Senior Representative - Defenders of Wildlife
This professional-level position is responsible for overseeing and implementing Defenders’ strategic plan objectives to conserve wolves in the Northern Rockies. Priorities include: 1) improving state conservation and management of wolves in Montana and Idaho; 2) minimizing lethal control by reducing / preventing conflicts between wolves and livestock; 3) improving social acceptance of wolves through targeted advocacy, public outreach and education, and field activities. The Senior Representative pursues conservation objectives through a variety of tools including developing and advocating for science-based laws, policies and plans; strengthening and mobilizing public support; cultivating diverse messengers; promoting and supporting the implementation of predator-livestock conflict reduction strategies with partnering landowners and livestock owners / managers; and other means.
This position requires advanced knowledge and experience in a broad array of wolf conservation issues, state and federal wolf policies, federal land management policy and predator-livestock conflict reduction strategies. The Senior Representative may oversee contractors working for Defenders on some of these issues. Advanced knowledge of and familiarity with key stakeholders, agencies, legislators and commission members, and organizations engaged in grey wolf conservation is required, as well as demonstrated established ties to the larger conservation community.