Overview

Establish relationships with elected officials at the state, county, and local levels.
Develop and oversee an up-to-date schedule of annual legislative committee meetings and agendas.
Attend and testify during relevant interim committee meetings around the state and coordinate with the program director to ensure other key staff attend and provide testimony as needed.
Work in Cheyenne during the legislative session in Jan/Feb each year. (We cover lodging and all other reasonable expenses for our employees who live in Cheyenne during the session. If the candidate lives in Laramie, for example, and wants to commute to Cheyenne, we can negotiate those travel expenses.)
Schedule conference calls and meetings with partner lobbying groups to strategize about upcoming bills.
Work closely with the communications director to draft and send weekly legislative updates during the session, as well as action alerts and other educational materials throughout the year.
Host virtual and in-person member events like “Beers & Bills” to educate and engage members and the public around bills.
Offer legislative training days for citizens leaders and NGO partners, supervise week-long legislative interns, and assist the communications director and engagement coordinator with “get out the vote” and other civic engagement efforts.
Work collaboratively with the program team and external partners to address emerging legislative concerns and opportunities. You’re highly personable and thrive in a fast-paced work environment where you will need to think on your feet and address a wide array of policy issues. You have a demonstrated ability to build relationships with people across the political spectrum and you seek to find common ground whenever possible. Ideally, you have some lobbying experience, but we are willing to train the right candidate.

You are self-motivated and enjoy leading your own projects, but also work well with a team. You are thoughtful and attentive to details. You prioritize developing a strong understanding of policy and facts, but are humble and aren’t afraid to ask for help, input, or advice. You embrace growth and learning as a natural part of your work.

You are self-aware, strategic, and good at reading people. You understand that hallway conversations with individual legislators can be as important as formal testimony before a committee. You are a strong written and oral communicator who is equally prepared to give a public testimony, write detailed formal comments, or speak to a group of members interested in our work. You have a good sense of humor.

You are experienced working on Macs and with the standard suite of office tools and technology. You aren’t afraid to learn new systems. You are either comfortable with, or comfortable learning, how to share documents and other files in the Google Suite collaborative work environment.

And, you are committed to the mission of the Wyoming Outdoor Council.

Tagged as: Full Time

About Wyoming Outdoor Council

The Wyoming Outdoor Council is Wyoming’s oldest independent conservation organization. Founded in 1967, we are a member-based advocacy group. We use scientific, legal, and policy expertise to advocate the protection of public lands, wildlife, and clean air and water. We provide support and resources to empower citizens to do the same. We bring people and groups together to find workable solutions to tough conservation problems.

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 “Legislative Advocate” in the subject).