Upcoming banquets in SOUTH CAROLINA:

Little River, SC - 11/06/2014
Abbeville, SC 29620

Edgefield Local Chapter, SC - 11/20/2014
Edgefield, SC 29824

Piedmont, SC - 12/02/2014
Union, SC 29379

Neil "Gobbler" Cost, SC - 12/04/2014
Greenwood, SC 29646

North Augusta Chapter, SC - 12/05/2014
North Augusta, SC 29841

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Job Opportunities with the NWTF

Meetings Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an opportunity for a full-time Meetings Coordinator. The first 6 months will be focused on learning the essential functions. More in depth training of convention planning will follow. Hire date December 1, 2014.

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

  • Coordinate the registration of delegates attending the annual convention (approx. 3,500), NWTF national events ( approx. 700), and 2 regional staff conferences (approx. 125)
  • Process registration of convention attendees, staff, VIP's, NWTF Board of Directors, sponsors, and special guests to include data entry, tickets, seating assignments, payments and special requests.
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Plan meals, lodging, transportation, and room setup for 6 NWTF meetings at Wild Turkey Center (average 150 attendees)
  • Generate mailing lists for convention attendees
  • Prepare budgets for convention and sales meetings
  • Work with Cambria Inc. to maintain convention registration and daily attendee access databases
  • Directs one part-time employee for December-February

Qualifications:

  • Experience in MS programs including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Explorer
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Minimal travel required
  • Attention to details
  • Write a professional letter
  • High School Diploma with some college or 5 years experience in administrative or meeting planning
  • Microsoft Access skills a plus

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Banquet Receivables

POSITION SUMMARY: Make deposits, count memberships and pulling and filing folders daily. Process and finalize all events or special promotions and programs being conducted throughout the year. Communicate with the field staff and volunteers on a regular basis's by offering support with any problem solving or financial questions and circumstances that surround a particular chapter or their event such as opening or maintaining checking accounts, delinquencies, and understanding all reporting forms. Evaluate event reports for any discrepancies and report to the controller if an immediate action should be taken.

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

  • Strong data entry skills and journal entries when finalizing an event
  • Good note taking skills to record entries into chapter events
  • Month end closing and reconciling
  • Communication and problem solving skills

Qualifications:

  • This position requires a HS Education and experience in Finance/Accounting (2-year degree in Accounting preferred)
  • Proficiency in MS programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer
  • Must have the ability to work independently as well as be a team player
  • High attention to detail and thoroughness and follow through until complete
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Seasonal Warehouse Associate

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an opportunity for a full-time seasonal Warehouse Associate. This position is seasonal and therefore no benefits are available. This position requires a team player with a can do attitude. Must be flexible to work and perform various warehouse jobs as directed. The selected candidate will work together with the team to ensure that the goals of the NWTF warehouse are met. The position will be based at NWTF's headquarters in Edgefield, South Carolina.

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

  • Core responsibility is to pull and pack orders accurately in preparation for prompt shipment to our customers
  • Responsible for counting, storing, replenishing, and rotating stock in the warehouse for use
  • Inspect shipments for damages, loss, or defects, and notify the Supervisor of findings
  • Responsible for accurately receiving, reporting, and distributing purchased items
  • Stock shelves in the warehouse as needed
  • Operate dolly, pallet jack, and/or forklift in loading and unloading material and equipment
  • Frames pictures in custom-made or stock frames
  • Cuts mounted picture to fit frame, using paper cutter or power saw
  • Cuts glass to fit frame, using glass-cutting tool
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED (required)
  • Must be able to stoop, bend and lift at least 50lbs.
  • Previous warehouse experience is preferred
  • Need to have a good driving record
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productive in a team environment and independently, and the willingness to meet unexpected demands
  • Computer skills are a plus, but not required

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Web Content Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY: The person will plan, manage and implement content for the NWTF website to keep visitors informed about the NWTF's mission, goals and accomplishments. This position also is responsible for creating compelling content to boost website traffic. This position will work with other individuals and departments within the NWTF to develop additional content that would highlight our mission for online uses.

