Reporting to the Senior Managing Director, this position will oversee the efficient operations of TWS’ legislative advocacy work, ensure effective coordination of the Government Relations team internally and across the organization, and support priority campaigns by managing special projects, developing written advocacy and communications materials, and directly engaging and lobbying congressional offices. This position will also support the Senior Managing Director and the President’s Office in leading coalitions of conservation groups and engaging VIPs, as well as serving as a regular liaison for the Government Relations team with Conservation, Communications, Philanthropy, and other staff teams.
In a variety of capacities and assignments, this position will support the organization’s highest priority campaigns. These include defending special places from drilling or mining, preserving bedrock conservation laws and policies, and advancing permanent protections for wild landscapes, solutions to climate change, and equitable opportunities for all Americans to enjoy our public lands. The role will involve a wide range of responsibilities, including a mix of administrative work, research, writing, coordination and project management, coalition building, and direct engagement and communication with congressional staff.
Through internal and external communications, facilitation of team meetings and collaborations, and participation in strategic planning and other team activities, this position will play 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 Government Relations Representative will integrate these priorities throughout their work. For example, the Representative will work with the Government Relations team to identify opportunities to engage new diverse partners in shared advocacy work and pursue policy outcomes that advance equity, such as enhancing opportunities for all people to experience our public lands, regardless of race, background, or socioeconomic status. Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
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.
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