The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) is pleased to accept applications for the Amphibian and Reptile and Invasive Species Program Manager in Washington, DC. This is an exciting opportunity to work with all 50 State Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and our Federal and private partners, furthering their mission of fish and wildlife management and conservation.
The Association, founded in 1902, represents North America’s fish and wildlife agencies. It. promotes sound management and conservation and speaks with a collective voice on important fish and wildlife issues. The Association is a nonprofit, 501(c)(6) association. See www.fishwildlife.org for more information.
Note: During the Coronarvirus pandemic, the Association’s offices are closed, and all staff are working from home. The Association plans to reopen the offices when it is safe to do so and all DC based staff, including this position, will be expected to work from the DC office.
Position Title: Amphibian and Reptile and Invasive Species Program Manager
Position Location Washington, DC
Reports To: Director of Conservation Initiatives
Job Type: Exempt / Full-time
Position Summary: The Amphibian and Reptile and Invasive Species Program Manager serves as the primary point of contact for the Association on conservation and management of amphibians, reptiles, and invasive species and facilitates national collaboration on these issues.
Provides staff support and assists with development and implementation of the goals of the Association’s Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Committee and Invasive Species Committee.
Serves states and partners through communication, coordination, training and network and partnership building to support conservation and management of amphibians, reptiles, and invasive species.
Serves as state coordinator for Partners for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) and provides assistance to the PARC Joint National Steering Committee and regional PARC working groups.
Serves as a point of contact to the states, federal agencies and partners on invasive species and assists with efforts to promote the identification and management of invasive species. Serves on or supports committees/advisory boards/work groups and supports state involvement on the National Invasive Species Council and Invasive Species Advisory Committee.
Is a member of the AFWA Science Team and coordinates and communicates with AFWA leadership and staff on relevant conservation issues and represents the Association at national and regional meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology/management, conservation biology, ecology, natural resources, environmental science or related field required, or relevant experience.
Experience working in fish and wildlife conservation and/or skills applicable to the position. Experience working for a state, territorial, DC or provincial fish and wildlife agency or a demonstrated understanding of the role of state fish and wildlife agencies preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience and confidence presenting in front of small and large groups. Strong interpersonal skills.
The Association utilizes Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Office products. Proficiency with these products is expected.
Experience with planning and facilitating meetings. Strategic and critical thinker.
Ability to work independently and on teams in a fast-paced office environment. Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple initiatives and to meet deadlines.
Knowledge and understanding of conservation issues at national or regional scales desirable.
Ability to work with diverse partners including state and federal fish and wildlife and land management agencies, nongovernmental organizations, academics, industry and private individuals.
Knowledge and/or experience working with amphibians, reptiles, and/or invasive species a plus.
Willingness to travel outside the District of Columbia area and represent the Association at conferences, meetings and other venues (~10%-25%).
About Association Fish & Wildlife Agencies
About the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies: Founded in 1902, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) represents state, territorial and provincial fish and wildlife agencies of North America. The Association supports the leadership of state fish and wildlife agencies by advocating for science-based fish and wildlife conservation and promoting cooperation among fish and wildlife agencies. For more information, see the Association’s web site at www.fishwildlife.org