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Partnerships & Outreach Manager

Website nuestratierranm Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project

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 (Nuestra Tierra) 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.

Position Summary

The Partnerships & Outreach Manager will step into this new position to manage key community programs, partnerships, and coalitions. The Manager will work directly with the Campaign & Program Director and coalition members to develop mutually-beneficial scopes of work, budgets, and timelines for various state, regional and federal projects. They will coordinate with internal leadership to ensure all projects promote the mission and vision of Nuestra Tierra. The Manager will actively and sustainably build trust with communities, organizing across a diversity of lived, learned, and earned experience. This position may require representing Nuestra Tierra in public settings, such as press conferences, videos, social media, press releases, and more. The Partnerships & Outreach Manager will lead and direct the work of other team members. A wide degree of resourcefulness, creativity, and adaptability is necessary to be successful in this position.


Core Duties and Responsibilities

Coalition and Project Management

  • Coordinate resources and people for the successful execution of multiple projects
  • Delegate project tasks based on individual strengths, skill sets, and experience levels
  • Schedule and facilitate meetings with coalition members and other partners
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define, manage, and adapt the project scope and objectives in order to ensure feasibility
  • Take detailed notes and distribute briefs to clarify specific requirements of each project
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of all goals and ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget
  • Administer project budgets and provide financial reports under the guidance of the Campaign & Program Director
  • Develop comprehensive project plans, documents and other assets as needed to be shared with leadership, partners and coalition members

Outreach & Advocacy

  • Establish, maintain, and manage relationships with community members, decision-makers and stakeholders
  • Authentically engage in grassroots outreach to hear and share the stories of outdoor equity, access, and community-centered conservation
  • Educate and create support for state and federal legislation and agency actions that promote responsible outdoor equity and recreation
  • Implement  community-centered approach to conservation, environmental justice, outdoor equity, and increased access to public lands and waters

Representative of Nuestra Tierra

  • Represent Nuestra Tierra at external meetings, in the press, conferences, and across a variety of platforms
  • Effectively communicate the connection between each project and Nuestra Tierra’s mission, vision, and values
  • Participate in Nuestra Tierra’s community events

Essential Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have a passion for protecting public lands and support Nuestra Tierra’s vision and mission. The ideal candidate will be an innovative problem-solver who values team collaboration while also working well independently.

  • 3+ years project management experience
  • Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail and commitment to following-up
  • Strong working knowledge of Google Suite and conferencing technology
    Experience with project management software tools
  • Excellent and inclusive verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to learn computer functions, new systems, and other necessary skills
  • Ability to take initiative and effectively adapt to change
  • Willingness to support other team members in their projects and goals
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
  • Commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and access within the organization and in the environmental movement
  • Cultural awareness and competence
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience organizing community outings, meetings, and events
  • Experience writing op-eds and blog posts that authentically represent communities
  • Passion for conservation, outdoor equity, and outdoor recreation

Compensation Package

  • $65,000 – $80,000 annually depending on experience
  • 100% Employer paid health, dental and vision insurance
  • 15 days Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 17 days Holiday Pay
  • 6 days Sick Leave
  • 4 months Paid Parental Leave
  • Bereavement Leave

How to Apply:

To make recommendations or to express interest in this role, please email jobs@nuestra-tierra.org, including “Partnerships & Outreach Manager ” in the subject line.  All applications must include an attached letter of interest,  resume, and a relevant work sample.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Applications will be screened internally against the criteria listed in this profile. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

The application deadline is June 28th, 2024.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@nuestra-tierra.org

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