The Vice President for Landscape Conservation is based in the Washington, D.C., headquarters and oversees Defenders’ work to promote landscape-scale wildlife conservation, focusing on four program areas: federal public lands management; private lands conservation; climate change adaptation; and wildlife-responsible renewable energy development. The Vice President is responsible for implementing Defenders’ conservation mission through these four integrated programs in accordance with Defenders’ s
This professional-level position involves a broad range of administrative and outreach responsibilities in support of the Northwest Program. This role has lead responsibility for assuring the efficient administrative functioning of a regional program spanning three states (WA, OR, ID), including providing administrative, outreach, technical, and research assistance. They organize and implement outreach activities and special events in the region.
Defenders of Wildlife, a national, nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities, seeks Interns to work in its Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI). Launched in 2017, CCI works at the intersection of science, technology, and policy to develop creative, practical solutions to improve wildlife conservation. The Conservation Science Intern will directly contribute to one of CCI’s core objectives of providing scien
This professional-level position will contribute to Defenders of Wildlife’s strategic goal of securing new wildlife conservation initiatives, policies, and laws. This goal is met through helping develop and advocate for national policies to promote wildlife conservation on private lands, including protection and restoration of habitat on private lands, securing adequate funding for wildlife conservation on private lands, and expanding conservation partnerships with private landowners, land trust
The Panther Coexistence Coordinator under our Predator Resistant Livestock Enclosure Construction Program (“Enclosure Coordinator”) assists the Southeast team with coexistence program activities and reports to Elizabeth Fleming, Senior Florida Representative (supervisor). The Enclosure Coordinator will be primarily responsible for organizing and overseeing livestock enclosure construction projects that foster coexisting with the endangered Florida panther in Southwest Florida and in other areas
This professional-level position involves a broad range of administrative and advocacy responsibilities in support of the Department. This role has lead responsibility for assuring the efficient administrative functioning of a fast-paced department, including staff attorneys with administrative and other support on legal cases; administering Defenders’ litigation docket, Conservation Law Department budgets and web content; handling information requests on legal program issues; representing the
The Endangered Species Policy Internship is an opportunity for a graduate, post-graduate, or exceptional undergraduate student to work with CCI and other Defenders staff at the interface of science, technology, and national conservation policy. The Intern’s primary project will likely involve advancing a long-term CCI project to review, analyze, and digitize Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) created under the ESA. HCPs are developed by private landowners to describe how they will protect listed.
This position provides program and administrative support to the Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI) at Defenders of Wildlife. The Coordinator assists with program work and provides support to CCI staff, with priorities determined and assigned by the Director. S/he is responsible for maintaining general knowledge of all of CCI’s key projects to help communicate our work with internal and external partners and provide administrative assistance.
This professional-level position is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of Defenders of Wildlife’s strategic plan, with an emphasis on federal lands management policy and planning and the conservation of at-risk species and their habitats in California.