â€”American Alpine Club Announces New Conservation & Advocacy Positionâ€”
The American Alpine Club is excited to announce a new position with the Club that will conserve and protect crags and alpine environments locally, nationally, and around the world.
The Conservation and Advocacy Director must guide a national policy while responding to, prioritizing, and supporting the needs of local sections and chapters. The Club seeks candidates with drive and ambition who are interested in building on a conservation and advocacy program that has largely been managed by volunteers and the Executive Director. We expect extraordinary written and oral communication skills and several years of successful experience working with state and/or federal agencies. A passion for and knowledge of the outdoors and the climbing community will be important as well.
The AAC has led the way in protecting the places we climb by advocating for climbers at the highest land management levels and around the world. The Club birthed the Access Fund in 1991 and works closely with them on national policy to this day. The Club provides research grants that support climber scientists around the world, provides conservation grants for projects that protect the climbing environment, and plays an ongoing role in advancing our responsibility to manage human waste, from developing the clean mountain cans on Denali to the 2010 international conference: Exit Strategies.
About The American Alpine Club
The American Alpine Club provides knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community. The AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two of the world's most sought-after climbing annuals, The American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Mountaineering; cares for the world's leading climbing library and country's leading mountaineering museum; manages the Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives $80,000+ toward climbing, conservation, and research grants to adventurers who travel the world. Learn about additional programs and become a member at americanalpineclub.org. Join the AAC's online community at facebook.com/americanalpineclub.