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Grassroots Regional Coordinator – Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a women-led national grassroots organization that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. The Grassroots Leadership Program (GLP) supports the organization’s mission by training, supporting, and engaging women as grassroots leaders and advocates for public lands and wild places. The Grassroots Leadership Program has over 70 volunteer leaders who facilitate 40+ local chapters (Broadbands) across the U.S.
The Grassroots Regional Coordinator supports and cultivates leadership development, grassroots advocacy, and community empowerment by building a constituency for public lands protection. Assigned to manage a specific region, the successful candidate will possess strong communication skills and experience in public lands and environmental advocacy and grassroots organizing; training volunteers; public lands management and policies; and working with diverse communities. 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
- Reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the entire GLP team.
- Some weekend/evening hours are required; some travel required.
- Broads allows for flexible work schedules.
- This position will be remote.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Supports volunteer Broadband Leaders within an assigned region to strengthen their local membership engagement, partner development, and advocacy efforts through regular check-ins with leaders.
- Supports daily operations of GLP, including participation in team meetings, reporting on Broadband activities, and planning regional or national events.
- Works with the Advocacy Manager to support development of new grassroots initiatives and outreach.
- Supports and participates in national Broads’ events, such as Broadwalks (week-long education, stewardship, and advocacy camp outs).
- Works with the GLP team and Advocacy Manager to plan and present annual Broadband Leader training and other ongoing training throughout the year.
- Participates in decisions on organizational advocacy priorities and work plans.
- Works with the Advocacy Manager to develop Broadband Leader advocacy skills and partnership building.
- Tracks regional advocacy issues and works with the Advocacy Manager to assist local Broadbands and regional teams in developing campaign plans.
Communications and Fundraising:
- Provides drafts and resources for newsletter articles and other national communications.
- Works with other members of the GLP team to write and distribute monthly e-newsletter for Broadband Leaders.
- Collaborates with communications staff to update website, Broadband leader dashboard content, and other GLP educational materials.
- Supports and collaborates in the preparation and research for grant reports.
Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director to support the mission and success of the organization.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following qualifications:
- Minimum three years working with volunteers and environmental grassroots organizing.
- Minimum three years leadership development and training experience, preferably in a conservation organization with volunteer constituencies.
- Must have knowledge about public lands advocacy, environmental conservation, and land management.
- Versed in how equity, justice, inclusion, and diversity supports public lands conservation.
- Outgoing and friendly personality with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- A passion for community organizing and relationship development.
- Ability to work well with and inspire a diverse range of volunteers (age, personalities, knowledge base, experience levels, computer skills).
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including writing and editing.
- Willingness and able to engage in outdoor activities (e.g.: hiking, car camping, event setup) in variable weather for extended periods of time.
- Attention to detail and ability to consistently follow through with commitments.
- Ability to prioritize multiple projects to meet established timelines and reporting requirements.
- Proficient in MS Office, Google Drive, Google groups, social media, spreadsheets, and listservs. Constant Contact and WordPress experience are a plus.
- Ability to work independently and set priorities with minimal supervision.
- Effective, self-motivated, efficient, and energetic team player, with a great sense of humor.