Upcoming banquets in SOUTH CAROLINA:

Blue Hose Wild Turkey Celebration - 04/23/2014
Clinton, SC 29325

Lexington Longbeards, SC - 05/02/2014
Lexington, SC 29072

Fairfield, SC - 05/03/2014
Ridgeway, SC 29130

John C. Calhoun's Longbeards - 05/10/2014
Easley, SC 29642

Turkey Creek Chapter - 05/17/2014
Barnwell, SC 29812

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Job Opportunities with the NWTF

Vice President of Development

Job Summary:

  • Leads staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within the NWTF and NWTF Foundation
  • Plans, coordinates and assures implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the NWTF and the NWTF Foundation
  • Assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems to fund development including but not limited to research and cultivation, gift processing and recognition
  • Maintains accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources

Nature and Scope of Position:

  • Ensures that philanthropy and fund development are carried out in keeping with the NWTF's values, mission, vision and plans
  • Evaluates the effect of internal and external forces on the organization and its fund development, recommends short- and long-range fund development plans and programs that support the organization's values, mission and general objectives
  • Helps develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers
  • Helps establish performance measures, monitors results and helps the chief executive officer, development committee(s) and board evaluate the effectiveness of the organization's fund development program
  • Provides general oversight of all of the organization's fund development activities, manages the day-to-day operations of the development function, and monitors adequacy of activities through coordination with staff, appropriate committees, and governing body
  • Helps identify, cultivate, recruit, and develop fundraising volunteers and leadership
  • Works with the chief executive officer, senior management team, development committee(s) chair(s) and board of directors to ensure fulfillment of fund development roles and facilitate the optimum interaction between management and volunteers
  • In conjunction with the CEO and Campaign Committee leadership as well as outside counsel, launch the public phase of the $20 million capital campaign and bring it to successful completion by 2016
  • Designs and assures implementation of cost-effective fund development programs, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality and solid return on investment

Primary Relationships:

Within the NWTF, the position has primary relationships with senior management staff, and program staff. Outside the NWTF, the position coordinates with the NWTF Board of Directors, NWTF Foundation Board of Directors, fundraising volunteers, donors and funding sources.

The individual is expected to:

  • Translate broad goals into achievable steps
  • Help set and manage appropriate expectations
  • Handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and make rapid decisions regarding management and development issues
  • Establish strong and appropriate relationships with CEO, staff, board members, volunteers, donors and the general community
  • Develop smooth and constructive relationships with people from all segments of the community
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management
  • Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the NWTF

How to apply:

Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company at resumes@explorecompany.com. Refer to NWTF/VPD in the subject line.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


Marketing Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation is seeking a qualified Marketing Coordinator to join the marketing team at the NWTF national headquarters located in Edgefield, South Carolina. The Marketing Coordinator will primarily be responsible for management of exhibit hall at NWTF National Convention and Sport Show, development and management of corporate partner contracts and relationships, and oversight of departmental budget and forecasting reports. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is eager to achieve the goals of the Marketing department, ultimately satisfying the mission of the NWTF.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Support and maintain the vision, priorities, and principles of the NWTF, implementing strategic direction and purpose within the marketing department and organization
  • Assist in the development of corporate partner contracts and agreements by working with account managers to draft and execute new and renewed agreements
  • Coordinate contract responsibility and contract management with account managers and management team
  • Manage financial monthly budget reports for marketing team
  • Actively work with marketing team to prepare accurate monthly forecasting reports, revenue reports, summary reports, and annual budget report
  • Assist in the development of strategic plans for existing corporate partners, utilizing milestones for measurable goals
  • Assist in formulation and implementation of new strategies for corporate partner development to achieve growth in targeted areas and geographical regions
  • Manage and utilize a corporate partner pipeline to foster attainable prospecting and cultivation of new business partners
  • Responsible for: creation of NWTF Convention and Sport Show exhibit hall layout; working with convention team and contractors to design and implement layout; booth sales: booth renewals; booth pricing; booth payments; and, overall exhibit hall management and development to achieve revenue growth

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred. Sales, marketing, or communications experience a plus
  • General knowledge of forecasting, accounting, and budgeting procedures within a large organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Event management, fundraising, development, or sales experience preferred
  • Able to work as a team player in a cohesive environment
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, ever changing environment
  • Independent and self-starter attitude and work mentality
  • Strong oral, written, and phone communication skills necessary
  • Contract writing experience preferred
  • Ability to travel overnight
  • A valid driver's license is required
  • Must have the physical capabilities to perform above duties--sitting/standing for long periods of time, ability to bend/lift in occasional settings

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


Regional Wildlife Biologist - Illinois and Indiana

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation has an immediate opening for a regional wildlife biologist. This position will be responsible for all facets of the NWTF's habitat conservation and wild turkey and upland wildlife management programs in Illinois and Indiana.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Work cooperatively with state and federal agencies and private landowners on habitat initiatives
  • Administer NWTF's regional habitat initiatives, and work closely with the Illinois and Indiana State Chapters to administer the Hunting Heritage Super Fund Program and develop our new "Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt" initiative
  • Provide oversight and coordination for conservation activities addressing forest health issues affecting important habitat for the wild turkey and other upland wildlife on both public and private lands
  • Garner funding for conservation work by securing grants, contracts and additional agency and non-governmental organization partnerships to further NWTF's mission
  • Develop written wildlife management plans that meet Farm Bill program requirements
  • Develop and provide oversight of agency agreements and contracts
  • Develop and implement stewardship habitat proposals and projects with US Forest Service staff that enhance wildlife habitat via active forest management
  • Promote habitat and outreach accomplishments via NWTF and agency public relations media
  • Approximately 80% of the activities will be in the state of Illinois

