Nevada Wildlife Advocate

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Las Vegas, NV
United States

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The wildlife advocate will work on litigation, legislation, administrative and policy advocacy, and grassroots and media outreach designed to protect Nevada's wildlife, with special attention paid to the management of the state's native carnivores. A particular task of the position will be to advocate before the Nevada state legislature and administrative agencies for implementation, enforcement and/or reform of the state's laws and regulations relating to hunting, trapping and depredation. As the Center's primary representative in Nevada, the advocate may also work on other Nevada environmental issues as appropriate. The wildlife advocate will join a dynamic and supportive team of legal, science, organizing and communications staff.

Primary duties:

  • Administrative advocacy, such as commenting on proposed rulemakings and the preparation of petitions for rulemaking before the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners, the Nevada Department of Wildlife and other relevant agencies.
  • Tracking, analysis of, and advocacy regarding state legislation.
  • Engaging allied conservation groups, activists and the general public to help pass or defeat relevant state legislation.
  • Speaking publicly at rallies, conferences and other events, as well as with the media, about Nevada environmental issues.
  • Preparation of communications such as press releases, op-eds, fact sheets and white papers.
  • Some travel required.

Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:

  • Advanced degree required, law degree preferred.
  • General knowledge of wildlife protection laws preferred.
  • Excellent research, writing and oral advocacy skills.
  • Scientific literacy.
  • Experience lobbying at the federal or state level preferred.
  • Background in conservation preferred.
  • A passion for and knowledge of the natural world, biodiversity, wildlife and waters.
  • A demonstrated commitment to environmental protection.

Benefits Package:

  • Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan.
  • Paid STD and LTD.
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match.
  • Generous time off policies.
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code.

Application process:

Please apply online by submitting a thoughtful cover letter, resume, writing sample, and reference list. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

We are an equal opportunity employer.