The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) is seeking a talented individual committed to fish and wildlife habitat conservation to join our team as the TRCP Oregon/Washington field representative. The TRCP is a coalition of leading hunting, fishing and conservation organizations, labor unions and individual grassroots partners working together to guarantee Americans quality places to hunt and fish through the conservation of habitat, increased funding for fish and wildlife management and expanded access. TRCP has a science-based conservation philosophy.
The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for organizing and executing a number of grassroots and grasstops strategies in Oregon and Washington to further the objectives of the following TRCP Center for Western Lands program initiatives:
- Responsible Energy Development
- National Forest Roadless Management
- Climate Change
- Hard-Rock Mining Reform
Grassroots involvement includes working with TRCP partners, sportsmen-based businesses and hunting and fishing organizations to organize and direct a unified sportsmen’s voice for the conservation of our fish and wildlife resources. Grasstops involvement includes building and utilizing strong relationships with state and federal decision makers to deliver real-world conservation victories.
Position will be an independent contractor. Compensation based on experience. Funding is guaranteed through 2009. TRCP intends to extend the position in 2010, pending the availability of additional funding.
- Bachelors degree or higher required, preferably in fish and wildlife, natural resources conservation or related field;
- Experience working on public lands conservation and policy issues preferred;
- Experience interfacing with the hunting and fishing community;
- Ability to work with state and federal decision makers;
- Ability to work with the mainstream media, sportsmen-specific publications and online communication channels.
- Strong understanding of strategic campaign planning and campaign plan implementation;
- Understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act;
- Self-motivated with ability to multi-task and work independently;
- Excellent organizational and planning skills;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking experience;
- Willingness to travel and work some non-traditional hours and weekends as required;
- Complete fluency in Microsoft Office suite of applications and use of the Internet.
Please send cover letter and resume to William Geer, Director – Center for Western Lands, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position will remain open until filled. The TRCP is an equal opportunity employer.