Job Opportunities with the NWTF

Event System Specialist/Analytics

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position will provide direct support to the NWTF staff and volunteers for the online ticket sales and the night of event system. This individual will assist and lead with all parts of creating, implementing and training NWTF staff and volunteers on how to navigate the system. The person must be able to lead seminars and create manuals on the tools and options available through the system. This position will also assist with business analysis and be responsible for data analytics derived from the event system.

DUTIES:  

  • Become expert level user of the Ticket Sales & Night of Event software
  • Be able to articulate to staff and volunteers how to navigate and use the system
  • Directs and leads training seminars in person, onlinem and over the phone
  • Manage and test future development of the online ticket sales & night of the event platform
  • Implement system enhancements 
  • Provide after-hours support
  • Travel to events as a lead NWTF system consultant
  • Complete all call tag from the field staff
  • Mails all finalized letters to the event chairman & order appropriate gift
  • Works with BQ Receivables on after event credits that may be due
  • Monitor weekly event reporting to help spot and resolve any event issues
  • Ability to develop data analytics and produce informative reports

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • The ability to schedule and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines
  • The ability to work in a group and individual setting.
  • Public Speaking
  • Over Night Travel
  • Customer service skills
  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Organizational skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office - strong user of Microsoft Excel
  • High technical aptitude

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • CAS/AS400 skills a plus

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds
  • Must be able to sit, stand, and bend for long periods of time.

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.


Museum and Outreach Intern

POSITION SUMMARY:  This Internship will focus on the outreach and education of youth, especially 4th graders, visiting the NWTF headquarters, surrounding public lands, and attending local events.

DUTIES:  

Help to increase advertisement of NWTF programs to 4th grade teachers and classes, as well as community groups that target 4th grade students/10 year olds.
Serve as an educator and Every Kid in a Park specialist during field trips to NWTF headquarters and surrounding public lands, including the Atlanta Children’s Forest Network.
Serve as an educator and Every Kid in a Park specialist during events and field trips, such as:

  • 2016 Georgia Carolina Council Webelos Summer Camp
  • 2016 Yamasee District Summer Camp at South Presbyterian Church
  • 2016 Kiokee River District Summer Camp at Evans, GA
  • 2016 Earth Day at Phinizy Swamp, GA
  • 2016 Cub Fun Day, Aiken, SC
  • 2016 Earth Day, Aiken, SC

Report all events in the Forest Service NatureWatch, Interpretation, Conservation Education (NICE) database.
Participate in the Forest Service intern and Every Kid in a Park calls.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Have a career interest in education, outdoor recreation, teaching, museum arts, public relations, marketing, or event planning
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment, under a variety of conditions
  • Experience in teaching others hands-on skills
  • Willing to take online courses and pass certification in youth protection and Boy Scouts of America leadership training
  • Able to travel, no overnights necessary
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Good computer skills
  • Valid Driver’s license

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Hunting and Shooting Sports Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Coordinator - Nebraska

POSITION SUMMARY:  The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a term limited (3-yr minimum), full-time coordinator position overseeing hunting and shooting sports recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) programs in the state of Nebraska. This position is a cooperative effort between the NWTF and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) and will be responsible for coordinating and collaborating with various partnership organizations to assess gaps in current hunting and shooting sports R3 programming. The position will be located in the NGPC Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln, NE. The coordinator will be responsible for implementing efforts to develop clear and measurable pathways for hunting and shooting sports R3 in Nebraska. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

DUTIES:  

