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Grand Teton Senior Program Manager
Jackson Hole, WY, US
We’re protecting and enhancing America’s National Park System for present and future generations.
National Parks Conversation Association (NPCA), the nation’s oldest and largest national parks nonprofit advocate, has an exciting and transformative opportunity for a creative, thoughtful, impact-driven and results-oriented leader to become our Grand Teton Senior Program Manager (GTSPM). This position will report to the Regional Director (RD) of the Northern Rockies Regional Office (NRRO).
Grand Teton National Park, and the connected Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, is one of the world’s natural wonders, a crown jewel of the National Park System and a top priority for NPCA. Public policy established at Grand Teton affects the entire National Park System; likewise, decisions made within Grand Teton have impact throughout the larger ecosystem and the broader Northern Rockies Region. NPCA is a conservation leader helping to shape the future of Grand Teton National Park and its gateway communities, especially in this time of rapid climate change, and we care deeply about our work and our employees.
When you join NPCA, you will become part of a highly supportive community that believes in respect through understanding and is guided by our core values: Commitment, Inclusion, Integrity and Respect. Our core values embolden us to achieve excellence, unite us and fuel our commitment to become leaders fulfilling our shared mission of protecting and enhancing America’s national parks for present and future generations.
Location: Jackson Hole Area, WY
Benefits: We offer competitive compensation and benefits including a four-day, 32-hour work week, paid sabbaticals for staff after seven years of service and more. Learn more about our benefits.
The GTSPM will work in coordination with Northern Rockies and other NPCA staff to develop and execute programmatic campaign plans that identify and advance priority conservation issues impacting Grand Teton National Park. Building and maintaining meaningful relationships with stakeholders and decision makers to inform and support our advocacy positions is a foundational approach to our work in Grand Teton National Park, across the region and nationally.
The successful candidate will be a thoughtful, creative, strategic and inclusion-minded conservation leader with the demonstrated ability to co-create, implement and measure conservation victories and impact, in line with NPCA’s vision for the region and strategic plan. Key to the success of the GTSPM will be the ability to create and advance targeted, effective advocacy campaigns and to work effectively across a diverse set of partnerships, coalitions, organizations and stakeholders, at the local, state, regional and national level. NPCA is committed to staff working toward justice, equity, diversity and inclusion both internally and in our work with people outside the organization, and we seek to engage in a culturally sensitive, competent and relevant manner in our work, both internally and externally.
Grand Teton Landscape Conservation (65%); Develop and implement conservation priority campaigns to preserve the natural and cultural values of Grand Teton National Park and the adjacent landscape, in coordination with NPCA’s NRRO leadership.
Wildlife habitat protection, restoration and connectivity across park boundaries
Land management and NEPA processes
Climate resilience and adaptation
Recreation/visitation use and management
Park infrastructure and other development projects within the park
Park-wide management plans
Large landscape conservation, across multiple private and public land-use jurisdictions
Natural and cultural resource protection and interpretation
Leadership (20%); Oversee and lead Grand Teton Field Office (GTFO).
Serve as NPCA liaison to the Wyoming delegation, targeted Congressional offices, elected officials, the administration and appropriate state and federal agency staff
Represent NPCA throughout the Grand Teton landscape, including but not limited to meetings, events, negotiations, collaborative groups and media outreach.
Represent NRRO on national NPCA leadership teams, ensuring our local work is aligned with and integrated into national priority campaigns
Support NPCA’s national priorities at the local, state, regional and national level, including climate change and landscape conservation
Work with NRRO RD and AD to develop and manage GTFO annual budget
Manage and mentor GTFO interns, fellows, consultants and volunteers
Development and fundraising (15%) Help to maintain a well-funded and sustainable NRRO/GTFO in partnership with NRRO team and NPCA development staff.
Assist in development and implementation of fundraising strategies
Develop and steward local donor relationships, in partnership with development staff
Minimum five years of demonstrated success in designing, managing, implementing and assessing advocacy, issue, political, policy and/or place-based strategies and campaigns that drive change at the local, regional, state or federal level, and preferably with respect to conservation, climate change, and/or environmental policy.
Proven track record of managing interns, consultants and volunteers
Deep understanding of and continued curiosity regarding the social and political dynamics of the Grand Teton region, or of a culturally/environmentally similar region/ecosystem.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate equitably, inclusively and effectively on a diverse, cross-functional team to ensure the advancement of shared goals.
Proven success as an inclusive partner, capable of meaningful engagement with communities of color, particularly Native American communities;
Demonstrated experience building, maintaining and leveraging strong relationships, including but not limited to local, regional, national and tribal government officials, donors, and partner organizations.
Demonstrated self-starter with strong time-management and prioritization skills.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and writing skills.
Proficiency with computers, particularly with MS Word and Outlook preferred.
Valid driver’s license and ability to rent a vehicle.
Regional travel for meetings, events, and outreach (for example, meetings with National Park Service staff, local community leaders, donors and regional staff). Travel occasionally required for NPCA activities or functions, such as lobbying, retreats, etc.
Green 2.0 Pledge: Our organization is committing to conducting a pay equity analysis of staff compensation to look at differences in compensation in regard to race, ethnicity, and gender, to collect and analyze relevant data, and take corrective actions to remediate pay disparities.
Physical Effort and Dexterity: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is typically required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
NPCA is committed to diversity among its employees and hiring practices. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
Physical Environment: Typical office setting
Employer’s Rights: NPCA reserves the right to revise this position description at any time. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the NPCA and employee and is subject to change by the NPCA as the needs of the NPCA and requirements of the job change. The above is in no way an exhaustive list of the requirements for the position.
COVID-19: Please be aware that NPCA requires all employees who are required to work onsite, whether regularly or sporadically to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination. NPCA is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law. *This does not apply to applicants residing in Montana, Tennessee, and Florida.
Qualified applicants please submit your resume and cover letter directly online to www.npca.org under “Careers”. No phone calls please. NPCA is an EOE.
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