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Upper Blackfoot Community Assistant

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Montana - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 22/11/2015
Company Name Wilderness Society
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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The Upper Blackfoot Community Organizer will coordinate community outreach in Lincoln, Montana and surrounding communities to gather input and build support for the Upper Blackfoot Cooperative Agreement, a locally developed vision for the Upper Blackfoot Valley and a roadmap for achieving it. The position will identify outreach opportunities, support local partners in outreach efforts, and serve as the primary local point of contact for this community effort.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Conduct outreach to key stakeholders, including landowners, recreational outfitters, business and opinion leaders, and other individuals and groups to explain the main goals of the Upper Blackfoot Cooperative Agreement, gauge stakeholder response and interest, and build support for the Cooperative Agreement. 
  • Maintain and update database of stakeholder input.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and support meetings with stakeholders and community partners related to planning and implementation of the Upper Blackfoot Cooperative Agreement, as well as public events to gather feedback on Cooperative Agreement and associated public lands management proposal. Compile and disseminate meeting minutes to participants.
  • Serve as the primary local contact for efforts to advance the goals of the Upper Blackfoot Cooperative Agreement.
  • Track community events, meetings, and discussions. Identify, recommend, and pursue opportunities to partner with individuals and community organizations in Lincoln and the Blackfoot Valley in order to advance the goals of the Cooperative Agreement.
Experience, Competencies, and Education
  • Associate’s degree or its demonstrated equivalent in communications, business management, community planning, environmental conservation or a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in community organizing, administrative assistant or mid-level coordination or management of business or non-profit organization. Experience in customer service preferred. Experience planning and coordinating events preferred.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate and build relationships with people from diverse political, social, and livelihood backgrounds, particularly in a rural setting.
Desired Characteristics
The ideal candidate will possess strong written and verbal communications skills and demonstrate the ability to build trust and effectively communicate with people across a broad spectrum of interests and backgrounds. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently while meeting deadlines are a must. A successful candidate will demonstrate general knowledge or willingness to learn about public lands management, environmental conservation, and rural development issues. The position requires a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

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 for those eligible. 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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