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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 Digital Campaigns Producer plays a key role in producing Defenders’ email campaigns. Reporting to the Director of Digital Marketing, he/she will work with members of the Digital Marketing team to take strategy, copy, creative and user experience requirements and produce daily email campaigns, including advocacy, fundraising, ecommerce, cultivation, event and enewsletter campaigns.
The Director of Information Technology is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the information technology, communications and information services needs of the organization.
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.
The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for providing daily administrative support to the Vice President for Integrated Marketing and Online Communications and to oversee or facilitate several revenue-generating programs such as cause marketing partnerships, matching gifts and workplace giving.
The Major Gifts Director, Southern Region is responsible for cultivating and soliciting current $10,000 + donors, with emphasis on increasing the pipeline of $100,000+ donors and prospects, and recruiting new major donors for Defenders of Wildlife (c)3 and the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund (c)4.
This position has lead responsibility for the regional implementation of Defenders of Wildlife’s national legislative priorities and local issues as appropriate and approved. Through constituency building and public education the program will strengthen the group’s advocacy of national issue priorities and increase long-term regional support for wildlife conservation and recovery.
This position involves a wide variety of responsibilities supporting the programs and operations of Defenders of Wildlife’s Northwest Office.
The Accountant will serve as support for all Finance areas, with a focus on grants management, general ledger journal entries, and financial compliance.

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