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a science-related field and demonstrated knowledge of wildlife management, forestry and ecology; a Master's degree with at least four years related experience is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Experience working with major gift contributions and corporate sponsors
  • Experience working with state and federal agencies and private landowners; grant writing and administration; Farm Bill programs; development of management plans; and Midwest ecosystems and management techniques preferred
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft applications including spreadsheets, internet and computer applications. GIS skills and experience preferred
  • Individual will be required to reside in Illinois
  • Position may require significant overnight travel. Excellent health and retirement benefits package along with a vehicle plan. Salary is commensurate with experience

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


Michigan Upper Peninsula Cooperative Biologist

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an immediate opening for wildlife biologist or forester. This position will fulfill the duties of a Cooperative Position, jointly funded by the NWTF, Ruffed Grouse Society, Michigan DNR, and USDA Forest Service. The position will be based at the Ottawa National Forest Supervisor's Office in Ironwood, Michigan. Work vehicle, ATV, computer, forestry equipment, and office space will be provided.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Analyze wildlife openings for inclusion in maintenance schedules through remote sensing and site visits. Make recommendations on maintenance specifications and practices
  • Analyze aspen stands for potential inclusion in further analysis pools for eventual harvest
  • Provide coordination between state and federal agencies for conservation activities affecting important habitat for upland forest wildlife on adjacent properties
  • Assist USDA Forest Service and Michigan DNR staff with other projects that enhance wildlife habitat for forest wildlife
  • Work cooperatively with state and federal agencies on habitat initiatives
  • Promote habitat and outreach accomplishments via cooperators public relations media

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a science-related field and demonstrated knowledge of wildlife management, forestry and ecology; a Master\'s degree is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and public speaking skills
  • Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Experience working with state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations
  • Preferred candidates should possess experience working in Midwest ecosystems and management techniques. Knowledge of forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region preferred. Skills in the use and operation of forestry field equipment are preferred
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft applications including spreadsheets, internet and computer applications
  • Must be proficient in basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, and possess ArcGIS skills
  • Able to work in a wide range of field conditions often requiring rigorous physical activity

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


Regional Director - Michigan

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation is searching for a regional director to manage the territory of Michigan. The chosen candidate will have to reside in the region or be willing to relocate to that area. This position is charged with planning, developing, implementing and maintaining a grassroots fundraising program designed to support our conservation mission and attract more people to conservation, turkey hunting and other outdoor activities.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Provides leadership, recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Managing the volunteer efforts in support of NWTF fundraising events; banquets and special events
  • Act as liaison between local and state chapters and national offices on various issues
  • Work with existing chapter system to develop them to their greatest potential for fund raising and membership development
  • Ability to motivate, encourage and manage volunteers/members at the local level
  • Work in development of all aspects of fund-raising
  • Assist in searching out and screening donations of all types from private and public entities
  • Identify private and corporate landowners that are interested in having habitat management plans developed on their property
  • Ability to travel 25,000 to 30,000 miles per year to cover assigned territory with a company provided vehicle. Overnight and weekend travel are required from time to time
  • Ability to submit weekly activity reports to headquarters and budget accordingly
  • Create and maintain budget model for the region

Qualifications: Applicants must be self-motivated and eager to accept challenging goals. Volunteer experience with NWTF or similar organizations will benefit candidates. This position requires an aptitude for building and managing relationships with a very diverse group of volunteers and an emphasis on effective verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be able to work with proficiency on a personal computer with basic skills in MS Office applications and have a working familiarity with the Internet. The successful candidate must be willing to work hours that extend outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year, including extensive auto travel. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to the region.

Education and experience: A four year degree from an accredited college or university is preferred but not required. A strong background in sales, training, fundraising, relationship development and/or management is recommended.

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


Regional Director - Oregon/Washington

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation is searching for a regional director to manage the territory of Oregon/Washington. The chosen candidate will have to reside in the region or be willing to relocate to that area. This position is charged with planning, developing, implementing and maintaining a grassroots fundraising program designed to support our conservation mission and attract more people to conservation, turkey hunting and other outdoor activities.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Provides leadership, recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Managing the volunteer efforts in support of NWTF fundraising events; banquets and special events
  • Act as liaison between local and state chapters and national offices on various issues
  • Work with existing chapter system to develop them to their greatest potential for fund raising and membership development
  • Ability to motivate, encourage and manage volunteers/members at the local level
  • Work in development of all aspects of fund-raising
  • Assist in searching out and screening donations of all types from private and public entities
  • Identify private and corporate landowners that are interested in having habitat management plans developed on their property
  • Ability to travel 25,000 to 30,000 miles per year to cover assigned territory with a company provided vehicle. Overnight and weekend travel are required from time to time
  • Ability to submit weekly activity reports to headquarters and budget accordingly
  • Create and maintain budget model for the region

Qualifications: Applicants must be self-motivated and eager to accept challenging goals. Volunteer experience with NWTF or similar organizations will benefit candidates. This position requires an aptitude for building and managing relationships with a very diverse group of volunteers and an emphasis on effective verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be able to work with proficiency on a personal computer with basic skills in MS Office applications and have a working familiarity with the Internet. The successful candidate must be willing to work hours that extend outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year, including extensive auto travel. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to the region.

Education and experience: A four year degree from an accredited college or university is preferred but not required. A strong background in sales, training, fundraising, relationship development and/or management is recommended.

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


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