Executive Director -
Position status: Full-time, year-round
location: Downtown Bozeman, Montana
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
… Medical benefits, paid vacation,
sick leave and holidays
Starting date: As soon as possible upon
(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
Predator Conservation Alliance
Attn: ED Search
P.O. Box 6733
Bozeman, MT 59771
Email letter and
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
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
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:
… 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
… 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
… 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.
candidate is likely to have some mix of the following
… 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
… 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
Predator Conservation Alliance
P.O. Box 6733