Overview

Scope of Organization
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC), named one of Outside Magazine’s Top 100 places to work two years
in a row, seeks a Senior Conservation Associate to play a key role in major campaigns and projects to
protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). The GYE is a
remarkable natural landscape: home to a complete array of native wildlife, the headwaters of the west, an
important place in the history of conservation, and of deep importance to Native Americans who have
made this place home since time immemorial.

Scope of Responsibilities

The Senior WY Conservation Associate will be based in Cody, WY (SWYCA) and will lead conservation
programs in the East Yellowstone/Absaroka Front area that advance GYC’s mission to protect the lands,
waters, and wildlife of the GYE focusing on the organization’s four priorities: conserving land and
enhancing connectivity, protecting the needs of iconic wildlife, confronting the impacts of climate change,
and protecting Indigenous conservation priorities.

The SWYCA works under the supervision of the Wyoming Conservation Coordinator. Specifically, the
SWYCA will work on programs that conserve big game, migration corridors, critical habitat, and reduce
wildlife conflicts. Major campaigns and projects focus on collaborative and voluntary efforts to conserve
wildlife habitat on private lands, improve landscape permeability for wildlife movement, reduce conflicts
with wildlife (including predators), and advocate for using science to inform public land management
policies.

Teamwork is a core competency at GYC, making close coordination between GYC’s other offices and
departments an essential duty of this position. The position represents GYC in several existing
partnerships and collaboratives at the local and regional levels. The SWYCA develops and maintain
effective working relationships with key partners including agency officials, elected representatives,
landowners, conservation organizations, Indigenous communities, and other influential leaders. Duties
include turning science into management decisions that support public lands and wildlife habitat
conservation. The SWYCA position will implement GYC policy positions on conservation issues, support
planning efforts that lead to conservation outcomes, and develop and implement on-the-ground
conservation projects with strategic partnerships. The position will represent GYC with government
agencies, elected officials, the media, and with the organization’s funders and member base.

Tagged as: Conservation

Qualifications:

Educational and work experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred., experience can substitute for degree
• Three or more years of experience working on conservation issues in the west
Practical experience:
• Demonstrated understanding of conservation issues and policies in rural western landscapes.
• Demonstrated ability to review and synthesize best available science or other sources of knowledge
and information, and craft strong conservation policy positions
• Proven ability to

Preferred Skills:

please see https://greateryellowstone.org/careers for full job posting

About Greater Yellowstone Coalition

OUR MISSION
To work with all people to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, now and for future generations.

Application Instructions

Please email a letter of interest explaining how your skills and experience match the position description, as well as a resume, and names of three references to [email protected] Please enter “SCA-Cody2022” into the subject line of the email to ensure a timely review of your materials. Applications will begin to be reviewed on December 5, 2022. Submissions are strongly encouraged before then. The position is open until filled. GYC is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.