Grassroots Campaigns & Advocacy Manager

American Wild Horse Conservation

Davis, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $55K-65K

At American Wild Horse Conservation, we are passionate advocates for the preservation and protection of our nation’s wild horses and burros. Founded with a steadfast commitment to the welfare of these iconic animals, we strive to ensure their survival for generations to come. We ignite change in wild horse policy, setting the standard for conservation practices and building informed advocacy. 

Ignite Wild Horse Policy

We actively engage in advocacy efforts. By collaborating with lawmakers, stakeholders, and communities, we strive to enact legislation and regulations that safeguard the rights and habitats of America’s wild horses and burros. 

Setting the Conservation Standard

Through research, habitat restoration projects, and sustainable management practices, we work to ensure the long-term viability of wild horse populations while maintaining ecological balance.

Building Informed Advocacy 

Through education and outreach initiatives, we empower individuals and communities to become advocates for wild horse conservation. By fostering a deeper understanding of the issues facing wild horses and their habitats, we cultivate a network of passionate supporters dedicated to our cause.

Are you interested in joining the mission? 

The Role

American Wild Horse Conservation is seeking a dynamic community leader who will enhance grassroots engagement and campaign efforts in support of in-the-wild conservation of wild horses and burros.

The AWHC Grassroots Campaigns & Advocacy Manager will be responsible for expanding grassroots outreach, coalition-building and volunteer advocacy activities to advance wild horse and burro protection and pursue federal reform.


  • Develop and execute grassroots engagement in support of AWHC mission, working in collaboration with AWHC policy, conservation and advocacy teams. 
  • Develop the scale and impact of AWHC advocacy movement, growing the number of advocates and maximizing their combined strength as a volunteer community. 
  • Arrange in-district constituent meetings with legislators and organize advocates to participate in Lobby Day.
  • Train advocates on effective communications with elected officials and local media
  • Create grassroots resources and maintain web and advocacy training materials
  • Build relationships and coalitions with advocates and ally groups. 
  • Stay up-to-date and utilize the best national grassroots advocacy practices, as applicable.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for staff, AWHC Board of Directors and donors.
  • Coordinate with AWHC departments to ensure grassroots integration with organizational priorities.


  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, multi-task, manage time, and address time-sensitive projects in a professional and responsible manner.
  • Commitment to equine protection and intense drive to create positive change for animals.
  • Prior experience with advocacy, grassroots organizing, or political campaigns.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills, including the ability to communicate and work well with others remotely via phone, video conferencing, etc.
  • Familiarity with grassroots organizing strategies and willingness to stay up-to-date on the latest, most effective practices in the advocacy field.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Displays enthusiasm for teamwork and high levels of energy and tenacity. 
  • Highly organized with acute attention to detail.
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally when needed.
  • Knowledge of federal and / or state legislative processes is a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status


Email careers@americanwildhorse.org  with the subject header ‘Grassroots Campaigns & Advocacy Manager Application’ and tell us why you’d be a great fit! Please include a copy of your resume (optional cover letter). We look forward to hearing from you. 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership , Policy And Law
Tags Outreach