The Wilderness Society seeks a highly creative and skilled individual to lead government relations strategies to achieve energy and climate program and defense campaign goals, including defending places too wild to drill, facilitating the country’s transition to clean energy, and ensuring public lands are managed as part of a solution to climate change.
Reporting to the Senior Managing Director for Government Relations and working in coordination with government relations, energy and climate, agency policy and planning, parks and public lands defense, communications, and field staff, the Senior Representative will develop and execute strategies to educate and influence key decision makers in Congress, as well as within the Administration. This person will represent TWS in coalitions, in meetings with decision makers and their staff, and in the media. They also will work to identify and engage new partners to advance organizational priorities. The Senior Representative will develop education and advocacy materials, target lists, talking points and conduct other activities in support of energy and climate program priorities and other public lands defense efforts. TWS is committed to ensuring all people equitably benefit from our public lands and all of the work of the Senior Representative will be conducted with this in mind.
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 Senior Representative will integrate these priorities throughout our government relations work. Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.
The Wilderness Society (TWS), is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. We believe public lands belong to and should benefit all of us. Our organization and work must embody the cultures and perspectives of people and communities across our nation, and connect and inspire people to care about the outdoors.
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Experience, Competencies, and Education
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.
To learn more about our commitment, please see http://wilderness.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-wilderness-societyOpens a New Window.
To be considered for this position please submit your resume & cover letter through the online application system.
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