Local recruitment: Community Water Liaison

Utah Rivers Council

Utah, USA 🇺🇸

The Utah Rivers Council is looking for a hard-working advocate with strong writing and people skills to help engage and manage audiences and supporters in our conservation advocacy work in the American West. The Community Water Liaison works to help devise and distribute our communications and manage our human community capital to move our campaigns forward to protect some of the West’s most important aquatic landscapes. The Utah Rivers Council is leading the fight to protect Utah’s precious rivers and lakes through robust advocacy work and we are looking to expand on our success by adding a staff leader to engage more Americans in the fight to save Utah’s aquatic jewels.

We are looking for an excellent writer with strong people skills who is willing to help recruit and manage community members in our campaign activities and in occasional event management. This advocacy position requires someone comfortable working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, political ideologies and world perspectives. The ideal candidate is highly organized, knows what hard work looks like and has strong writing skills able to compel audiences to action in a variety of formats from social media channels to some long form content. This position requires someone with a contemporary perspective on the global environmental crisis who is courageous and willing to speak out publicly about what is needed in our system of elected government.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and at least two years paid experience in a professional office setting, preferably in nonprofit advocacy where policy conflict pits forces against one another. Preference will be given to applicants with a professional background in environmental nonprofit work and adaptable applicants who can wear many hats in one work week. Applicants with a willingness to continue their advocacy work in the water sphere are urged to apply.

Good writing and people skills are a must, as well as a strong desire to advocate on behalf of rivers, lakes and the fish and wildlife species that depend upon them. Candidates should demonstrate in their application materials that they have a basic working knowledge of the challenges faced in Utah’s water sector and the scope of natural resource challenges facing the American West. We strongly encourage you to visit our website, utahrivers.org, before applying and include this exercise in your cover letter.

Compensation, Benefits and Leave

This is a full time, 6-month position with compensation dependent upon experience and funding available for permanent employment. The Utah Rivers Council is a grassroots water advocacy organization that represents the entire economic and political spectrum in our work to implement a sustainable water future in Utah. We strive to maintain a fun, informal work environment where progress and accomplishments are measured by real success and balance and time off are a regular part of work.

To apply send a resume, a full cover letter, and a short writing sample to
[email protected] Please, no phone calls. The position will remain open until filled.


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