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.
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.
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.
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.
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.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.