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About The Mountain Lion Foundation
Formed in 1986 as a volunteer coalition that focused on conserving mountain lions in California, the organization now addresses lion protection across the United States. The Mountain Lion Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and our mission is to ensure that America’s lion survives and flourishes in the wild.
The organization’s programming focuses on public education, policies and management strategies that support thriving mountain lion populations, and peaceful coexistence with these amazing and ecologically important animals. The Mountain Lion Foundation relies on the best available science to inform the decisions that guide lion protection. More information about the organization’s programs is available at mountainlion.org.
The Mountain Lion Foundation strives to center the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in our work and in our organization’s culture. Preferred candidates for this position will: demonstrate a commitment that equity is a necessary prerequisite to building a more just and sustainable world; contribute to equity and inclusion work within the organization, including participation in relevant committees and trainings; demonstrate a deep understanding of their own race, culture, and identity, and how it relates to the staff and community landscape, as well as the world at large; model vulnerability and accountability; be comfortable giving and receiving feedback; model sensitivity toward the needs and priorities of diverse communities and individuals with a variety of backgrounds and identities; demonstrate the ability to communicate across power dynamics in a way that fosters learning, understanding, and mutual respect.
Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position. Note that our current office in Sacramento has an elevator and is ADA accessible.