Wildlife for All Is Hiring Campaign Coordinator for National Campaign to Reform State Wildlife Management
Are you passionate about wildlife? Do you want to make a difference in the fight to protect biodiversity? Do you want to be part of a growing movement to fundamentally change the way wild animals are treated and how wildlife decisions are made in the U.S.?
Wildlife for All is seeking a Campaign Coordinator to help develop and lead a national campaign to reform state wildlife management to be more ecologically-driven, democratic, and compassionate. Southwest Environmental Center dba Wildlife for All is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been rebranded and retooled in 2021 to lead this campaign.
Overarching role and background:
Working closely with the Executive Director, the Campaign Advisory Committee, and coalition partners in key states, the Campaign Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of building and implementing a multi-state, multi-year campaign to drive systemic reforms in targeted states, including but not limited to:
- Align state statutes, policies, and agency missions with public trust principles;
- Diversify funding sources for state wildlife agencies to break the traditional financial dependency on consumptive users;
- Ensure proportional representation of non-consumptive users on wildlife commissions;
- Strategic litigation.
This transformational campaign is urgently needed to change the way wildlife is managed and to refocus state wildlife policies and institutions towards addressing the current extinction crisis, recognizing the intrinsic and ecological value of all species, and serving a broader public, and away from a traditional focus on prioritizing game species and consumptive uses of wildlife.
Kevin Bixby is the Executive Director and founder of the Southwest Environmental Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico where he and his wife Lisa enjoy sharing the Chihuahuan Desert sunsets with the coyotes and roadrunners. Click here to learn more about the National Wildlife for All Campaign to transform state wildlife governance and how you can help.