Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Position: Administrative Coordinator (full-time)
Location: Minnesota, remote (in-state) eligible 
Supervised by: Associate Director

We’re looking for a great Administrative Coordinator to join Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness and Save the Boundary Waters. 

SAVE THE BOUNDARY WATERS OVERVIEW
The Boundary Waters, the largest Wilderness Area east of the Rockies and north of the Everglades, is America’s most-visited Wilderness, uniquely accessible and beloved for recreation. It is the sixth most critical region in the lower 48 to protect for climate resiliency. A major threat looms: proposed copper mining in the headwaters, where pollution would flow downstream into and through the heart of the Wilderness, with cascading effects across the ecosystem. 

Save the Boundary Waters, founded and led by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness based in Ely MN, is a national coalition of 400+ businesses, conservation, and hunting & angling organizations, camps and access programs united to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park from the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining proposed in the headwaters of these treasures.

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness Mission: We unite people to advocate for the protection of wilderness and wild places, especially the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the greater Quetico-Superior Ecosystem.

Our Vision: We envision a future where people understand the value of wild protected lands, and are unified to forever protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness and the greater Quetico-Superior Ecosystem as vital components of a healthy and resilient planet.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice: Wilderness and the pursuit of its protection should be made to be welcoming and accessible to all. Protecting Wilderness relies upon public engagement which cannot be expected when people are disenfranchised, unwelcome, hurt or tokenized due to their sexuality, race, age, ability, size, gender identity, gender expression, culture, religion, political affiliation, or anything else. The pursuit of permanent protection for the Boundary Waters from sulfide-ore copper mining and other threats is no different. Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness and the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all aspects of the organization as it works to protect this special place for everyone and for generations to come.

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR POSITION SUMMARY
The Administrative Coordinator supports the Save the Boundary Waters team and mission through finance and fundraising administration and support, coordinating our offices, remote work needs, and supporting partnerships, communications, and events. 

KEY JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Finance and fundraising administration and support

  • Prepare income reports, enter donations and process refunds as needed, facilitate deposits, donor acknowledgments, and cultivation
  • Manage our accounts, update organizational information, and retrieve donation information from various sites and apps such as Fidelity, Benevity, Cybergrants, Mighty Cause/GiveMN, United Way, Square, Venmo, Paypal, etc.
  • Database management including entering and updating contact records, list management including creating and editing, uploading, reporting, etc.
  • Assist in the administration of reimbursements, payments, invoices, budget tracking, etc.
  • Manage merchandise budget, design and ordering, vendor communication, inventory and fulfillment.
  • Manage the “Shop to Support” program with businesses that donate a portion of proceeds to Save the Boundary Waters.
  • Attend meetings and events. 

Manage digital and physical workspace - online, remote work, offices, and technology

  • Manage team accounts and payments on multiple platforms (Dropbox, Zoom, Google, Slack, LinkedIn, etc) and help team members with any tech and account access needs.
  • Coordinate staff members’ needs for in-office and remote work
  • Equipment, technology, and supplies ordering and inventory (computers, Square readers, projectors, accessories, security, tech recycling, printing, postage and mail, etc.)
  • Scheduling and attending team and department meetings, taking notes and providing do-outs.
  • Coordinate logistics for staff and board retreats and other work-related gatherings including travel, lodging, food, etc.
  • Maintain staff, board member, and vendor contact lists.
  • Organizing and maintaining systems for documents, photos, etc
  • Creating and monitoring job and board member postings on job sites.

Communications

  • Update organizational web pages including factsheets, events, job openings, Shop to Support promo, merchandise, etc.
  • Monitor and respond to supporter inquiries via email and phone
  • Manage and update Google Adwords program.

