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Endangered Species Coaltion Seeks Policy Director

Company: Endangered Species Coalition
Job Title: Policy Director

Description: The Endangered Species Coalition (www.stopextinction.org) is a national network of 380 conservation organizations, scientific associations, religious organizations, hunting and fishing associations, community organizations, humane societies, businesses, and concerned citizens working to protect endangered species and habitat. Our tools are public education, scientific information and citizen participation to protect our nation's wildlife and wild places.

Job Description:

The Endangered Species Coalition is seeking a well-qualified individual to serve as our Policy Director in Washington, DC. The Policy Director will be an integral participant in important campaigns to pass strong endangered species protections. As a member of the senior management team, this individual will develop and implement the organization's legislative agenda, oversee our policy and communications, and assist in the overall operation of the Coalition. The Policy Director works with some of the best conservation organizations - our extensive and diverse member organizations - to implement cutting edge campaigns to protect our nation's wildlife and wild places.

Specific Responsibilities:
The Policy Director will oversee the ESC's policy work and will serve as the liaison for the ESC's staff with member groups and the larger environmental community. The Policy Director will meet with targeted decision makers on issues important to ESC and our member groups. The Policy Director will work to develop and lead ESC campaigns, which may target: legislation, administrative policies and regulations, individual habitats and species protections, corporate practices, and/or trade association policies. The Policy Director will assist the management team with fundraising needs.

Qualifications
-Applicants must be passionate about the conservation of our nation's wildlife and public lands.
-Minimum 3 years conservation advocacy experience, including policy analysis and research.
-Experience in grassroots organizing and campaign management preferred.
-Bachelor's Degree in political science, environmental studies or related field.
-Experience meeting with decision makers
-Experience working with coalitions a plus.
-Excellent oral and written communications skills.
-Ability to work independently in a fast paced, changing environment.

How To Apply
Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Sarah Matsumoto at smatsumoto@stopextinction.org
Application deadline is October 1, 2007.

September 25, 2007 in Employment | Permalink

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