Cool Climbing Job Alert! AAC Hiring Conservation & Advocacy Director
Have you ever wanted to somehow combine your love of climbing and your desire to protect the environment—and actually get paid for it, rather than living in a van and leeching off your quickly diminishing savings? Well, you’re in luck!
The American Alpine Club has just announced a new position operating out of the main office in Golden, CO—the Conservation & Advocacy Director.
The Conservation and Advocacy Director will guide a national policy while responding to, prioritizing, and supporting the needs of local sections and chapters. The Club seeks candidates with drive and ambition who are interested in building on a conservation and advocacy program that has—historically—largely been managed by volunteers and the Executive Director. We expect extraordinary written and oral communication skills and several years of successful experience working with state and/or federal agencies. A passion for and knowledge of the outdoors and the climbing community will be important as well.
The AAC has led the way in protecting the places we climb by advocating for climbers at the highest land management levels and around the world. The Club birthed the Access Fund in 1991 and works closely with them on national policy to this day. The Club provides research grants that support climber-scientists around the world, provides conservation grants for projects that protect the climbing environment, and plays an ongoing role in advancing our responsibility to manage human waste, from developing the clean mountain cans on Denali to the 2010 international conference: Exit Strategies.
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