Job Opportunities

Defenders of Wildlife is a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.

At Defenders of Wildlife, we focus our programs on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction.

We work to protect and restore America’s native wildlife, safeguard habitat, resolve conflicts, work across international borders and educate and mobilize the public. We stand out in our commitment to saving imperiled wildlife and championing the Endangered Species Act, the landmark law that protects them.

Defenders seeks talented individuals dedicated to the conservation of our nation's wildlife and natural resources, and we offer our staff competitive salary and exceptional benefits. Defenders of Wildlife is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Benefits Plan


The Monthly Donor Program Manager will be responsible for cultivating and growing Defenders’ monthly giving program, promoting it to donors and attracting and retaining new monthly donors.
This position is responsible for developing a comprehensive talent acquisition strategy in line with Defenders’ long-term corporate and diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice (DEIJ) objectives which include designing and implementing full-cycle talent acquisition practices and processes.
This professional-level position is responsible for managing a Defenders of Wildlife’s federal lands policy portfolio focused on 1) leading and coordinating Defenders’ response to Department of the Interior policies affecting wildlife on public lands and 2) supporting Defenders’ National Wildlife Refuge System Defense Campaign.
This professional-level position is responsible for working with the Vice President of Field Conservation Programs (FCP) to ensure the efficient and effective oversight and support of Defenders’ FCP.
This position requires working knowledge of federal environmental and natural resources law and significant litigation experience.
This results-oriented, senior-level position reports to the Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs and is responsible for coordinating Defenders of Wildlife external communications activities.
The Web Marketing & Social Media Associate is responsible for the management, growth and cultivation of Defenders’ online communities across Defenders’ social networks.

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