Colorado Plateau Representative
Denver, CO, US
For nearly 80 years The Wilderness Society (TWS) has been at the forefront of the nationwide movement to protect remaining wilderness areas and promote conservation on America’s public lands. To achieve this goal, TWS is leading efforts to achieve a more balanced approach to leasing and drilling on public lands in the West and elsewhere across the country to resolve conflicts, protect important wildlands and other conservation values, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Working with TWS staff and partner organizations, the Representative’s responsibilities will include coordinating with local BLM offices, conservation organizations, individuals, and communities to achieve a more conservation-oriented balance to oil and gas development on public lands and promote policies to reduce methane and other greenhouse gases associated with oil and gas operations on public lands, particularly across the Colorado Plateau. The Representative will provide critical support and leadership in engaging in land use planning processes and federal policy efforts to promote conservation goals and defend wildlands against rollbacks to bedrock conservation laws and policies, energy development and other threats. To do so, the Representative will cultivate and organize community, agency, business, industry and individual support for these processes, policies, and outcomes in western Colorado, eastern Utah, and nationally. These activities will include identifying and cultivating new and community-based voices for conservation and energy policy reform.
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 Representative will integrate these priorities throughout our program work. Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.
***This position can be located in Denver, Durango, Grand Junction or elsewhere in the Colorado Plateau Region***
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
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, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
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.
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