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WITA-Wildlife Investigators Training Alliance

Board Member: Wildlife Investigators Training Alliance

WITA-Wildlife Investigators Training Alliance

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Job Summary

Wildlife Investigators Training Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Nashville, TN that trains wildlife officers, rangers, investigators, prosecutors, judges, and magistrates in Africa and North America on anti-wildlife trafficking techniques.  We are a group of experienced and dedicated wildlife investigators and biologists who are also effective educators.  We are passionate about elevating government capacity to combat poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking worldwide.  Our cadre of trainers have vast experience in wildlife conservation and law enforcement across the world, and most are still actively working on the front lines to stop transnational wildlife crime.  WITA was founded in 2018 with the sole purpose of training the women and men who fight against wildlife trafficking every day.

We are looking for board members who share our passion and vision and have the skills, time, connections, and resources to help us stop poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide fiduciary guidance to WITA to ensure adherence to mission and vision, financial security, and permanence
  • Attend all board meetings (in-person or virtually)
  • Advocate for WITA publicly and personally
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity
  • Be informed about WITA’s mission, services, policies, and programs.
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
  • Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments.
  • If possible, make a personal financial contribution to WITA
  • Inform others about and advocate for WITA
  • Keep up-to-date on developments in anti-wildlife trafficking developments
  • Adhere to all policies, including conflict-of-interest and confidentiality .
  • Respect the organizational structure and integrity of WITA.
  • Refrain from making special requests of the staff.
  • Support the Executive Director professionally and administratively

Qualifications

  • Passion for wildlife conservation and law enforcement
  • Clear, candid, consistent communication abilities
  • Ability to listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, and work well with people individually and in a group.
  • Willingness to prepare for and attend board and committee meetings, ask questions, take responsibility and follow through on a given assignment, contribute personal and financial resources in a generous way according to circumstances, open doors in the community, advocate for the organization, and evaluate oneself.
  • Interest in developing certain skills that you may not possess, such as in cultivating and soliciting funds, cultivating and recruiting board members and other volunteers, reading and understanding financial statements, and learning more about the substantive program area of the organization.
  • Possession of honesty, sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views, community-building skills, personal integrity and sense of values, and concern for your nonprofit’s development.
  • Respect for the inherent value of other cultures, countries, methods of operation, and languages
  • Experience or strong independent interest in wildlife conservation, management, and non-profit management

 

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Opportunity to guide and assist the development and growth of a young, passionate, dedicated, and effective non-profit
  • Real contribution to the end of wildlife poaching and the illegal wildlife trade
  • Provision of support and education to the women and men on the front lines against transnational wildlife crime
  • Connection with others who support and guide effecitve wildlife law enforcement

 

How to Apply

Please go to our website at www.witatrain.org to learn more about us.  If you have questions, please feel free to ask any time.

To apply, please email a statement of interest and CV/resume to info@witatrain.org

 

Details

  • Date Posted: July 22, 2022
  • Type: Board Member
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Animal Welfare
  • Start Date: 09/01/2022
  • Working Hours: Flexible