By Published On: January 16, 2022

Hiring a Full-Time Sagebrush Communications Specialist

The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) is hiring for a Sagebrush Communications Specialist position that provides communications content development to the IWJV’s Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands effort. This is a full-time, employed position that will have a primary focus on sagebrush rangeland conservation in the West. This role is responsible for implementing strategic communications (lead in design and delivery, and support in planning and evaluation) that effectively convey the relevance of sagebrush rangeland conservation to people (ecological services, economic impact, strong communities). This role provides critical support in implementing the Annual Sagebrush Communications Plan and elements of sagebrush communications identified in associated Annual Operational Plans. The Sagebrush Communications Specialist implements strategic communications in close coordination with the IWJV Communications and Marketing Coordinator and in consultation with the Director of Strategic Partnerships, Sagebrush Collaborative Conservation Specialist, and other key partners. The position serves as a counterpart to the IWJV Water 4 Communications Specialist.

The Sagebrush Communications Specialist is a full-time position that is hosted by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, with day-to-day supervision by the IWJV Communications and Marketing Coordinator. The location of the position is negotiable. This position requires mission-critical travel with flexibility to address annual work plan priorities.

Position Description


HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit the following materials in electronic format (a single PDF preferred) to Hannah Nikonow at by 5 p.m. MST on February 8, 2022.

  • A cover letter that addresses your approach to learning new skills and developing new partnerships.

  • Resume (including three references).

  • A one-page statement (as a writing sample) describing your vision for linking communications, science, and conservation outcomes that are inclusive to western, local, and traditional knowledge, recognizing the importance of people and place on the landscape.

START DATE: Negotiable, but target is March 1, 2022.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Hannah Nikonow at or (307) 431-9876.