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Executive Director - Job Announcement

Position:  Executive Director

Position status:  Full-time, year-round

Office location:  Downtown Bozeman, Montana

Compensation:  Competitive salary and benefits package

Knowing that you are helping to conserve and restore native predatory wildlife in the U.S. Northern Rocky Mountains and Northern Great Plains regions
The opportunity to shape the future of a highly committed and skilled staff and Board toward achieving this goal
Working and living in a vibrant university town, with an active conservation community, and preeminent outdoor recreational opportunities
Medical benefits, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays

Starting date:  As soon as possible upon hiring
(Note: the current ED has agreed to remain with the organization to help during the transition)

Preferred contact:  Electronic and print versions of resume and cover letter describing qualifications, list of five work-related references, including telephone numbers

Mail letter and resume to:
Predator Conservation Alliance
Attn:  ED Search Committee
P.O. Box 6733
Bozeman, MT  59771

Email letter and resume to:

Telephone inquiries to:  Becky Weed, Search Committee - (406) 388-4945

Resume review to begin December 15; Position open until filled. 
Check our website for position status: www.predatorconservation.org

Predator Conservation Alliance (PCA) works to protect, restore and conserve predators and their habitats, and helps people and predators coexist, in the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains.  In short, we are Saving a Place for America's Predators.

This place is also in the human heart and mind, where we strive to increase the public's understanding of, and appreciation for, the ecological, economic and cultural value these animals bring to our lives.

Additional details information about Predator Conservation Alliance can be found on our website: www.predatorconservation.org

Principal duties:

Manage PCA's experienced and energetic staff of eight in the design, support and implementation of effective programs to conserve and restore native predators in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains, including efforts to help people and predators coexist in these regions.

Work with PCA's Board of Directors to advance PCA's goals by further developing and strengthening the Board and organization overall.

Generate support from foundations, and work with development director in generating support from individual donors and general membership, in order to fund PCA's $700,000+ annual budget.

Represent PCA in public venues regionally and nationally to convey understanding, interest, excitement and support for our work.

Assist PCA staff and Board in the design and implementation of a new five-year strategic plan for our forests, grasslands, and coexistence work.   This will include consideration of how best to incorporate transboundary issues (national and/or ecological boundaries) into PCA's vision and planning.

The qualified candidate is likely to have some mix of the following characteristics:

A capacity for integrating rigorous science with effective conservation policy.

Interest and successful experience at managing a non-profit organization of comparable scope, particularly one engaged in controversial public policy.   An ability to plan and implement conservation programs with an experienced and dedicated staff is essential.

Excellent ability and interest in work with a diversity of people, including PCA staff and Board, other conservation activists and organizations, landowners, ranchers, hunters, land and wildlife management agencies, biologists, political leaders, academia, educators, members of the media, and the general public.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including a track record of successful grant writing and public speaking.

Willingness to travel throughout the region and nationally to represent PCA before foundations, donors, colleagues in the carnivore conservation community, and general audiences (working collaboratively with PCA's development and communications staff to make the most of such efforts).

Knowledge and successful experience in predator conservation issues.

Ties to the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains region, including knowledge of the forces affecting ecology and economy of the Western U.S. (e.g. agricultural policies/practices/subsidies/opportunities; trends in economic opportunity, landownership patterns,  demands upon public lands, etc).

Transboundary and/or International experience.

Graduate education in conservation-related policy, science or management, or commensurate experience.

Proficiency in basic computer operations, including Microsoft Office software.

Predator Conservation Alliance
P.O. Box 6733
Bozeman, MT 59771
406-587-3389 (phone)
406-587-3178 (fax)