Wanted: Membership Director. We Are Hiring!

Winter Wildlands Alliance is hiring! We are a tight team dedicated to our work and looking to add a new position to the roster. The application window closes on April 15, 2021.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Todd Walton, Executive Director via email: twalton@winterwildlands.org.

Job Announcement

Job Title: Membership Director 

Supervisor: Executive Director 

Salary: Up to $65,000/year DOE 

Benefits: Generous benefits package — health insurance, Simple IRA and unlimited paid time off Classification: Full-time exempt 

Location: Open to remote work for the right candidate; office based in Boise, ID 

Job Overview 

Winter Wildlands Alliance is seeking a qualified and experienced Membership Director to join our team. Must be a highly-motivated individual to lead and manage the organization’s membership, outreach, donor cultivation, database system and engagement. They are responsible for expanding and managing our membership program, including creating and implementing an annual plan for membership growth and retention. Additionally, this position coordinates development opportunities and oversees membership activities including: membership mailings, organizing and representing WWA at special events, gathering data and analytics on members, database / CRM management and updating. The Membership Director will also work with other WWA staff on communications, member engagement, strategic planning and budgeting. A passion for winter, wild places, conservation advocacy, and human-powered adventure is a must. 

Our ideal candidate has a deep and personal commitment to the mission of Winter Wildlands Alliance. Additionally, they should have broad experience that includes: leadership paired with a positive attitude, demonstrable success in leading fundraising and membership programs, excellent communication skills, results-oriented database management experience, event experience, inspirational outreach and management skills on top of being a self-starter who is able to troubleshoot and be proactive around processes. 

Desired Skills and Qualities: 

  • Mission-Focused: Motivated to create lasting change that leads to the protection of public lands and quality opportunities for human-powered winter experiences. Able to inspire philanthropic support for the mission.
  • Results-Oriented Team Player: Demonstrated ability to work well within a fast-paced, supportive and collaborative team environment. Demonstrates a focus on results, promotes innovation, inspires, and is willing to take risks. Sets and maintains high performance standards for self and others in support of organization’s strategic plans and annual goals.
  • Strategic Thinking + Tactical Execution: Strategic thinker who is also comfortable with day-to-day execution. Understands and embraces the spirit and work ethic of the nonprofit workforce, where we think big and roll our sleeves up to get the work done.


  • Preferred minimum of 5 years of experience in nonprofit membership management, marketing, communications, advocacy and / or fundraising and development.
  • Understanding of standard nonprofit membership structure and development strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in both traditional and digital engagement. Membership program strategy and implementation a strong plus.
  • Skilled project manager with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, initiative and follow-through. Ability to balance multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, working well under pressure and adapting to challenges and opportunities with a solution-oriented perspective.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, including the management and support of team members, building relationships with external stakeholders and partners, and sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated public speaking skills and ability to inspire audiences and individuals to engage in mission-driven action.
  • Exceptional follow-through and creative problem solving.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing department budgets.
  • Proficient and comfortable working in platforms such as a CRM database, content management system, marketing automation software, MS Office and Google Analytics.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, attend and participate in events.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and to integrating these principles into their work.

Reporting Relationships: 

Employee reports to the Executive Director 

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Todd Walton, Executive Director via email: twalton@winterwildlands.org 

Building on a string of successes in policy and education, and on the explosive growth of backcountry skiing and other human-powered snowsports participation, Winter Wildlands Alliance is poised for growth and looking for the perfect candidate to expand existing membership programs. The right person in this position will also work to accelerate community engagement and influence through outreach, relationship building, program development, fundraising, membership, marketing, and beyond. 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. WWA offers a fun, team-based environment, competitive wages and an excellent benefits package.

About Winter Wildlands Alliance

Founded in 2000, Winter Wildlands Alliance is the national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands.

Our Values:

  • We see human-powered winter recreation as an appropriate use of our public lands, and advocate for land management practices that support high-quality experiences for skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, mountaineers and other quiet adventurers in the winter backcountry. Above all, we are committed to achieving our mission.
  • Partnership and collaboration are rooted in our core, based on the recognition that results are best achieved by engaging a diverse spectrum of advocates and outdoor recreationists. We value collaboration with all stakeholders, orienting our work toward being proactive and solutions-based.
  • We serve our members and grassroots groups through tangible results, timely communication, expertise and relevant resources. We help cultivate the broader backcountry community through education, stewardship and the Backcountry Film Festival.
  • We strive to cultivate a professional, supportive and enriching work environment for our dedicated team of staff, Board and volunteers. Competence and authenticity are highly valued.
  • Integrity and accountability are central to our success. We embrace those traits within WWA, and in our relationships with the partners, supporters and constituents who make our work possible.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Todd Walton, Executive Director via email: twalton@winterwildlands.org.