Great Old Broads for Wilderness (Broads) is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. The Grassroots Leadership Program supports the organization’s mission by training, supporting, and engaging women as grassroots leaders and advocates for public lands. The Grassroots Leadership Program has over 70 volunteer leaders who facilitate 40 local chapters (Broadbands) across the U.S. Please visit our website at www.greatoldbroads.org for more information.
Position Summary: The Grassroots Regional Coordinator cultivates leadership development, grassroots advocacy, and community empowerment by building a constituency for public lands protection, with a focus on older women as activists. Assigned to manage a specific region, the candidate must possess strong communication skills and experience in advocacy and grassroots organizing, training volunteers, public lands management and policies, and working with communities of diverse ages and backgrounds. We are looking for an enthusiastic professional, with good people and coordination skills, who has the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
This is a full time, exempt position based in Durango, CO. It is supervised by the Grassroots Leadership Director and works closely with the entire organizational team.
Key areas of responsibility:
Grassroots Leadership (40%)
Supports volunteer Broadband Leaders within an assigned region to strengthen their local membership engagement, partner development, and advocacy efforts
Supports daily operations of Grassroots Leadership Program (GLP), including participating in staff meetings, weekly program check in meetings, reporting on activities, and planning for regional or national events
Supports development of new grassroots initiatives, trainings, and outreach
Tracks Broadband activities, campaigns, and accomplishments and prepares reports
Participates as needed at national Broads’ events, such as Broadwalks or Broadworks (week-long education, stewardship, and advocacy camp outs), and national Broadband Leader trainings
Researches and assists in the preparation of email Action Alerts on urgent advocacy issues to spark action from Broads’ members and supporters
Participates in decisions on organizational advocacy priorities and work plan
Tracks national legislation critical to public lands protection and assists with comments, letters, and sign-ons with partner organizations
Assists in Broadband leader advocacy skills development and partnership building
Tracks regional advocacy issues and assists local Broadbands and regional teams in developing campaign plans
Communications and Fundraising (20%)
Writes articles for the Broadsides newsletter, website, or other media needs.
Works with staff to update the national website, Facebook, and leadership dashboard (a website-based tool) with current materials
Outlines bi-weekly Broadband Leader e-newsletter needs and writes sections to inform leaders of issue updates, advocacy opportunities, and national office strategies
Manages the website’s calendar of Broadband Events within assigned region and implements strategies to engage leader participation to keep the calendar up to date
Provides oversight and support for individual Broadband Facebook pages within assigned region, keeps a record of administrators, and tracks posts
Assists in raising funds for the program, such as the annual Wild for Wilderness auction and other events
Assists in preparation of program grants and gathering information for grant reporting
Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years’ experience working with volunteers and grassroots organizing
Experience in public lands advocacy, environmental conservation, and land management
Skills and experience in leadership training and event planning
A “people person” with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work well with and inspire a diverse range of volunteers (i.e. age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geographies, socio-economic status, political affiliation, personality, knowledge base, experience levels, and computer skills)
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including writing and editing
Attention to detail and ability to consistently follow through with commitments
Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet established timelines and reporting requirements.
Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, spreadsheets, and listservs (WordPress and website experience a plus)
Ability to work independently and set priorities with minimal supervision
Willingness and capability to engage in outdoor activities in variable weather for extended periods of time such as hiking, car camping, and setting up event equipment
An effective and fun team player that is self-motivated, efficient, and energetic, with a great sense of humor.
Flexibility to work a variety of hours, including occasional multi-day travel and weekends
Wilderness First Aid certified, WFR preferred
Work Schedule & Compensation
This position is a full time, exempt, salaried position based in Durango, CO. Travel required (at key times, approximately 1 week per month).
Some weekend/evening hours, as required.
Salary range $37,000–$42,000, depending on experience.
Benefits include 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks paid personal time off, health leave, group health insurance with fixed employer contribution, SIMPLE IRA, and other benefits to be discussed.
Great Old Broads for Wilderness is an equal opportunity employer.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
See our diversity, equity, and inclusivity values on our website.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Position open until filled.