The Mountain Pact is a fiscally-sponsored 501(c)(3) organization based in the Intermountain West. The Mountain Pact mobilizes and empowers mountain communities to shape federal policy related to climate, public lands and outdoor recreation. The organization is distinguished by its focused constituency of local governments and elected officials in outdoor recreation-based mountain communities and its commitment to strategic efficacy.
The Executive Director promotes climate and public lands conservation and restoration policy at the federal-level by leveraging the voices of local governments and elected officials. The Executive Director is responsible for maintaining the vision, excellence in policy advocacy, programmatic efficacy, network management, and fiscal health of The Mountain Pact – all while staying true to the niche constituency of western mountain communities.
● Guide vision for direction of the organization, including often having to make difficult decisions
that balance the financial health of the organization with its mission and scope.
● Oversee tight-knit, dedicated team of Mountain Pact staff (currently two staff members aside from
● Maintain close relationships with local government constituents to ensure 1) Mountain Pact
campaigns reflect the needs and experiences of mountain communities and, 2) active campaign
engagement from local government leaders.
● Lead development activities and funder relationships.
● Develop and implement federal climate and conservation campaigns customized for outdoor
recreation-based western mountain towns and in partnership with national coalitions. This
includes close tracking and analysis of federal Congressional and Administrative policies.
● Act as the organization’s spokesperson with federal elected officials, external partners, and press.
● Manage budget and fiscal sponsor relationship with Sierra Business Council.
● 2+ years experience designing and managing complex campaigns and/or programs;
● Strong interpersonal skills;
● Strong verbal and written communication skills;
● Familiarity with federal Congressional and Administrative policy processes and/or considerable
interest in developing an in-depth understanding;
● Personal connection to western mountain culture;
● Experience working with local government officials on conservation issues strongly preferred;
● Ability to manage multiple tasks and to form effective working relationships with staff, local
governments, funders and partners;
● Self-starter comfortable with independent leadership who can quickly turn ideas into action;
● Comfortable working with and driving partner coalitions and strategy when needed;
Overseeing and assisting with administrative duties;
● Working knowledge of current non-partisan, non-profit, civic engagement tactics and/or
considerable interest in the field;
● Background in community organizing and or communications a plus;
● Ability to step outside of the current events of the day and focus on high-level strategy and
Mountain Pact program execution;
● Strong attention to detail;
● Highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards.
LOCATION & TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
Position can be based from a home office in the Intermountain West but will require extensive travel (1-3 trips/4-12 days per month).
This is a part-time independent contractor position varying from 40-80 hours per month. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a short cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
by December 8. The Mountain Pact is an equal opportunity employer.