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Director of Organizing

Job Location

Denver, CO preferred. Other TWS locations may be considered


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May 20, 2021

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To Apply please submit your cover letter & resume through our online application system by Sunday, June 13th.


Please note the preferred location for this role is Denver, CO. Other TWS office locations may be considered.



The Director of Organizing will lead the organization's efforts to build and engage an activist base. A successful applicant will incorporate the values expressed in the organization's 2021-2030 strategic plan by developing a base of supporters that reflect America’s diversity and are willing to take action to protect America’s wilderness and public lands.


This is a management position that works under the supervision of the Senior Director of Organizing and Strategic Partnerships. The Director of Organizing oversees all base building, organizing and engagement efforts. This position will work with different departments across The Wilderness Society (TWS) to ensure alignment with differing policy and organizing priorities.


The Director of Organizing will develop an online (digital) and offline (field) plan that incorporates both digital and field organizing tactics. The position will take advantage of all organizing levers available to develop a list of advocates through list acquisition, peer to peer texting campaigns, email and social media organizing opportunities. The ultimate goal is to build a base of engaged advocates who will become the backbone of our advocacy efforts and move up the TWS ladder of engagement.


This is a highly collaborative position that works with external affairs on a shared advocacy strategy and other programmatic teams within the organization.



● Design and implement a national organizing plan to cultivate a base of supporters reflective of the diversity of America.

● Develop monthly, quarterly, and annual activist engagement goals

● Work across departments and teams - digital, strategic communications, government relations, and others - to build out a shared advocacy strategy that makes strategic asks of activists to achieve the organization’s top priorities

● Leads team of digital organizers, including managing contractors and junior staff as needed; act as a conduit to other organizing staff.

● Support TWS staff across the organization with training, supporting, and managing staff in a civic engagement capacity

● Draft content for online and offline mediums

● Other duties as assigned




Experience, Competencies, and Education

● At least 5 to 7 years experience in organizing, and executing movement building campaigns and/or programs

● Strong field program management skills, ideally with both field and digital, including the ability to write, evaluate, and execute winning campaigns

● Proficiency using member databases such as EveryAction, Votebuilder (VAN) or similar management systems

● Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives

● Experience with digital organizing program and new voter contact technologies

● Strong project management skills and the ability to prioritize and manage a variety of projects simultaneously.

● Exceptional interpersonal skills and able to work with diverse stakeholders and proven track record for building lasting partnerships

● Experience coordinating or managing volunteers or staff

● Ability to travel within the U.S. approximately 20% of the time.

● Ability to be flexible and adapt to shifting priorities and plans



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision.



Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to adverse weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of this position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of experience, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.


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.


aat As an organization, we aspire to be 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

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