Careers

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Working at SUWA

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) staff is made up of passionate advocates working together to defend Utah’s redrock wilderness. We value autonomy, persistence, collaboration, and a hands-on attitude from our fellow team members.

Since 1983, SUWA has been the only independent organization working full-time to defend America’s redrock wilderness from oil and gas development, unnecessary road construction, rampant off-road vehicle use, and other threats to Utah’s wilderness-quality lands. We carry that legacy and honor the work of those who have been fighting for the protection of these wild lands for decades before us, as well as alongside us.

Benefits

  • 15 days of paid vacation time (with increases yearly with tenure up to 20 days)
  • 12 paid sick days annually
  • 14 paid holidays, including a year-end office closure
  • Employer-paid medical, vision, and dental benefits
  • 2-month paid sabbatical every 5 years
  • Flexible work days, depending on position
  • Parental, bereavement, jury duty, and other leave
  • Cell phone subsidy and travel reimbursements
  • Access to outdoor gear pro deals

Ready to Apply?

When our team is looking for new staff members, we want to hear from you! Explore below to see what openings we currently have on SUWA staff. If none are available, consider signing up for our email list to hear about new open positions in the future.

Current Openings

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA), Utah’s largest conservation organization, has an immediate opening for a full-time Social Media and Digital Advertising Specialist. The position can be based in our Salt Lake City; Moab, UT; or Washington, DC office.

The Social Media and Digital Advertising Specialist is a motivated digital communications professional with a proven track record in audience development, digital engagement and advertising, and SEO and data analysis. Working at the direction of the Media Director and with the Communications Manager, the Social Media and Digital Advertising Specialist is passionate about digital storytelling and adept at using analytics to optimize activist and member engagement. 

The ideal candidate has a track record of converting complex issues into engaging, actionable, and informative content. Experience in political or advocacy campaigns is desirable but not required; applicants with relevant B2C digital marketing experience are encouraged to apply. Preferred experience is 2-5 years in a professional setting.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three references to hiring@suwa.org with “Social Media and Digital Advertising Specialist” and your name in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter where you heard about this position. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2023.

Responsibilities

  • Design and execute a results-driven social media and online advertising strategy that drive online activism, new memberships, and completed donations.
  • Develop and curate engaging content for all SUWA social media and digital advertising accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, and other relevant platforms.
  • Interact with users and respond to social media messages, inquiries, and comments.
  • Design and utilize social listening practices using a CRM platform to better understand the digital landscape of SUWA’s issues, online advocates, and overall brand reputation.
  • Find, curate, and share relevant news on a daily basis across social media and to all staff, as appropriate.
  • Regularly review analytics and create reports on key advertising and social media metrics on both weekly and monthly cadences (as well as ad hoc, campaign-specific reports).
  • Manage a digital advertising budget responsible for driving specific campaigns, membership development, and brand awareness.
  • Set up, optimize, and manage ongoing and discrete digital advertising campaigns, including designing ad visuals and language, A/B testing ad creatives, setting up target audiences, and optimizing for conversions.
  • Lead in the development and management of social media marketing and other related strategies when relevant, such as influencer marketing strategy.
  • Assist in the management of the SUWA website and media database.
  • Create and update landing pages, blog content, and other website assets as needed.
  • Own the administration of digital advocacy tools such as the Patagonia ActionWorks page and Phone2Action to drive action on specific campaigns.
  • Produce various forms of media as needed across audio, photo, and video mediums.
  • Assist in sending out email alerts and press releases as needed. 
  • Working with the Organizing team, schedule, plan, run, and analyze digital events such as webinars, trainings, and other events to build our digital and grassroots community; and analyze and make recommendations to improve the Organizing team’s use of the digital space.

Requirements

  • Passion for social media and proficiency with major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and social media management tools.
  • Proficiency with photo editing tools, digital media formats, and HTML.
  • Excellent social listening skills.
  • Ability to understand historical, current, and future trends in the digital content, social media, and online advertising spaces.
  • Strong copywriting and copy editing skills.
  • Time management skills with the ability to multitask.
  • Detail-oriented approach with ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Professional experience working with CMS and CRM platforms.
  • Professional experience with Google Analytics/Tag Manager, including setup, optimization, and analysis of Goals, Ecommerce, Funnels, and UTM source codes.
  • Professional experience developing, managing, and optimizing targeted advertising campaigns on Facebook, Google Ad Network, and/or other online advertising platforms.

Preferred Experience

2-5 years experience of political, advocacy, or B2C social media marketing, organizing and content development, and commensurate experience managing Google Ads, Facebook, or similar advertising platform accounts.

Familiarity with Blubrry, WordPress, Blackbaud/Luminate Online, Phone2Action, Photoshop, Adobe Express, Meltwater, or similar platforms is desirable but not required.

Familiarity with the environmental and conservation movement is desirable but not required.

Salary

The base salary for this position is $45,750-54,750 DOE. Total cash compensation is $49,939-59,253. Benefits include paid health insurance; 3.5% contribution to a 403b plan;  14 paid holidays; 3 weeks of vacation to start; and other benefits. (Benefits begin after a  60-day probation period.) 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three references to hiring@suwa.org with “Social Media and Digital Advertising Specialist” and your name in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter where you heard about this position. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2023. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

SUWA is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. SUWA 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.

SUWA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the outstanding wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau, and the management of these lands in their natural state for the benefit of all Americans. SUWA promotes local and national recognition of the region’s unique character through research and public education; supports both administrative and legislative initiatives to permanently protect Colorado Plateau wild places within the National Park and National Wilderness Preservation Systems, or by other protective designations where appropriate; builds support for such initiatives on both the local and national level; and provides leadership within the conservation movement through uncompromising advocacy for wilderness preservation.



Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SUWA

The mission of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance is to defend and protect the wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau and in Utah’s West Desert.

We are committed to the idea that our commonalities greatly outweigh our differences, and that the redrock is for everyone. Our mission is to protect the redrock for the wonder and enjoyment of all future generations, both human and non-human alike.

The lands we work to protect are the ancestral homelands of many Tribes, including those that were forcibly removed at the hands of the U.S. government in an effort to exterminate their cultures, languages, and ways of life. These injustices are still felt today, but the quest to erase the Tribes failed: indigenous communities continue their traditions and remain an integral part of the landscape and our community. We are committed to working toward understanding this history; to expanding present-day common ground, collaboration, and reconciliation with our Tribal neighbors; and to advocating that Tribes receive a seat at the table when others would exclude them.

The environmental movement has a regrettable history of excluding and oppressing marginalized people. We know that the redrock, humanity, and the future of the planet itself depend on working together to solve our greatest common threat: the climate crisis. As we face the challenges of the 21st century head-on, we recognize we can only do so by including, involving, and elevating Tribes, communities of color, people of diverse economic backgrounds, faith communities, the LGBTQ+ community, and the tapestry of experience that weaves together our common humanity. We are committed to doing this both within our staff and through our daily work to protect the redrock.