Why Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project?
In 2017, a group of long-time conservation advocates and friends from Las Cruces, New Mexico came together. Tired of being tokenized in conservation and outdoor recreation spaces, they worked to create opportunities for Latinx/Hispanic borderland community members to engage with, access, and learn about public lands and waters. Two years later, Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project formally established itself as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and began to spearhead state and national-level policy work. Nuestra Tierra is a small and growing organization who believes in investing in their team to create a work environment that is engaging, fun, and impactful.
The Campaign and Program Director will work with the Executive Director to successfully build and implement a long-term vision for campaign strategy in line with Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project’s (NTCP) mission and values. The Campaign and Program Director is a member of the executive leadership team, responsible for supervising all program staff (currently 2-5 people) in leading and participating in targeted campaigns. These projects will support community-based conservation, outdoor equity, and environmental justice efforts within the state of New Mexico and nationwide. The successful candidate is adept at facilitating open channels of communication between executive leadership and program staff. They are great at giving feedback and are able to build confidence and trust within their team. The Campaign and Program Director will prioritize supporting and guiding program staff in a grounded, collaborative, and learning-focused environment.
Core Duties and Responsibilities
Campaign and Program Strategy
- In partnership with the Executive Director, crafts the overall vision and strategy of NTCP’s policy and programming work in line with the organization’s mission and values.
- Responsible for the successful implementation and execution of each program and campaign; achieved through collaboration with program staff.
- Identifies and engages with strategic state and national organizations to support existing campaigns and collaboratively develop new ones.
- Works closely with NTCP staff, partner organizations, and movement allies to set short and long-term goals, develop strategy, and lead the implementation of campaigns.
- Manages restricted grants and program budgets to ensure that all necessary deliverables are met, reported, and communicated to funders.
Management and Supervision
- Responsible for supporting and mentoring program staff in each program area (New Mexico In-State Work, National Policy, and Coalition Work) to develop campaign/project goals and objectives and ensure that they are met.
- Provides individualized support to program staff, implementing employee-centered professional development and coaching as needed.
Core Representative of Nuestra Tierra
- Prioritizes a community-centered approach to conservation, environmental justice, outdoor equity, and increased access to public lands.
Represents NTCP at external meetings, conferences, in the press, and in diverse communities to inspire investment and commitment to NTCP’s mission, vision, and values.
- Cultivates and manages a high number of strong relationships with internal and external partners–including employees at partner organizations, community members and key stakeholders, funders, politicians, and government contacts.
- Infuses liberation, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness into programming and campaigns.
Essential Skills & Experience
- 3-5 years of experience in campaign organizing, leadership, and management.
- Strategic, relationship-oriented, collaborative, and adaptable leader with high emotional intelligence, organizing/political expertise, and cultural competency to provide support, guidance, and vision.
- Experience motivating, directing, and organizing people to engage in shared goals, projects, and programs.
- Strength in managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to lean into their strengths, address growth areas, and elevate their levels of responsibility.
- Experience in designing campaign strategy and tactics, building, leading, and working within coalitions, partnering with environmental justice groups, and engaging with diverse frontline communities.
- Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool in order to support staff in a hybrid (remote and in-person) work environment. This includes comfort with video calls, shared documents, and project management systems.
- Ability to be nimble and adapt to an ever-shifting political landscape.
- Experience with a wide range of campaign approaches, including but not limited to grassroots campaigns, legislative campaigns, and electoral politics.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for NTCP’s mission.
- Travel by air and car
- Position requires hearing and talking.
- Quarterly visits (minimum) to Las Cruces, NM office (if remote)
- $75,000 – $95,000 annually
- 100% Employer paid health, dental and vision insurance
- 15 days Paid Time Off (PTO)
- 12 days Holiday Pay
- 6 days Sick Leave
- Family and Bereavement Leave
To apply for this job please visit www.nuestra-tierra.org.