Job Opportunities with the NWTF

Membership Data Entry Clerk - Seasonal

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for data entry of membership information on a daily basis from the end of February to approximately the end of May.

DUTIES:  

  • Daily data entry of membership information
  • Batch entry reconciliation
  • All other duties as assigned by a manager

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Able to type with superb accuracy and speed
  • High attention to detail
  • AS-400/CAS System knowledge helpful, but not required
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, and bend for long periods of time.

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Photography Assistant - Archivist (Part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for organizing and maintaining the NWTF’s slides and digital images. In addition, will create galleries, upload photos and maintain the NWTF’s photo retail site.

DUTIES:  

  • Responsible for collecting, sorting, culling, and keywording digital images
  • Maintenance of camera gear and photographic studio and equipment
  • Responsible for selection of appropriate images for in-house promotional materials, magazines and presentations
  • Shoot photos during NWTF and Palmetto Shooting Center events and for documentary purposes as needed
  • Correcting images for color, manipulation of product images and photograph printing as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proven computer skills in database entry and strong working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom
  • Experience with photography
  • Understanding of Hunting and Wildlife conservation

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 25lbs.

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


PHP Web Developer

POSITION SUMMARY: The PHP Web Developer is responsible for the creation and implementation of a wide variety of Web-based products and applications using PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, DHTML, AJAX, JQUERY and MySQL.

The PHP Web Developer position requires a self-motivated, creative individual who is excited about learning and developing solid solutions for the organization’s next generation web platform. The PHP Web Developer will collaborate with the departmental leaders to translate complex business initiatives into innovative solutions. A can-do-attitude, with the ability to energize and work with cross-functional teams is required.

Overall, the PHP Web Developer will ensure that all assigned projects and issues are managed in accordance with the highest service levels and to the satisfaction of the business units and the end-user customers which the department serves. 

The position requires attention to detail and accuracy, high energy, problem solving, forward thinking and the ability to adapt to changing business requirements while maintaining consistent and reliable IT solutions and services.

DUTIES:  

  • Work as part of a small team to develop extremely customized software solutions by studying information needs, conferring with users, studying existing systems flow, data usage, and work processes
  • Designing and working with MySQL tables and queries
  • Opportunity to participate in high level technical design of our systems
  • Develop modular, reusable code to reduce implementation times
  • Integrate 3rd party software and tool sets through documented SDK's
  • Document system changes, problems, and communications
  • Investigate, analyze and make recommendations to management regarding technology improvements, upgrades and modifications
  • Resolve production issues by implementing an effective permanent solution in order to prevent future issues
  • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality
  • Manage workload and meet project scope and schedule
  •  Ensure a consistent look and feel across the web sites by promoting uniform fonts, formatting, icons, images, and layout, and creating appropriate templates to assist content authors
  • Find, diagnose, and resolve Web site problems, including broken links (both internal and external), typographical errors, and formatting inconsistencies
  • Assist in the development and integration of graphical and multimedia components into the Web site, including audio and video
  • Ensure sensitive and/or classified organizational information is not inadvertently posted to the Web site
  • Field incoming calls and help desk tickets from end users to resolve technical issues revolving around the organization’s web site and its content
  • Administer website permissions for end users who require access to edit content
  • Perform other related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Clearly using phone / headset Proficient in Object Oriented PHP 5.x (5+ years)
  • Responsive/Mobile CSS Design Experience (3+ years)
  • SQL Experience (5+ years)
  • Experience with LAMP technologies (Linux/ Apache/ MySQL/ PHP)
  • JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, DHTML, AJAX, JQUERY
  • Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with large databases and commercial web sites
  • CMS Experience a plus
  • Proficiency developing and troubleshooting complex software systems that run in mixed-environments including Linux, Unix and/or Windows.
  • Organizational skills in file management with a large variety of file types.
  • Strong analytical and teamwork skills 
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS degree in Computer Science preferred or equivalent work experience
  • 5-10 years’ experience in the internet web authoring or related experience
  • Experience using graphics and web development tools including Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash as well as a solid understanding of HTML5, CSS and Javascript
  • Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
General office setting, typically the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work, usually at a computer terminal – with short breaks or lunch period. However, there may be some bending/stooping, reaching above shoulder level, walking; standing; carrying of light items such as papers, books or packages of up to 25 pounds. Should be able to communicate clearly with business partners; be able to navigate, view & enter information on the computer.

