A strong case can be made that climate change poses the single biggest challenge facing
Wyoming’s environment and economy in modern history. Not only is Wyoming disproportionally
a huge part of this global problem, contributing approximately 14% of total U.S. greenhouse gas
emissions, the state is also vulnerable economically and environmentally to the effects of
climate change.
With over 50% of Wyoming’s state budget derived from fossil fuels and little political will
currently to address climate change, there is an opportunity and need to build grassroots
support for local climate solutions that reduce emissions and help create a broader culture of
climate action around the state. Strong local efforts are already underway in Laramie, Lander,
and Jackson, with notable support in other communities like Pinedale, Cody, and Casper. More
work is needed to assist these efforts and grow the network of climate advocates across
In this position, you will work to identify, train, and support local leaders and climate advocates
in communities around the state. You will work closely with WOC’s Energy and Climate Policy
Director and communications staff to coordinate and strategize with citizens and community
leaders to help bolster grassroots efforts for climate action and reduce greenhouse gas
emissions. You will work to empower advocates by providing tools and resources they need to
expand local climate action within their communities and leverage grant funding from programs
and agencies to achieve tangible success reducing greenhouse emissions.
● Travel to and convene community listening sessions in multiple communities around the
state and host local stakeholder meetings to discuss climate change and address how
communities can get more involved in reducing emissions. (Travel estimated as ~30% of
● Identify, recruit, cultivate, and train citizen advocates who are interested in organizing
climate efforts in their communities.
● Ensure a diversity of voices, especially those that have been historically
underrepresented, are brought into the conversation and are part of the organizing
● Provide and share best practices, templates, resources, technical expertise, and
facilitation skills as necessary to help local groups organize and build an active presence
within their communities.
● Build cohesion among the network of climate advocates in Wyoming communities by
helping to lead shared initiatives, research, and events, such as future climate summits
and green job/tech fairs.
● Use basic communications platforms (facebook, instagram, website, etc.) to leverage
and highlight local success stories and events on social media and in the press.
● Present information and advocate local solutions on climate change to citizens and
community leaders including city councils, county commissioners, organized groups, and
planning and zoning commissions.
● Assist communities to access fundraising opportunities and resources

Tagged as: Conservation


You have a valid driver's license and are experienced working on Apple devices and the
standard suite of office tools and technology, including Google Docs. You are comfortable using
Zoom, but also aware of its limitations. You aren’t afraid to learn new systems. You can
efficiently share documents and other files in the Google Suite collaborative work environment

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 “Wyoming Climate Coordinator” in the subject).