Idaho State Director

$73,491 yearly
  • Western Watersheds Project
  • Remote (Hailey, ID, USA or Boise, ID USA)
  • Jan 17, 2023
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services Science

Job Description

Western Watersheds Project seeks an Idaho Director to continue and expand upon WWP’s
campaign to protect and restore public lands and wildlife in Idaho, with an emphasis on livestock
grazing and its related environmental problems. The position will entail administrative and legal
oversight of federal decisions, fieldwork, data collection and analysis, participation in agency
planning processes, media outreach and legislative advocacy. The ideal candidate will be highly
organized, self-motivated, be able to synthesize and understand ecological and biological concepts,
and have strong written and oral communication skills.

• Coordinate and develop WWP’s public lands and wildlife protection efforts in Idaho and
work with current staff on existing projects and threats posed by domestic cattle and sheep
grazing on public lands across the West;
• Submit public comments and appeals of environmentally harmful agency decisions;
• Engage in discussions with the Forest Service and BLM about how to protect public lands
from domestic livestock, including the use of grazing permit retirement;
• Visit public lands grazing allotments, documenting habitat conditions and management
concerns, and communicate these findings to land and wildlife management agencies.
• Work with WWP’s Policy Director to pursue legislative options specific to livestock grazing
and predator defense issues;
• Participate in public outreach including press releases, op-eds, position statements,
newsletter articles, and blog posts;
• Meet with public lands livestock grazing permittees to discuss options for conflict reduction;
• Attend trainings, conferences, and workshops as directed;
• Comply with WWP’s policies, including commitments towards progress in the realms of
diversity, equity, and social justice;
• Work with legal counsel to develop priority litigation; and
• Collect and track research documenting the impacts of livestock on public lands, and utilize
a variety of tools to determine focal areas for protection emphasis.

• Desire to make a difference in protecting native species from livestock grazing impacts on
public lands;
• Educational background in science, law, or policy and/or advocacy experience;
• Affinity for and knowledge of remote and rugged areas in the West;
• Willingness to travel and camp alone in field sites;
• Highly organized and able to use GIS software, mapping tools, and basic database software;
• Strong oral and written communications skills;
• Able to take direction and work as part of a team;
• Self-directed and accountable;
• Candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to southern Idaho.

Western Watersheds Project offers a salary of $73,491 and competitive benefits package, including
health insurance benefits, family leave, and retirement contributions. We welcome applicants with
diverse backgrounds and a willingness to bring their perspectives to the work and the organization.
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (preferably administrative or legal comments,
protests or appeal) and 3 references in a single .pdf file by February 17th, 2023
to Position open until filled.