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Executive Leadership Opportunity
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Western Resource Advocates has retained the services of ThinkingAhead Executive Search. To learn more about this career opportunity, please send your resume, expression of interest, and salary history and requirements to Kara Teising, Partner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Resource Advocates is a non-profit conservation organization in Boulder, Colorado. We are looking for an assistant to support the Development Department. This is an entry-level position ideal for a person who wants to start a career in non-profit fundraising.
Winning candidate will have excellent writing and data base skills (Raiser's Edge a plus), be smart, cheerful, and capable, with impressive people skills and relevant administrative experience. Position is full-time with an annual salary in the low $30,000s, provide a full benefits package, and offers mentorship for an aspiring fundraising professional.
Job duties include but are not limited to:
- Assisting all aspects of fundraising in a busy 4-person department
- Assist special event planning
- Researching donor prospects
- Producing and mailing donor acknowledgment letters
- Managing printed materials
- Conduct in-house mailings of appeals, new donor packets, annual reports, and more.
E-mail cover letter, and resume, to email@example.com by March 17, 2014. www.westernresourceadvocates.org
Western Resource Advocates (WRA), a non-profit conservation organization based in Boulder, Colorado, seeks a highly-motivated, creative, and experienced Communications Manager to work on all aspects of the organization's communications, marketing and media outreach. This position will work to increase the visibility and effectiveness of WRA in reaching the public and accomplishing its mission and program objectives protecting the West's land, air, and water.
Job duties include:
1. Media and Press Outreach
- Managing media lists and online databases to track outreach efforts;
- Directing placement of WRA in the media, including op-eds, articles, radio, and TV appearances;
- Working with the program staff to devise and implement strategies that produce measurable positive media placement and increase WRA’s visibility with decision-makers and in the media;
- Writing and coordinating release and production of press releases with program directors.
2. Content creation for publications and programs
- Serving as an in-house photographer and videographer for coverage of events, and creation of media packages;
- Writing monthly e-newsletter and breaking news updates;
- Publicizing and marketing staff activities, speaking events, and accomplishments through activities such as video, photography, live social media coverage, etc.;
- Managing and editing WRA’s reports and white papers, and working with program staff “roll-out” these publications to the media and the public.
3. Website maintenance and updates
- Creating, managing, and updating website and blog/s content;
- Driving online media outreach and marketing campaigns through the WRA website, social media, blogs, and online platforms.
4. Social media
- Editing WRA policy blogs and coordinating content creation with various subject-matter experts, guest bloggers, and department heads;
- Producing multimedia and digital media content such as info-graphics and videos in support of staff and program campaigns.
5. Member and donor support
- Collaborating with development staff on print and online publications to support fundraising efforts.
- Assisting communications around donor and corporate giving campaigns such as Colorado Gives Day.
Application Deadline: January 10, 2014
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 writing samples to Pam Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- Researching and drafting briefs, motions, and memoranda;
- Assisting Western Resource Advocates' advocacy in multiple forums (including federal court, state court, and state and federal agencies) regarding a diverse scope of issues such as energy development, federal permitting, water law, land use, and other topics;
- Assisting with implementation of actions, initiatives, strategies, and campaigns to advance the efforts of Western Resource Advocates and client organizations to conserve natural resources and protect the environment.
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: Rob.Harris@westernresources.org.