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Director of Strategic Initiatives

Western Resource Advocates seeks a proven strategic thinker with a passion for protecting the West and a desire to advance a Western conservation agenda. The successful candidate for Director of Strategic Initiatives will have demonstrated an ability to develop high level campaign strategy and to move cutting edge policy at a variety of levels. The Director will work closely with the Western Resource Advocates President, with our team of experienced policy experts and our communications team to advance critical campaigns on climate change, to advance clean power, healthy rivers and land conservation.

The Director of Strategic Initiatives will contribute to the success of Western Resources Advocates and will be an important member of our team by building political and strategic capacity, developing campaign strategy and supervising and leading campaign efforts in our six-state Western region, building and leveraging partnerships and contributing to the creation of policy that is politically informed and relevant in the regional context. Responsibilities include:

Lead Western Resource Advocates efforts to:

Desired Competencies and Qualifications

This position is based in WRA's Boulder, Colorado office. Regular travel both in Colorado and outside of Colorado is required.

WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and references to by January 23, 2015. No phone calls, please.


Communications Assistant Intern
Boulder, Colorado or Carson City, Nevada

Western Resource Advocates for the last 25 years has been the West's premier group of experts protecting the West's air, land and water. WRA's pragmatic team of lawyers, scientists and economists craft innovative solutions for the most complex natural resource challenges in the region. We shape a clean energy future that reduces pollution, protects our unique western lands, and addresses climate change. We restore degraded rivers and champion urban water conservation to ensure a reliable water future.  

Job Description/Duties and Functions

The Communications Assistant will be an essential part of the Communications Team to implement the communications plan, strategies and messages that will 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

Reports, Materials and Production

Online Presence, Outreach and Social Media

Internal Communications

Position Requirements

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to 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.


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: