Okanogan Highlands Alliance accepted applications for a dependable person to help with advocacy efforts.
This position is no longer open.
Okanogan Highlands Alliance
Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA) is a grassroots conservation
group with an effective track record working to protect the Okanogan
Highlands from environmental degradation. OHA works on mine monitoring,
environmental restoration and public education in our community. The
main issue of concern to be addressed by the Conservation Associate is
the proposed exploration and expansion of the gold mine operated by
Kinross Gold Corp and its subsidiaries on Buckhorn Mountain.
Conservation Associate will focus on environmental advocacy. OHA seeks
to hire a person who is dependable, clear-minded, dedicated, and highly
motivated. Equally important are critical thinking, patience, and
balance. Level of responsibilities and compensation will be commensurate
with demonstrated capabilities. This position will be open until filled
and offers potential to become long-term employment.
Scope of Duties:
The Conservation Associate will assist the Executive Director in
implementing strategies for review of the Buckhorn Mine and exploration
proposal, and will provide critiques and clear summaries. This person
will collaborate on OHA’s media outreach efforts and help to increase
OHA’s presence locally and regionally. The Conservation Associate will
work cooperatively with OHA’s staff, and be supervised by the Executive
Compensation: $16+ per hour
starting, depending on experience; increases based on favorable review,
benefits beginning after 6 months of service. 25+ hours per week.
Must be dedicated to OHA's mission. Must be willing to develop a
working knowledge of mining terminology, surface and ground water
issues, and the environmental review / public participation process.
This person must be self-motivated, and demonstrate strong skill sets in
writing as well as interpersonal and public relations. The Conservation
Associate must be articulate, have good communication skills, and be
familiar with social media. Must be competent to perform clerical tasks
such as word processing, presentations, record keeping, and
spreadsheets, etc. A background in natural resource conservation,
environmental studies, or science is desirable.
Primary Duties: The Conservation Associate’s duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Coordinate the exploration review, track and review environmental reports and studies
- Monitor other mineral exploration proposals and projects in the area
- Provide analysis, critiques, conclusions and summaries of documents
- Represent OHA in meetings
- Coordinate public education opportunities regarding mining and exploration impacts:
o Prepare and present educational material at various venues
o Educate and inform the public and decision-makers about the issues
o Prepare press releases and other information for the news media about public and environmental concerns
o Regularly provide articles on Buckhorn mining and exploration
impacts for OHA’s newsletter, the website, and the media
- Administrative support as assigned
If you are interested in applying for this position, you can download the application form and send a letter of interest, resume and completed application form to email@example.com. (If needed, you can send the application form to: P.O. Box 163, Tonasket, WA, 98855.)
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