World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Associate, Sustainable Ranching Initiative for our Bozeman, Montana office. World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Northern Great Plains (NGP) program envisions a future where thriving prairies and an abundance of wildlife contribute to the economic and cultural sustainability of the people who live in the NGP. We work with the ranching community, public agencies, tribal nations, and other conservation partners to ensure that the richness of the prairie ecosystem is sustained and enhanced for future generations to enjoy. Nearly 94 million acres in the NGP remain as privately managed intact grassland, providing havens for threatened species like the greater sage-grouse, Sprague’s pipits, and mountain plovers. Keeping these private rangelands intact not only helps conserve biodiversity, but it also means cleaner streams, less fertilizer runoff, more pollinators for plants and more carbon stored in the soil.
Since 2011, WWF’s Sustainable Ranching Initiative (SRI) has been working to establish a productive dialogue between conservation interests and the ranching community in the NGP. We’ve also significantly increased our engagement with players in the beef commodity marketplace. We’re driven by the goal of maintaining intact grasslands by applying WWF’s influence throughout the beef supply chain and ensuring that intact grasslands are valued by a marketplace of informed consumers.
Under the direction of the SRI Program Officer, the Program Associate works to support program goals and objectives through conducting research and analysis, organizing information and materials, drafting reports, proposals and presentations, and assisting with project management, policy development and analysis. Coordinates major activities for the program, communicates with staff on ongoing activities, and administers and monitors budgets, contracts and other assigned projects.
Please note, this position is not eligible for relocation.
As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.