Position Description
MountainTrue is seeking a Public Lands Engagement Manager. This is a full-time position (40hrs/week) that reports to the Public Lands Biologist. They are tasked with:

60% – Organizing, advocacy, and outreach to engage the public to address threats and seize opportunities to protect, invest in, and better manage local, state, and federal public lands in the region.
40% – Manage volunteers to steward public lands through activities such as non-native species control,  ecological restoration, and monitoring and maintenance of trail and road infrastructure on public lands.
Primary Responsibilities
Work with the Public Lands Biologist, Deputy Directors, Regional Directors, and partner organizations to organize the public around campaigns to protect public lands from exploitation.
Support the Public Lands Biologist and Regional Directors to organize MountainTrue members and the general public to steward public lands by controlling invasive species, maintaining trails, monitoring road conditions, and helping to accomplish ecological restoration projects.
Develop strategies and curriculum for educating the public about their rights and responsibilities related to public lands.
Preferred qualifications/skills
Organizing Experience: Proven experience organizing communities on issue campaigns through on-the-ground and online grassroots mobilization.

Project Leadership: Experience in planning, leading, and managing projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to senior managers.

Communications: Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications. Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials. Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences.

Collaboration: Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives.

Relationship Building: Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers, across different levels of the organization and externally. Proven ability to establish strong relationships with community members.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence in organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Experience with online advocacy tools or CRMs such as Salsa Labs, EveryAction, Blue State Digital, or Nationbuilder is preferred but not required.
Proficiency in basic computer applications and software is preferred.
Proficiency and comfort with public speaking.
Fundraising experience is preferred but not required.
Experience with project management tools such as Asana, Monday, or Zoho is a plus but not required.
Experience and ability to work outdoors, including in steep terrain and inclement weather.
Knowledge of public lands and local conservation issues is a plus, but not required.
Knowledge of local flora, fauna, and ecology is a plus, but not required
Experience with wilderness first aid is a plus, but not required
Willingness to learn new skills and grow.
Compensation & benefits
$50,000 annual salary
Medical/dental benefits
4 weeks of paid vacation
Paid sabbatical after five years
Continuing education and professional development support
How to Apply
Email resume, cover letter, and three references to Public Lands Biologist Josh Kelly at josh@mountaintrue.org

Application deadline: Friday, March 29, 2024

MountainTrue is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate among its employees or job applicants on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, military/veteran status, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law.