National Policy Campaign Associate

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Please note the preferred locations for this position are: Washington, DC; Bozeman, MT; Tucson, AZ; Oakland, CA; Denver, CO; Albuquerque, NM; Asheville, NC; or Seattle, WA. Salary will depend on location

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Full-Time

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$50,000 to $62,000 Annually

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Sep 23, 2022

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Salary Range:$50,000.00 To 62,000.00 Annually

To apply for this position please submit your resume & cover letter through our online application system by October 16th.

Please note the preferred locations for this position are: Washington, DC; Bozeman, MT; Tucson, AZ; Oakland, CA; Denver, CO; Albuquerque, NM; Asheville, NC; or Seattle, WA. Salary will depend on location

 

ABOUT THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY

As the leading conservation organization working to unite people to protect America’s wild places, The Wilderness Society (TWS) envisions a future where people and wild nature flourish together, meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing planet. Our principles include striving for equity and justice in all we do, seeking to reflect on the many communities with whom we work, and viewing access to nature as a basic right. To achieve our mission, vision and be true to our principles, we must work in new, transformative ways.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The National Policy Campaigns Associate (Associate) will play a supporting role in the planning, coordination and implementation of TWS’ national policy campaign plans for TWS’s efforts to develop and secure policies that protect a connected network of U.S. lands and waters to conserve biodiversity, safeguard cultural resources and build resilient communities. This work is aligned with national efforts to protect 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030.

 

The Associate will play a central role supporting the America the Beautiful for All Coalition, a broad, culturally and ethnically diverse group of ocean, freshwater, land, and community advocates who are creating and advancing a shared agenda for the Biden Administration and other decision makers to conserve 30% of land, water and ocean by 2030 (30x30). It will ensure that at least 40% of America the Beautiful Initiative investments in conservation and improving access to nature are made in communities of color and frontline communities.

 

The Associate will also assist in the development and implementation of several national policy campaigns, with a focus on collaborative management, mining, and wildlife corridor policy. Reporting directly to the Senior Manager of National Policy Campaigns for 30x30, the Associate will work with colleagues throughout the organization, the Associate will execute on tactics that will feed larger strategies to influence and change policy as it relates to the management of federal public lands. This highly collaborative role involves quick turnaround and attention to detail to help ensure the needs of our priority campaigns are met in a timely manner.

 

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 Associate will integrate these priorities throughout our work.   Across our team, we aspire to be campaign-oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Acts as a coordinator responsible for supporting the America the Beautiful for All Coalition.  Identifies opportunities for the backbone team of the America the Beautiful for All Coalition like designing and implementing virtual and in-person advocacy events, supporting workgroups to implement their annual action plans, and coordinating coalition meetings and recruiting under-represented perspectives to join the coalition. Coordinates key opportunities to apply “collective impact model” best practices across the coalition.
  • Assists with development, planning and implementation of national policy campaigns. Helps develop strategies and tactics through shared campaign plans. Assists in the coordination of campaigns, including logistics of calls and meetings, serving as a coordinator on key bodies of work for the organization-wide 30x30 team. Supports an internal campaign team including tracking and monitoring activities and progress of the campaign. Plays a lead role in executing tactics to further strategies defined in campaign plans.
  • Builds strong relationships with TWS colleagues and external partners at the national and local level. In coordination with colleagues, serves as a point of contact where appropriate for external partners by leading or attending calls, meetings, and trainings. Identifies and engages underrepresented constituencies and communities in support of campaigns, and builds relationships with intersectional partner organizations compatible with TWS and its values.
  • Develops written materials and digital products in support of coalitions and campaigns. Assist in the research and production of advocacy materials and products including but not limited to fact sheets, reports, story maps, issue briefs and web content. Support the work of local partners and TWS regional staff by developing materials and presentations, facilitating workshops on priority issues, coalition facilitation and effective advocacy.
  • Helps coordinate media outreach activities related to various campaigns including contributing to the development and delivery of impactful messages and communications strategies.
  • Performs other job-related duties as requested or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience & Competencies

  • Experience equivalent to 1-2 years in a comparable position or role which includes substantial planning and managing campaigns, including tactical planning, facilitation, and working in coalitions
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills and proven ability to perform under pressure and with tight deadlines
  • Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives—across race and gender
  • Competence in facilitating and supporting diverse teams to achieve their maximum potential
  • Excellent demonstrated written and verbal communications skills including public speaking and presentation abilities
  • Motivated, self-starter with the ability to take initiative, develop ideas and see them through implementation
  • Strong active listening skills with demonstrated ability to identify and resolve conflict

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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, or handle; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision.

 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

 

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 http://wilderness.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-wilderness-society