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Policy & Planning Specialist

Website largelandscapes Center for Large Landscape Conservation

Conserving Life on Earth by Reconnecting Our Natural World

Position Type: Full time, exempt
Location: Bozeman, MT highly preferred, remote negotiable
Compensation: $50,000-54,000
Benefits: Major Medical Insurance, up to 5% match on a 401k, PTO, flexible scheduling
Application Deadline: May 23rd, 2022
Start Date: June 15th (July 5th at the latest).

About the Center for Large Landscape Conservation (CLLC)
CLLC is a nonprofit organization located in Bozeman, Montana. We bring science, policy, and proven solutions
directly to communities working to protect and restore the health and climate integrity of the planet through
large-scale conservation measures. CLLC is a leader in the fast-growing global movement to reverse landscape
fragmentation, restore nature’s resilience to climate change, and support community-led action. CLLC offers a
supportive, flexible, and dynamic work environment. The organization works to actively cultivate an inclusive
workplace and values the leadership, skills, and perspectives of people from diverse backgrounds. People of
color, LGBTQ+ persons, and people from other historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to
apply. This position is based in Bozeman, with potential for remote work for candidates located within driving
distance of CLLC’s headquarters.


Position Overview
The Policy and Planning Specialist will be an integral part of our creative and dynamic team working to increase
habitat connectivity in the Rocky Mountain West and beyond. The Policy and Planning Specialist will work closely
with the Director of Government Affairs, the Corridors and Crossings (C&C) Program Director, and the C&C team
to advance landscape connectivity and transportation infrastructure permeability in North America at a variety
of scales: local, county, state, tribal, national, and continental. In this highly dynamic position, the Policy and
Planning Specialist will support and/or lead a variety of policy research projects, facilitate collaborative
partnerships, and represent CLLC in coalitions working to develop, advance, and implement policies that
reconnect habitat and promote landscape-scale conservation.


Essential Duties:

  • Provide facilitation and/or logistical support for collaborative meetings and conferences.
  • Compile and analyze federal, state, tribal, and local policies and plans associated with and relevant for
    wildlife-friendly transportation and landscape connectivity conservation.
  • Produce or co-produce materials and written deliverables (e.g. reports, toolkits, white papers, and
    academic articles) that support the development and implementation of wildlife-friendly transportation
    infrastructure and landscape connectivity policies and projects.
  • Act as the liaison between the C&C Program and external partners; develop relationships and communicate with project partners to build and sustain stakeholder networks through individual outreach and other activities aimed at building coalitions.
  • Produce or co-produce communication, outreach, and educational materials that represent the C&C Program’s work.
  • Attend and present at public hearings, meetings, conferences, and workshops.
  • Coordinate and organize logistics for meetings and conferences including travel, lodging, food, supplies, and more.
  • Other tasks that are required by the organization when requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Interdisciplinary background in conservation science and policy (preferred), natural resource
    management, conservation/wildlife biology, environmental studies, or related degree.
  • M.A or M.S. degree.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including ability to think strategically and motivate others to identify and
    achieve shared goals and objectives.
  • Ability to learn policy issues and conservation science (especially road ecology) quickly and to translate
    complex issues cogently.
  • Cross-cultural skills and experience working with diverse constituencies, including tribes, researchers,
    conservation practitioners, agency personnel, landowners, advocates, and others who contribute to
    collaborative decision-making.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including persuasive writing and strong
    public speaking skills.
  • Ability to adeptly facilitate meetings, including developing strategic and inclusive agendas, synthesizing
    key ideas, summarizing next steps, building consensus, and mediating conflicts.
  • Ability to work with CLLC staff and partners as well as independently, and to manage multiple concurrent
    projects and tasks effectively while meeting deadlines and reporting requirements
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Power Point, Excel, etc.). Familiarity with Geographic Information
    System software, as well as qualitative and quantitative analysis software a plus.
  • Ability to accomplish planned work activities to achieve a particular objective, while maintaining
    sufficient flexibility to adapt to new challenges and opportunities.
  • Strong critical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Enterprising, motivated, entrepreneurial, and unflappable.

Compensation:

The salary range for this position is $50,000-54,000, depending on experience. Benefits include a retirement
plan, health insurance, and generous paid time-off policy.

How to apply:
Please send the following materials as a single PDF to admin@largelandscapes.org and reference
‘Policy and Planning Specialist’ in the subject line:

  • A brief Letter of Interest explaining how your goals, skills and background fit the responsibilities
    of the role
  • Resume
  • Contact information for two professional references

To apply for this job please visit largelandscapenews.org.

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