Regional Organizer

Save the Boundary Waters

Join the Save the Boundary Waters Team!

Save the Boundary Waters is looking for a motivated and passionate individual to fill the role of Regional Organizer. Join a great team of people who are dedicated to protecting the Boundary Waters in a challenging and highly engaging environment.

Position: Save the Boundary Waters Regional Organizer
Location: Twin Cities area preferred, remote (in-state) eligible
Supervised by: State Manager


The Boundary Waters, the largest Wilderness Area east of the Rockies and north of the Everglades, is one of “50 Places of a Lifetime” according to National Geographic. Unfortunately, the Chilean mining company Antofagasta and its subsidiary Twin Metals have proposed building dangerous sulfide-ore copper mines along waterways that flow into the Boundary Waters, Voyageurs National Park, and Quetico Park. The area’s clean water and rich aquatic ecosystem are particularly vulnerable to acid mine drainage from this type of mining.

Save the Boundary Waters, founded and led by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness based in Ely MN, is a national coalition of 400+ businesses, conservation, and hunting & angling organizations, camps and access programs united to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park from the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining proposed in the headwaters of these treasures.

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness Mission: We unite people to advocate for the protection of wilderness and wild places, especially the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the greater Quetico-Superior Ecosystem.

Our Vision: We envision a future where people understand the value of wild protected lands, and are unified to forever protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness and the greater Quetico-Superior Ecosystem as vital components of a healthy and resilient planet.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice: Wilderness and the pursuit of its protection should be made to be welcoming and accessible to all. Protecting Wilderness relies upon public engagement which cannot be expected when people are disenfranchised, unwelcome, hurt or tokenized due to their sexuality, race, age, ability, size, gender identity, gender expression, culture, religion, political affiliation, or anything else. The pursuit of permanent protection for the Boundary Waters from sulfide-ore copper mining and other threats is no different. Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness and the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all aspects of the organization as it works to protect this special place for everyone and for generations to come.


The Regional Organizer will report to the State Manager, and is responsible for organizing and conducting outreach efforts for a portion of the territory for Save the Boundary Waters, including hosting events, campus outreach, meetings with key legislators, and other public events. This position requires in-state travel and occasionally working on evenings and weekends.


Volunteer and Ambassador Management

  • Targeted volunteer recruitment, retention and advancement.
  • Assist with the management of our Ambassador Program, which involves working with our top engaged volunteers who schedule and staff their own events, often remotely.
  • Arrange and train volunteers for event support, including tabling and texting campaigns.

Supporter Engagement

  • Provide supporters with unique and different ways to become engaged and empowered in the work of Save the Boundary Waters.
  • Organize campus outreach programs.
  • Educate the general public about the risk of copper-nickel mining to the Boundary Waters and work to improve the effectiveness of educating the public.
  • Coordinate and plan various constituent meetings with elected representatives, including field visits for elected representatives and decision makers in the NMW area.


  • Develop strategic outreach plans and host a variety of public educational events.
  • Participate in a variety of civic organization meetings (i.e., Conservation Clubs, Rotary, League of Women Voters, etc.).
  • Organizes the logistics for representing NMW at visibility opportunities.
  • Recruit attendees for public listening sessions hosted by federal and state agencies.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills and public speaking ability.
  • People-oriented: skilled in customer service, public relations, partnership-building.
  • Analytical and creating problem solving.
  • Can work independently, scheduling and running own events.
  • Clear, accurate, and informative manner of preparing and presenting information.
  • High integrity and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  • Professional experience in lobbying, organizing, or other similar work.
  • Experience with a grassroots non-profit organization or political campaign.
  • Experience working with supporter databases – EveryAction a plus.


  • The Regional Organizer is a full-time, hourly position. Hourly pay ranges $18.50 from to $22, commensurate with experience.
  • $565 stipend per month for Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 18 Paid Days off, increasing with number of years worked at NMW, and 9 Paid Holidays
  • Professional Development Stipend
  • Trip stipend for Boundary Waters, Quetico Provincial Park, and Voyageurs National Park

Applications will be accepted until May 24 or until the position is filled. Please send materials (resume, cover letter, 3 references) to

Thank you!