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Outreach Coordinator (posted July 24, 2018)

The Institute for Wildlife Studies is seeking an Outreach Coordinator to assist in promoting the voluntary use of non-lead ammunition.  Lead causes serious to fatal health effects in condors, eagles and other wildlife that scavenge on carcasses shot with lead ammunition.  The project will entail meeting with hunter groups and landowners to provide information regarding non-lead ammunition and lead ammunition effects on wildlife.  The Coordinator will help organize demonstrations at shooting ranges where hunters can try different non-lead ammunition free of charge and will attend periodic regional events (western US) to meet with sportsmen and discuss non-lead ammunition.  The Coordinator may oversee the activities of one or more other outreach personnel as part of their duties. The primary areas of work will be in central and southern California.

Requirements:  Applicants should have a strong background in hunting and knowledge of firearms and ammunition used for hunting.  Experience using non-lead ammunition is a plus. The applicants should have the ability to interpret scientific literature and then provide that information to non-professionals is a way easy to understand.  The applicant should have well developed interpersonal skills with the ability to converse with stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds. The applicant will be interacting with state and federal agency personnel as well as non-lead outreach coordinators from other organizations. Experience in public speaking is a plus.  Applicants should have a B.S. degree in wildlife management or a related field.  A criminal background check will be conducted on the successful applicant.

Compensation: Starting salary is $53,000/year and includes medical, vacation and other benefits. 

Application Procedures: Please send as a single document, a cover letter outlining your experience for this position, a resume and a list of at least 3 references. Email to: iwsjobs@iws.org with the subject heading “Non-lead Outreach Coordinator”