Conservation Jobs for Wyss Scholars for Conservation in the American West

The positions listed here are conservation jobs that qualify recipients of the Wyss Scholars for Conservation in the American West award for their post-graduate award.

Montana Conservation Organizer

The Montana Conservation Organizer works closely with the Montana Conservation Coordinator and other GYC staff to create broad support for community-based campaigns that protect the wild lands and iconic wildlife of southwest Montana. The position assists in building and maintaining relationships with local residents, businesses, elected officials, land management agency staff, and partner organizations, and at times will represent GYC on local collaborative efforts and working groups.

Montana Conservation Organizer job description and application

Grants and Foundations Writer

The Grants and Foundations Writer is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate GYC’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Director of Development, the person researches, assembles, and submits grant requests, establishes and maintains personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conducts prospect research, and maintains a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

Grants and Foundations Writer job description and application

Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund - Engagement Fellow

The Engagement Fellow will work with the Montana Engagement Partnership as part of a broad effort to engage Montanans in conservation policy throughout the state, including managing a Mobilization Center. The Engagement Fellow is a two-year fellowship, as part of the Wyss Fellows Program for developing conservation leaders in the American West. As a Wyss Fellow, the Engagement Fellow will gain a variety of knowledge on a broad range of environmental and conservation issues and campaigns through training within the organization and through participating in an annual training program from the Wyss Foundation. The position is based in Bozeman and MCV is taking applications through the end of the year.

Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund - Engagement Fellow job description and application

Communications Director, Northern Plains Resource Council, Eastern Montana

Use your skills and training to help the Northern Plains Resource Council protect Montana’s water quality, family farms and ranches, & unique quality of life. Oversee print and digital outreach, develop messages, and prep member spokespersons. Work hard, meet good people, and make the world a better place! Competitive salary, health insurance, pension, generous vacation time and sabbatical.

For more information visit the Communications Director job description or email steve@northernplains.org, or call 406-248-1154

Western Conservation Foundation (WCF): Paid Fellowship

The Western Conservation Foundation (WCF), a 501(c)3 organization, seeks to recruit a new team member for a two-year full-time paid fellowship position in its Washington, D.C. office. Candidate will empower new leaders for public lands and water conservation across the West. Candidates should be entrepreneurial, detail-oriented self-starters with 1-2 years of work experience (internships or otherwise); experience working or volunteering on environmental issues is encouraged but not necessary. Strong verbal and written communication skills required.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with a personal or professional example of tenacity to jobs@wcfnd.org. WCF is an equal opportunity employer.

The Nature Conservancy- New Mexico

The Nature Conservancy has an opening for a full-time Director of Water, Climate and Energy based in Santa Fe, NM. This person will lead and oversee the New Mexico Field Offices conservation programs in freshwater, climate change and energy. The Director will advance our strategies through conservation planning, large-scale project design, and by establishing overall conservation priorities for the programs.

Minimum qualifications include a BA/BS degree and 7 years experience in natural resource practice or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Fundraising experience, including securing public funding through grants and contracts, and identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation. Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners. Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance is essential. Masters degree is preferred. The complete job description including other required or desired proficiencies may be found at Careers at The Nature Conservancy at Job Posting #44631. Application, including a cover letter, must be made on-line by October 16, 2016.