One of the oldest and largest conservation groups in the country, the National Wildlife Federation is committed to uniting all people around our shared love of nature and wildlife by creating a welcoming and inclusive community representative of all Americans. By respecting and valuing the diversity of connections to the natural world and wildlife, we work toward convening a powerful movement. For over 80 years, we have partnered with people and institutions to create tremendous benefits for habitat, wildlife and people.
Wildlife needs connectivity just like we do, and we need connections to wildlife, and this concept is what drives the National Wildlife Federation's work in California. Our California office fosters a supportive and entrepreneurial workplace, and we work to inspire both personal and professional development for our staff, while striving to make visionary achievements in conservation.
The Urban Wildlife Program Manager serves as an integral part of our dynamic and committed team in Los Angeles, and oversees the conservation work in the Southern California region, focusing on building connections in the community, implementing programs that further the health of urban wildlife, and growing opportunities for all citizens to experience the outdoors and nature in welcoming and accessible spaces.
In this role you will:
- Contribute to a positive, inclusive and supportive team environment, and demonstrate the values of respect and cooperation in all relationships.
- Work closely with the California Director in the development and implementation of urban and other wildlife conservation work in the state, and manage the day-to-day work and relationships with our conservation partners, including our initiatives in the Los Angeles area such as the #SaveLACougars campaign and P-22 Day & Urban Wildlife Week.
- Develop and foster new partnerships in the community that broaden the reach of conservation efforts.
- Passion for wildlife and ensuring a future for wild things.
- Active commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and an ability to utilize these principals as the cornerstone of our work.
- Entrepreneurial and self-starting, with the demonstrated ability to both work independently and as an integral member of a team. Solid team building skills will serve this position well.
- Professionalism, with superior interpersonal abilities, communications and political savvy, and excellent time management and organization skills.
- College degree required.
- Established and progressive experience in the area of environmental protection and wildlife conservation; knowledge and experience in urban wildlife conservation a plus.
- Experience working in the communities of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, and relationships with key conservation and other related groups, government agencies and officials, and educational institutions.
- Fluency in social media and experience in social media outreach required.
- Fluency in Spanish preferred.
- Comfort in working in an outreach focused environment and non-traditional office structure
- Confident and engaging public speaker.
- Ability to travel domestically, about 20% on average.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife for our children's future. We offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a flexible work environment. The National Wildlife Federation is committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourages all qualified professionals to apply.