World Wildlife Fund is hiring a
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Sustainable Ranching Initiative Program Officer, Montana.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Program Officer for the Sustainable Ranching Initiative, based out of Montana. The Program Officer provides technical expertise to develop, prioritize, and coordinate private-land conversation projects for Sustainable Ranching Initiative (SRI). The Program Officer will grow existing capacity building efforts with local rancher led collaboratives. The Program Officer will also support fundraising proposals and developing conservation initiatives.
Must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in program management, biodiversity conservation, natural resources management or range management.
A Bachelor's degree is required in a relevant field, such as natural resources management, range management, agricultural business, or environmental science. A graduate degree in a related field may substitute for some years of experience.
Experience working with ranchers required.
Knowledge of Northern Great Plains, specifically Montana, is required.
Excellent writing skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise good judgement. Willingness and ability to think outside the box, be innovative, and work with ranchers and a diverse audience of stakeholders and land managers.
Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Excellent communication skills, both one-on-one and in a group setting.
Ability to take initiative.
Must be willing to travel as necessary within the NGP region, but specifically within central and eastern Montana, which may be up to 25-50%.
Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.
WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.