This professional-level position works collaboratively with the Alaska program staff and is responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing assigned Defenders’ Alaska strategic work plan conservation policy objectives that help implement Defenders’ National Strategic Plan.  Working closely with the Alaska Program Director and Alaska Policy Advisor, the position focus is to conserve threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), ensure the protection of important wildlife habitat and conservation of Alaska federal public lands and waters, and, where possible, advance climate solutions.  Conservation priorities include working to: 1) Protect, conserve and restore imperiled species, and work to improve managemen

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