Climate Change Coordinator - Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Scope of Organization
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC), named one of Outside Magazine’s Top 100 places to work two years in a row, seeks a Climate Change Coordinator to lead work with communities, Tribes, agencies, partners, and stakeholders to improve climate resilience and adaptation within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). The GYE is a remarkable natural landscape home to a complete array of native wildlife, the headwaters of the West, an important place in the history of conservation, and of deep importance to Native Americans who have made this place home since time immemorial.
Scope of Responsibilities
The Climate Change Coordinator plays a lead role in shaping GYC’s programs to make the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem a global model for climate adaptation and resilience. Specifically, the Climate Change Coordinator will lead and develop a cohesive portfolio of projects in partnership with Tribal, federal, state, and local agencies that strategically & collaboratively plan, develop, fund, and implement resource management projects that address the impacts of climate change on land, water, and wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Projects could include restoring native plants in riparian areas, restoring stream flows and reconnecting floodplains, increasing natural water storage in groundwater
aquifers, managing forest and wetland vegetation regimes impacted by conifer encroachment, protecting
and expanding native fish populations, building beaver dam analogues, restoring beaver, and protecting
climate refugia through land management planning processes. The position will also support proactive,
landscape-scale conservation by working with public land management agencies to develop climate
adaptation plans that address the impacts of climate change on native fish, water quantity, water quality,
wetlands, and forests.