The Mountaineers plays a unique role in protecting wild places at the intersection of conservation and recreation. Our outdoor education programs provide powerful outdoor experiences, creating strong connections to wild places and the desire to protect them. From there, we educate and inspire on policy issues that threaten our beloved landscapes and provide our community with opportunities to take action. As a result, our community can be powerful advocates for public lands and outdoor experiences.

The overarching goal of our conservation and advocacy work is to protect our public lands and the outdoor experiences they provide for all people, both by engaging our community of outdoor enthusiasts and through strong partnerships with other outdoors organizations. The Mountaineers is a member of Outdoor Alliance, a coalition of ten of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation organizations. Together with Outdoor Alliance, we plan to build out an Outdoor Alliance Washington regional network to organize and engage the human-powered outdoor recreation community in Washington to pursue conservation policy goals.

The Advocacy and Engagement Manager is a new role that will provide focused support to build on our core value of conservation advocacy and further our conservation mission to protect the outdoor experience. Reporting to the Conservation and Advocacy Director, this position will contribute to the organization’s conservation and advocacy program through thoughtful content development, managing advocacy campaigns, tracking conservation and recreation legislation and public lands planning processes, and catalyzing engagement on these issues. This person will serve as a bridge between our conservation policy work and the outdoor community’s education, awareness, and engagement on issues, to assure growth and impact.

A successful candidate will be an exceptional writer and communicator, and will possess a knack for translating complex policy into actionable content. We are looking for someone who shares a passion for the outdoors and conservation and is enthusiastic about engaging all current and future outdoor enthusiasts to protect public lands. They must be self-directed, have strong attention to detail, and able to problem solve creatively and independently.

This position is for a full-time, exempt employee. Salary range is $45,000-$55,000 per year, depending on experience.

Tagged as: Conservation, Full Time


Four-year college degree and/or three-five years proven experience with communications, policy, natural resources, advocacy, and/or engagement.

Required Skills:

• Excellent writing and online communications skills and solid attention to detail. Strong portfolio of writing for general audiences, with the ability to inspire others to take action.
• A passion for the outdoors and conservation, and knowledge of current public lands conservation issues. Personal interest in human-powered recreation.
• Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

About The Mountaineers

The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 14,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington, where we deliver most of our outdoor education programming. Thanks to the work of generations of volunteers and our internationally recognized publishing division, we continue to enjoy an outstanding reputation in the fields of outdoor education, recreation, and public lands conservation and advocacy.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit cover letter (1 page max) and resume (2 page max) online at: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6362328/The-Mountaineers-Advocacy-and-Engagement-Manager