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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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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 professional-level position is responsible for developing, overseeing and implementing strategic plan conservation objectives and strategies for Defenders’ Southeast Program, with a focus on promoting imperiled species conservation and engaging state and federal agency officials, public and private land owners and managers , and private citizen stakeholders in integrated wildlife and landscape-scale conservation efforts.
This senior professional-level position is responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing assigned Defenders’ strategic plan conservation objectives and strategies in the Southeast with a focus on Florida and for conserving imperiled and other key species and priority wildlife habitats. The Senior Representative’s work will focus on conserving threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA); conserving other at-risk species; ensuring state and federal laws, policies, programs and planning adequately protect wildlife and their habitats; and, promoting conservation of species and priority habitats on federal, state and private lands.
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.
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 Vice President for Integrated Marketing and Online Communications is responsible for Defenders’ multi-channel marketing and online communication efforts and directs integrated programs to solicit, engage and cultivate constituents through direct mail, email, web, telemarketing, mobile, social media and other channels.
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.