The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has been deeply involved with community planning issues since its founding as the Jackson Hole Alliance for Responsible Planning 40 years ago. Alliance staff and volunteers have profoundly influenced the way that Jackson Hole has (and hasn’t) developed for decades – whether fighting bad ideas like malls in Kelly and a highway in grizzly habitat on Togwotee Pass, or supporting good downtown zoning and housing mitigation policies. The organization continues its work to make Jackson Hole a national model of a strong community living in balance with nature.
Finding that development threats to our ecosystem and community have continued unabated and even increased, the Alliance recently held a successful quiet fundraising campaign to secure three years of funding for the community planner position. Thanks to passionate and generous supporters, the campaign met its goal last week. If you would like to join these new and long-time members in contributing to the Alliance’s work, please visit: https://jhalliance.org/get-involved/give-now/.
The Alliance is now seeking applicants for the Community Planning Associate or Manager position. The planner will lead Alliance efforts to shape land-use, transportation, housing, and other community development plans for the benefit of wildlife, wild places, and community character. They will manage a broad portfolio of projects, including both reacting to development proposals in the community and leading proactive Alliance projects. They will confidently help Alliance leadership determine how the Alliance should engage on projects and issues as they arise, develop compelling alternatives to projects we deem harmful to our community, and lead the technical development of proactive plans and policies to create a better future.
This work includes reviewing successful initiatives from similar communities, attending community planning meetings, discussing ideas with local experts and stakeholders, building relationships with key agency staff and community leaders, and providing technical recommendations for long-range planning in Teton County and the Town of Jackson.
The Planner will provide policy analysis and recommendations, write technical recommendations on behalf of the Alliance, and will advise the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Alliance staff to ensure that all representatives of the organization are sufficiently informed on key issues.
For a full job description, visit: https://jhalliance.org/the-alliance/jobs-and-internships/. To apply, send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is Friday, June 14, at 5pm.