Strategic Coordinator for CCITT

Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy

Remote, Remote

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $75,000/yr
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

OPEN UNTIL FILLED, candidate review begins May 10th.

Start date flexible, but expected ~June 15th. 

About the Organization

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy (ARC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of amphibian and reptile populations and their habitats across the United States. ARC works tirelessly to protect endangered species through strategic, scientific, and passionate approaches, focusing on Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Areas (PARCAs) and critical conservation issues facing these species. Learn more at www.ARCprotects.org.

Job Description

ARC is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to fill the role of Strategic Coordinator for the Collaborative to Combat the Illegal Trade in Turtles (CCITT). This pivotal role will focus on facilitating the implementation of strategic priorities to combat the illegal trade in North America’s native turtles, alongside supporting essential administrative efforts. The Strategic Coordinator will work remotely, coordinating with CCITT and ARC leadership to advance the mission of combating wildlife trafficking within the turtle trade. Join us in our mission to safeguard the future of North America’s native turtles by combating the illegal trade that threatens their survival.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build Capacity of Law Enforcement: Work closely with the Law Enforcement Working Group to enhance law enforcement's capability to combat the illegal trade in turtles through training and resource development.
  • Data Management: Collaborate with the Research and Data Working Group to gather, analyze, and manage critical data related to the illegal trade in turtles, filling gaps and facilitating partnerships to enhance data utility.
  • Demand Reduction: Manage initiatives aimed at reducing the demand for illegally traded turtles, working with the Human Dimensions Working Group and consultants to implement targeted strategies and interventions.
  • Sustained Funding: Collaborate with the Leadership Board to manage funding effectively, explore sustainable funding opportunities, and implement fundraising strategies to support CCITT’s work.
  • Administrative Support: Attend to administrative responsibilities and leadership of the CCITT, including managing partnerships, scheduling meetings, and ensuring effective communication and information sharing with stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience in wildlife conservation, project management, or related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience in program management, with a strong background in conservation or data analysis preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and make progress on strategic initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrating responsibility, problem-solving capabilities, and leadership skills. 
  • Effective communication skills to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including state and federal agencies, NGOs, and academia.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally to conferences and workshops to network, gather, and share information with stakeholders.
  • Commitment to ARC’s mission and values, with a passion for wildlife conservation and the ability to contribute positively to our organizational culture and values.

ARC is an equal-opportunity employer, valuing integrity, diversity, equity, inclusion, creativity, and innovation. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups in wildlife conservation.


To Apply

Please submit a cover letter describing your relevant experience and how your broader knowledge and experiences can contribute to our organizational culture and values. Include at least three professional references, your CV, and compile these documents into a single PDF file. Send your application to JJ Apodaca, Executive Director, at jobs@arcprotects.org.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership , General / Stewardship , Wildlife
Tags Herpetology