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

  • Answer to Media Content Manager
  • Create, post and maintain compelling website content to reflect relevant NWTF news and seasonal changes
  • Responsible for driving and increasing website traffic
  • Create media-rich content pertaining to NWTF programs and initiatives
  • Edit and proofread content provided by NWTF staff and/or freelancers
  • Work with Media Content Manager and other staff to produce e-newsletters
  • Must be willing to travel to NWTF events, including annual convention and sport show, etc.
  • Take projects from concept to completion with minimal guidance
  • Understand the NWTF's mission and promote the NWTF to media, members and the public, as well as other employees
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to this position (ie, journalism, English, communications, professional writing sciences)
  • Proficient in HTML coding
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills a must
  • Attention to detail, and ability to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines required
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to understand issues pertaining to hunting, hunters' rights, conservation and the outdoors, and relate these concepts to the public a must
  • Detail-oriented, creative, deadline-driven team player who can adapt and learn quickly, particularly in regard to new software and technology
  • Must be able to travel to NWTF events for up to seven days at a time
  • Knowledge about hunting, conservation and outdoor issues preferred
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


NWTF Director for Conservation Operations - Western US

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an immediate opening for a Director for Conservation Operations that will cover the western United States. This position will be responsible for developing, directing and administering the NWTF's conservation program objectives within their 18 state area to achieve our Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.

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

  • Creating and maintaining partnerships with state and federal agencies, NGO's, other conservation groups, corporate partners and major donors
  • Identifying, developing and maintaining funding sources to support the NWTF's conservation goals and objectives
  • Overseeing the formulation of strategic operational plans, budgets and revenue targets for their respective Area
  • Assisting with hiring field staff within the Area per HR policies and Management Team directives
  • Providing guidance to the Conservation Field Supervisors for program and procedural direction
  • Compiling, reporting, and evaluating conservation accomplishments and metrics

Qualifications:

  • Requires at minimum a Bachelors degree in wildlife management, forestry or closely related field with at least 5 years of project management and supervisory experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills and the ability to communicate with both professional and general audiences
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be willing to incur significant travel both nationally and throughout their area including overnight stays that could be up to several weeks at a time
  • Preferred experience includes 8-10 years of supervisory and project management experience specifically related to regional and National conservation delivery
  • Diverse knowledge of conservation issues, wildlife policy, regional wildlife and habitat management practices, and Federal and State Agency programs
  • Business and fundraising experience including major donor relationships, corporate sponsorships and budget management

This position will need to be located within the 18 states and in close proximity to a major airport for travel purposes. Geographic location is negotiable. Excellent health and retirement benefits package included. Salary is commensurate with experience and very competitive.

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Texas Private Lands Leasing Biologist

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has two immediate openings for a Private Lands Leasing Biologist in Texas. These are full time, term limited positions. These positions will last up to 36 months from the date of hire with the potential for extended employment if continued funding is identified. The primary duties of these positions are to develop leases with willing landowners to allow access to private lands for public hunting. The primary areas of responsibility will be: (1) Northwest Texas, in particular areas within 125 miles of Lubbock, focusing efforts along the I-27 and I-20 corridors, and (2) North Central Texas, in particular within 125 miles of Stephenville, focusing efforts along the I-20 and I-35 corridors. Occasional out of state travel may be required. The positions will work from a TPWD field office (pending availability) or home office within the area of responsibility.

The Private Lands Leasing Biologist works with private land managers and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) field and program staff to develop leases with willing private landowners to allow access to private lands for hunting and other wildlife-related recreational opportunity according to the landowner's goals. Prepares and distributes wildlife management information to landowners, hunters and the general public and promotes public hunting opportunities in the region of responsibility. Actively seeks landowners willing to lease land to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), prepares contracts and monitors the public use of lands leased to TPWD. Collects, summarizes, and analyzes data associated with public use of leased lands. Exercises broad initiative in planning and conducting daily activities.

