February 1st, 2023

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Public Lands Program Manager

Type: Full-time, exempt.

Salary Range: $45,000–$55,000 depending on qualifications.

Location: St. George, Utah.

Reports to: Executive Director.

Organizational Background: Conserve Southwest Utah (CSU) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit grassroots organization founded in 2006 whose mission is conservation and stewardship of southwest Utah’s natural and cultural resources and advocacy for Smart Growth that enables conservation of those resources for present and future generations. For more information about CSU, please visit: conserveswu.org.

Position Summary: CSU is seeking a candidate with excellent communication skills and a commitment to environmental conservation for the position of Public Lands Program Manager. This position will focus on advocating for the conservation and protection of local public lands, organizing the community in Southwest Utah and beyond, and engaging residents and visitors in the conservation of these lands.


  • Advocacy: Organize public comment; identify and motivate strategic constituencies; write CSU comments on issues affecting public lands; engage in public policy; and work with allies to build support for public lands protection.
  • Education & Outreach: Inform, educate, engage, and activate the public on Southwest Utah public land issues through community activities, events, presentations, etc.; and expand CSU’s membership.
  • Program Management: Manage the Public Lands Program including program goals, budgets, grant reports, projects, volunteers, and staff.
  • Volunteer Management: Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to expand the effectiveness of the Public Lands Program.
  • Indigenous Partnerships: Strengthen relationships with local Indigenous communities; and learn from, partner with, and elevate Indigenous communities.
  • Agency/Government Relations: Maintain positive, collaborative relationships with government and public lands management agencies.
  • External Communications: Publicize Public Lands Program events, updates, and key priorities through newsletters, press releases, Op-eds, social media, etc.
  • Fund Development: Work with the CSU team to pursue grants & attract funding.
  • Other: Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience managing, teaching, mobilizing, and inspiring diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated interest in conservation and a commitment to CSU’s mission.
  • Ability to work independently and seek input as needed.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple inputs and priorities.
  • Personable, kind, professional, and respectful to people of all backgrounds.
  • Skilled/comfortable with social media and graphic design.
  • Valid state-issued driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field.

Benefits: We offer a competitive benefits package, including: 5 weeks paid time off (including holidays), 2 weeks paid sick leave, a 3% matching retirement contribution, reimbursement for work use of your personal phone, and professional development opportunities.

Work Hours: Flexible working hours with some weekends and holidays required.

Application Instructions:

  • Combine your cover letter (max 1 page) and resume into one PDF, save as “YYMMDD_Application_PublicLands_YourLastName.pdf”, and email to Holly Snow Canada at hiring@conserveswu.org with the subject “Public Lands Application for [your name]”.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


CSU is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. CSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


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