Events and other special projects

  • Administer our Wilderness Equity Initiative mini-grant program including soliciting applicants, coordinating the review committee, notifying grant recipients, facilitating grant agreements and payment, communicating with applicants, and updating the application and review instructions and process each cycle.
  • Attending organization events, working at our tables/booths at various locations to engage the public, and briefing volunteers on organization and issue updates. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in a professional office - administrative, finance, or fundraising setting preferred.
  • High integrity and ability to work independently, organize and manage a wide variety of essential tasks, hit deadlines, and maintain superb attention to detail.
  • Time management skills and responsiveness to a wide variety of team needs.
  • Personable, effective, proactive, and professional communicator.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice as it pertains to our workplace, outdoor access, and conservation movements specifically.
  • Experience with CRM/databases (especially EveryAction) is a plus
  • Excel, data analysis, and reporting skills and experience are a plus
  • Experience with simple website updates, content writing, and working with tools such as Canva and Google Adwords is a plus.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • The Administrative Coordinator is a full-time, hourly position. Hourly pay ranges from $19.23 to $21.63, commensurate with experience
  • Compensation includes competitive wage and benefits package with coverage or a stipend for health, dental, and vision insurance; a 403b retirement plan with matching; 9 paid flexible holidays; phone, travel and expense reimbursement; professional development; 18 “Personal Time Off” (PTO) paid days per year, and trip reimbursement for Wilderness trip.
  • Staff can primarily work remotely from a home office in Minnesota with the ability to be present in-person in Ely, Minneapolis and other cities for work-based needs.

TO APPLY

Please email your resume, a cover letter and three references to sam@savetheboundarywaters.org with subject line “Administrative Coordinator Application” by June 28, 2024

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness and Save the Boundary Waters are committed to equal opportunity in employment.

 

Join the Save the Boundary Waters Team!

Save the Boundary Waters is looking for a motivated and passionate individual to fill the role of Regional Organizer. Join a great team of people who are dedicated to protecting the Boundary Waters in a challenging and highly engaging environment.

Position: Save the Boundary Waters Regional Organizer

Location: Twin Cities area preferred, remote (in-state) eligible 

Supervised by: State Manager

SAVE THE BOUNDARY WATERS OVERVIEW

The Boundary Waters, the largest Wilderness Area east of the Rockies and north of the Everglades, is one of “50 Places of a Lifetime” according to National Geographic. Unfortunately, the Chilean mining company Antofagasta and its subsidiary Twin Metals have proposed building dangerous sulfide-ore copper mines along waterways that flow into the Boundary Waters, Voyageurs National Park, and Quetico Park. The area’s clean water and rich aquatic ecosystem are particularly vulnerable to acid mine drainage from this type of mining.

Save the Boundary Waters, founded and led by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness based in Ely MN, is a national coalition of 400+ businesses, conservation, and hunting & angling organizations, camps and access programs united to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park from the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining proposed in the headwaters of these treasures.

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness Mission: We unite people to advocate for the protection of wilderness and wild places, especially the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the greater Quetico-Superior Ecosystem.

Our Vision: We envision a future where people understand the value of wild protected lands, and are unified to forever protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness and the greater Quetico-Superior Ecosystem as vital components of a healthy and resilient planet.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice: Wilderness and the pursuit of its protection should be made to be welcoming and accessible to all. Protecting Wilderness relies upon public engagement which cannot be expected when people are disenfranchised, unwelcome, hurt or tokenized due to their sexuality, race, age, ability, size, gender identity, gender expression, culture, religion, political affiliation, or anything else. The pursuit of permanent protection for the Boundary Waters from sulfide-ore copper mining and other threats is no different. Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness and the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all aspects of the organization as it works to protect this special place for everyone and for generations to come.

REGIONAL ORGANIZER POSITION SUMMARY
The Regional Organizer will report to the State Manager, and is responsible for organizing and conducting outreach efforts for a portion of the territory for Save the Boundary Waters, including hosting events, campus outreach, meetings with key legislators, and other public events. This position requires in-state travel and occasionally working on evenings and weekends.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Volunteer and Ambassador Management

  • Targeted volunteer recruitment, retention and advancement.
  • Assist with the management of our Ambassador Program, which involves working with our top engaged volunteers who schedule and staff their own events, often remotely. 
  • Arrange and train volunteers for event support, including tabling and texting campaigns.

Supporter Engagement

  • Provide supporters with unique and different ways to become engaged and empowered in the work of Save the Boundary Waters. 
  • Organize campus outreach programs.
  • Educate the general public about the risk of copper-nickel mining to the Boundary Waters and work to improve the effectiveness of educating the public.
  • Coordinate and plan various constituent meetings with elected representatives, including field visits for elected representatives and decision makers in the NMW area.

Events

  • Develop strategic outreach plans and host a variety of public educational events.
  • Participate in a variety of civic organization meetings (i.e., Conservation Clubs, Rotary, League of Women Voters, etc.).
  • Organizes the logistics for representing NMW at visibility opportunities.
  • Recruit attendees for public listening sessions hosted by federal and state agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and public speaking ability.
  • People-oriented: skilled in customer service, public relations, partnership-building.
  • Analytical and creating problem solving.
  • Can work independently, scheduling and running own events.
  • Clear, accurate, and informative manner of preparing and presenting information.
  • High integrity and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

    Preferred qualifications:

  • Professional experience in lobbying, organizing, or other similar work.
  • Experience with a grassroots non-profit organization or political campaign.
  • Experience working with supporter databases - EveryAction a plus.

