Grassroots Regional Coordinator
OUR MISSION: Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a women-led national grassroots organization that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands.
The Grassroots Leadership Program (GLP) supports the organization’s mission by training, supporting, and engaging women as grassroots leaders and advocates for public lands and wild places. 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 supports and cultivates leadership development, grassroots advocacy, and community empowerment by building a constituency for public lands protection. Assigned to manage a specific region, the successful candidate will possess strong communication skills and experience in advocacy and grassroots organizing; training volunteers; public lands management and policies; and working with diverse communities. 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.
- Reports to the Grassroots Leadership Director and works closely with the entire GLP team.
- Some weekend/evening hours are required; some travel required.
- Broads allows for flexible work schedules.
- This position will be remote with a preference given to individuals located in or with deep knowledge of CA, OR, WA, or ID.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
- 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 and weekly program check-in meetings, reporting on Broadband activities, and planning for regional or national events.
- Supports development of new grassroots initiatives, trainings, and outreach.
- Supports and participates in national Broads’ events, such as Broadwalks (week-long education, stewardship, and advocacy camp outs), and national Broadband Leader trainings.
- Supports building relationships and collaborations with communities who have been historically underrepresented in the mainstream conservation movement.
- Researches and assists in the preparation of advocacy communications to Broads’ members and supporters.
- Participates in decisions on organizational advocacy priorities and work plans.
- 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
- Writes articles for newsletters, the website, and other outreach.
- Collaborates with staff to update websites, social media, and leadership communication.
- Assists in fundraising activities and events.
- Supports and collaborates in the preparation and research for grant reports.
Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director to support the mission and success of the organization.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following qualifications:
- Experience working with volunteers and grassroots organizing.
- Minimum two years leadership development and training experience, preferably in a conservation organization with volunteer constituencies.
- Must have knowledge about public lands advocacy, environmental conservation and land management.
- Versed in how Equity, Justice, Inclusion, and Diversity supports public lands conservation.
- Have an outgoing and friendly personality with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- A passion for community organizing and relationship development.
- Ability to work well with and inspire a diverse range of volunteers (age, personalities, knowledge base, experience levels, computer skills).
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including writing and editing.
- Willingness and able to engage in outdoor activities (e.g.: hiking, car camping, event setup) in variable weather for extended periods of time.
- Attention to detail and ability to consistently follow through with commitments.
- Ability to prioritize multiple projects to meet established timelines and reporting requirements.
- Proficient in MS Office, Google Drive, Google groups, social media, spreadsheets, and listservs. Constant Contact and WordPress experience are a plus.
- Ability to work independently and set priorities with minimal supervision.
- Effective, self-motivated, efficient, and energetic team player, with a great sense of humor.
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary range is $50,000 – $60,000 based on experience.
- Paid holidays
- 3 weeks PTO
- Health stipend
- Cell phone reimbursement
- IRA retirement plan
Want to join our team? Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position is open until filled, the review process of applications will begin on June 5th, so please apply early.
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 here.