Defenders of Wildlife seeks a Campaign Manager to lead the development and implementation of a new national initiative to address the Biodiversity Crisis, which threatens one million species with extinction in the coming decades. Working closely with internal teams and external partners, the position offers the unique opportunity to advance bold and visionary solutions to address the Crisis. Superior communication, organizational, inter-personal and leadership skills and experience with multi-prog campaigns are required. The Campaign Manager will coordinate and lead a campaign with integrated legislative, communications, marketing, and grassroots strategies to advance national policy action on the primary threats to wildlife and ecosystem services. These include: habitat destruction, overexploitation of wildlife, climate change, introduction of invasive species and pollution. Advocating for the initiation of a National Biodiversity Strategy is an important focus.
The Campaign Manager will play a lead role in increasing awareness of the Crisis by partner groups, the public, and policymakers. He/she/they will lead efforts to achieve short-term policy success while building out a campaign structure to ensure continuing action on the drivers of extinction in the years ahead. The Campaign Manager with work closely with traditional conservation partners while identifying opportunities for allyship with non-traditional organizations to build a stronger, more inclusive and diverse constituency mobilized to address the Biodiversity Crisis.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Education: Bachelor’s (B.A./B.S.) degree or equivalent.
Experience: Minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience.
Experience in political advocacy, organizing, campaigns, or communications; and conservation knowledge and non-profit experience preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Defenders of Wildlife seeks a Campaign Manager to lead the development and implementation of a new national initiative to address the Biodiversity Crisis, which threatens one million species with extinction in the…