Climate Adaptation Program Manager

Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Washington, DC
Jan 11, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcment Position Title: Adaptation Program Manager Position Location: Washington, D. C. DC based positions are expected to work from our offices for a minimum of three days per week with the option to work up to two days per week from home. The office policies may change based on District of Columbia guidance and mandates related to the COVID situation. Reports To: Director of Conservation Initiatives Job Type: Exempt / full-time AFWA Background: The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, founded in 1902, represents North America's fish and wildlife agencies. It promotes sound management and conservation, and speaks with a collective voice on important fish and wildlife issues. The Association is a nonprofit, 501(c)(6) trade association. See for more information. Position Summary: The Adaptation Program Manager manages and coordinates the Association's climate adaptation programs; ensures climate adaptation program implementation and activites are carried out in line with the organization's objectives and goals. Plans and develops methods and procedures for implementing adaptation program. Provides quality control for the climate adaptation program through monitoring costs, committee members, activities, and final products or services, and modifies them as necessary. Conveys information, including explanation of program, direction, problems, and potential solutions, to management as well as to AFWA members and partners serving as a subject matter expert and resource. Oversees training and management of members and partners. Reviews reports and records of activities to ensure progress is being accomplished toward specified program objectives, and modifies or changes methodology as required to redirect activities and attain objectives. Prepares program reports for superiors. Controls expenditures in accordance with budget allocations. Duties: Manage and facilitate a collaborative network of government agencies, academia, industry, and NGOs which is developing and implementing climate adaptation activities for the benefit of fish, wildlife, and habitats, as outlined in the "National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy" and the State Wildlife Action Plans. Staff the AFWA Climate Adaptation Committee and its associated work groups and coordinate the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Network; oversee communication and outreach to committee and work group members; host meetings or forums; lead development and implementation of the committee annual work plan. Advance the work of state fish and wildlife agencies (including marine resource agencies) and partners for climate-smart fish and wildlife management. Produce and distribute a regular e-newsletter, the "AFWA Climate News Round-Up," to AFWA members and partners. Develop, review, and comment on climate change policies relevant to fish and wildlife management. Facilitate the administration of an annual "Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources," in partnership with state and federal agencies and the AFWA Climate Adaptation Committee. Create and facilitate the development of a "community of practice" among climate adaptation professionals at state and federal agencies through regular communications such as webinars, workshops, special conference sessions, conference calls, training sessions, and other learning and networking opportunities. Represent the interests of state fish and wildlife agencies in regional and national discussions, meetings and conferences related to climate change and provide state fish and wildlife agencies with enhanced capacity to address impacts of climate change, adaptation, and resilience of fish and wildlife resources. Recommend effective means to integrate regional and state wildlife conservation priorities such as State Wildlife Action Plans and data into plans for climate adaptation. Participate in internal AFWA projects and intitiatives as assigned. Other duties as assigned. PandoLogic. Keywords: Meetings and Conferences Program Manager, Location: Washington, DC - 20002

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