and wildlife, that depend on them.
Position Overview: The Wyoming Resource Coordinator will work with landowners and regional, state and federal agencies to advance policies, practices and programs that sustain working lands, connected landscapes and native species.
- Outreach to landowners to inform them about resource opportunities to support conservation, stewardship and economic viability on private lands.
- Providing technical assistance to landowners related to regional, state and federal resources.
- Facilitating the exchange of community knowledge amongst landowners through field days, workshops, town halls, listening tours and other events.
- Representing Western Landowners Alliance and landowners’ interests with regional, state, and federal agencies, and other key constituencies, and communicating barriers and opportunities related to accessing resources.
- Facilitating increased agency coordination between the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) around the application of pilot elements of Grasslands Conservation Reserve Program (GCRP).
- Working with state, local, and federal partners to coordinate and enhance scientific, financial and technical resources delivery to landowners.
- Identifying opportunities or program improvements that may be secured through the pending reauthorization of the Farm Bill or other avenues.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalent work experience required.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain positive working relationships
- Strong understanding of federal and state programs that promote conservation on private land (including Farm Bill programs), is required.
- Adaptable and able to move work forward within complex political and multi-jurisdictional landscapes.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; detail oriented, strong independent work ethic; and ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment.
- Ability to distill complex subject matter to any audience for comprehension.
- Experience working for a government entity or nonprofit specializing in natural resource management and/or agriculture, is preferred.
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
- Willingness and ability to maintain confidential information and work with diverse populations.
Working Environment: Work environment is an office setting and outdoors. Physical activities include sitting at a desk and working on a keyboard and computer several hours a day; conducting business over the telephone and via email; standing for long periods of time; traveling long distances by vehicle (including traveling on unpaved roads). This position may also require moving agency materials up to 25 pounds. This position requires the ability to enunciate clearly, facilitate mettings, and interface professionally with the public.
How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter via email only to email@example.com. Please, no phone calls. Western Landowners Alliance values diversity and inclusivity and is thus always looking to diversify our staff with an eye toward race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and age, among other areas. Candidates who bring such diversity are encouraged to apply. Target start date: Immediately.