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ABOUT WWF

Since 1937, Wyoming Wildlife Federation has been the champion of wildlife, conservation, and outdoor access issues in Wyoming. We are the voice for sportsmen and sportswomen of Wyoming – advocating on their behalf for healthy, intact, and fully functioning ecosystems; and safeguarding access to outdoor opportunities while finding common ground to ensure the consistent application of science-based management policies. Driven by our love and passion for all things Wyoming, we work to cultivate a culture of conservation stewards actively engaged in protecting our wild heritage through policy, advocacy, and local engagement.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation is to work to conserve wildlife, habitat, and outdoor opportunities.

SCOPE OF ROLE

The Policy Coordinator works with the Executive Director and Government Affairs Director regarding policy, issues, outreach, fundraising, membership engagement, and administration. The Policy Coordinator is responsible for the conduct of business in accordance with the Federation’s mission statement, policy, procedures, position statements and resolutions. The Policy Coordinator is supervised by the Executive Director.

This is a permanent, full-time position, with core responsibilities as described below:

Issues

  • Review land use and resource management plans, project plans, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, etc. to determine impacts on wildlife and wildlife habitat;
  • Compose public comments on the above and submit to the appropriate authority;
  • Maintain, develop and organize hunter/angler coalitions to find common ground on specific campaigns;
  • Collaborate with like-minded organizations on various campaigns and issues;
  • Monitor and provide public comment at decision maker meetings (i.e. state and federal agency meetings); and,
  • Represent WWF in meetings and public hearings.

Outreach:

  • Develop campaign content for action alerts, quotes, and media packets;
  • Organize and facilitate meetings with local members and the public; and
  • Represent WWF on specific campaigns in the media, including writing and editing opinion editorials along with providing interviews.

Fundraising

  • Maintain and develop individual and corporate donor relationships; and
  • Write grant proposals and reports.

Membership

  • Meet with members to provide information on campaigns, issues, and other outreach.

Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Skills and experience in non-profit conservation advocacy.
  • An understanding of hunting, angling, conservation, public lands, and wildlife issues in Wyoming.
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, and capable of exercising sound, independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability of working collaboratively with a diverse set of constituents and stakeholders for the achievement of common goals.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and handle complex situations.
  • Have strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple priorities/activities, delegate effectively, and motivate others.
  • Comfortable and confident public speaking and writing skills, and ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of audiences.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to attend meetings/events, including evenings and weekends, as necessary.
  • If you meet at least 75% of the qualifications of this description and are passionate about working for well-conserved fish and wildlife populations, healthy habitats, and engaged sportswomen/sportsmen, we support your application.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation and benefits for the Policy Coordinator include a salary range of $38,000 –  $45,000, a health care stipend offered on an individual basis, accrued 3+ weeks/18 days vacation, accrued two+ weeks/12 days sick leave, eleven (11) paid holidays, paid time off the week between Christmas and New Year’s, one week paid time off for a hunting/angling outing, and if an employee needs help packing out their harvested animal, you are encouraged to aid them.

This position is based in Lander, Wyoming.

Applications are due by July 30, 2022, at midnight.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and resume to Jaden Bales at jbales@wyomingwildlife.org.
If you have questions, please call 307.335.8633.