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

  • Actively seeks out private landowners willing to lease their land to TPWD for public hunting and other wildlife-related recreation. Develops contracts with landowners and works with public hunting program staff to execute and manage lease contracts
  • Actively seeks out opportunities to open non-hunted public lands to hunting through TPWD programs
  • Provides habitat management information and implementation assistance to private landowners who lease land to TPWD for public access. Works with TPWD Wildlife and Inland Fisheries field and program staff to recommend habitat enhancement practices on lands controlled by participating landowners
  • Work with TPWD staff to follow up on leads for new leasing opportunities. Work with county tax offices and other local officials to identify landowners who may be interested in leasing land to TPWD for public access
  • Communicate and interact with NWTF chapters and volunteers and staff to educate about the importance of the program, benefits to the NWTF, and to identify and contact landowners interested in working with the NWTF and TPWD to enhance hunting access
  • Communicates and interacts with partners such as United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and conservation organizations to identify and contact landowners interested in working with NWTF and TPWD to enhance recreational access
  • Develops public outreach materials on the benefits of leasing land to TPWD for public hunting and other wildlife-related recreational access
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts wildlife management clinics, seminars, and field day demonstrations of wildlife management practices on agricultural lands and participates in professional organizations, meetings, workshops, seminars and in-service training to enhance professional competency as assigned by supervisor
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports, contracts and correspondence according to established procedures and/or supervisor's instructions
  • Monitors use of lands leased to the public hunting program and prepares summaries of public use data for use by NWTF and TPWD

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Management, Range Management or closely related biological field with major coursework in Wildlife Management.
  • Two years professional experience as a biologist with a broad background of progressively responsible practical experience in wildlife management on agricultural lands.
  • Experience and working knowledge of farm and ranch practices and agricultural production.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment a valid class "C" Texas driver's license. NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license.
  • Individuals will be required to reside within their primary work area in Texas and travel throughout a multiple county work area.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Wildlife Management, Range Management or closely related biological field with major coursework in Wildlife Management.
  • College coursework in agricultural economics, soils and agronomy or animal husbandry.
  • Practical experience in providing information and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers in Texas.
  • Experience and working knowledge of farm and ranch practices and agricultural production.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Must be proficient with spreadsheets, internet, and computer applications.

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Regional Director - Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Southeast Pennsylvania

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation is searching for a regional director to manage a territory covering Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Southeast Pennsylvania. 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.

  • Work with existing chapter system to develop them to their greatest potential for fund raising and membership development
  • Assist existing chapters in planning all types of activities that benefit the resource as well as the chapter
  • Act as liaison between chapters and national office on various issues
  • Work in development of all aspects of fund-raising dinners
  • 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 wild turkey management plans developed on their property
  • Ability to travel 25k to 30k miles per year to cover assigned territory. Some overnight and weekend travel is required
  • Ability to submit weekly activity reports to headquarters and budget accordingly

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Superb relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BS degree preferred or equivalent experience in Sales
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including strong Excel, Word and Outlook skills
  • Prefer someone with a love for wildlife or nature

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Regional Director - Southern Alabama/Western Florida

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation is searching for a regional director to manage a territory in Southern Alabama and Western Florida. 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.

  • Work with existing chapter system to develop them to their greatest potential for fund raising and membership development
  • Assist existing chapters in planning all types of activities that benefit the resource as well as the chapter
  • Act as liaison between chapters and national office on various issues
  • Work in development of all aspects of fund-raising dinners
  • 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 wild turkey management plans developed on their property
  • Ability to travel 25k to 30k miles per year to cover assigned territory. Some overnight and weekend travel is required
  • Ability to submit weekly activity reports to headquarters and budget accordingly

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Superb relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BS degree preferred or equivalent experience in Sales
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including strong Excel, Word and Outlook skills
  • Prefer someone with a love for wildlife or nature

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Regional Director - Montana/Wyoming

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation is searching for a regional director to manage the territories of Montana and Wyoming. 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.

  • Work with existing chapter system to develop them to their greatest potential for fund raising and membership development
  • Assist existing chapters in planning all types of activities that benefit the resource as well as the chapter
  • Act as liaison between chapters and national office on various issues
  • Work in development of all aspects of fund-raising dinners
  • 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 wild turkey management plans developed on their property
  • Ability to travel 25k to 30k miles per year to cover assigned territory. Some overnight and weekend travel is required
  • Ability to submit weekly activity reports to headquarters and budget accordingly

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Superb relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BS degree preferred or equivalent experience in Sales
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including strong Excel, Word and Outlook skills
  • Prefer someone with a love for wildlife or nature

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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