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Montana Conservation Coordinator

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Dec 7, 2022

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The Montana Conservation Coordinator (MCC) is a senior level position that provides strategic leadership for GYC’s efforts to protect lands, waters, and wildlife within the Montana portion of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The MCC develops and implements programs that achieve GYC’s longterm conservation goals. Specifically, the MCC leads GYC’s work to conserve key public lands, improve habitat connectivity, reduce human-wildlife conflicts, and shape local, state, and federal policy decisions. The MCC builds and maintains effective relationships with organizational partners, including agency staff, elected officials at all levels, landowners, Indigenous communities, and GYC supporters. The MCC collaborates and coordinates across the organization’s departments (conservation, communications, development) to ensure programmatic priorities in Montana align with GYC’s overarching strategic priorities. The position provides direction to and supervises Montana-based staff and contractors responsible for campaigns and projects. An essential duty of the MCC is helping develop conservation goals for GYC’s work in Montana and planning and implementing effective strategies that advance the organization’s mission. This includes overseeing activities related to planning processes, legislation and policy making at the state and federal levels, participation in local collaboratives and partnerships, and implementing on-the-ground projects. The MCC represents GYC with government agencies and elected officials, the media, and with funders and supporters. Additionally, teamwork and working closely with the organization’s other offices and departments will ensure success. The MCC works under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Conservation and is a thought-leader and critical member of GYC’s senior conservation team.


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