Reports to: Program Director
Time of Work: Full-time, salaried
Location: Lander, WY
Job description: Founded in 1967, the Wyoming Outdoor Council is the state’s oldest independent conservation organization. We work to protect Wyoming’s environment and quality of life for future generations. Our goal is to develop productive and lasting solutions for managing our public lands, protecting clean water and air, safeguarding wildlife habitat and sustaining local communities’ quality of life. As a respected voice for conservation in Wyoming, we draw on two strengths—experienced and effective policy staff, and the belief that engaged citizens can make a difference.
We are seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for civic education, community engagement and citizen advocacy.
• Provide a suite of trainings, events and programs designed to inspire and support budding citizen advocates, including legislative internships, a 6-week Citizen Advocacy Institute, “Beers and Bills” nights, and other offerings.
• Organize public events (e.g. parties, film festivals, trail races) or ensure our presence at events in locations around the state to build the Outdoor Council’s network of prospective members, activists, and supporters by specifically targeting new constituents.
• Coordinate member gatherings (often with the Philanthropy Director) in conjunction with quarterly board and staff meetings around the state.
• Use a sophisticated engagement-organizing database to keep track of and continue to engage (and help fellow staff members engage) our growing network of supporters and members in order to move them up the “ladder of engagement.”
• Ensure an active social media presence that showcases our work in a compelling way in order to attract new people to our work and inspire citizens to take action.
• Help fellow staff members make community engagement a key and consistent part of their efforts to achieve the Outdoor Council’s mission.
• Take on other related tasks as assigned by the program director. An ideal candidate will thrive in a busy work environment, work well within teams, and accomplish the tasks above as demonstrated by a suitable combination of academic background, training, and experience. They will also be personable, organized and self-directed; have a good sense of humor; be a great communicator (in person and in print); and meet the following minimum qualifications:
• Five or more years of related professional and/or academic experience.
• Demonstrated community, professional, or academic leadership.
• Excellent written, spoken, and interpersonal skills.
• Familiarity with the geography, natural resources, and culture of Wyoming.
• Willingness to travel within Wyoming and meet a lot of people.
• Commitment to the mission of the Wyoming Outdoor Council.
Location: This position will be based at the Wyoming Outdoor Council home office in Lander.
Compensation: This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary commensurate with experience. The Wyoming Outdoor Council will provide excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits; a generous leave policy; and the opportunity to participate in a retirement plan.
Overview: The Wyoming Outdoor Council is Wyoming’s oldest independent statewide conservation group. In 1967, Tom Bell, also the founder of High Country News, came together with other conservation leaders to establish the Wyoming Outdoor Council. Since then, the Wyoming Outdoor Council has grown to be a nationally recognized leader in protecting Wyoming’s environment and quality of life.
To Apply: Email a letter of interest explaining how your experience and skills match this position description, a resume, two writing samples and contact and relationship information for three references to Linda Sisco at email@example.com (please put “Community Engagement Director” in the subject). The position will remain open until filled.