Conservation Director – Montana Wilderness Association

Conservation Director – Montana Wilderness Association

Job Type(s): Communications, Programs / Services, Other
Salary: $61000 – $71800
Deadline: January 15, 2021 12:00 am
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Job Title: Conservation Director

Supervisor: Deputy Director

Compensation: $61,000 – $71,800 (depending on experience); generous benefits

Classification: Full time; Exempt

Location: Statewide

Summary of position:

The conservation director leads and supports MWA’s campaigns and programs. They creatively influence policy, politics, and public opinion to support campaigns and programs that protect Montana’s public lands and wild places from development, degradation, and privatization. The conservation director is responsible for leading and coordinating relationships with a wide range of agencies, elected officials, partner organizations, MWA members, and the general public.

This position supervises full-time field directors across the state to implement MWA’s strategic plan that includes supporting engagement strategies, fundraising plans, and communications activities. Indirectly, they may supervise other permanent or temporary employees.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Engages program staff in the development and implementation of priority campaigns and administrative processes on federal public land.
  • Works with staff to incorporate engagement strategies into campaign planning and execution, including data tracking and analysis.
  • Designs and implements campaigns and programs using MWA staff, consultants, and volunteers, as needed.
  • Works with staff to develop and evaluate program success indicators in the annual operations plan.
  • Oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of campaign plans, annual staff work plans, annual program budgets, and quarterly reports.
  • Assesses needs and opportunities for the field staff to utilize relevant training opportunities to learn the skills necessary to advance campaign goals.
  • Develops and maintains strategic relationships with elected officials, key agency staff, and community leaders to achieve campaign goals and objectives.
  • Serves as a spokesperson for MWA when appropriate.
  • Coordinates with staff to ensure that relevant public land policies and conservation strategies are integrated into the field program.
  • Works with staff to ensure that MWA’s campaign-related communications goals are achieved.
  • Assists staff in identifying and communicating with donors and framing campaign-related work for foundations, including assisting with grant writing and reporting.
  • Maintains regular communication with program staff including regularly scheduled phone calls and face-to-face meetings.
  • Conducts annual evaluations of assigned staff.
  • Coordinates with staff to support strategies and tactics to build power for conservation with the Wild Montana Action Fund, MWA’s sister 501(c)(4) organization.