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Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Campaign Coordinator

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location District of Columbia - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Wilderness Society
Contact Name HR
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Land & Water Conservation Fund Campaign Coordinator - CONS165606  

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Reporting to the Senior Government Relations Director for Wildlands Designations, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Campaign Coordinator provides national support to the organization’s LWCF campaign while developing and implementing strategies to broaden political support for the program. This position provides coordination to The Wilderness Society’s Conservation Funding staff and the LWCF Coalition by developing and implementing plans to garner new support for LWCF on a national, regional, and local level with appropriate federal land management agencies and with local and state conservation partners. The Campaign Coordinator assists in developing and implementing grassroots campaigns and provides ongoing support for national LWCF movement-building activities.

**This is a one year grant-funded position.  This position will be reassessed at the end of 2014.**
Essential Duties & Responsibilities 
  • Assists in the development and implementation of grassroots, legislative, and media strategies and tactics for The Wilderness Society and the LWCF Coalition that support strong national and local campaigns to advance the goal of full funding for LWCF.
  • Continually identifies and engages new and non-traditional constituencies in support of LWCF and demonstrates support through letters, media appearances, etc.
  • Develops and implements plans to increase awareness of LWCF and grow support among key officials, relevant administration and agency personnel, and local decision makers (Mayors, Governors, etc.).
  • On an ongoing basis, identifies and recruits ‘non-traditional’ spokespeople in support of LWCF to appear at events, meet with decision-makers, place Op-Eds, etc.
  • Supports and advances LWCF through lobbying and other efforts aimed at passage of legislation. 
  • Serves as a liaison between the LWCF Coalition and partner organizations at both the regional and national level. 
  • Works in close coordination with The Wilderness Society staff, the LWCF Coalition Field Director, and other coalition staff.
  • Assists in coordinating in-district meetings and events to demonstrate support for LWCF to members of Congress.
  • Assists with organizing and implementing Washington, DC-based events such as fly-ins, lobbying trainings, and other special events designed to serve the LWCF movement.
  • Assists with the development and management of the LWCF Coalition website, making it a vital resource for up-to-date, important information, facilitating coalition coordination nationwide.
  • Assists with development and management of LWCF Coalition social media platforms, engaging partners to create content and amplify messaging as well as positive press.
  • Works with the Green Group and Partnership Project to activate conservation group members in support of LWCF.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Experience, Competencies, and Education 
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, communications, environmental or related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience working on grassroots or national campaigns, preferably in the conservation movement.
  • Working knowledge of public land issues and conservation policy.
  • Experience working with elected officials and a solid understanding of the legislative process, preferably at the federal level.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and ability to work with a wide array of individuals.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining close attention to detail.
  • Excellent public speaking, writing, and editing skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. 
Desired Characteristics  
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Excellent at thinking creatively to find new opportunities and new solutions to fully fund LWCF.
  • A solid professional presence combined with proven ability to serve in a variety of roles within an organized campaign.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fun and collegial but occasionally stressful atmosphere.

The Wilderness Society offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; and a pension plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents regardless of culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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