Principal Duties of the Regional Executive Director (RED):
The RED is accountable for developing and implementing programs and strategies that enable the National Wildlife Federation to achieve outcomes articulated in our Strategic and Equity and Justice Plans and serves as an important “face and voice” for the organization in the Northern Rockies, Prairies & Pacific Region. This position may be based in Missoula, MT or Seattle, WA.
Additionally, the RED:
- Provides organizational leadership, program development, and targeted campaign management that effectively advances our mission and objectives;
- Fosters an inclusive, and collaborative workplace culture that supports staff in functioning as a highly integrated and effective team across a geographically diverse, highly matrixed organization;
- Achieves the organization’s regional philanthropic and fundraising goals by working with staff to engage current and potential funders, individuals, foundations, and corporations to support our work;
- Manages the Regional Center’s budget and stewards the organization’s financial resources;
- Builds and maintains authentic relationships with political, affiliate, business, education, indigenous, governmental and community leaders with a diverse and representative range of group identities;
- Demonstrates a personal and professional commitment to and experience in advancing equity and justice within the organization and in external program delivery, partnerships, and communications;
- Advances the National Wildlife Federation’s long-term conservation goals as well as our values of collaboration, empowerment, inclusivity, mindfulness, and mission-focused work.
This is a full-time position working directly with NRCS, BLM, state wildlife agencies, Pheasants Forever Chapters and other in-state conservation partners to coordinate the delivery of wildlife habitat conservation within the states of Wyoming and Montana as well as team with two Regional Representatives as leaders for Pheasants Forever in Montana and Wyoming.
Duties and Expectations:
The State Coordinator will:
- Provide direct oversight, leadership, supervision and guidance to the Pheasants Forever Biologist Teams in MT and WY, ensuring effective conservation delivery and coordination within their areas of responsibility.
- Work with PF/QF West Regional Director, Wy and MT Regional Representatives, and Pheasants Forever Inc. & Quail Forever Marketing Team to provide information focused on promoting in-state strategic conservation efforts to media sources in Montana and Wyoming.
- Coordinate and lead new and existing landscape level habitat initiatives and partnerships that advance our mission in Montana and Wyoming. Examples include the Montana’s Focused Conservation Initiative, Sage Grouse Initiative, Wildlife Corridor Habitat Restoration, state access programs, and several others.
- Coordinate with PF regional reps and partners to Implement PF Education and outreach Programs, providing feedback to program leads to improve, modify, and/ or create PF programs that apply to Montana and Wyoming.
- Assist with state level advocacy and philanthropic activities in Montana and Wyoming.
- Monitor the progress of the PF Biologist Team in the delivery of strategic conservation initiatives, keeping partners aware of timelines and milestones, prepare quarterly written progress reports and a full year summary report to share with all partners.
- Work closely with field practitioners and partner staff to educate them on the proper implementation and utilization of wildlife conservation programs and practices.
- Work closely with partner (NRCS, BLM, Joint Ventures, State agency) staff to provide insight and input related to programs standards and specifications specifically focused on wildlife conservation, assisting with the development and review/update of wildlife related program standards and specifications and enhancements.
- Provide cost-share program, habitat restoration and management training to conservation planners on wildlife habitat.
- Develop relationships with partners within Montana and Wyoming that work to promote wildlife conservation, including working with PF chapters in Montana and Wyoming to inform them of wildlife conservation opportunities in WY/MT.
- Identify opportunities (grants or groups) that will enhance strategic plan achievement. Pursue granting opportunities as they become available. Examples include National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grants, Regional Conservation Partnership Grants, and several others
MPG Ranch is seeking a field technician to assist with irrigation, weed control, tree care, and other restoration efforts. The season will run approximately late March to early October. The workweek will consist of four ten-hour workdays. Occasional weekend days will be required.
- Installing and maintaining drip irrigation systems
- Towing a trailer with water tank to hand water plantings
- Operating and maintaining center pivots, wheel lines, hand lines, and k-lines
- Backpack spraying and manually removing noxious weeds
- Caring for fruit tree and restoration tree plantings
- Assisting with other restoration and maintenance projects
- Possess a valid driver’s license
- Able to lift 75 lbs.
- Comfortable working with herbicide
- Knowledge or ability to learn the region’s native plants and invasive weeds
- Manual labor experience
- Able to work both independently and with a crew
The Clark Fork Coalition (CFC) seeks a Streamflow Monitoring Technician to complete streamflow monitoring and data entry/analysis for CFC’s instream flow restoration projects this summer. One of the ways that CFC works to restore the watershed is by purchasing and leasing water rights from landowners to ensure that tributary streams stay cold and connected to mainstem rivers during the driest times of the summer. This position will complete the monitoring required for these projects, primarily on private land. The Streamflow Monitoring Technician will assist with all stages of monitoring including setup of monitoring sites, data collection, equipment maintenance, and data entry and analysis. CFC monitors approximately 30 sites within 2 hours of Missoula, and this position involves extensive travel within the watershed. A personal vehicle will be required.
All training for this position will be provided, after which the Streamflow Monitoring Technician will be expected to work solo in the field. This position will report to the Project and Monitoring Coordinator.
The new Executive Director will be responsible for stewarding the vision of the organization forward. Primary tasks will include: developing opportunities to expand Missoula’s trail network, fostering collaborative relationships with community partners, writing and speaking on behalf of the organization, overseeing trail projects and events, as well as fundraising and administration. The ED will have latitude to identify new opportunities and work with the Board of Directors to set and meet new goals.