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Retail Manager and Firearm Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY: Retail Manager is responsible for the daily operations of NWTF’s retail business – in-store and on-line – to generate revenue to support the NWTF mission and brand.

DUTIES:  

  • Manages and schedules store staff to cover sales needs and hours of operation. 
  • Oversees the merchandising of the store, daily maintenance and stock levels of products, including guns and ammo 
  • Plans retail and online events, promotions and advertising to ensure revenue budgets are met. 
  • Writes orders on distributor sites, i.e. Zanders, Sports South, Henry’s, etc. and completes an appropriate PO for headquarters and creates item numbers in MyNWTF as needed
  • Responsible for retail advertising, marketing and promotions
  • Retail manager will handle special projects and orders as assigned
  • As firearms specialist, collects information on new models including pricing, assists customers in finding appropriate guns, serves as a firearm expert for the organization, writes purchase orders as needed and other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2+ years previous related work experience
  • Experience in MS programs including Word and Excel and POS software
  • Knowledge of accounting practices and inventory replenishment and control
  • Written and verbal communication skills 
  • Must have the ability to work independently, managing staff, vendors and customers
  • Prioritization and problem solving
  • Occasional Overnight travel

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent years of related work experience
  • 2-3 years Ecommerce or online retail sales experience

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Accounting Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: This position contributes to the NWTF's mission and success by supporting, developing and improving the financial processes that enable sound planning and decision-making for multiple business units and departments. This position reports directly to the Controller and supervises the Accounts Payable and Tax/Compliance Departments in addition to providing ad hoc support to ensure delivery of key strategic initiatives.

DUTIES:  

  • Lead accountant for Hunting Heritage Center and Palmetto Shooting Complex
  • Evaluate financial systems and recommend process improvements for increased efficiency
  • Ensure compliance with the financial procedures of the organization
  • Manage and lead AP staff and functions including but not limited to: WORKS coding, payment distributions, accounts payable processing, ensure all vendors are paid on time in accordance with cash flow, ensure accuracy of accounts payable system
  • Manage and lead Tax/Compliance staff and functions including but not limited to: annual corporate tax returns, sales tax filings, gaming law compliance and filings
  • Develop process improvements for AP & Tax/Compliance
  • Independently lead projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting
  • 5 or more years experience in a diverse accounting department
  • Proven leadership and supervisory experience
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, & Access
  • Point of Sale software management and/or development
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of proper accounts payable processes
  • Experience implementing systems
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Working knowledge of financial and management accounting principles
  • Possess strong initiative, leadership, and effective organizational skills

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Conservation Public Policy Intern

POSITION SUMMARY: The Conservation Public Policy Intern will assist NWTF’s professional staff in researching and promoting public policy priorities affecting wildlife and habitat management, forestry, hunting and other conservation and sportsmen’s issues. The Intern will be responsible for monitoring and tracking legislation, conducting research and developing briefing documents to inform the NWTF’s position on proposed public policy, and prepping internal and external marketing materials. The Intern will work closely with the Director of Lands and Policy and Conservation Programs Department Directors and Program Managers on public policy efforts at the Federal and State level. 

DUTIES:  

  • Researching wildlife conservation and management, forestry, and hunting policy issues
  • Preparing background information for use in testimony, letters, or comments
  • Developing and writing policy related fact sheets, briefs, and action alerts
  • Monitoring and tracking key legislative priorities
  • Develop state / district level fact sheets about NWTF accomplishments and priorities
  • Support NWTF’s state and federal conservation initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently pursuing or have obtained a 4-year degree in wildlife management, wildlife biology, forestry, environmental policy, or related natural resource or policy degrees
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills with a wide variety of audiences 
  • Ability to prepare information on conservation programs and policies for presentation to peers, partners, lay audiences, and elected officials 
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work activities, complete projects independently, and meet deadlines

