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Join the AZTWS Team!

AZTWS is looking to fill the following appointed Committee Chair positions. These volunteer roles are a great way to become involved with your local Chapter!

Contact Jessica Moreno at wildlife pathways@gmail.com with questions or to apply.

Social Media Communications Chair

The Social Media Chairperson creates and curates content on our social media platforms and help us improve our online presence, with a specific focus on 1) informing and engaging AZTWS members and 2) lifting up diverse voices in the wildlife field. This is an exciting new Chair position for AZTWS, and we are looking for someone with an eye for #SciComm who can bring life back into our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. They can, with approval from the President, appoint additional people to form a Social Media Communications Committee.

Webmaster

The Webmaster is responsible for posting content to the website and should have experience and knowledge working with WordPress. The ideal candidate has experience building websites and can help with back end maintenance and website construction.

Volunteer Opportunities Chair

The Volunteer Opportunities Chairperson researches and finds current volunteer opportunities available to wildlife students and professionals in Arizona, and regularly posts those opportunities on our website’s events calendar.

Conservation Affairs Chair

The Conservation Affairs Chairperson keeps a finger on the pulse of relevant policies, public comment writing periods, legislative bills, administrative regulations, planning documents, environmental assessments, impact statements, and other issues affecting wildlife or wildlife habitat primarily within the state of Arizona. They can, with approval from the President, appoint additional people to serve on the Conservation Affairs Committee with them. The Conservation Affairs Chairperson keeps the AZTWS Board informed about current actions that may be taken by the Chapter to engage on these opportunities to advance science-based wildlife management and conservation through planning and policy.

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Moderators Needed for Backyard Wildlife Facebook Group

The Backyard Wildlife of the Southwest Facebook group has over 13,000 followers and growing. The group was created to make a safe place to celebrate and learn about local wildlife. We share photos, articles, and experiences, ask questions, learn wildlife facts, improve human-wildlife interactions, and more.

The group’s Admins (Jessica Moreno, Tina Baker, and Elisabeth Scoville) are seeking Moderators to join their team. Moderators help approve members requests, remove and block trolls and bots, respond to member reported posts, and moderate appropriate content on the group feed. Moderators also help share wildlife information and events, correct misconceptions, and educate about local wildlife. This is a volunteer gig, but the time commitment is flexible.

Contact Jessica at wildlifepathways@gmail.com for more information.

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Program Director for Sky Island Alliance | Tucson, AZ

Program Director

Agency: Sky Island Alliance

Location: Tucson, Arizona

Consideration of applicants will begin March 6

Salary: $50,000 – $70,000 with benefits

Job Type: Exempt Full-time

POSITION OVERVIEW

We seek a personable professional with a hunger for solving big problems, who loves working in a collaborative team setting and is interested in shaping the future of the Sky Island region. The Program Director will play a critical role in integrating diverse initiatives (including initiatives in Mexico) into a comprehensive program of work to achieve our strategic plan.

Major initiatives include: conservation of connected open space to provide for wildlife and sustain biological diversity; protection and restoration of critical water sources to increase water availability for the environment; promotion of ecosystem resilience to address the impacts of climate change and other drivers of change. This individual will provide collaborative leadership and scientific expertise to achieve large-landscape transboundary conservation. We accomplish this through citizen-science monitoring, policy initiatives, climatesmart restoration of ecosystems. This person will collaborate with a diverse number of organizations and individuals to promote the appreciation of the uniqueness of the Sky Islands among local residents.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategic direction at the organizational level; manage program staff; and develop and implement organizational strategic plans, work plans, shared agreements and best practices.
  • Academic and professional background in conservation, natural resources management, or related field, including Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • At least five years of experience in science-based collaborative conservation or similar, including program management, preparation of budgets, and personnel management.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful grant writing to fund programmatic initiatives.
  • Familiarity with environmental policy, conservation biology and ecological restoration.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of water, climate change adaptation, public and private lands conservation, large-landscape conservation, wildlife connectivity, and biological diversity.
  • Ability to convey information clearly via excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to travel within Sky Island region to conduct field weekends and multi-day trips.
  • Strongly preferred: Fluency in Spanish; demonstrated understanding of conservation approaches and strategies appropriate to achieve conservation goals in Mexico.

Go here for more information.

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