BENEFITS

  • The Regional Organizer is a full-time, hourly position. Hourly pay ranges $18.50 from to $22, commensurate with experience.
  • $565 stipend per month for Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 18 Paid Days off, increasing with number of years worked at NMW, and 9 Paid Holiday
  • Professional Development Stipend
  • Trip stipend for Boundary Waters, Quetico Provincial Park, and Voyageurs National Park

Applications will be accepted until May 24 or until the position is filled. Please send materials (resume, cover letter, 3 references) to Amanda@SavetheBoundaryWaters.org.

Thank you!
 

We accept applications on a rolling basis, and will reach out if there is an opening!

Join the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters team as an intern! Position: Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters Internship
Location: Minneapolis, Duluth or Ely, Minnesota
Dates: We seek out interns every season and semester

Supervised By: Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness staff (According to the intern’s work plan & focus area)

Background: The Campaign to Save The Boundary Waters was organized by local residents in and around Ely, Minnesota who are dedicated to creating a national movement to protect the clean water, clean air and forest landscape of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and its watershed from toxic pollution from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. The Campaign partners with dozens of local and national conservation organizations and businesses and is led by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness.

Activities and Tasks: The Campaign is growing rapidly and we strive to be as strategic as possible in all our efforts. Tasks may evolve throughout the duration of the internship based on Campaign needs, and the skills and interests of the intern(s). Intern(s) will work closely with members of the Campaign:

  • We are seeking skilled interns to work in areas of Communications, Organizing, Outreach & Events, Fundraising and Administration. Job focus will depend on experience, interest and the needs of the Campaign.

  • Assist in drafting documents and content for supporters through email, social media, website and other platforms.

  • Educate and activate the public and our supporters around our efforts to protect the Boundary Waters from sulfide-ore copper mining.

  • Assist in organizing logistics and staffing events, like festivals and house gatherings, trainings, presentations, campus and community events, media events and special projects like the State Fair and “adventure advocacy” expeditions.

  • Conduct outreach through email, in-person meetings, phone-calling, and preparing mailings to supporters.

  • Engage with a number of constituencies: faith leaders, local officials, students, businesses and the public at large. Brainstorm and develop new creative ideas to reach new supporters.

  • Record, update and track results of grassroots actions, like petition-signers and donors into our databases.

  • Attend meetings and present/update others on the efforts of the Campaign.

    Desired Skills or Qualities:

  • Leadership experience, strong academic performance, problem-solving ability, excellent written and verbal skills, work-ethic, eagerness to learn, positive attitude.

  • College degree, status as enrolled student or relevant experience in environmental issues, community organizing or outdoor recreation.

  • A general understanding of sulfide-ore copper mining and its impacts.

  • A commitment to sustainable and healthy wilderness edge communities and

    outdoor tourism economy in Minnesota.

  • Ability to work independently and interact positively with board members, staff,

    volunteers, partners, media, decision-makers and the public.

  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced and changing

    environment.

  • High level of comfort with computers and a variety of software and applications.

  • Experience with social media.

  • Dedication to our goals and efforts, willingness to work hard.

    Position Requirements:

  • Flexible hours (quarter time to full time internships may be available). Includes some evenings and weekends.

  • Training will be provided.

    Benefits:

    • Work on a rapidly-growing, historic national effort to protect the BWCA
    • Work alongside seasoned organizers, add to your own skills and experience
    • Make connections in the conservation community and with decision makers
    • Work stipend may be available
    • If applicable, we will work with you to arrange college credit for the internship.

    Please send a resume and cover letter, including your location and dates of availability for the internship, to info@savetheboundarywaters.org.

We invite anyone interested to let us know you'd like to be considered for our board! Please fill out this brief form to indicate your interest in being considered for the NMW board. This form is open at any time, and we further consider new board applicants as board roles become available on a limited basis. You may also reach out to Ingrid Lyons, Executive Director, at Ingrid@savetheboundarywaters.org

Please visit our Northwoods Jobs Board for more job opportunities in Northern Minnesota!

https://www.savetheboundarywaters.org/northwoods-job-board