As of July 5, 2023, this position has been filled and is not accepting applications.
Winter Wildlands Alliance is hiring! We are a tight team dedicated to our work and looking to add a new position to the roster. Applications open May 26, 2023, and the position is open until filled. For strongest consideration please submit your application by June 15, 2023.
Job Title: Operations Coordinator
Location: Boise, ID (in-office, in-person)
Classification: Part-time (fixed schedule; 24 hours per week) with the potential to grow into a full-time position
Salary: $20-$24/hour DOE
Benefits: Paid Holidays, outdoor gear and clothing discounts, some work-related travel
Supervisor: Events and Marketing Director
About Winter Wildlands Alliance
Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization working to inspire and empower people to protect America’s wild snowscapes. We are an Alliance of environmental and outdoor recreation organizations, SnowSchool sites and backcountry partners. Our SnowSchool program engages over 33,000 kids in science-based field trips and education across 60 sites nationwide. Our Backcountry Film Festival, premiering every winter in Boise, Idaho, tours more than 100 locations worldwide and raises $200,000+ each tour season for local mountain communities.
Our staff and board are made up of people from all different backgrounds. Our commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) is woven throughout our internal training, year-round community events, digital and print communications, and staff and board meetings.
At Winter Wildlands Alliance, we build leaders and we are problem solvers; our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. Snow is fun and working at Winter Wildlands is too. Read more about your future coworkers here: www.winterwildlands.org/staff.
Winter Wildlands Alliance is looking for a dynamic, ambitious, creative, highly organized and action-oriented Operations Coordinator to be the hub at the center of our national program work. You’re the glue, the tie that binds, the nucleus around which WWA rotates. You are MI5’s Q, Batman’s Alfred, the Incredibles’ Edna Mode, Dom Toretto’s Tej Parker, Debbie Ocean’s Nine Ball. Your domain is our national headquarters in the historic Sonna Building in downtown Boise, Idaho, and you will have opportunities to travel for specific events.
Reporting directly to our Idaho-based Events and Marketing Director, you will provide critical ground support for our programs and campaigns, helping to manage and coordinate our fast-growing membership base, national SnowSchool and grassroots networks, ambassadors, corporate and nonprofit partnerships, merch store, Backcountry Film Festival Premiere and National Tour, and Biennial Grassroots Advocacy Conference—this coming September in Colorado with you right in the middle of it all, helping to make it wildly successful and fun.
You are passionate about public lands, people, mountains, snow, wildlife, gravity, diversity, equity, inclusivity, kindness, adventure, climate action. You’re a team player, a communicator, an organizer. You’re proud to create efficient and effective systems. You’re fired up to make a difference. You’re eager to learn, stoked to dig in and collaborate with a tight team of professionals, to meet new people, to kick off a fun and impactful career in the exciting and meaningful field of outdoor recreation and conservation advocacy.
Your job will be to manage our day-to-day operations, including office administration and assisting with logistics, maintaining data in our systems, program implementation, merch fulfillment, event production, communications, advocacy and member/partner/ambassador engagement. You will work directly with each of our program directors and support all areas of our work. You will handle a wide range of different projects and tasks, all of which are essential to building capacity for the entire organization and for our broader national alliance.
- Previous experience in an administrative support or similar role.
- Experience in office management, events, communications, nonprofits, outdoor advocacy, and/or fundraising and development is a plus.
- Demonstrated experience and proficiency in both traditional and digital communication. Preferably Google Suite (Gmail, Drive, Admin, etc.), maintaining data within systems (EveryAction or other), and file management experience (Dropbox or other).
- Skilled project manager with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, initiative and follow-through. Ability to balance multiple projects and adapt to challenges and opportunities with a solution-oriented perspective.
- Exceptional creative problem solving.
- Desire to learn new skills, be proactive, and be able to troubleshoot effectively.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Proficient and comfortable providing marketing, branding and communications support via social media platforms and content calendar management alongside program leadership.
- Ability and willingness to travel, attend and participate in events.
- Commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and to integrating these principles into your work. Open to take part in and/or has had previous JEDI training experience.
Desired Values & Qualities
- Mission-Focused: You are motivated to contribute to programs and projects that lead to the lasting protection of public lands and quality opportunities for human-powered winter experiences. Must be able to inspire support for and feel connection to our mission, vision and values in everything you do.
- Results-Oriented Team Player: You have a demonstrated ability to work well within a supportive and collaborative team environment, a demonstrated focus on structure and efficiency, and are excited to assist and innovate across all programs. You maintain high performance standards for yourself and support the organization’s strategic plans and annual goals.
- Creative Thinking + Tactical Execution: You are a creative thinker who is also comfortable with day-to-day execution. You understand and embrace the spirit and work ethic of the nonprofit workforce, where we think big and roll our collective sleeves up to get the work done and make a difference.
Winter Wildlands Alliance employment is open to everyone. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or ability in any of our policies or programs.
Even if you think you may not be qualified, but are excited about this position, we still encourage you to apply. We are most interested in the types of intangibles that don’t fit on a traditional resume and in people committed to our mission and vision for wild winters. Our priority is to build a diverse team of people whose individual skills balance and complement one another. We hire great people from a wide breadth of backgrounds because it makes our work and our communities stronger.
Learn more about Winter Wildlands Alliance at: www.winterwildlands.org.
How to Apply
Please upload a brief cover letter and resume (with 3 professional references) at https://forms.gle/FZ7bZJFfh9htmFt97.