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Defenders of Wildlife is a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.

At Defenders of Wildlife, we focus our programs on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction.

We work to protect and restore America’s native wildlife, safeguard habitat, resolve conflicts, work across international borders and educate and mobilize the public. We stand out in our commitment to saving imperiled wildlife and championing the Endangered Species Act, the landmark law that protects them.

Defenders seeks talented individuals dedicated to the conservation of our nation's wildlife and natural resources, and we offer our staff competitive salary and exceptional benefits. Defenders of Wildlife is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Accountant will support the Controller through review of data entry related to Accounts Payable (AP) and act as the staff liaison for all AP related inquiries.
The position is responsible for advancing Defenders’ work in forest planning, species and habitat conservation as described in Defenders’ five-year and one-year strategic plans.
The Director of Information Technology is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the information technology, communications and information services needs of the organization.
The Director, Finance is responsible for the full array of daily financial matters for Defenders of Wildlife, including accounting and budgeting.
The Director of the Northwest Program is responsible for leading Field Conservation staff and programs in the Northwest.
The endangered species science and policy analyst will work in the Washington, D.C. headquarters, helping the Endangered Species Policy Program implement its policy and field-based conservation initiatives.
This position is designed to provide a wide range of legal experience relating to conservation issues of national significance, encompassing both litigation and policy advocacy on issues ranging from terrestrial and marine species conservation to federal lands management.
This professional-level position is responsible for conducting complex policy research and analysis and develop information to further Defender of Wildlife’s strategic habitat and species conservation goals on federal public lands.
The Accountant will serve as support for all Finance areas, with a focus on grants management, general ledger journal entries, and financial compliance.
This professional-level position is responsible for developing and implementing Defenders water policy and conservation initiatives, focused primarily in California.