Senior Outreach Manager

American Prairie Reserve Published: June 15, 2021
Location
Lewistown, Montana
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Outreach / Advocacy / Program Management /

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Description

American Prairie Reserve is a Montana-based nonprofit that started to assemble land in 2004. Our main focus is to purchase and permanently hold title to private lands that glue together a vast mosaic of existing public lands so that the region is managed thoughtfully and collaboratively with state and federal agencies for wildlife conservation and public access.

The idea of preserving a unique area of the American prairie, to be enjoyed forever and by all walks of life, has been worked on diligently, and in a variety of ways, for well over one hundred years. At American Prairie Reserve, we view our work as continuing the legacy of a long line of talented people and committed organizations as well as honoring a landscape that has helped shaped the vitality and character of our country. 

American Prairie Reserve is a partner in National Geographic's Last Wild Places initiative, which aims to help protect the natural wonders that allow people and wildlife to thrive.

Job Purpose

In collaboration with numerous colleagues, the Senior Outreach Manager leads a comprehensive Montana engagement and outreach strategy aimed to increase awareness of our mission to conserve a unique part of the state and to welcome the public to experience an existing and growing array of opportunities to enjoy American Prairie Reserve.

As a highly public-facing representative of American Prairie, the Senior Outreach Manager is responsible for educating Montanans about our vision for conservation, wildlife restoration, and public recreation and for engaging with individuals and groups with the goal of building advocates for our mission. Based in Lewistown, our ‘gateway’ community, the Senior Outreach Manager focuses efforts on rural and community areas surrounding the Reserve with emphasis on representing American Prairie in the Lewistown area.

  • START DATE: ASAP
  • LOCATION: Lewistown, Montana
  • REPORTS TO: VP/Chief External Relations Officer

Responsibilities

Primary Job Duties:

  • Recommend and implement strategies to build awareness and support of our mission.
  • Build a constituency of public advocates for our mission.
  • Cultivate and steward our ongoing relationships with Indigenous communities and manage related programs and projects.
  • Organize and facilitate outreach events such as town halls, informational gatherings or other meetings including acting as a presenter and securing other staff, collaborators, or advocates as participants and presenters.
  • Seek out and create opportunities to engage and collaborate with associations, affinity groups and state agencies on conservation issues or initiatives aligned with American Prairie’s goals and objectives.
  • Maintain accurate knowledge and expertise in order to respond to and act as a resource for those seeking information on the mission, the project, and access opportunities on the Reserve.
  • Monitor local social and traditional media outlets to maintain a pulse on opportunities for outreach and on public perceptions of American Prairie, sharing information with colleagues as relevant.
  • Serve as the staff liaison for regional working groups and advisory councils.
  • Serve as staff point person to manage the strategy for giving donations or providing sponsorships in support of the local community.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Enthusiasm for and positive representation of American Prairie’s mission, goals and culture.
  • Five plus years of related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated project or program management skills including developing and implementing strategies.
  • Demonstrated integrity and professionalism.
  • Savvy communication, presentation and listening skills across settings including one-on-one conversations and formal or informal group settings.
  • Outgoing with a strong desire to engage interpersonally, to connect with others, and to cultivate relationships.
  • Skilled in interacting and working productively with individuals and groups with diverse or divergent interests and beliefs.
  • Resilience in navigating public perceptions and relations and ability to productively manage conflict and difficult interactions with de-escalation and mediation skills to foster positive outcomes.
  • Proficient with current technology devices and software including cloud-based software for organizing, storing, and creating documents and spreadsheets or working in databases.
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.     
  • Ability to travel frequently, generally driving within Montana.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends or other non-traditional work hours as needed.

Preferred:

  • Mediation and conflict resolution applied experience and/or training.
  • Familiarity with and interest in Montana culture, politics, and economics.
  • Familiarity with database membership systems such as SalesForce.

Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee. All employees are required to be responsible for and assist with additional tasks and responsibilities as needed.

Compensation

  • Salary is DOE.
  • Benefits:
    • Paid Vacation, National Holidays & Sick Days;
    • Paid Volunteer Hours;
    • 401K with up to 3% employer match;
    • Medical Insurance with optional Flexible Savings or Health Savings Account & Dependent Care Account; Short-term Disability Insurance; Voluntary Vision, Dental, Life, Critical Illness, & Accident Insurance; Reserve Lodging Perks;
    • Corporate Discounts;
    • Flexible Scheduling

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter expressing interest and a resume.

American Prairie Reserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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