Sr. Manager, National Campaigns
Any TWS office or Remote
Type of Job
$80K-$87K depending on location
Aug 11, 2022
About the job
Application Deadline: Please submit resume & cover letter by September 11th
Location: Any TWS office or Remote location. Salary will depend on location preference.
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.
Directly reporting to Senior Director of Conservation Campaigns, the National Campaign Representativewill conduct research, educate partners about designations tools, analyze potential proposals, and engage community groups in developing campaigns that advance TWS’ goals, including but not limited to National Wildlife Refuges. The National Campaign Representative will also play a highly collaborative role within and across departments and supporting TWS’ highest priority work across Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service and National Wildlife Refuge lands.
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 National Campaign Representative 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
· Leads priority advocacy campaigns by working with other interested groups, local elected officials, tribes and other constituencies
· Conducts research and writing assignments designed to deepen TWS and the conservation community’s knowledge base around detailed aspects of the designation process including applicable law and agency policy, historic precedent and other factors.
· Supports the development and implementation of campaign plans that engage key communities, grow our campaigns and organizational people power, and advance the organization’s strategic plan.
· Investigates and evaluates opportunities for new place-based campaigns that advance land conservation protections and the organization’s strategic outcomes.
· Oversees grants and contracts as a part of successful campaign strategies
· Prepares written and visual materials, such as fact sheets, action alerts, presentations, maps, and other outreach materials.
· Organizes advocacy and/or educational events as needed.
· Demonstrates unwavering commitment to equity and justice and advances these commitments within our designation campaigns and across the organization.
· Perform other job-related duties as requested or assigned.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience supporting and implementing place-based issue advocacy or political campaigns and/or working to advance public policy changes at the local, state or federal level.
- Demonstrated self-starter with proven ability to take initiative, develop strategies, and see project through to completion with limited supervision.
- Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives—across race and gender
- Experience building trusting relationships with diverse stakeholders, including federal and state agency staff, elected officials, tribal nations, underrepresented groups, landowners, businesses, sportsmen, and local community members.
- Proven ability to set and meet deadlines, work on multiple projects at one time, and to adjust quickly to shifting priorities/plans.
- Demonstrated strong written and verbal skills.
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; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 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 identity, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
TWS has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all staff reporting to a TWS office or engaging in in-person work meetings. There is an exception to the vaccine mandate for any staff who have an objection because of a medical or religious reason. We will do our best to devise reasonable accommodation that respects your objection while balancing the competing demands of your specific position.
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