Energy & Climate Campaign Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $63,000
Maximum: $73,000




United States


General Description

The Wilderness Society is seeking a full-time Campaign Manager for our Energy and Climate Program. This position will be based in Denver, Colorado.

This position will design and implement effective advocacy campaigns in the West to drive policy changes that protect our climate, air, land, and water. We are looking for someone who is highly collaborative, results-oriented and excels at building and maintaining diverse relationships to help meet near term goals and build long term power.

This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes. TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization and the Campaign Manager will integrate these priorities throughout their work. Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset. 


The Wilderness Society (TWS) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. We believe public lands belong to and should benefit all of us. We strive to ensure our organization and work embodies the cultures and perspectives of people and communities across our nation, and connects and inspires people to care about the outdoors.

TWS’s Energy and Climate Program is working to ensure equitable solutions to climate change starting with the lands owned for and by the public. We advocate for federal policies that will disclose and reduce climate emissions and ensure our air, land, and water are safeguarded from reckless energy development.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and leads execution of strategies to meet campaign goals, working closely with campaign leadership, communications, and regional staff.
  • Represents TWS in coalitions, cultivating strong relationships with partners and key influencers.
  • Helps recruit, train and coordinate spokespeople and activists.
  • Writes and updates outreach materials.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations, webinars and media and issue trainings, working closely with communications staff.
  • Manages contracts and grantees for advocacy and organizing work.
  • Provides advocacy support for community groups and other key stakeholders.
  • Organizes advocacy or educational events as needed. 
  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with select regional offices and other staff as needed.
  • Assists with preparing progress reports.
  • Works with Advocacy Director to create and enhance metrics and feedback mechanisms to evaluate success of events and campaign activities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Experience, Competencies, and Education

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in organizing, issue advocacy or a related field.
  • Familiarity with the development and execution of campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability to function at a high level under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with many simultaneous moving pieces.
  • Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives—across race and gender. 
  • Track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and public speaking skills, including ability to connect with a general audience.
  • Familiarity with events planning.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Desired Characteristics

  • Motivated, self-starter with the ability to take initiative, develop ideas, and see them through to implementation.
  • Supportive of the mission of the organization and commitment to a broad conservation and climate agenda.
  • Experience working on western public lands and/or climate issues a plus.
  • Campaign oriented, nimble, innovative, adaptive, and transparent.
  • Highly collaborative team player.

The Wilderness Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; a sabbatical program; and a retirement plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

As an organization, we aspire to being inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are. Internally this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day. Externally this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive. We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits.

To learn more about our commitment, please see

For consideration, please submit your resume through our online application system


The Wilderness Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; a sabbatical program; and a retirement plan. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement