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Vice President of Finance and Administration
Boulder, Colorado

Western Resource Advocates seeks an executive level administrative professional with a passion for protecting the West. The successful candidate for the Vice President of Finance & Administration will have five years’ experience in an administrative leadership role with a not-for-profit organization. The Vice President will work closely with the Western Resource Advocates President, and the Board of Directors in setting the strategic direction of organization. The Vice President position overseas the finance, human resources, information technology and facilities management areas within the organization and directly supervises five staff members.

Responsibilities include:
Oversight of the WRA finances; creation and management of grant reporting; organizational budget preparation and execution; coordination of the annual audit and tax return; risk management; creation and oversight of organization’s human resources policies and procedures; coordination of all new hires and terminations; handles employee performance issues and resolutions; selects and administers the 401K Plan serving as Trustee; works with Broker for benefits administration; creation and oversight of organization’s IT policies and procedures.

 Desired Competencies and Qualifications:

This position is based in WRA's Boulder, Colorado office.

WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and references to pam.johnson@westernresources.org by May 30th, 2015. No phone calls, please.

 

Internships

Marketing Intern
Boulder, Colorado

Responsibilities Will Include:

Desired Qualifications:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to marissa.jacobs@westernresources.org. Position is open until filled.



Communications Assistant Internship or Volunteer
Boulder, Colorado or Carson City/Tahoe, Nevada

For over 25 years Western Resource Advocates has been one of the West’s leading conservation groups protecting the region’s air, land and water. We use the law, science and economics to craft innovative solutions to the most pressing conservation issues in the region. We work to transition electricity production away from conventional fossil fuel technologies toward clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency. We protect the health of Western rivers and lakes so they remain vibrant parts of our communities, support robust economies and provide a variety of recreational opportunities. We safeguard threatened landscapes and wildlife to leave a Western legacy for future generations.

Location Options: Boulder Colorado, Carson City Nevada, South Shore Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Job Description/Duties and Functions
The Communications Assistant will be an essential part of the Communications Team to implement the communications that empower and inform target audiences to support our programs. The Assistant will work directly with the Communications Director and Communications Manager to conduct media outreach, produce and release reports and program materials, engage target audiences through social media, and inform and update the staff on news and accomplishments.

Media Outreach

Newsletters, Reports, Materials and Production

Online Presence, Outreach and Social Media

Position Requirements

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to maren@westernresources.org. Position is open until filled.

 

Legal Intern
Boulder, Colorado

Western Resource Advocates seeks self-motivated law students for litigation and policy work in our Boulder, Colorado office.  Under the supervision of Western Resource Advocates attorneys, legal interns will assist with a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:

Successful applicants will have an opportunity to make a difference working on cutting edge issues and cases across the Interior West.

Qualifications/Application

Internships are open to law students who have completed at least two semesters of law school. Excellent writing and organizational skills are required. Litigation experience and knowledge of environmental law, water law, energy law, public utility law, and/or public lands law are strongly preferred.

Internships are unpaid. For-credit externship opportunities may be available in coordination with the applicant's law school.

Please note: we are no longer accepting applications for the summer 2014 semester; however, we encourage qualified students to apply for subsequent semesters. 

To apply for subsequent semesters, submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (not co-authored) and three professional references to: Rob.Harris@westernresources.org