  • Create a framework for collaboration between stakeholders that provides the foundation for enhanced communication and coordination of hunter recruitment programs
  • Coordinate with existing hunting and shooting sports outreach staff in Nebraska
  • Develop a mentoring coalition focusing stakeholder efforts on common goals 
  • Assess the various gaps that exist in recruitment pathways in Nebraska
  • Expand capacity within new and current stakeholders for programs that fill current gaps in recruitment, retention and reactivation efforts
  • Develop tools to enhance the identification of potential participants for hunting and shooting sports outreach efforts
  • Align new and existing mentoring efforts/outreach programs with models of success
  • Coordinate efforts to evaluate current and new programs
  • Assist in the blending of the National Hunting and Shooting Sports hunting and shooting sports R3 Plan with state efforts (new and existing) 
  • Develop mentored hunting clubs (social networks) with key partners including youth and family organizations; coordinate efforts to reengage lapsed hunters 
  • Maintain data matrix to monitor hunting demographics in Nebraska for program analysis
  • Create tools for partners to help mentees to locate mentoring opportunities
  • Work with Hunter Outreach Coordinator to create and implement a template for mentor selection and development in Nebraska
  • Volunteer development and management
  • Assist with various programs where applicable, including: NWTF and other partner education/outreach programs, expos, mentored hunts, Becoming and Outdoors-Woman/Family, Outdoor Discovery Programs
  • Perform administrative duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree in education, fish and wildlife management, biology, conservation, natural resources management or similar related field
  • Experience in performing above or similar duties
  • An understanding of Nebraska conservation organizations, hunting, fishing and shooting sports, and local/National hunting and shooting sports partnership efforts
  • Understanding of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
  • Ability to work irregular schedules including some weekends, evenings and overnight stays
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Able to meet requirements to operate a state of Nebraska vehicle
  • Able to work with diverse audiences
  • Experience preferred in administering and coordinating outdoor education programming, partnership development and support, and volunteer management
  • Knowledge of current R3 efforts both locally and National
  • Ability to think and act both creatively and strategically to further hunting and shooting sports R3 efforts
  • Experience with strategic planning, and leading diverse stakeholder groups in planning efforts

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.


Wyoming Cooperative Forester

POSITION SUMMARY:  The National Wild Turkey Federation is seeking qualified candidates for a forester position covering northeast Wyoming, to be located in Newcastle, Wyoming. The position will be a cooperative position with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wyoming State Forestry and the Weston County Conservation District and will be responsible for implementing and promoting forest management on private lands in the Black Hills region of Wyoming. This is a full time, two-year term position with the potential to extend the term. 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK:  Assists project partners and private landowners in promoting management of forested lands for multiple resource benefits; advances protection of life, property and wildland resources from fire, forest pests and other destructive forces on forested lands; enhances wildlife habitat; provides forestry assistance to private landowners, industry, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources; implements silvicultural practices and delivers technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of cooperating partners.

DUTIES:  

  • Provide multiple resource management planning that addresses significant forest health concerns and address significant forest health issues, including insect and disease issues, on private lands through the delivery of technical assistance and available financial assistance programs
  • Work cooperatively with partnering agencies and private landowners on landscape forest health and restoration initiatives, to include mountain pine beetle management and planning
  • Prepare and implement forest management plans based on accepted silvicultural practices
  • Assist in the promotion and implementation of the NRCS EQIP program and other farm bill programs to address resource concerns 
  • Design and implement wildfire mitigation and rehabilitation projects
  • Develop and deliver innovative forest management techniques to landowners and cooperators through workshops, written materials, field days and educational programs
  • Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for thinning, mastication, slash treatments, and other forest management activities
  • Provide routine 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 timber harvest operations and other soil disturbances
  • Conduct forest inventory (stand mapping and examinations, insect and disease monitoring) on private lands projects
  • Serve as the NWTF’s liaison to state and federal agency partners within the service area for forestry management expertise and information dissemination
  • Assist with NWTF conservation delivery in Wyoming, including meeting with and updating state and federal agency partners, NWTF staff, and NWTF volunteers on forest management activities

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 strong forestry emphasis, or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master’s degree in forestry or education/experience in wildlife management are preferred.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Preferred candidates will possess experience working in ponderosa pine ecosystems and knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements, to include T&E species; knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region; knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills; ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned; ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and peers; skills in the use and operation of forestry field equipment and ATVs; skills in communicating both orally and in written form to convey clear, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications

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 - Southern California

POSITION SUMMARY:  The National Wild Turkey Federation is searching for a Regional Director to manage the Southern California region. The chosen person will have to reside or be willing to relocate to the area. This position is charged with planning, developing, implementing and maintaining a grassroots program designed to attract more people to conservation, turkey hunting and other outdoor activities.

DUTIES:  

  • 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. 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.

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.