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Director of Advocacy

Job Location

Santa Barbara/Ventura/Hybrid


Type of Job



$78,000+ DOE

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Published Date

Oct 18, 2022

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The Director of Advocacy leads ForestWatch’s programs to engage, inspire, and empower the public to protect our region’s public lands. The position educates community members and decision-makers about the threats facing these iconic landscapes, amplifies and advocates for solutions to the environmental crisis, and provides residents with the tools needed to make their voices heard. Working closely with the Conservation Director and other staff, the Director of Advocacy will use community organizing, coalition building, advocacy, education, and creative media to support ForestWatch objectives.


The Director of Advocacy develops and implements plans for grassroots land and wildlife protection campaigns, builds and maintains positive relationships with local elected officials and partner organizations, and mobilizes our 29,000+ online advocates to advance the protection of Los Padres National Forest. They also build relationships with media, present testimony at public hearings, represent ForestWatch at community events and festivals, and build and maintain relationships with diverse groups including environmentalists, social justice advocates, Indigenous allies, landowners, local businesses, and forest users. The Director of Advocacy is skilled at communication, coalition-building, media relations, and working at the intersection of policy, science, and law.


See the full Director of Advocacy Job Announcement for a list of responsibilities, qualifications, compensation, and application instructions. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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