As program director, you will oversee the work of the Outdoor Council’s program team,
providing mentorship and leadership. The program director also takes on specific advocacy
roles depending on organizational need and prior experience. The Wyoming Outdoor Council
focuses primarily on the following conservation issues: lands, water, wildlife, climate change,
air quality, the state legislature, traditional ecological knowledge, and citizen engagement.
This position typically becomes a member of the management team after an introductory
period. As a member of the management team, you will work closely with other directors to
shape the vision for and ensure the success of the Wyoming Outdoor Council.
● Manage a team of 4-5 conservation advocates and program managers with diverse
expertise in conservation in Wyoming, providing team supervision and mentorship, and
supporting each staff member’s professional development goals.
● Lead strategic program planning efforts while maintaining consistency between strategic
goals and day-to-day efforts.
● Serve as a leading voice for the organization’s conservation advocacy, ensuring
consistency, clarity, and depth of expertise, including representing WOC in the media, in
WOC publications, as well as via written and oral advocacy efforts.
● Evaluate new areas of potential program work, directing research and engagement on
● Engage with WOC members, partner group colleagues, Tribal, federal, state and local
leaders, citizen stakeholders, and agency decision makers to find creative, grounded
● Collaborate with relevant program staff and the development team to manage
communications with key funders and partners, support grant proposals, and meet grant
● Work closely with the communications team and engagement staff to develop and
manage creative efforts to engage WOC members and the public through effective
outreach and communications.
● Operate as the lead liaison for program team to the management team and the WOC
board of directors.
● Travel around the state as needed to represent WOC at events and public meetings, and
You like working collaboratively, and approach roadblocks and challenges in the spirit of
problem-solving. You’re as comfortable in a one-on-one conversation with a supervisee as you
are testifying in front of a legislative or regulatory body; you’re also an excellent writer, and
enjoy preparing or reviewing both technical and popular communications.
You always keep in mind “where the people are” – remembering to ground truth advocacy
efforts with the people and WOC members who critically undergird conservation work in
Wyoming. You care deeply about reaching out to people in communities around Wyoming,
sharing resources and helping interested Wyomingites make their voices heard. You’re
partnership-oriented, and a great listener, striving to meet people where they are and leverage
the unique strengths of a diverse team in service of ambitious goals.
And, most of all, you are committed to the mission of the Wyoming Outdoor Council.
Benefits and Compensation
The Wyoming Outdoor Council is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a flexible,
collaborative, and team-based environment with significant opportunities to take on strategic
leadership, and competitive compensation offered in tandem with an excellent benefits
package. This includes health, vision, dental, and disability coverage (where WOC pays 100% of
the employee’s premiums); a 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 5% WOC match, paid sick leave
(up to 30 days), 15 days of vacation to start plus additional discretionary days off, 11 paid
holidays, and a flex time policy; a health reimbursement account and cell phone stipend, 12
weeks of paid family leave (available twice, after 18 months of employment); and the
opportunity for 8 weeks of sabbatical leave every five years.
The salary for this position starts at $65,000. WOC prioritizes equity and fairness in salaries across the organization.
Email a letter of interest explaining how your experience and skills make you the right person
to join our team. Include a resume and three references (with contact and relationship
information) to Misti Haase at [email protected] (please put “Program
Director” in the subject).