Washington Trails Association seeks a Statewide Advocacy Senior Coordinator to support WTA’s advocacy function and advance WTA’s mission to mobilize hikers and everyone who loves the outdoors to explore, steward and champion trails and public lands. The Statewide Advocacy Senior Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to plan, develop and implement advocacy projects across WTA’s functional teams and external stakeholders, with a focus on engaging key stakeholders in support of local government agency projects and mutually identified priorities.
Benefits include medical, dental, vision and long-term disability insurance; retirement plan; and holiday, vacation and sick leave.
The position will be open until filled, with any applications received by April 12th taking priority. See job description and other opportunities at our jobs page. Read about our mission, our programs, and our commitment to diversity and equitable access on our website.
WTA is the nation’s largest state-based hiking and trail maintenance organization. Powered by hikers for more than 50 years, WTA works to ensure Washington's trails stand the test of time, connecting people to the outdoors—from everyday adventures to backcountry explorations. Each year, our volunteers contribute more than 160,000 hours to improve hundreds of trails around Washington; one quarter of volunteers are youth. WTA's strength is in its community and future success depends on fostering an inclusive organization and hiking community, where everyone feels welcome and represented.
WTA is committed to advancing equity through our work as we pursue our vision of "Trails For Everyone, Forever". People of color and others with underrepresented identities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job Skills and Experience: Required
Demonstrated commitment to WTA’s mission and values on diversity, equity and inclusion
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and as a member of a dynamic team with experience in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented organization
Demonstrated experience in working in legislative, policy, and planning processes.
Proven record of accomplishment developing and implementing campaigns and projects for issue advocacy, including: grassroots organizing and coalition building; event planning; and communications.
Demonstrated ability to write persuasive advocacy pieces for the lay audience.
Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders—from elected officials to program partners to fellow team members—to advance advocacy issues and priorities.
Manage through change and have the ability to pivot quickly.
Strong strategic thinker with the ability to map daily responsibilities to the organization’s mission and goals.
Broad organizational skills including attention to detail, and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines in an ever-changing environment.
Ability to accept and integrate feedback graciously, and give effective feedback to team members
Job Skills and Experience: Preferred
Cultural competency experience and demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse races, ages, genders, abilities and economic backgrounds
Experience working with the Salesforce CRM database
Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office
Additional Salary Information: Generous benefits package included - see job description
About Washington Trails Association
Washington Trails Association mobilizes hikers and everyone who loves the outdoors to explore, steward and champion trails and public lands. We believe:
- That exploring nature is good for people’s hearts, minds and bodies, and that hiking is a powerful way for everyone to connect with Washington’s natural wonders.
- That people will protect the places they love to hike, from local parks to remote wilderness. It is vitally important for everyone to have the opportunity to access the outdoors, and we are committed to reducing barriers to hiking trails and lands.
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