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Borderlands Program Coordinator

Full time
Salary: $33,000/year; generous paid-time-off policy and health benefits
Immediate Supervisor: Western Program Director
Position Location: Southern Arizona (Tucson preferred), home office-based

Wildlands Network has a 25-year track record of protecting and connecting wildlands across North America. We are seeking a highly organized and self-motivated person to join our international team and play a key role in helping us achieve our mission within the borderlands region. Based out of Seattle, we maintain staff in Washington, D.C., Arizona, Utah, Florida, North Carolina, New York and Hermosillo, Mexico.

The Borderlands Program Coordinator will be based out of southern Arizona (Tucson preferred) and will work in close coordination with our Western Program Director in Salt Lake City and our Mexico Program Director in Hermosillo, Mexico. Some international travel required.

The primary responsibility of the Borderlands Program Coordinator will be to execute campaign activities that help raise visibility and increase awareness of the growing threats to wildlife connectivity, and opportunities to mitigate these threats, along the U.S.-Mexico border with an emphasis on the four-state region of Arizona, Sonora, New Mexico and Chihuahua.

Wildlands Network’s advocacy work is strongly cemented in scientific research and relies heavily on partnerships with diverse stakeholders on both countries.  An ideal candidate will come prepared with previous experience and enthusiasm for finding, understanding and interpreting scientific data for non-scientific audiences and seeking out partners and collaborators with diverse backgrounds throughout the region.

Scientific literacy and fluency in Spanish are required, as are basic GIS and communication skills.

The Borderlands Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Generating periodic reports on the state of the connectivity and wildlife populations in the borderlands for the public and decision-makers.
  • Contacting, informing and coordinating communications with journalists and media outlets on issues of wildlife connectivity in the borderlands.
  • Generating regional content for Wildlands Network’s social media and supporter communications, working closely with the Communications Director.
  • Writing in-depth pieces addressing issues of concern, to be posted as blog entries, Letters to the editor, op-eds, etc.
  • Coordinating with a broad, national coalition of organizations on multi-stakeholder campaigns to stop the militarization of the border.
  • Coordinating with our staff in Washington, D.C. to provide relevant information for administration officials and Congressional members and staff.
  • Inform and coordinate with members of Congress and local elected officials in Arizona and New Mexico who oppose militarization of the border.
  • Taking initiative to identify and seek out potential partners and collaborators to further Wildlands Network’s regional goals and increase organizational exposure.
  • Identify new potential sources of funding to increase regional capacity.
  • General support in the borderlands region for the Mexico and Western Program Directors, especially in the areas of grant-writing, reporting and data collection.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Katie Davis at