Jobs

Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation‐minded policymakers. We work closely with policy leaders, citizen activists, businesses, and other nonprofits, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region.

Our work focuses on keeping Colorado’s rivers healthy and flowing, mobilizing action to protect our climate, and moving key public lands and wilderness bills to preserve iconic places in Colorado. Conservation Colorado seeks employees and interns who will bring vision, smarts, energy, and passion to their work. We welcome diversity and can adjust position requirements to match the needs of applicants when necessary.

For information on the Becca Strelitz Internship Program, click here.

Jobs

Energy Advocate (two openings)

Location: Denver
Deadline for submission: March 3rd

Work Schedule: Full-time
Exempt positions

Conservation Colorado is seeking two Energy Advocates, both based in Denver, who are responsible for developing and advocating the implementation of common‐sense climate change, transportation, and energy policy solutions. Key components of this work include developing and executing comprehensive campaign plans, analyzing policy proposals, and mobilizing and coordinating with diverse stakeholders. The Energy Advocate works closely with the rest of the advocacy team to create strategic plans for statewide energy campaigns, develop our messaging around these issues with the communications team, assist with grant fundraising for this program, and ensures we are engaging our members around our policy solutions so we can win at the Capital.

About Conservation Colorado
Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation-minded policy makers. We work closely with policy leaders, citizen activists, businesses and other conservation nonprofits, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region. This coming year we will be tackling everything from working to ensure our state has enough water for future generations and advancing clean energy policies at the state to defending our wild places and clean air regulations from federal attacks.

Job Responsibilities
The Energy Advocate, who reports to the Advocacy Director, is responsible for the following:

  • Develop comprehensive campaign plans for our energy program to win concrete policy victories at the local, state and federal level.
  • Devise and implement policy and legislative solutions that achieve campaign and project goals.
  • Coordinate with the conservation community, coalition partners, and diverse allies to build alliances on key campaigns.
  • Provide issue area expertise and stay informed about policy developments in energy, climate, and transportation.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders such as elected officials, energy producers, state & federal agencies, coalition partners to achieve commonsense energy and climate solutions.
  • Participate in the organization’s direct election work with candidates and campaigns (including phone banking and canvassing) helping to ensure pro-conservation majorities in the state legislature.
  • Work with the communications and organizing teams to develop and execute communications and messaging strategies, including writing content for the Website and other venues, press releases, factsheets, and other materials as needed.
  • Create policy solutions that are inclusive of communities disproportionately impacted by anti-conservation policies and seek out voices from those communities.
  • Actively participate in achieving other organizational priorities as needed, including fundraising efforts such as Colorado Gives Day and Rebel with a Cause gala.

Qualifications
We’re seeking strategic thinkers and  problem solvers who are  results-focused, highly-driven, possess outstanding interpersonal communication skills, and are organized and meticulous. The Energy Advocate should possess:

  • At least three years of experience in field organizing, lobbying, and/or policy advocacy;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diversity of people and mediate differences of opinions on complex issues;
  • History of collaborating with like‐minded people and organizations as well as unlikely allies with experience coordination coalitions a plus; and
  • Knowledge of state and regional energy and climate change issues

Spanish/English bilingual is nice, but not a requirement.  The positions require a willingness to work evening and weekend hours as needed.

Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. Includes health/dental benefits, retirement with match, paid time off program and sabbatical program.

We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and conservation movement to fully represent and engage all Coloradans and to build as powerful a movement as we can.  Recruiting staff that better reflects Colorado is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, race, ethnicity, geographies, political affiliation, and all other identities represented in Colorado or protected by law.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume by March 3, 2017 to Energy Hiring Team at jobs@conservationco.org.  No phone calls please.

 

West Slope Field Manager

Location: Grand Junction (or West Slope hub)
No deadline: Position open until filled
Work Schedule: Full-time, Exempt

Conservation Colorado seeks a West Slope Field Manager who will bring vision, energy, and passion to their work. This person will instruct and inspire organizers, helping them to build skills, develop professionally, and implement campaign strategy. The West Slope Field Manager will also engage in day to day organizing, mobilizing Conservation Colorado members as volunteers and activists. This position will play a critical role in guiding field campaigns to protect key public lands on the West Slope and engage the public in energy and water issues.

About Conservation Colorado
Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation‐minded policy makers. We work closely with policy leaders, citizen activists, businesses and other conservation nonprofits, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region. This coming year we will be tackling everything from working to ensure our state has enough water for future generations, and implementing the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, to moving key public lands and wilderness bills that will protect iconic places in Colorado.

Job Responsibilities
The West Slope Field Manager, who reports to the Organizing & Political Director, is responsible for the following:

  • Provide leadership, training, and supervision to a team of 3 organizers while holding them accountable to meeting all field organizing and advocacy goals.
  • Work with the Organizing and Political Director to develop organizing team strategies, systems, and processes.
  • Use grassroots organizing skills and a well-developed ladder of engagement to mobilize a base of conservation volunteers and activists.
  • Ensure organization is successfully using innovative, cutting-edge field tactics.
  • Draft written content for organizing purposes and coordinate with Communications team to ensure that our general messaging is audience-appropriate for the West Slope.
  • Develop strong relationships with local leaders and coalition partners on the West Slope to advance priorities.
  • Connect local communities to conservation campaigns through outreach and education to citizens and local businesses.
  • Help with database management, data entry, phone banking projects, and other priorities of the organizing team.
  • Seek out new voices from communities who are disproportionately impacted by anti-conservation policies.
  • Actively participate in achieving other organizational priorities as needed, including fundraising efforts.

Qualifications
We’re seeking a strategic thinker & problem solver who is results-focused, highly-driven, possesses outstanding interpersonal communication skills, and is organized and meticulous.

You should possess:

  • A passion for protecting Colorado’s land, air, water, and people through citizen action.
  • A demonstrated ability to maintain grace under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, ever changing environment.
  • Experience organizing racially, ethnically, and/or geographically diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work independently.
  • An ability to craft audience-specific messaging and organizing tactics.
  • An ability to interact and engage easily and naturally with anyone, regardless of their background, knowledge of our issues, or involvement with our organization.
  • Professionalism and the ability to act as a representative of Conservation Colorado in myriad situations and circumstances.
  • Ability to navigate difficult conversations with people who don’t agree with us or who have competing priorities or points of view.

Spanish/English bilingual is nice, but not a requirement. The position requires a willingness to work evening and weekend hours as needed.

Compensation and Benefits
Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. Includes health/dental benefits, retirement with match, paid time off program, and sabbatical program.

For the right candidate, we would consider another West Slope hub as their primary office.

We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and conservation movement to fully represent and engage all Coloradans and to build as powerful a movement as we can. Recruiting staff that better reflects Colorado is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, race, ethnicity, geographies, political affiliation, and all other identities represented in Colorado or protected by law.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@conservationco.org with “West Slope Field Manager” in the subject line. Please indicate in your email where you saw our job posting. No phone calls please.