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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.

Current Openings

Executive Director

Conservation Colorado

Denver, CO

Executive Director

Conservation Colorado seeks to protect what makes Colorado unique: its spectacular natural environment. The magnificent mountains, clear rivers, and wide open blue skies are rivaled by none and provide a truly exceptional quality of life. Unfortunately, the state of Colorado faces grave threats. Powerful interests are constantly pushing to put pollution and profit over public health. Conservation Colorado is at the front lines of every fight working to protect the air, land, water, and people across our state.

Conservation Colorado seeks a leader who is passionate about protecting Colorado’s unique environment. This individual will be a tireless advocate for Conservation Colorado’s mission, inspiring others to support this organization’s position on issues and policies. This person will elevate voices of diverse communities historically disenfranchised from discussions of environmental policy.

The Executive Director is the organization’s chief executive officer. This individual is part entrepreneur, part politician, and part environmental sector leader. This individual will commit to building a diverse staff inclusive of many different backgrounds, identities, and philosophies and creating an equitable and inclusive work environment. Candidates must demonstrate experience in organizational management and leadership.

The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of government relations, policy development, and politics, and is driven by a love of the outdoors. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to operate effectively within a nonprofit governing environment. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is expected.

Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply

Apply Here and select Executive Director, Conservation Colorado.

For more information about Conservation Colorado, please visit www.conservationco.org.

Conservation Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Grand Junction Field Organizer

Grand Junction Field Organizer

Location: Grand Junction, CO

Deadline for submission: August 28, 2018

Work Schedule: Non-exempt, Full-time

 

Conservation Colorado is seeking a Field Organizer based in Grand Junction who will work primarily on public lands, climate, and water issues, building a cohort of activists who engage key decision makers, influence policy and advocate for conservation practices.

The position will leverage legislative and administrative conservation issues to engage the public and build an activist base, in addition to coordinating with other conservation organizations, diverse allies, and community leaders to win victories for Colorado’s land, water, air, and people.

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 allies, 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, increasing the state’s use of renewable energy, defend our public lands from federal attacks, and electing pro-conservation champions to the state Legislature and governorship.

Conservation Colorado’s work to protect and advocate for the environment reflects the organization’s commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. Engaging communities of color among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

Job Responsibilities

The Field Organizer, who reports to the Field Manager, is responsible for the following:

  • Recruiting and mobilizing a base of volunteers and activists to engage with their local decision makers;
  • Identifying opportunities to engage stakeholders in our campaigns by organizing, hosting, and attending community meetings and events;
  • Seeking out new voices from communities who are disproportionately impacted by anti-conservation policies, such as low-income communities and communities of color;
  • Acting as a spokesperson and generating earned media demonstrating public support for our issues through proactive press strategies and acting as a local spokesperson on conservation issues;
  • Tracking relationships and engagement through Conservation Colorado databases; and
  • Actively participating in fundraising efforts as appropriate for communities you work with and other organizational priorities.

 

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. The person who will best succeed in this role:

  • Has a passion for protecting Colorado’s land, air, water, and people through citizen action;
  • Demonstrates strong written, verbal communication, and public speaking skills;
  • Is self-directed and proactive about owning organizational responsibilities;
  • Is comfortable discussing local, state, and federal conservation issues with the media, business owners, local elected officials, partner organizations, and a diverse array of community members;
  • Demonstrates creativity and critical thinking when brainstorming and problem-solving;
  • Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.

*Spanish/English bilingual is a skill we value, but it is not a requirement.  Experience organizing events, managing volunteers, and implementing advocacy projects is a plus. The position requires  some evening and weekend hours as needed.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive.   We provide high-quality, zero-deductible health insurance and a strong benefits package that includes a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with match, at least 28 days of paid time off in your first year, and parental leave and a sabbatical program.  This job offers an opportunity to engage people to find solutions to some of the most important environmental issues in Colorado and work with a great team that is committed to a better, more equitable future. It will be challenging, inspiring, and sometimes frustrating, but you’ll be making a big difference.

