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Western Outreach Coordinator
Region 1

 The Mountain Lion Foundation is a national 501c3 non-profit organization headquartered in Sacramento, CA. The Foundation is dedicated to protecting mountain lions and their habitat for current and future generations. We believe that they are valuable in their own right, without need of justification for their existence and that they deserve to be here and thrive. We ensure the continuance of these native big cats and the wild places they rely on for survival by fostering co-existence and informing policymakers. With a focus on education, advocacy, public outreach and emphasizing the importance of sound science, we work with communities to preserve this keystone species.


The Mountain Lion Foundation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, economic status, veteran status and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.
The Foundation is seeking a full-time Western Region Coordinator headquartered in Sacramento, CA. This unique role is well suited to a person with the motivation and dedication needed to protect America’s lion. We're seeking someone who enjoys public speaking, has experience educating and working with diverse communities and possesses a strong knowledge of mountain lion behavior and biology. The ideal person is outgoing, self-driven and comfortable working with groups, individuals, policy makers and legislators. The Foundation strives to foster a culture of respect and kindness, genuine enthusiasm and commitment to our cause with a willingness to serve with courage, character and humility.

In this position, the candidate will be assigned a territory in which their main responsibility will be to oversee and coordinate mountain lion conservation programs within that territory, while also working closely with the Region 2 Coordinator to ensure national coverage. 

Region 1 encompasses California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, and Arizona. Florida, the Midwest, and Eastern states will be monitored by both the Region 1 and Region 2 coordinators.

Location:

The ideal candidate will be located in or near Sacramento. This position will primarily be remote but will require you to work occasionally from the office in Sacramento, California and to travel to states within the assigned region. 

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with the Region 2 coordinator to collaborate, streamline, and improve Mountain Lion Foundation engagement in states with and without mountain lions
  • Develop and present educational workshops about mountain lion biology, behavior and human lion conflict to the general public
  • Implement, attend and promote assigned Mountain Lion Foundation programs
  • Speak at agency meetings regarding mountain lion policy items
  • Respond to phone/ email inquiries about mountain lions
  • Encourage members and potential members to contribute to the Mountain Lion Foundation
  • Create and post engaging social media content pertaining to states in your region
  • Write compelling news stories, letters-to-the editor, and other publications pertaining to issues in assigned states
  • Develop Action Alerts and campaigns using Network for Good to engage members on action items
  • Create email blasts to send to members to keep them informed about news and issues in their state
  • Keep MLF website state pages in assigned states up-to-date in terms of mountain lion news, policy items, etc.
  • Attend events, workshops, conferences pertaining to mountain lions or wildlife conservation
  • Work on any additional tasks or projects as assigned by the CEO

Work Hours & Benefits: 

This is a full-time, exempt salaried position with occasional weekend work and travel on an as-needed basis. While evening work is rare, you may be expected to be available after standard hours if a situation warrants immediate attention and especially during travel to other states.

This position includes health, dental and vision benefits as well as vacation, sick time and holidays.

Preferred Skills:

Comfortable with and experience giving public presentations

  • Knowledge and understanding of mountain lion behavior and ecology
  • Ability to multi-task and complete job requirements in a timely manner with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with and support team members
  • Knowledge and experience using social media
  • Creative writing skills a plus
  • Must be an effective communicator that can listen to and work with others in a professional capacity
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in running successful campaigns and fundraising
  • An understanding and awareness of mountain lion policy issues in the United States
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office 365, and basic  Adobe Creative Suite

Education and Experience:

The ideal candidate will have experience working in conservation and public engagement in the environmental community with a background in wildlife biology, wildlife policy, marketing, and fundraising. While a degree is not a requirement for this position, the applicant must provide applicable experience and references when applying.

If you would like to apply, please send your resume, three work references, a writing sample of 500 words and cover letter to Chelsea Robinson at CRobinson@mountainlion.org.

Physical Requirements and Work Environments:

  • Must be available to work Monday through Friday with occasional weekends and evenings as needed.
  • Work is performed in an office, a variety of community venues and outdoor settings.
  • Frequently lifts and carries objects weighing up to 30 pounds

Application Due Date:  The position will remain open until filled. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.




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