546 Main St
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Deadline for submission: May 16, 2018. Interested parties encouraged to apply ASAP.
Work Schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week; non-exempt, overtime eligible position)
Conservation Colorado is seeking a full-time Field Organizer to assist with our organizing on the Western Slope, primarily by building and maintaining relationships with the public and partner groups to achieve conservation wins in Colorado on issues including protections for public lands and rivers, bolstering the renewable energy economy, and addressing climate change.
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, and build relationships with elected officials, policy makers, 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 policy makers. We work closely with policy leaders, citizen activists, businesses and other conservation/progressive nonprofits, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the state. This coming year we will be engaging in work that involves educating the public and advocating for the protection of Colorado’s rivers, maintaining and enhancing the protection of our public lands, and increasing support for more renewable energy development across the state.
Our 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.
The Field Organizer, who is based in Grand Junction and reports to the West Slope 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;
- Developing strong working relationships with conservation partners and other allies;
- Seeking out new voices from communities who are disproportionately impacted by anti-conservation policies;
- Talking to diverse audiences on challenging subjects;
- Generating earned media demonstrating public support for our issues through proactive press strategies;
- Acting as a spokesperson and feeling comfortable talking to the press on local, statewide and federal conservation issues.
We’re seeking a candidate who is results-focused, highly-driven, possesses outstanding interpersonal communication skills, and is organized and meticulous. You should:
- Demonstrate strong written, verbal communication, and public speaking skills;
- Have experience organizing events, managing volunteers, and successfully implementing advocacy projects;
- Be self-directed and proactive about owning organizational responsibilities;
- 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;
- 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 beneficial, but not a requirement. The position requires a willingness to work some evening and weekend hours.
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.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 reference contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Grand Junction Field Organizer” in the subject line. Please indicate in your email where you heard about this position. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, May 16th 2018. Interested parties are encouraged to apply ASAP. No phone calls please.