Advocacy Campaign Manager
POSITION SUMMARY: The Advocacy Campaign Manager is a full-time non-exempt staff position with the Western Slope Conservation Center (WSCC) in Paonia, Colorado. This position provides a unique opportunity to make lasting positive change on the spectacular and diverse lands and water on Colorado’s Western Slope. Candidates with more experience may be considered for an Advocacy Director role.
The Advocacy Campaign Manager will develop and execute successful advocacy campaigns aimed at protecting and enhancing the lands, water and natural resources of the Western Slope. The Campaign Manager will work closely with the Executive Director to develop strategic programmatic vision, create and implement effective campaigns, and identify and help manage funding opportunities. The Advocacy Campaign Manager is committed to environmental protection and skilled at policy, advocacy and community organizing. The successful candidate will be a self starter who can bring strong communication, networking and organizations skills.
The Advocacy Campaign Manager works under the direct supervision of the Executive Director. The schedule is flexible (as coordinated with the Executive Director), varying day-to-day and week-to-week. Some nights and weekends are required due to meeting and event schedules. The position will include occasional travel within the region, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking within local, regional, statewide and national networks.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Advocacy Campaign Manager responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Campaign Development and Implementation: Collaborate with the Executive Director, Public Lands Committee, and external partners to identify, develop and execute strategic advocacy programs through:
- Policy research, workplan development, project management and collaboration
- Developing and strengthening partnerships across local, regional, and national organizations and coalitions
- Achieving campaign success by developing creative and strategic approaches for stakeholder outreach and partnerships
- Recruiting, engaging, and mobilizing local volunteers
- Grant Management and Development: Work with the Executive Director to:
- Identify and obtain new funding
- Manage new and existing grants funds by working with the Executive Director, WSCC staff, and contractors to ensure accomplishment of proposals, deliverables, reporting and budgeting
- Communication & Outreach: Promote and publicize WSCC’s campaign work by:
- Using traditional and digital outlets, including social media
- Communicating WSCC successes and vision
- Organizing educational events and materials as appropriate
- Supporting the Public Lands committee by attending meetings and supporting committee events and outreach activities as necessary
- General organizational support: support broader organizational efforts by assisting with organizational events, special projects, mentorship, strategy conversations and board engagement as needed
- Experience in environmental advocacy, policy, conservation or related field
- Collaborative, outgoing, personable, and enthusiastic
- Excellent writing, speaking and interpersonal skills
- Excellent organizational and office skills
- Experience with grant writing, management, and reporting
- Ability to work independently and as part of a high-functioning team
- Flexible and creative approach to accomplishing large workloads
- Strong commitment to environmental advocacy and stewardship
- Previous experience on the Western Slope of Colorado, familiarity with the North Fork Valley and working knowledge of ArcGIS or other mapping software would be a bonus
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary range: $50,000-$55,000 depending on experience. This is a full-time non-exempt position requiring some evenings and weekends. Benefits include paid holidays and accrued paid time off (PTO), flexible schedule, and a retirement savings plan. WSCC offers a flexible, hybrid work model with some regular in-office days expected. A personal vehicle is required, with travel reimbursed at federal rate. Additional non-financial benefits include the opportunity to live and work in a spectacular rural mountain location with a high quality of life.
APPLICATION: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected].
Application deadline: December 15, 2023, or until the position is filled.
ABOUT THE WESTERN SLOPE CONSERVATION CENTER
The Western Slope Conservation Center is a fun and dynamic grassroots environmental organization that has been carrying out public lands and watershed stewardship, advocacy, and environmental education for the past 46 years. Our offices are located in the idyllic agricultural mountain town of Paonia, at the base of the West Elk Mountains in Delta County, Colorado. The North Fork Valley offers high-quality rural living with access to ample outdoor recreation, including backcountry skiing, rafting, hiking, running, and biking. It also boasts the highest density of organic farms in the state of Colorado, many wineries, and a creative community. The North Fork was featured in The Wilderness Society’s Too Wild to Drill campaign highlighting 15 remarkable wild places under threat of resource extraction in the U.S.
WSCC provides equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, genetic information, or other protected statuses.