National Wildlife Federation
  • Northern Rockies
  • Missoula, MT, USA
  • Full Time

The National Wildlife Federation is hiring a full-time Wildlife and Public Lands Coordinator in our Northern Rockies office. This position is responsible for developing, coordinating and advancing wildlife and public land advocacy in the Northern Rockies, Prairies and Pacific Region. This position requires close collaboration with the Regional Executive Director, the Senior Director for Public Lands and Conservation, and collaborative work with NWF program managers and coordinators, state affiliates and the public. The Wildlife and Public Lands Coordinator works on NWF's bison restoration campaigns, wildlife conflict resolution program, public lands conservation legislation affecting the region; and other projects and campaigns as needed. Duties include coordinating/implementing campaign objectives within NWF and with NWF affiliates and partners, advocating for NWF's conservation agenda through networking with professional colleagues, direct organizing, lobbying, grassroots outreach and collaboration with both supporters and opponents. Fundraising and donor cultivation are also likely duties. The Wildlife and Public Lands Coordinator position requires good communications skills including strong writing ability, familiarity with social media outreach and good leadership skills. Experience involving wildlife biology/management, conservation issues and policies is preferred.

High Divide Advocacy: Work closely with affiliate organizations and the Senior Program Manager for Wildlife Conflict Resolution on public land issues with the High Divide landscape between the Greater Yellowstone and Salmon-Selway Ecosystems. This works includes a mix of national forest and BLM planning efforts, ongoing work to close the ARS Sheep Experimental Sheep Station and wildlife conflict resolution.

Greater Yellowstone and North Cascades Grizzly Bear Recovery: Work collaboratively with state affiliates and other partners to develop broad support for delisting grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone and restoring grizzlies to North Cascades National Park and surrounding public and private lands.

Restoring Wildlife to America's Serengeti: In concert with the Montana Wildlife Federation and other partners, develop and implement a campaign to build the elk population in and around the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge from its current population of 3,000 to a herd of 10,000 head.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. or B.A. in environmental science, natural resource or communications discipline. Advanced degree and/or professional experience preferred. 
  • Minimum two years combined experience working in wildlife/natural resources, public lands, strategic communications and conservation policy. Prefer familiarity with and good reputation in the science/conservation community and among the region's opinion leaders; public lands and conservation knowledge specific to the region; and management and leadership experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and leadership skills; strong writing and editing skills. Media-production skills desirable.

 There will be travel in this role of approximately four to eight nights a month.

 A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate.

 Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume.  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 candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 

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