Public Lands Campaign Manager
Conservation Colorado is seeking a Public Lands Campaign Manager to lead our organization’s efforts to protect our state’s public lands and expand equitable access to outdoor spaces!
Work schedule: Exempt, full time
Location: Anywhere in Colorado, Denver preferred (frequent travel to Denver required)
Deadline for submission: December 11, 2022
About Conservation Colorado
For over 50 years, we’ve worked with communities statewide to ensure that our quality of life and our environment are protected. We work to elect pro-conservation leaders to public office and then hold our decision makers accountable to move Colorado forward in protecting our environment. Our work to protect Colorado’s climate, air, lands, water, and communities reflects our commitment to racial and social justice, particularly by ensuring that policy victories are shared by all Coloradans including Black, Latino, other people of color and other frontline communities
We achieve these goals by organizing people and electing conservation-minded policymakers. We work closely with policy leaders, activists, businesses, and other organizations, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture of policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.
What You’ll Do
As Public Lands Campaign Manager, you’ll work to deliver policy wins on public lands issues at the federal, state, and local levels. You’ll serve as our organization’s policy expert on lands, reporting to the West Slope Director on our Government Affairs team. This includes running issue-specific coalitions and tables and owning issue-specific policy campaigns for the organization. This role can evolve over time, but you will have these areas of responsibility:
Win policy campaigns
Manage coalitions and build relationships
In addition to your regular responsibilities, all staff are expected to participate in certain fundraising efforts, take part in our election-related activities, and commit to our efforts around equity & inclusivity.
To be successful in this job, you will need to be excited and motivated to dive in on public lands policies, environmental issues more broadly, and Colorado politics, as well as have the skills to work collaboratively with partners and our team.
Fundamentally, we are seeking an issue campaigner with the skills and experience to deliver significant and equitable public lands policy victories to Colorado. More specifically, you will have or be most or all of the following:
This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. Spanish/English bilingualism is a skill we value, but it is not a requirement for this role. This is a full-time job with flexibility in the exact schedule.
Compensation and Benefits:
The full-time salary range for this role is between $70,000 to $79,000, based on a wage analysis across the organization and new staff rarely starting at the top of the range.
We provide high-quality, zero-deductible health insurance and a strong benefits package that includes a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with a match, at least 28 days of vacation & holidays as well as 6 physical & mental wellness days 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.
Please note that as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, Conservation Colorado employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness 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, sexual orientations, gender identities, and all other identities represented in Colorado or protected by law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
If this job truly speaks to you, please click here to submit an application, including a cover letter addressed to Luke Schafer, a résumé, and your answers to a few short questions. If you need accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by emailing email@example.com or by calling us at 303.333.7846.