Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. We focus our programs on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet_ the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction. Long known for our leadership on endangered species issues, Defenders of Wildlife also advocates new approaches to wildlife conservation that will help keep species from becoming endangered. Our programs encourage protection of entire ecosystems and interconnected habitats while protecting predators that serve as indicator species for ecosystem health.  For more information, please visit  

It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.

Defenders of Wildlife Seattle, WA, USA
Jun 17, 2021
POSITION SUMMARY   This professional-level position is responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing assigned Defenders’ strategic plan conservation goals and objectives in the Northwest, with a focus on implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and improving various state and federal lands management and environmental laws, policies and plans to protect and recover imperiled species andthreats impacting them.  As such, this position fulfills Defenders’ mission to protect all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. This is a full-time, nonsupervisory position with potential opportunities to manage contracts and internships.  The Representative will design and lead initiatives to proactively protect and recover imperiled species and mitigate threats using a variety of approaches including advocacy; project review and comment; decision-maker and public outreach; coalition building; project development and implementation; application of best...