Government Affairs Manager


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Position Summary

Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is hiring a Government Affairs Manager to join our team in New Mexico. Working under the direction of the Government Affairs Director, the Government Affairs Manager will be responsible for leading WRA’s legislative, regulatory, and administrative advocacy efforts in New Mexico. This position will involve working closely with WRA’s program and marketing and communications staff to advance innovative legislative and administrative policy solutions critical to addressing the state’s most pressing conservation challenges. The Government Affairs Manager will focus on advancing climate and conservation policies across WRA’s three program areas. Candidates should be highly motivated strategic thinkers who possesses sound judgment, strong decision-making skills, and political acumen. This is a great opportunity to help build WRA’s work in New Mexico as we drive evidence-based solutions to the climate crisis.


The position can work remotely from the Albuquerque or Santa Fe area, from WRA’s Santa Fe office, or a hybrid remote and in-office setting.

Salary And Benefits

The salary range is $73,000-$90,000 annually; salary depends on relevant experience and new staff rarely start at the top of the range. WRA’s excellent benefits package includes a 401(k) retirement plan with up to 5% matching and health, dental, vision, and life & disability insurance with 100% of premiums paid by WRA. Annually, staff receive three weeks paid vacation leave to start, twelve paid sick days, one paid volunteer day, one paid birthday off, 12 paid holidays, and WRA is closed for Winter Break between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day for additional paid time off. After one-year employees are eligible for up to twelve weeks of parental leave with the first six weeks paid, and after five years, staff are eligible for up to twelve weeks of paid sabbatical leave. Position is full-time exempt.

Deadline To Apply: Open Until Filled with priority review beginning on Tuesday, January 19, 2024

For the full job announcement, and application portal, please visit ADP here.

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