Campaign Coordinator, National Campaign to Reform State Wildlife Management

Wildlife for All Published: September 13, 2021
Location
United States
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Outreach / Advocacy /

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Description

Are you passionate about wildlife? Do you want to make a difference in the fight to protect biodiversity? Do you want to be part of a growing movement to fundamentally change the way wild animals are treated and how wildlife decisions are made in the U.S.?  

Wildlife for All is seeking a Campaign Coordinator to help develop and lead a national campaign to reform state wildlife management to be more ecologically-driven, democratic and compassionate. Southwest Environmental Center dba Wildlife for All is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been rebranded and retooled in 2021 to lead this campaign.

Overarching role and background:

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Campaign Advisory Committee and coalition partners in key states, the Campaign Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of building and implementing a multi-state, multi-year campaign to drive systemic reforms in targeted states, including but not limited to:

  • Align state statutes, policies and agency missions with public trust principles;
  • Diversify funding sources for state wildlife agencies to break the traditional financial dependency on consumptive users;
  • Ensure proportional representation of non-consumptive users on wildlife commissions;
  • Strategic litigation.

This transformational campaign is urgently needed to change the way wildlife is managed and to refocus state wildlife policies and institutions towards addressing the current extinction crisis, recognizing the intrinsic and ecological value of all species, and serving a broader public, and away from a traditional focus on prioritizing game species and consumptive uses of wildlife.  

Job Details:

  • Reports to: Executive Director
  • Position Status: salaried, exempt
  • Location: New Mexico preferred, but can be done remotely

Job Responsibilities: 

Campaign support:

  • Conduct research on state wildlife governance issues;
  • Produce information resources (e.g. fact sheets, webinars, website content, etc.) for reform advocates, policy makers and the public;
  • Write grants to support campaign.

Coalition coordination:

  • Manage listserv;
  • Maintain frequent communication with coalition members;
  • Recruit new coalition members;
  • Facilitate monthly coalition and work group meetings;
  • Plan and coordinate coalition events, e.g. strategic planning meetings.

Campaign strategy and implementation:

  • Assist with development and implementation of campaign plan that will likely include:
  • legislative campaigns in targeted states;
  • strategic engagement with targeted state governors, wildlife commissions and agencies;
  • building wildlife caucuses in targeted state legislatures;
  • a state level litigation strategy;
  • lobbying on state and federal issues that can drive reform;

Organizational management:

  • Manage general administrative tasks;
  • Hire and manage staff;
  • Manage external communications including social media;
  • Write grants to support the organization. 

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to protecting wildlife
  • A college degree
  • Experience with campaigns, coalitions and nonprofit advocacy work
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to function in a dynamic, multifaceted, mission-driven work environment.
  • A mastery of office technology, including social media.

Ideal candidate will have: 

  • An advanced degree in policy, government or law
  • Excellent judgment and strategic thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage successful, multi-faceted campaigns
  • Familiarity with wildlife issues in the U.S., and a perspective that sees the connection of those issues to a broader social justice and progressive agenda. 

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email your resume and cover letter to Kevin Bixby. Type "Campaign Coordinator" in the subject line.

Southwest Environmental Center dba Wildlife for All is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.

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