Southern Rockies Field Representative

Endangered Species Coalition

About the organization

The Endangered Species Coalition’s mission is to stop the human-caused extinction of our nation’s at- risk species, to protect and restore their habitats, and to guide these fragile populations along the road to recovery. We work to safeguard and strengthen the Endangered Species Act, a law that enables every citizen to act on behalf of threatened and endangered wildlife—animals, fish, plants, and insects—and the wild places they call home.
We use grassroots mobilization, education, and targeted campaigns to enable every American to participate in actions that impact the democratic political process.
We are a national network of conservation, scientific, education, religious, sporting, outdoor recreation, business and community organizations—and more than 300,000 individual activists and supporters—all dedicated to protecting our nation’s disappearing wildlife and last remaining wild places.

Duties

Primary Tasks and Areas of Responsibility
Conceive and implement tactics to support ESC’s policy goals: advancing state habitat and species protections and defending the Endangered Species Act.
Work with Colorado conservation partners, activists and member groups on successful implementation of Colorado Proposition 114--the reintroduction of wolves to the state.
Build a strong movement for endangered wildlife by mobilizing the grassroots:
Recruit and supervise volunteers.
Cultivate spokespeople from various constituencies (e.g., sportsmen & women, business owners, landowners, and others), and
Inform and engage with state and local groups on campaign tactics.
Build relationships with key elected officials, policymakers, and local community leaders.
Be a spokesperson for the ESC within the community:
Lead and represent ESC in state-level policy and campaign conversations and meetings.
Implement online campaigns.
Give educational presentations to the public on wildlife issues and current legislation, and
Cultivate relationships with the local media.
Support fundraising to grow ESC's work on these issues.
Perform other related duties, as they come up, to serve and protect wildlife.
Participate in all ESC-wide activities and campaigns.

Qualifications

Ability to:
Work independently on multiple projects and in a fast-paced, changing environment.
Work remotely, via email, video, and conference calls.
Build and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with people from diverse political and social backgrounds.
Work collaboratively with ESC staff and within various coalitions.
Communicate effectively with the community, reporters, and with people of diverse backgrounds through public presentations, interviews, etc.

Skilled in:
High-level writing and speaking.
Creativity, problem solving, and strategic thinking.
Cultural awareness—working equitably and inclusively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Self-awareness and understanding of how one works best.
Functional competency with basic Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google products (Gmail, Drive, Calendar).

Salary

40,000 - 45,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Job Summary

Salary: $40,000 - $45,000

Benefits: 100% employer paid health insurance premium, generous holidays & leave policies, collegial, fun, team environment and other benefits.

This position is remote and can be located anywhere in the State of Colorado.

We believe that the loss of biodiversity disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society. Vulnerable communities may include people of color, people from working class backgrounds, veterans, and others. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

How to apply: Please email your resume, a cover letter, and three references to [email protected] In your cover letter, please explain how your experiences and skills match the position and tell us about a time when you successfully inspired and led a group to act on a cause you care about.

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