The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) seeks a Western States Coordinator to co-manage the state sportsmen’s caucus effort organized under the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) and the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) programs for the Western Region of the United States.
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Description: The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) seeks a Western States Coordinator to co-manage the state sportsmen’s caucus effort organized under the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) and the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) programs for the Western Region of the United States.
This position reports to the Western States Manager and CSF Vice President and serves as the lead contact for six assigned state and regional sportsmen’s caucuses, state agencies, industry partners and non-governmental organizations; and is responsible for organizing and tracking pertinent legislation and regulatory rule-making, event planning, and fundraising assistance. Based on the assigned region, the successful candidate will serve as an interface with existing regional state legislative caucuses and respective members of the GSC by providing counsel, tracking and disseminating information regarding legislation and caucus infrastructure.
The Western States Coordinator will work to serve as a point of contact for states establishing a caucus and assist with the formation and development of state advisory councils in the assigned region. Additionally, the individual selected for the position will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating federal land management policies and activities of interest to sportsmen and women in his or her assigned region. Working alongside CSF’s Western Region Manager, Federal Policy Team, and other members of the sportsmen’s community, the candidate selected for the position will engage in federal land management processes by tracking federal land management policies, developing and submitting formal comments on federal agency actions, monitoring federal legislation and interfacing with federal agency staff as well as other federal land stakeholders. The Western States Coordinator will be required to spend six to twelve months working in CSF’s Washington, DC headquarters subsequent to being selected for the position. Following this time, the Western States Coordinator will be expected to relocate to a western state where he or she will work remotely.
The candidate selected for the position will be required to work independently consistent with CSF personnel guidelines and must demonstrate the ability to self-motivate on a daily basis without the level of direct supervision found in a typical office environment. Western States Coordinator Responsibilities: Analyze and track state legislation of interest to sportsmen. Serve as point of contact for inquiries from legislators/conservation organizations interested in establishing or further developing a state sportsmen’s caucus. Serve as a clearinghouse for information relevant to state sportsmen’s caucus legislators about sportsmen’s issues, including pertinent federal regulatory/legislative issues. Liaise and provide consul to the state sportsmen’s caucuses in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Nevada and Washington. Assist with events/event planning including individual state caucus events and the NASC mid-year and annual meetings. Represent CSF at state caucus functions, meetings, and events. Develop content for an electronic newsletter for state issues and state caucus activity. Facilitate and serve as a network between partners, state agencies, federal caucus, state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses, and Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus members. Required Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree. Candidates with degrees in wildlife biology, fisheries biology, conservation biology or natural resource management preferred. Knowledge of the legislative process and experience working with state legislatures, Congress and / or governmental agencies. Familiarity with federal land management policies, agencies and processes. Familiarity and experience with coastal fisheries management policies at the state and / or federal levels. Supporter of hunting, fishing, trapping, recreational shooting and professional wildlife management. Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and process objectives without supervision. Willingness to travel. Willingness to relocate to Washington, DC for six to twelve months prior to working remotely in the West. Proficient in Microsoft Office.
TO APPLY: Please e-mail cover letter, resume, three references to Kelli Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.