The Utah Public Lands Program Director, with the Utah Public Lands Program Manager and the Utah Public Lands Program Associate envision, prioritize, and implement strategies for the Grand Canyon Trust’s work on Utah’s public lands within the Colorado Plateau. The Utah Public Lands Program (currently Utah Forests Program) staff work with other staff at the Grand Canyon Trust and other organizations to effectively advocate for management of the public lands based on ecological conservation, public process, and respect for Indigenous Traditional knowledge.
The position requires leadership, strategic and analytical thinking, advocacy, science, and interpersonal skills. The Utah Public Lands Program Director will advocate for the inclusion of the public in land management decision-making processes, reduction of acres and intensity of livestock grazing, forest conservation amid climate change, protection of native plant and wildlife species, and inclusion of diverse perspectives in management of public lands with particular attention to Native perspectives.
Working to accomplish conservation goals on public lands through multiple strategies, ranging from collaboration to litigation.
Initiating strategies to accomplish focused outcomes.
Undertaking on-the-ground conservation and/or environmental justice projects with a diverse team.
Demonstrating successful managerial skills and the ability to motivate and guide a diverse team with enthusiasm, leadership, accountability, and respect.
Organizing people with different perspectives to pursue a common goal on an ambitious timeline.
Using science, policy, regulations, law, and/or political avenues for conservation, public lands, advocacy, and environmental justice.
Using the NEPA process to affect agency decisions.
A commitment to support and lead with humility when entering communities and working with diverse cultures including Native communities on the Colorado Plateau.
A commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Excellent organizational, planning, and follow-through skills.
Clear written and verbal communication skills.
Willingness to travel (including occasional weekends).
Desire and ability to spend time on the public lands.
About Grand Canon Trust
To safeguard the wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau, while supporting the rights of its Native peoples.