Defenders of Wildlife seeks a Senior Manager, Federal Lands Campaign to lead the implementation of a national campaign focused on the National Wildlife Refuge System, the only system of public lands management dedicated to the protection of wildlife and the habitats that they rely on. Working closely with diverse internal teams and external partners, the position offers the immediate opportunity to drive meaningful change in three critical areas.
The Controller is responsible for the cash receipts process, the restricted grant process, and month-end close process for Defenders of Wildlife. The Controller ensures optimum compliance with generally accepted accounting principles in completion of these areas of responsibility; the efficient and effective use of internal controls; and regular application of best practices. The Controller has supervisory responsibilities over three accounting staff members.
The Senior Conservation Data Scientist (Scientist) leads technology development and data science as part of the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders of Wildlife, where we pioneer creative, pragmatic conservation solutions at the intersection of science, technology, and policy. This unique combination of approaches is essential in an age of increasing threats to wildlife and static or dwindling resources for conservation.
The Senior Conservation Scientist plays a lead role in providing support, building capacity, and advancing research on conservation science issues. As a senior team member of the Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI), the Senior Conservation Scientist leads a team which enhances the work of the organization to improve imperiled species and habitat conservation by integrating quality science into Defenders’ programs and by ensuring that Defenders’ science is informed by emerging policy.
This position is responsible for developing a comprehensive talent acquisition strategy in line with Defenders’ long-term organizational which include designing, implementing, and executing full-cycle talent acquisition practices and processes that meet Defenders’ diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice (DEIJ) goals; building relationships with universities and conservation groups to highlight Defenders as an employer of choice; developing metrics and monitoring effectiveness of recruitment
The Donor Engagement and Events Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing an annual schedule of cultivation projects and events, including overseeing all aspects of the Wildlife Conservation Awards Dinner. Through these activities the manager appropriately and consistently ensures major individual donor engagement and stewardship. The manager works closely with senior leadership, major gifts officers, and communications staff.
This position is responsible for developing a comprehensive talent acquisition strategy in line with Defenders’ long-term organizational which include designing, implementing, and executing full-cycle talent acquisition practices and processes that meet Defenders’ diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice (DEIJ) goals; building relationships with universities and conservation groups to highlight Defenders as an employer of choice.
The Planned Giving Associate is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the Planned Giving budget and implementing all aspects of its marketing program, including: mail, telephone, website and e-mail promotions; information request fulfillment and donor cultivation mailings; communicating with donors and prospects via telephone, mail, e-mail and occasional donor meetings when appropriate; and overseeing the Planned Giving interface within the donor database.
Director, Federal Lands Program leads Defenders of Wildlife’s work to increase wildlife habitat protections and advance imperiled species recovery on federal lands, including the National Wildlife Refuge System, the National Forest System, and the National System of Public Lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Director is responsible for effectuating Defenders’ conservation mission on federal public lands in accordance with our strategic plan.
The Senior Attorney engages in legal advocacy and develops and litigates cases under federal environmental and natural resources law to advance Defenders’ conservation policies to protect biological diversity. As an experienced litigator and senior member of the legal team, the Senior Attorney supervises staff attorneys, legal fellows, and law clerks and advises Defenders staff on legal questions and legislative matters.