MPA Job list***Director-Grassroots Outreach - National Wildlife Refuge Assoc.

Angie Stefaniak angela.stefaniak at cppa.utah.edu
Mon Jun 11 15:25:30 MDT 2007


*National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA)**
Director, Grassroots Outreach *

The Director of Grassroots Outreach is responsible for identifying, 
educating and mobilizing local conservation constituencies to support 
national wildlife refuges across the country with the goal of increasing 
community awareness, volunteer involvement and advocacy on behalf of the 
National Wildlife Refuge System. The Director of Grassroots Outreach is 
responsible for daily interaction and communications with refuge 
"Friends" support groups nationwide.

Qualifications
 
This position requires travel, public speaking and exceptional 
interpersonal skills. Candidates must have a BA or higher and experience 
working with not-for-profit advocacy groups is preferable. Capitol Hill 
experience or work with local or state decision makers a plus, including 
political campaigns. Enthusiasm for wildlife and national wildlife 
refuges strongly encouraged. The Director of Grassroots Outreach reports 
to the Vice-President of Government Affairs.

Essential Functions
 
·  Serve as primary contact between refuge "Friends" groups and NWRA
·  Develop and implement grassroots mobilization strategies around key 
policy issues
·  Conduct advocacy trainings at Friends workshops and conferences
·  Maintain database of Friends groups
·  Create communications to Refuge Action Network (online advocacy tool)

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

nwrajobs at refugenet.org
 
or mail to:
 National Wildlife Refuge Association
c/o Vice President of Government Affairs
1901 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 407
Washington, D.C. 20006

The National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) works to build support 
within Congress, the Administration and the American public for the 
100-million acre National Wildlife Refuge System, lands managed for 
wildlife conservation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service within the 
U.S. Department of the Interior. As a primary means of influencing 
Refuge System policy the NWRA mobilizes more than  240 refuge volunteer 
"Friends" groups nationwide that represent an estimated 40,000 individuals.

-- 
Angie Stefaniak, MPA
Program Manager
Master of Public Policy Program <http://www.mpp.utah.edu>
Demography Certificate Program <http://www.demography.utah.edu>
801-585-7834
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