Posted: August 4, 2014


Location:  Bethesda, MD

Reports To:  Chief Operating Officer

Position Role:  The Wildlife Program Coordinator serves as the communications and service liaison between The Wildlife Society headquarters staff and over 200 affiliated units (regional sections, state/provincial chapters, student chapters, and working groups). The coordinator keeps affiliated unit officers informed about important announcements, requirements and deadlines, while also responding daily to inquiries and requests for assistance regarding affiliated units' activities by email and phone.

This individual creates short web features for The Wildlife Society website to spotlight affiliated units' events and accomplishments that demonstrate the wide-ranging impact of the Society across North America. These features also promote the public exchange of ideas between affiliated units while also providing them with a level of recognition that inspires them to increase and improve their activities.


  • Develops and promotes communication between TWS affiliated units and headquarters through email, website features, social media posts, teleconferences, and meetings.
  • Highlights the activities and accomplishments of affiliated units by writing web features weekly that are cross-promoted through e-newsletters and social media.
  • Provides prompt, friendly and professional service to affiliated unit members and officers by phone and in response to email.
  • Updates the affiliated units officer database and membership rosters
  • Communicates and follows up effectively with affiliated unit officers to ensure compliance with annual reporting requirements to TWS headquarters (financial reporting, officer elections, and reporting of activities and action items for Council review).
  • Handles requests from individuals who want to create a new TWS affiliate unit and assists them with the requirements and submission process.
  • Provides administrative coordination support for TWS wildlife student programs such as travel grants and regional student conclaves.
  • Occasionally travels to provide in-person support for affiliated unit wildlife events or activities as requested by the Chief Operating Officer.
  • Provides support for other programs and services in the Operations division as requested.

Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal and service skills; strong facilitative skills, including the ability to encourage initiative and cooperation among volunteer leaders and members. Excellent news writer who creates informative and engaging content for websites. Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to take initiative and accomplish tasks with minimum supervision. Must be highly organized and possess excellent multi-tasking skills.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree required. Wildlife-related degree or work experience required. Demonstrated ability to create engaging website content preferred. Non-profit experience working with volunteers a plus. Working proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.

Salary:  Commensurate with education, experience and other qualifications.

Benefits: This position is full-time (37.5 hours/week) and includes health and dental benefits, 403B retirement plan, vacation and sick days, additional benefits.

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to Lilly Matheson,

Application deadline: August 14, 2014

Anticipated starting date:  As soon as available.

The Wildlife Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.