Job Announcement - Teaming with Wildlife Program Associate
Position Title: Teaming with Wildlife Program Associate
Location: Washington, DC
About the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies: Founded in 1902, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies represents state, territorial and provincial fish and wildlife agencies of North America. The Association supports the leadership of state fish and wildlife agencies by advocating for science-based fish and wildlife conservation and promoting cooperation among fish and wildlife agencies. For more information, see the Association’s web site at http://www.fishwildlife.org .
Duties and Responsibilities: The Teaming with Wildlife Program Associate supports state fish and wildlife agency efforts to implement and revise State Wildlife Action Plans. Responsibilities include assisting and facilitating communication between State Wildlife Action Plan coordinators, conducting outreach and developing partnerships with federal agencies and private conservation organizations to improve support for State Wildlife Action Plans. Other duties include assisting with outreach on the State Wildlife Grants Program and management of the 6,300 member Teaming With Wildlife coalition (www.teaming.com ).
The Teaming With Wildlife Program Associate reports to the Teaming With Wildlife Director and works closely with other Association staff to meet program goals.
Specific Duties Include:
1. Assist with and help coordinate the Association’s outreach efforts to build support for State Wildlife Action Plans including development and delivery of presentations, website, briefings, webinars, factsheets, videos, etc.
2. Assist with a project to develop effectiveness measures for the State Wildlife Grants program and State Wildlife Action Plans.
3. Work with federal agencies and non-governmental conservation groups at the national level to identify and act on opportunities for collaboration on State Wildlife Action Plans.
4. Provide direct support to state fish and wildlife agency personnel on issues related to State Wildlife Action Plan implementation and revision, including establishing and maintaining regular contact with agency staff, organizing meetings and conference calls, facilitating information exchange and by responding to information requests.
5. Develop formal letters, memoranda, MOU’s/MOA’s and other statements of support and involvement between the Association, its member states, federal agencies and/or non-governmental organizations on State Wildlife Action Plans.
6. Plan and manage events such as meetings, briefings, workshops, etc. designed to raise awareness and facilitate collaboration on State Wildlife Action Plans and the State Wildlife Grants Program.
7. Work closely with Association staff and Committees to support integration of State Wildlife Action Plans with other agency programs and priorities.
Education and Experience: Masters Degree in natural resources, planning, public policy, wildlife management or a closely related field and two (2) or more years of relevant experience preferred. Experience with wildlife conservation issues desired. Experience working for a state fish and wildlife agency a plus.
Other combinations of education and work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Demonstrated Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work well independently and as an effective team member; motivate others to take action; communicate effectively in writing and orally; work with diverse agencies and organizations to promote opportunities for collaborative conservation; and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Candidates must be willing to travel.
Salary: Negotiable commensurate with experience.
Benefits package includes: Medical insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, worker’s compensation, pension plan, annual and sick leave, paid holidays.
Selection Process: Qualified candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest, including salary needs to:
Teaming With Wildlife Director
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 725
Washington, DC 20001
Or by email to: mhumpert(at)fishwildlife.org
Deadline for application: Open until filled.
Candidates selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview and are expected to pay their own travel costs for the interview.
Anticipated starting date: December 1, 2010.