 

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:

If this job truly speaks to you, please send a cover letter that explains why (not the same cover letter you use everywhere!) and resume by August 28th, 2018 to Sarah McCarthy, West Slope Field Manager, at jobs@conservationco.org with “Grand Junction Field Organizer” in the subject line. Please include where you saw the ad in your letter. No phone calls please.  

 

Front Range Field Organizer

Field Organizer

Location: Denver, CO

Deadline for submission: July 31, 2018

Work Schedule: Full-time non-exempt, overtime eligible position.

Conservation Colorado is seeking a full-time Field Organizer to assist with our organizing on the Front Range, focused primarily in Adams County. This person will actively seek out and cultivate relationships with members of the public and partner groups to achieve conservation wins in Colorado on primarily climate and energy issues, as well as public lands protections and water issues.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to engage and inspire the public to advocate for themselves and their communities on conservation issues. She or he will work to build relationships with a diverse array of people and will demonstrate an ability to excel in a fast-paced, multi-issue environment. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work on environmental issues in Colorado, gain community organizing and campaign experience, work on priority election campaigns across the Front Range, and build relationships with elected officials, policymakers, business leaders, and the public to create positive change.

About Conservation Colorado

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 allies, 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, looking for ways to increase the state’s use of renewable energy, defend our public lands from attacks by the Trump administration, and electing pro-conservation champions to the state Legislature and governorship.

Conservation Colorado’s work to protect and advocate for the environment reflects the organization’s commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. Engaging communities of color among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

Job Responsibilities

The Field Organizer, who is based in Denver and reports to the Front Range Field Manager, is responsible for the following:

  • Recruiting and mobilizing a strong base of volunteers and activists to engage with their local, state, and federal decision-makers on conservation issues via phone calls, town hall participation, electoral engagement, email activism, letters to the editor, lobby days, and more;
  • Working with activists and volunteers through events – one on ones, small group meetings, or large community trainings – to develop activists’ skill sets and knowledge on conservation issues;
  • Developing strong working relationships with conservation partners and other allies;
  • Seeking out and elevating voices from communities who are disproportionately impacted by anti-conservation policies, particularly low-income communities and communities of color;
  • Talking to diverse audiences on challenging subjects;
  • Generating earned media demonstrating public support for our issues through proactive press strategies;
  • Engaging in Conservation Colorado’s electoral activities including phone banking, canvassing, and recruiting and training volunteers;
  • Acting as a spokesperson on local, statewide and federal conservation issues;
  • Developing and implementing fundraising strategies tailored to local communities.
  • Participating in achieving other organizational priorities as the need arises, including helping with 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. The person who will best succeed in this role:

  • Be proactive and excited about mobilizing the public to engage in political and issue-area campaigns;
  • Demonstrate strong written, verbal communication, and public speaking skills;
  • A demonstrated ability of maintaining grace under pressure and setting and achieving goals in a fast-paced, ever changing environment;
  • Ability to interact and engage easily and naturally with anyone, regardless of their background, knowledge of our issues, or agreement with our views;
  • Have experience organizing events and recruiting and managing volunteers;
  • Be comfortable discussing local, state, and federal conservation issues with the media, business owners, local elected officials, partner organizations, and a diverse array of community members;
  • Demonstrate creativity and critical thinking when brainstorming and problem-solving;
  • A genuine belief that empowered individuals are agents of change for their own communities;
  • Share our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.

Spanish/English bilingual is a skill we value, but it is not a requirement. The position requires a willingness to work some evening and weekend hours.

 Compensation and Benefits

Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. We provide high-quality, zero-deductible health insurance and a strong benefits package that includes a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with match, at least 28 days of paid time off in your first year, and parental leave and a sabbatical program. This job offers an opportunity to engage people to find solutions to some of the most important environmental issues in Colorado and work with a great team that is committed to a better, more equitable future. It will be challenging, inspiring, and sometimes frustrating, but you’ll be making a big difference.

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

If this job truly speaks to you, please send a cover letter that explains why (not the same cover letter you use everywhere!) and resume by July 31st to Aly Ferrufino-Coqueugniot, Front Range Field Manager, with the subject line, “Front Range Field Organizer” at jobs@conservationco.org. No phone calls, please. Please include where you saw the ad in your letter.