Posted June 3, 2019
Community organizer/researcher needed for southwest Wyoming to conduct interviews and explore how communities in the area can transition from a coal-based economy, how local governments can obtain funding in a future with coal mines and power plants playing a more limited role in the tax base, and how reclamation and economic development/diversification goals can be achieved while maintaining jobs. The research and assessment will be conducted for the Powder River Basin Resource Council, a statewide community organization with a proven track-record of convening and tackling difficult conversations about Wyoming’s future. Initial position will be an independent contractor, with work at a competitive hourly wage. Depending on the results of the assessment, the work may evolve into a long term or full-time position with salary and benefits.
- Commitment to Powder River’s mission, issues and values;
- Ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints;
- Strong speaking and writing skills;
- Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including some evening and weekend hours;
Willingness to travel throughout Southwest Wyoming, and occasionally to our main office in Sheridan (mileage reimbursement will be available);
- Strong background or understanding in natural resource management, coal mining and electric generation, or extensive knowledge of the local area and its economic risks and opportunities.
Location: This position is focused on Southwest Wyoming. Working from a home-base in Green River, Rock Springs, Evanston, or Kemmerer are possibilities. We are looking for someone with a home office that can supply all needs, including printing, internet, etc. Reasonable reimbursement and accommodation for expenses may be provided.
How to apply: This position is open until filled, but we encourage applications as soon as possible.
If interested, please email a cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com (include Organizer/Researcher Position in the subject field) or mail to: Jill Morrison, Executive Director, Powder River Basin Resource Council, 934 North Main St., Sheridan, WY 82801.