Overview

You will be a leader on our program team, working alongside and supervising two Tribal Conservation Coordinators. You will also be a member of WOC’s management team and serve as a liaison to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho governments.
Co-create WOC’s Tribal Conservation Program:

With the program director, you will design a process for introducing WOC’s general intentions for our Tribal Conservation program to Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho elected tribal officials, key tribal members, and cultural and spiritual leaders within and around the Wind River Reservation.
Then, along with the two Tribal Conservation Coordinators, you will set up meetings and conversations, host community events, and solicit feedback and guidance for this program.
Reflecting on the feedback, and with input from the program director and the Tribal Conservation Coordinators, craft a vision and work plan goals to address a select number of specific conservation issues affecting Wind River tribal communities to prioritize.
Meet again with both Tribes’ business councils, elders, and community leaders to communicate our commitments and to ask for blessings and support. ou will track and assess progress on established goals for WOC’s Tribal Conservation Program. You will also take stock of what’s working and consult with the team and program director when goals may need to change.
You will support, work alongside when needed, and supervise a Tribal Conservation Coordinator focused primarily on climate action and clean water, and a Tribal Conservation Coordinator focused primarily on lands and wildlife.
You will coordinate and share information with WOC’s program director, other program staff, and the communications team.
You will be responsible for reporting on the work of the Tribal Conservation Program in staff and program notes, board reports, monthly newsletters, the Frontline, and serving as a reference for and editor of grant proposals.
You will be a liaison for WOC with both the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes–attending business council and other relevant meetings–and help introduce other WOC staff to leaders in both tribal communities.
You will coordinate as appropriate with partner organizations–especially those with similar programmatic goals as WOC’s Tribal Conservation Program.
Along with or independent of WOC’s Government Affairs Manager, you will attend meetings of the Select Committee on Tribal Relations, where you may choose to testify depending on the issues raised. You may also travel to Cheyenne to attend some of the legislative session, to meet with the governor and/or his staff, and/or state and federal agencies.
You will provide insights and guidance relative to our work to further Equity & Belonging in our organization.

Tagged as: Full Time

About Wyoming Outdoor Council

Founded in 1967, the Wyoming Outdoor Council is the state’s oldest independent conservation organization. We use Western science and Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge as well as legal and policy expertise to advocate for public land, wildlife, clean air and water. We seek lasting change by striving to meet people where they are, valuing diverse perspectives, building coalitions, and practicing reciprocity. We hold government agencies, lawmakers, and industries accountable for decisions that threaten the land, wildlife, clean air and water we depend on. We are a steadfast and trusted conservation voice at the state legislature. We are
The Wyoming Outdoor Council offers excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits; generous paid family leave and vacation policies; and the opportunity to participate in a retirement plan. Job title and scope of responsibilities may change depending upon experience. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work.

Application Instructions

Email a letter of interest explaining how your experience and skills make you the right person to join our team. Include a resume and three references (with contact and relationship information) to Misti Haase at [email protected]. Please put “Tribal Conservation Director” in the subject line. **Native American candidates with strong connections to the Wind River Reservation and/or with experience working with the Eastern Shoshone or Northern Arapaho Tribes are encouraged to apply