The members, supporters and employees of Idaho Rivers United share basic values and beliefs that drive all organizational efforts. The ecological integrity of Idaho's rivers and streams must be protected and restored. IRU must provide consistent and credible leadership for river conservation in Idaho that empowers the public to take action on behalf of our rivers. IRU supports a culture of open communication, teamwork and productive dialogue among the staff and board, and honors its role as a community organization that emphasizes the importance of its members, volunteers and allies.


Communications Associate

 The Communications Associate works with staff to develop and implement IRU’s communications program. This position requires a deep commitment to the mission of IRU and a strong passion for protecting rivers, intensive journalistic style writing skills and the ability to develop content for a variety of platforms. Helpful for this position is a broad skillset that includes experience in natural resource protections. To read the full job announcement please click here.

Compensation and Benefits

Annual salary is competitive and benefits include employer-provided health and dental insurance, retirement, generous vacation and sick leave. IRU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Applications should include a resume, 3 professional references, writing samples and a cover letter addressed to Kevin Lewis, Executive Director via e-mail at Please include “Communications Associate” as the subject line in your communication. To review the full job description please click here. Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2019.