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Wildlands Network is a lean organization with a bold mission—and a passionate team of staff, consultants, and volunteers striving to rewild North America. We are currently hiring for two positions: Operations Coordinator and NOSSA Coordinator.

Wildlands Network’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, sex, age, color, national origin, citizenship status, religion, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Position Title: Operations Coordinator

Organizational Overview

Wildlands Network is a growing non-profit organization that is committed to reconnecting, restoring and rewilding North America so that life in all its diversity can thrive. We have staff in the United States and Mexico working with NGO partners, landowners, elected officials and government agencies to protect, maintain and restore wildlife habitat and movement corridors.

Wildlands Network is committed to recruiting, training and retaining talented, diverse and creative staff who are passionate about fulfilling our mission.

Position Summary

Wildlands Network seeks an Operations Coordinator to provide outstanding administrative, procedural and operational support for a growing international conservation organization. The Operations Coordinator will report to the Associate Director. The Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the management of organizational operations, including facilities, contracting, government compliance, purchasing and internal HR initiatives. This position requires critical thinking, complex task management, basic understanding of finance and accounting, commitment to confidentiality and good humor.

The responsibilities of the selected candidate will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage third-party contracts, accounts and relationships with vendors;
  • Oversee all organizational lease agreements and help secure new facilities;
  • Improve internal communication structures and processes, including training staff on new software and best practices;
  • Troubleshooting technology-related issues and connecting staff to outside help desk resources;
  • Assist leadership in planning and executing staff, board and donor meetings;
  • Oversee organizational purchasing, including shipping and handling;
  • Develop and implement operational processes, based on industry standards and best practices;
  • Track compliance requirements and deadlines and coordinate submission of all required documentation;
  • Track and input financial data;
  • Assist in the creation of internal metric tracking.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree required.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient word processing, spreadsheet and database skills.
  • Ability to proactively troubleshoot technical issues.
  • Ability to problem-solve and meet multiple deadlines.
  • High degree of initiative.
  • Team player.

Benefits: Generous paid vacation, sick, family leave and sabbatical policies; employer-sponsored health and dental coverage; 10K life insurance policy; access to retirement account; support for ongoing professional development.

Wildlands Network is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary

$50,000/year

Location

Salt Lake City, UT

Job Type

Full-time, exempt

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Katie Davis at k.davis@wildlandsnetwork.org.

 

Position Title: NOSSA Coordinator
Full-time contractor. Position funding secured for one year.

Salary: USD $18,000/year; paid-time-off policy and health benefits apply

Immediate Supervisor: Public Policy Coordinator Mexico Program Position Location: Mexico City, home office-based

Wildlands Network is a conservation organization established in 1991, with a vision of advancing continental-scale connectivity. We promote the conservation of biodiversity cores and corridors, implement road ecology projects, advocate for carnivores and other key species, and inform public policies that benefit wildlife. In 2014, we began working in Sonora Mexico and have since expanded our efforts in this country to include a presence in Mexico City.

The position NOSSA Coordinator is based in Mexico City and reports to our Mexico Program Public Policy Coordinator. Fluency in both English and Spanish is necessary. Travel availability within Mexico, including some international travel is required.

The primary responsibility for this position is coordinating NOSSA (Noroeste: Sociedad Civil para la Sustentabilidad Ambiental) a network of seven environmental organizations from Northwest Mexico focused on increasing their collective political intelligence to enhance their advocacy skills and efficacy.

Wildlands Network advocacy work is strongly cemented in scientific and policy research and relies deeply on partnerships with diverse stakeholders on both the U.S. and Mexico. The NOSSA Coordinator needs to have a solid knowledge of environmental policy and the legislative process in Mexico. Candidates must have proven capacity to collaborate with partners in agencies, civil organizations, and academia; facilitate meetings; coordinate workshops; and write diverse education materials. The NOSSA Coordinator must maintain a willingness to learn new skills, demonstrate enthusiasm for coordinating and motivating NOSSA members, and be adept at finding and applying specialized literature for advocacy purposes. The position also requires experience working with diverse teams and civil organizations in Mexico and strong communication skills.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating the activities of the NOSSA network.
  • Crafting agendas with activities, workshops and meetings for NOSSA.
  • Planning, logistics management and facilitation for NOSSA meetings.
  • Researching bills and environmental policies related to Natural Protected Areas, Voluntary Conservation Areas, and other NOSSA interests.
  • Writing short documents that compile expert and public information.
  • Providing content for NOSSA reports and news updates, according to the areas of interests.
  • Contacting, and collaborating closely with other advocates of cores areas of NOSSA members.
  • Monitoring the progress of NOSSA’s objectives, working closely with Mexico Program Policy Coordination.
  • Writing periodic progress reports.
  • General support for the Mexico Program, especially in the areas of grant-writing, reporting and event coordination.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Social Sciences, Law, Politics and, or Economic Areas.
  • Proven experience of at least three years in NGOs in Mexico.

Fluency in Spanish and English: written, speaking and reading.

Writing samples in Spanish and English.

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, writing samples demonstrating both Spanish and English fluency, and contact information for two professional references to: Gina Ileana Chacón, Public Policy Coordinator, Mexico Program: gina@wildlandsnetwork.org