Western Landowners Alliance, a West-wide non-profit organization based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, seeks to fill the following two staff positions to help us implement our mission to advance policies and practices that sustain working lands, connected landscapes and native species.
Director of Finance and Administration
The Director of Finance and Administration will be part of our senior leadership team and be responsible for the organization’s finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration, office management and IT. The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making and operations as WLA continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization. Desired qualifications include a BA and preferably an MBA/CPA or related degree, and seven to ten years of professional experience in financial and operations management, including non-profit administration. This position is based in Santa Fe.
The Policy Director will work with organizational leadership, members and partners to identify policy priorities and to develop and execute strategies to achieve state and federal policy goals. This will include representing the organization in outreach efforts to Capitol Hill, the federal executive branch, state and local government leaders and other key stakeholders. It will also include drafting letters, handouts and policy documents, and conducting research and policy analysis. The successful candidate will have experience working in high levels of the federal government, either executive agencies or Congressional offices, and must have proven ability to build and maintain relationships with Members of Congress and their staffs, have an intimate understanding of the political and legislative processes and be able to design and implement public policy advocacy campaigns. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of agricultural and environmental public policy issues, a bachelor’s degree or higher, and a minimum of five years of experience in public policy and non-profit work. Santa Fe residency not required.
Successful candidates will be excellent communicators and exceptional team players, able to work in close collaboration with fellow staff members located across the West. Personal qualities will include integrity, credibility and dedication to the mission of WLA.