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Organizing Associate

Job Location

Denver, CO


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Published Date

Sep 16, 2021

About the job

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To Apply: Please submit resume & cover letter through our online application system by Sunday, October 10th.

The location for this position is Denver, CO.

ABOUT The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society focuses on making America’s system of public lands part of the solution to the most pressing conservation challenges of today: climate change, unprecedented species extinction and inequitable access to nature’s benefits.

Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has been uniting people to protect America’s wild places. The Wilderness Society has led the charge to protect 111 million acres of wilderness since its founding and has directly contributed to the passage of almost every major conservation law while fighting hard against attempts to undermine them.

The Wilderness Society envisions a future where people and wild nature flourish together, meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing planet.


General Description


The Organizing Associate will work closely with the Organizing Director to build online (digital) and offline (field) plans that incorporate organizing tactics such as text, phones email, etc. The position will work as part of a highly collaborative team including regional and state staff, campaign staff, digital organizers and other teams at TWS to support organizing efforts. This is an exciting opportunity for an organizer who loves the challenge of building a base of engaged advocates who will become the backbone of our advocacy efforts.

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 Organizing Associate 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 is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect wilderness and inspire people 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.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

· Support the Organizing & Strategic Partnerships team’s efforts to build a base of engaged advocates through engagement and outreach tacticsincluding but not limited to text banks and phone banks (virtual and potentially in-person)

· Track monthly, quarterly, and annual activist engagement goals

· Maintain target universes, scripts, text lists and call lists in EveryAction/NGPVAN

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

· Work with a team of digital organizers

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

· Assist in the development of trainings and materials to be used in organizing

· Draft content for online and offline mediums

· Other duties as assigned



Experience, Competencies, and Education

· At least 1 to 3 years of experience in organizing, and executing movement building campaigns and/or programs

· Experience using member databases such as EveryAction, Votebuilder (VAN) or similar management systems

· Experience with digital organizing program (Examples Hustle, ThuText,) and utilize new digital organizing tools

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

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

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

· Experience coordinating or managing volunteers or staff

· Superb organizational skills and attention to detail.

· Ability to travel within the U.S.

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

· Bilingual a plus



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.


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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