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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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Supervises all external vendors handling membership related functions. This includes inbound telemarketing, inquiries through the caging operation, and fulfillment of premiums. Responsible for oversight and prompt response to incoming mail, phone calls and email inquiries. Assures the accuracy of donor records on database and facilitates special requests including account changes. Develops content and materials necessary to answer online and offline issue related inquiries. Provides support to the Vice President of Fundraising Technology and Operations.
This position has lead responsibility for the regional implementation of outreach on Defenders of Wildlife’s national priority red wolf conservation work in North Carolina and the Southeast.
This senior-level position is responsible for supervising and directing the operation and implementation of Defenders of Wildlife’s conservation programs. Program responsibilities focus on developing innovative management, science, legal and policy strategies to accomplish Defenders’ mission priorities. The SVP will provide overall direction, supervision and coordination of program design, materials preparation, publications, policy analysis, public representation, grant writing, personnel management and program budget management. The SVP will work closely with the President, COO, senior program management team and other senior managers in developing and coordinating strategies, national campaigns, organizational growth opportunities and budgets.
This professional-level position will provide senior level leadership on Defenders’ renewable energy and conservation efforts across western landscapes, with a focus on ESA listed species, key species and focal landscapes. The incumbent is responsible for advancing Defenders’ renewable energy and conservation goals and objectives in regional planning efforts and ensuring consistent and effective implementation of national programs and policies.

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