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Rio Grande Campaigner

Work level: Full-time exempt

Location: Santa Fe, NM

Position summary: The Rio Grande Campaigner is a principled diplomat and policy organizer who will push federal and state water managers to rethink the Rio Grande in the 21st century. The Advocate’s work is part of our ‘Rio Grande: America’s Great River Campaign’, which is aimed at protecting and restoring dynamic flows in the Rio Grande from source to sea and ensuring the river has a right to its own water. The Campaigner will be responsible for implementing and promoting strategies set forth in Guardians’ 2017 report Rio Grande: Rethinking Rivers in the 21st Century to achieve the goals and vision of the report. The ultimate objective of the Rethinking the Rio campaign is to build widespread consensus to obtain necessary legal and operational flexibilities for Rio Grande reservoirs in Colorado and New Mexico which will help to offset the effects of climate change on flows and restore environmental flows to America’s Great River. The Campaigner will work with the Wild Rivers Program Director to develop and refine campaign strategies and to build political, stakeholder, and grassroots support throughout the Rio Grande Basin to achieve this end. This work will compliment the legal and policy work of the Wild Rivers Program Director. The Campaigner will work primarily in the Rio Grande Basin in Colorado and New Mexico.

To apply: Please submit applications electronically to: apply@wildearthguardians.org. The hiring committee will review applications on a rolling basis starting on Monday, September 17, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled. No phone calls or in-person visits, please.

Applications should include, in a single pdf, the following: cover letter explaining (1) why you want to work for Guardians in general, and specifically in the wild rivers program, (2) your connection to the Rio Grande, New Mexico, and its communities and wildlife, and (3) why you think you are the right person to tackle this challenging position; resume; one short (10 pages or fewer) writing sample that is predominantly your work; one example of your creativity or a skill you think would benefit this position; and contact and relationship information for three professional references.

Download a pdf of the job description here.

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