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PRESS RELEASE: IMBA seeks Advocacy Director

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is seeking a self-motivated, full-time advocacy staff member with experience in grassroots organizing. I appreciate any referrals you may have.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES* Organize campaigns to preserve mountain bike access* Volunteer recruitment and leadership development* Expand and enhance IMBA coalition partnerships* Develop and organize local affiliate programs* Expand and enhance public land management agency partnerships* Design and develop advocacy campaign materials, program manuals and public education resources* Organize and provide

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The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is seeking a self-motivated, full-time advocacy staff member with experience in grassroots organizing. I appreciate any referrals you may have.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
* Organize campaigns to preserve mountain bike access
* Volunteer recruitment and leadership development
* Expand and enhance IMBA coalition partnerships
* Develop and organize local affiliate programs
* Expand and enhance public land management agency partnerships
* Design and develop advocacy campaign materials, program manuals and public education resources
* Organize and provide staff support of two national committees
* Develop and manage grants program
* Represent IMBA at conferences & events
* Develop resources for international programs
* Maintain constituent databases
* Nationwide travel requiredDESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
* Bachelor’s degree
* Government relations experience including legislative advocacy
* Knowledge of mountain biking, recreation, and land management issues
* At least two years experience in grassroots volunteer organizing
* Superior written and verbal communication skills including strong presentation skills
* Special event promotion and management experience
* Grant writing experience
* Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Macintosh platform, and databases
* Ideal candidate is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for mountain bikingORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
The International Mountain Bicycling Association is a non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance, and preserve trail opportunities for mountain bikers worldwide. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy, and innovative trail management solutions.This position is based at IMBA’s headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, at the base of the Rocky Mountains. There are currently 22 staff members and 9 volunteer board members.SALARY
Starting salary is mid 30s. Medical, dental, and deferred compensation plan offered.TO APPLY
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to mike@imba.com. Please include ³Advocacy² and your full name in the subject line. No phone calls please.Applications will be accepted until the job is filled. IMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.