New Mexico Resource Coordinator
About Western Landowners Alliance (WLA): Founded in 2012 by landowners and managers, the organization aims to increase the wellbeing of working lands in the American West and the living communities, including human and wildlife, that depend on them.
Position Overview: WLA’s Working Wild Challenge (WWC) program is designed to support landowners in achieving positive outcomes for both working lands and wildlife. The New Mexico Resources Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and coordination of WWC initiatives to reduce conflicts with wildlife in New Mexico while also strengthening economic and regulatory support for private stewardship in sustaining public wildlife.
Amount of Time & Status: 40 hours a week, exempt, Monday-Friday
Location: This position is remote, but individuals must be located in New Mexico. Periodic travel will be required.
Reports to: Working Wild Challenge Program Director
Compensation: $60,000 to $75,000. Salary is commensurate with experience. Western Landowners Alliance offers comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, parental leave, medical leave, 403b retirement savings account, life insurance, and other benefits.
- Identify and recruit a New Mexico-based landowner advisory group interested in conflict reduction with wildlife (specifically wolves and elk).
- Identify and establish collaborative relationships with government agencies (i.e. US Fish & Wildlife Services, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF), the New Mexico State Game Commission), producer groups, and other community-based organizations related to conflict-reduction with wildlife in New Mexico
- Participate in the Conflict Reduction Consortium and any associated work specific to New Mexico.
- Provide technical assistance to landowners related to regional, state and federal resources.
- Explore viability around implementing pilot elements of Grasslands Conservation Reserve Program (GCRP) in New Mexico with state and federal agencies.
- In collaboration with the WWC program director, develop strategies and objectives to meet the goals of the WWC program as they relate to wildlife-livestock conflict reduction in New Mexico.
- Coordinate implementation of WWC projects and related grants in New Mexico.
- Support communications, outreach and peer to peer learning to WLA members, landowners and land managers. Facilitate workshops, field tours, and online events
- Support and advise on public policies and economics related to livestock-wildlife interactions on working lands in New Mexico
- Other duties as assigned
- Minimum bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited institution or equivalent work experience required
- Working knowledge of wildlife management and conservation practices and policies
- Working knowledge of land and natural resource issues in the West including agriculture, ranching, conservation, and policies related to these issues
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain positive working relationships
- Experience working with private landowners
- Experience and demonstrated success in collaborative conservation
- Experience facilitating meetings and working with diverse constituencies
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; detail oriented, strong independent work ethic; and ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required
- Willingness and ability to maintain confidential information and work with diverse populations
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
Working Environment/Physical Activities: Work environment is an office setting with occasional field visits. Physical activities include sitting at a desk and working on a keyboard and computer several hours a day; conducting business over the telephone and via email; standing for long periods of time; periodic travel, and traveling by long distances by vehicles (including traveling on unpaved roads) This position may also require moving agency materials up to 25 pounds. This position requires the ability to facilitate meetings and interface professionally with the public.
Application Procedure: Please submit your resume and cover letter (required) on our via email to email@example.com. Please, no phone calls. Western Landowners Alliance values diversity and inclusivity and is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for all team members regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or political affiliation. We encourage all qualified and interested candidates to apply.
Target start date: Immediately.
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