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completed Bachelors or Master’s degree in in wildlife management, wildlife biology, forestry, environmental policy, or related natural resource of policy degrees
  • Knowledge and experience in conservation policy and history, Farm Bill Legislation, Federal land management policy, and conservation funding
  • Knowledge of the federal legislative process
  • Understanding of the role hunting plays in wildlife conservation 
  • Membership and/or previous involvement with the NWTF

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


NWTF Forester - Nebraska

POSITION SUMMARY:  The National Wild Turkey Federation is seeking qualified candidates for a forester to be located in northwest Nebraska and housed in the United States Forest Service (FS) Chadron Supervisor’s Office.  The position is the result of an ongoing cooperative effort with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC).  The candidate will be responsible for implementing and promoting forest management on state, federal, and private lands in the Pine Ridge and Wildcat Hills areas in Nebraska.  The position is a full-time, term-limited position.

DUTIES:  

  • Work cooperatively with the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, U.S. Forest Service, and Nebraska Forest Service on landscape-scale forest restoration initiatives & efforts
  • Address significant forest health issues affecting important habitat for wild turkeys and other wildlife on public and private lands in pine and riparian ecosystems of Western Nebraska
  • Garner additional funding for NWTF conservation programs within the region through grants, corporate partnerships and other sources as identified
  • Demonstrate innovative forest management techniques and funding sources to inform landowners and agency partners through tours, field days and workshops
  • Prepare forest management project contracts; providing forest management/restoration specifications and prescriptions for thinning, slash treatments, and other forest management activities
  • Provide regular, on-site contract coordination and oversight to ensure prescriptions and objectives are met, including project layout (e.g. marking project boundaries, marking trees for removal, etc.)
  • Provide guidance and prepare plans for re-seeding areas following thinning projects and other soil disturbances, as well as the treatment of noxious weeds before and after forest thinnings on WMAs
  • Develop prescribed burning plans
  • Assist NGPC staff in conducting local forest management projects (e.g. pruning, regeneration treatments, prescribed burns, slash management on WMAs)
  • Conduct forest inventory (stand mapping and examinations, insect and disease monitoring) on WMAs and FS lands, as well as private lands as needed: includes locating & marking wild turkey roosts prior to thinning
  • Work collaboratively with FS staff on their landscape restoration project in the vicinity of HWY 385, to include project design, implementation and oversight in cooperation with FS staff
  • Coordinate & oversee treatment of slash piles, clean-up of downfall, maintenance of fire access & service roads
  • Ensure compliance with FWS Programmatic Agreement (Environmental Review) including pre-thinning surveys for T&E Species, raptor nests, Tier 1&2 species, cavity trees, etc.
  • Assist with wildfire suppression on WMAs, as needed, including maintenance of firefighting equipment
  • Work with Rural Volunteer Fire Departments in developing wildfire suppression plans and maps for individual WMAs, including mapping all WMA fire access roads and trails
  • Other duties as assigned pursuant to assisting NGPC staff with management efforts in the area

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of forestry and wildlife biology
  • Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, or other natural resource degree with a forestry emphasis (Applicants with a Master’s degree in forestry or wildlife management are preferred.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Preferred candidates will have forest management experience in ponderosa pine ecosystems, contract administration, knowledge of wild turkeys or other wildlife and their habitat requirements, ArcGIS skills, and experience with development and administration of grants. Position will require some overnight travel.

Excellent health and retirement benefits package.  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.


Regional Director - Northeast and Central Michigan

POSITION SUMMARY:  The National Wild Turkey Federation is searching for a regional director to manage the territory in Northeast and Central 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, hunting and other outdoor activities.

DUTIES:  

  • Work with existing chapter system to develop them to their greatest potential for fundraising and membership development
  • Grow existing territory by identifying new chapter targets and developing them into positive fund raising events
  • Assist existing chapters in planning volunteer recruitment 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 fundraising
  • Identify potential private and corporate partners that are interested in becoming major donor contributors
  • Ability to travel 30k to 40k 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 an individual with a passion for wildlife and/or nature
  • Must hold a valid driver's license

Excellent health and retirement benefits package.  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.