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Program Officer, Yellowstone to Yukon

Wilburforce Foundation
Washington, United States
$120,000.00 - $140,000.00
Closing date
Dec 30, 2021

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Position Type
Programs, Grant Making, Program Administration and Management
Advocacy, Animal Protection, Environment, Research
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Yellowstone to Yukon Program: The Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) ecoregion is a worldwide model for large landscape conservation that encompasses Yellowstone National Park in the south, stretching 2000 miles north along the spine of the continent to the Yukon, where the mountainous corridor spills out onto the Arctic plains. The Foundation’s goal is to achieve landscape-scale connectivity and climate resilience by protecting and connecting wildlife and wildlands across the region. The Foundation supports collaborative community-based efforts that sustain biodiversity, landscape connectivity, climate resilience, and sustainable communities.

The Program Officer for Yellowstone to Yukon works closely with other staff and partners to advance the outcomes described in the Foundation’s Strategic Framework. Core responsibilities include: 1) Developing, implementing, and revising regional and/or cross-cutting conservation strategies; 2) leading and/or participating in grantmaking, capacity building, and other program activities to advance those strategies; 3) researching, preparing, and delivering reports or other presentations to the Foundation board and staff; 4) Managing a Program Associate; and 5) working with the Executive Director to create and maintain a collaborative, inclusive, team-oriented work environment.


  • Candidates who submit an application by Tuesday, January 11, 2022 will be considered first, though applications will continue to be accepted after that date until the position is filled.
  • Please submit a cover letter and resume, combined into one document either in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
  • Email your application to Since our office is only staffed a limited number of days each week, please do not submit applications by mail or in person.
  • First round interviews will be scheduled via Zoom for selected candidates.

Wilburforce Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Foundation does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or any other classification protected by local, state or federal law.

For more information about the Foundation and its priorities, and to download the complete position description, please visit the Foundation’s website at

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