Are you a Guardian for Living Rivers?
WildEarth Guardians seeks a full-time Rio Grande Campaigner in our Wild Rivers Program to play a leading role in our efforts in Colorado and New Mexico to protect and restore a living Rio Grande. The Campaigner is a policy advocate and organizer who will build a movement that pushes federal and state agencies to rethink management of the Rio Grande and ensure climate resilience for both people and the environment. The Campaigner will work primarily in the Rio Grande basin in Colorado and New Mexico.
ABOUT WILDEARTH GUARDIANS
WildEarth Guardians (Guardians) is a west-wide nonprofit environmental advocacy organization headquartered in Santa Fe, NM with offices in Denver, CO, Missoula, MT, Boise, ID, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, and Tucson, AZ. With a 30-year history of bold environmental action, we wage innovative legal, political, and grassroots campaigns to protect and restore wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and community health in the American West.
The Wild Rivers Program advocates for living rivers across the American West. With a focus on the Rio Grande, Colorado and Willamette River basins as key geographies, we work to safeguard clean water, revive dynamic flows, reform western water policy, protect imperiled fish, wildlife and plants, and restore healthy and sustainable aquatic and riparian ecosystems to support all life.
The Rio Grande Campaigner works closely with the Wild Rivers Program Director to rethink the water management and policy of the past and move toward a new future of Living Rivers. The Campaigner’s work is centered on the Living Rio Campaign with the goal of protecting and restoring dynamic flows in the iconic Rio Grande from source to sea and ensuring the river has a right to its own water. The Campaigner will implement legal and policy tactics to restore flows to the river, including strategies set forth in Guardians’ report Rio Grande: Rethinking Rivers in the 21st Century. A key responsibility of the Campaigner is to develop allies, build grassroots support, engage with Pueblos and other communities and mobilize voices for a Living Rio. The position is supervised by the Wild Rivers Program Director.
Knowledge and Skills:
Additional preferred skills include, but are not limited to:
Compensation and Benefits :
WildEarth Guardians offers a friendly and flexible, team-based environment with an excellent benefits package. You have flexibility to select benefits based on your personal preferences, your family situation, and/or your financial objectives. Benefits include full health, vision, dental, life, and disability coverage, a 403(b) retirement plan with a 3% match, paid and un- paid health and family leave, a sabbatical policy, sick leave, three weeks paid vacation to start, and ten holidays including your birthday. Salary is negotiable based on experience.
Please apply for the Rio Grande Campaigner position by providing a cover letter, resume, and three references through the web portal at https://wildearthguardians.org/about-us/careers/rio-grande-campaigner/. Cover letters should communicate the applicant’s heartfelt commitment to protect and restore the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West. Applicants are encouraged to tell us who they are as human beings, why they care about this work, and why they are interested in this position.
Please submit applications by October 31, 2020.
No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
WildEarth Guardians is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We encourage applications from persons of color, women and LGBTQ+ candidates.
Santa Fe, NM, USA