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Wildlife Coexistence Program Manager

  • Part Time
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • $22/hr USD / Year
  • Salary: $22/hr

Website Cougar Conservancy

TITLE: Wildlife Coexistence Program Manager

REPORTS TO: Korinna Domingo, Executive Director

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Wildlife Coexistence Program Manager will oversee the Cougar Conservancy’s projects and grants in California as part of our mission to reduce human-wildlife conflict and conserve cougar populations through science-based management and conservation. The position is hybrid and part time; work is remote with in-person field activities in the Los Angeles area.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Works closely with the Director in the development and implementation of programs focused on coexistence throughout California, and manages the day to day work and relationships with our conservation partners.
Ability to be on-call (electronically or in-person) to assist with human-wildlife conflicts as they arise.
Collaborate with the National Park Service, California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW), National Wildlife Federation and #SaveLACougar partners, as required.
Assist communities living with cougars through our Conflict Hotline, email, phone, and Zoom, and develop canned responses to common inquiries.
Write press releases and respond to outlets in a timely fashion.
Deliver educational programs focused on coexistence specifically for local residents and provide to community members through events and trainings. Lead project management in the Los Angeles area, including our work with the #SaveLACougars campaign; Coexistence Services, the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing Docent Program, and P-22 Day & Urban Wildlife Week. Share events and programs online and create assets for promotion.
Develop evergreen educational resources and media.
Identify new opportunities for fundraising and oversee grant logistics— track metrics, oversee evaluation efforts, write grant reports, create and present program updates to grantors as needed, and assist with fundraising campaigns.
Coordinate with, oversee, and train Cougar Conservancy volunteers.
Update and create Standard Operating Procedures as needed and proactively recommend improvements.
Must be willing to work in an on-site setting. Willing to travel domestically. A valid U.S. driver’s license is required.
Ability to pass a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations.
Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Review primary scientific articles and news articles related to relevant research
Strong oral and written communications skills required
Highly effective outlining, note-taking, project planning and implementation
Excellent communication, teamwork, and direct face to face work with the public
Public speaking, outreach, and education
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Google Suite
Adobe Master Collection (Photoshop, Premiere Pro), iMovie
Excellent photography and videography, web and social media post design and implementation, and web page management
Effectively and safely operate equipment and tools including: laptop computers, digital cameras, trail cameras, and basic tools associated with fencing and enclosures
Field work, trail camera capture, outdoor skills, predator aversion and exclusion

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A Bachelors of Science in Wildlife, Biology, Ecology, Zoology, or other related field is required
Committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) in all aspects of conservation work
Deep understanding of predator issues, including depredation, human-wildlife conflicts, and anthropogenic sources of mortality of cougars in California
2-4 years of demonstrated leadership experience managing projects and overseeing teams
Demonstrated experience working with government and non-government agencies

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to our Operations Manager, Angela Sawyer, at angela@cougarconservancy.org with the following subject line: Wildlife Coexistence Program Manager Applicant. No phone calls, please.

To apply for this job email your details to angela@cougarconservancy.org