Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Position Description: The Grassroots Leadership Program supports the organization’s mission by training, supporting, and engaging women as grassroots leaders and advocates for public lands. The Grassroots Leadership Program has over 70 volunteer leaders who facilitate 40 local chapters (Broadbands) across the U.S. Please visit our website at www.greatoldbroads.org for more information.
Position Summary: The Grassroots Regional Coordinator cultivates leadership development, grassroots advocacy, and community empowerment by building a constituency for public lands protection, with a focus on older women as activists. Assigned to manage a specific region, the candidate must possess strong communication skills and experience in advocacy and grassroots organizing, training volunteers, public lands management and policies, and working with communities of diverse ages and backgrounds. We are looking for an enthusiastic professional, with good people and coordination skills, who has the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
This is a full time, exempt position based in Durango, CO. It is supervised by the Grassroots Leadership Director and works closely with the entire organizational team.
Grassroots Leadership (40%)
- Supports volunteer Broadband Leaders within an assigned region to strengthen their local membership engagement, partner development, and advocacy efforts
- Supports daily operations of Grassroots Leadership Program (GLP), including participating in staff meetings, weekly program check in meetings, reporting on activities, and planning for regional or national events
- Supports development of new grassroots initiatives, trainings, and outreach
- Tracks Broadband activities, campaigns, and accomplishments and prepares reports
- Participates as needed at national Broads’ events, such as Broadwalks or Broadworks (week-long education, stewardship, and advocacy camp outs), and national Broadband Leader trainings
- Researches and assists in the preparation of email Action Alerts on urgent advocacy issues to spark action from Broads’ members and supporters
- Participates in decisions on organizational advocacy priorities and work plan
- Tracks national legislation critical to public lands protection and assists with comments, letters, and sign-ons with partner organizations
- Assists in Broadband leader advocacy skills development and partnership building
- Tracks regional advocacy issues and assists local Broadbands and regional teams in developing campaign plans
Communications and Fundraising (20%)
- Writes articles for the Broadsides newsletter, website, or other media needs.
- Works with staff to update the national website, Facebook, and leadership dashboard (a website-based tool) with current materials
- Outlines bi-weekly Broadband Leader e-newsletter needs and writes sections to inform leaders of issue updates, advocacy opportunities, and national office strategies
- Manages the website’s calendar of Broadband Events within assigned region and implements strategies to engage leader participation to keep the calendar up to date
- Provides oversight and support for individual Broadband Facebook pages within assigned region, keeps a record of administrators, and tracks posts
- Assists in raising funds for the program, such as the annual Wild for Wilderness auction and other events
- Assists in preparation of program grants and gathering information for grant reporting
- Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years’ experience working with volunteers and grassroots organizing
- Experience in public lands advocacy, environmental conservation, and land management
- Skills and experience in leadership training and event planning
- A “people person” with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work well with and inspire a diverse range of volunteers (i.e. age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geographies, socio-economic status, political affiliation, personality, knowledge base, experience levels, and computer skills)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including writing and editing
- Attention to detail and ability to consistently follow through with commitments
- Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet established timelines and reporting requirements.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, spreadsheets, and listservs (WordPress and website experience a plus)
- Ability to work independently and set priorities with minimal supervision
- Willingness and capability to engage in outdoor activities in variable weather for extended periods of time such as hiking, car camping, and setting up event equipment
- An effective and fun team player that is self-motivated, efficient, and energetic, with a great sense of humor.
- Flexibility to work a variety of hours, including occasional multi-day travel and weekends
- Wilderness First Aid certified, WFR preferred
Work Schedule & Compensation
- This position is a full time, exempt, salaried position based in Durango, CO. Travel required (at key times, approximately 1 week per month).
- Some weekend/evening hours, as required.
- Salary range $37,000–$42,000, depending on experience.
- Benefits include 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks paid personal time off, health leave, group health insurance with fixed employer contribution, SIMPLE IRA, and other benefits to be discussed.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to email@example.com. Position open until filled.