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North Idaho Community Engagement Assistant

Idaho Conservation League (ICL) is seeking a thoughtful and motivated individual with a
background in community outreach and engagement. Specific areas of responsibility include
building community support for ICL’s strategic initiatives; recruiting and organizing members and
volunteers; creating opportunities for supporters to volunteer and influence decision-makers and
policy; and growing the conservation community in North Idaho. This position is based in
Sandpoint, Idaho.

Classification: Full-time exempt

Supervisor: North Idaho Director

Salary/Benefits: Starts at $44,500, paid health insurance, Simple IRA with match, PTO and
more

Opportunity for Impact: Founded in 1973, ICL is the state’s oldest and largest statewide
advocacy organization, with more than 20,000 members and advocates from across Idaho and
the region. ICL is growing, presently employing 31 individuals, with offices in Boise, McCall,
Ketchum, and Sandpoint Idaho. You will be a critical member of the North Idaho Office in
Sandpoint, where you will assist staff working to protect public lands, water quality and native
fish and wildlife, for all who live in Idaho. The work you do will directly support ICL’s programs,
enabling staff to continue our policy and grassroots advocacy work as we seek to grow the
conservation community in Idaho, and achieve pragmatic, enduring solutions.

Summary of Position:
The North Idaho Community Engagement Assistant will work with the North Idaho Director and
the North Idaho Lakes Conservation Associate to build public support for the protection of
proposed wilderness areas, water quality, and other strategic initiatives. The Assistant will
empower members, supporters, volunteers and the public to become involved in ICL’s work to
bring about positive environmental change by organizing community events and creating
opportunities for members and supporters to volunteer and influence decision-makers and
policy.

Key Responsibilities:
● Help build community support for the protection of proposed wilderness areas in the
Selkirk Mountains and Scotchman Peaks, North Idaho’s lakes and waterways, and other
strategic initiatives.
● Organize or participate in monthly community events, in order to connect ICL with
members and supporters, and offer them ways to help advance ICL’s strategic goals
through volunteerism or advocacy
● Assist with the recruitment, training and management of volunteers for ICL’s Lake Pend
Oreille Water Quality Monitoring Program.
● Grow ICL’s relationships with partners, conservation groups, tribes, first nations and
other allies.
● Work with ICL’s Engagement Coordinator and members of the engagement team to
advance organizational priorities and support effective advocacy efforts.
● Work with ICL’s Communications Manager to build and maintain relationships with
reporters and generate earned and social media coverage of ICL’s work in local media
outlets.
● Assist the ICL Development Director by growing ICL’s membership in North Idaho,
assisting with donor related events, and making gratitude calls to donors as needed. Use
Salesforce to track activity records and notes on contacts in the donor portfolio.
● Participate in ICL’s efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive environmental movement
that is responsive to marginalized and underrepresented communities.
● Perform other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have/be:
● An ability and desire to communicate with and engage a wide variety of individuals,
groups and audiences.
● Professional experience advocating for or organizing environmental, conservation, social
justice or other efforts to make meaningful change.
● Strong written and verbal communication skills.
● Professional experience in the nonprofit sector.
● A passion for the environment and the communities of North Idaho.
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social and environmental
justice.

Application process:

Please submit a cover letter and resume, combined into one PDF document to
ICLjobs@idahoconservation.org and include North Idaho Community Engagement Assistant in
the subject line. Application review begins October 24th, but the position will remain open until
filled.

The Idaho Conservation League’s programs and employment are open to all. ICL does not
discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual
orientation or ability. For more information about ICL, please visit our website at
www.idahoconservation.org.

ABOUT ICL:
Founded in 1973, the Idaho Conservation League is Idaho’s oldest and largest state-based,
non-profit conservation organization. We are a membership organization with members and
supporters across Idaho; a Board of Directors with statewide geographic representation; offices
in Boise, Ketchum, McCall and Sandpoint; employing 31 staff. ICL’s mission is to create a
conservation community and pragmatic, enduring solutions that protect and restore the air you
breathe, the water you drink, and the land and wildlife you love. Our vision is an Idaho where
public lands remain public and are well managed, air is clean, lakes and rivers are healthy, fish
and wildlife thrive, and a prosperous, sustainable future exists for all Idahoans. ICL is committed
to doing conservation work in an equitable and just way. Clean water, clean air, public lands,
and abundant fish and wildlife should be accessible to everyone. ICL is committed to a
long-term goal of broadening our work to better serve the diversity of people our work connects
to, particularly those populations with traditionally underrepresented voices or marginalized
communities.