Conservation Lands Foundation is hiring a National Campaigns Director. This position will work with staff and partners to design, implement, and lead a comprehensive campaign to designate public lands with unique cultural, historic, and natural values as national monuments and other protections. This work will be accomplished through coalition leadership, grassroots advocacy, and strategic communications.  The full job description is below. 

The Conservation Lands Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability or status as a U.S. veteran.


Position Title: National Campaigns Director

Location: Durango, Colorado, Washington, D.C., potentially other locations Position reports to: Deputy Director

Position Closes: June 11, 2021


The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Durango, Colorado with staff in Anchorage, AK; Las Vegas, NV; San Francisco, and southern California; Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM and Washington, DC. The Conservation Lands Foundation was established in 2007 on the belief that our public lands are best protected when there is a national network of local advocates working to advance a common conservation vision. CLF and its Friends Grassroots Network work to protect the premier lands and waters under the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) jurisdiction – specifically the 36+ million acres and 2,400 miles of National Monuments and National Conservation Areas, Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Scenic and Historic Trails that make up the nation’s National Conservation Lands.

Our mission is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.


The National Campaigns Director works collaboratively with Conservation Lands Foundation staff and partners to design, implement, and lead a comprehensive campaign to designate public lands with unique cultural, historic and natural values as national monuments and other protections. This work will be accomplished through coalition leadership, grassroots advocacy and strategic communications. The National Campaigns Director will be a strategic thought- leader and report to the Deputy Director.


Campaign Leadership

  • Coordinate with national partners to develop and execute campaigns to designate some of the Nation’s most important public lands as national monuments, including those with unique cultural, historic, and natural values.
  • Work to support, where appropriate, Tribally-led conservation efforts on public lands and leverage conservation NGO support of those efforts.
  • Foster and support a range of public land designations where such designations are appropriate to CLF’s mission.
  • Collaborate with CLF field staff to develop place-based strategies that engage, support and elevate the Friends Grassroots Network and local communities in supporting the designation of national monuments.
  • Coordinate with CLF policy staff and local partners to establish and maintain relationships with the Biden Administration and members of Congress in accordance with campaign needs.
  • Work with CLF field staff and partners on ally and coalition development
  • Identify and fill gaps in capacity at the local, state and national level around use of the Antiquities Act to designate national monuments.
  • Provide regular national campaign status updates to CLF staff, board, funders and partner organizations.


  • Collaborate with CLF communications staff and partners to develop communication plans that support the goals of the national monuments campaign 
  • Ensure campaign messaging consistency among partners.
  • Coordinate with partner organizations to ensure communications campaign tactics are implemented in a timely manner to support campaign goals.
  • Serve as spokesperson for CLF regarding national monuments and other designations.
  • Participate on CLF’s internal communications team to assist with internal communications plans, provide feedback on national, state, and local communication plans and provide guidance and feedback on hiring and management of communications consultants.

Collaboration with CLF Staff

  • Participate in Board and staff meetings, Friends Rendezvous and other meetings as needed.
  • Support and assist the Development team with funder relationships as appropriate for the national campaign.
  • Work with the Development team on grant proposals and reports, individual donor outreach and provide support to their fundraising initiatives.
  • In coordination with the Senior Finance and Operations Director assist in managing the national monuments campaigns budget.
  • Participate in annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Executive Director and Senior Finance and Operations Director.
  • Actively participate and support CLF’s equity, inclusion, and access work to help ensure it becomes embedded and continues to evolve as an organization-wide priority.

Qualifications of a successful candidate:

  • Commitment to the conservation of public lands and enduring protections that bring benefits to community health and vitality, ecosystems, biological diversity, and climate resilience.
  • Commitment to the fundamental belief that change comes from communities, individuals and groups closest to the places and issues we care about.
  • Experience with grassroots advocacy, organizing practices and principles, and success connecting with, organizing, and mobilizing different communities.
  • Ability to build trust and lasting relationships with a diverse range of leaders, including community influencers, decision makers, and agency staff.
  • Commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and access within CLF, among our partner organizations, and in the environmental movement.
  • Experience with or desire and ability to learn BLM public lands policy.
  • Capacity to inspire cooperation and engage in frequent and open communication.
  • Ability to prioritize, adjust focus and wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience handling confidential information appropriately.
  • Driving, frequent travel, temporary assignments and extended work hours may be required. A valid driver’s license is required.

Salary: Director Level: $95k - $110k DOE

401(k) plan; generous vacation and sick time; health/dental/vision insurance; health and dependent care Flex Spending program; short term disability.

To apply please send resume and cover letter in a combined PDF format by May 28, 2021 to: [email protected]  
No phone calls please.

This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

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