Job Opportunities with the NWTF

Director of Development - North Atlantic

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the VP of Development, the Director of Development – North Atlantic, is responsible for raising funding from individuals, corporations and foundations, with gifts at the $5,000 level and higher. Additionally, this position is responsible for managing and coordinating efforts designed to increase NWTF major gift activity within the territory. In this capacity, he or she works closely with national and state board members, volunteers and all NWTF team members. The duties of this position also include supporting the NWTF with special project assistance as needed.

DUTIES:  

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with donors who contribute $5,000 or more, with a focus on donors at the $25,000 level and above
  • Coordinate fundraising events, including researching locations; coordinating with organizational staff, board and donors; and managing all aspects of event (invitations, catering, event and follow up)
  • Maintain data files of major donors
  • Research and identify new donor prospects
  • Effectively and promptly respond to donor inquiries through written correspondence, telephone contact and email
  • Develop and manage positive relationships with donors as well as organizational program staff
  • Assists with development department special projects as needed
  • Responsible for communicating the needs of the NWTF to like-minded individuals, corporations and foundations
  • Establishing and maintaining effective and cooperative working relationships with current donors, potential donors, volunteers and other NWTF team members
  • Establishing and maintaining effective and cooperative working relationships with the NWTF team – conservation programs, field operations, headquarters and national and state boards

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years of experience working in fundraising (or similar) capacity with proven track record in raising operational funds for non-profit programs and projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software, email and Internet search
  • Ability to work well within a team and independently
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • 4 year college degree
  • Valid drivers’ license
  • Frequent travel is required.

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.


Director of Development - South Central

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the VP of Development, the Director of Development – South Central, is responsible for raising funding from individuals, corporations and foundations, with gifts at the $5,000 level and higher. Additionally, this position is responsible for managing and coordinating efforts designed to increase NWTF major gift activity within the territory. In this capacity, he or she works closely with national and state board members, volunteers and all NWTF team members. The duties of this position also include supporting the NWTF with special project assistance as needed.

DUTIES:  

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with donors who contribute $5,000 or more, with a focus on donors at the $25,000 level and above
  • Coordinate fundraising events, including researching locations; coordinating with organizational staff, board and donors; and managing all aspects of event (invitations, catering, event and follow up)
  • Maintain data files of major donors
  • Research and identify new donor prospects
  • Effectively and promptly respond to donor inquiries through written correspondence, telephone contact and email
  • Develop and manage positive relationships with donors as well as organizational program staff
  • Assists with development department special projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years of experience working in fundraising (or similar) capacity with proven track record in raising operational funds for non-profit programs and projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software, email and Internet search
  • Ability to work well within a team and independently
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • 4 year college degree
  • Valid drivers’ license
  • Frequent travel is required.

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.


Membership Marketing Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY:  Assists Director of Membership Marketing with evaluation and execution of print and digital membership acquisition, engagement and retention marketing activities to meet the goals of the NWTF. This position will be involved in all aspects of planning, writing, coordinating graphics, and distribution of a wide variety of membership recruitment, retention and fundraising campaigns.

DUTIES:  

  • Assists with development and planning of membership marketing strategy, plans, and tactics for assigned programs and products
  • Provides expert implementation of traditional and digital membership acquisition, engagement and retention marketing campaigns to meet program goals and to maximize revenue
  • Develops and maintains schedules for marketing campaigns
  • Monitors internal and external activities to achieve maximum impact from campaigns
  • Identifies, establishes and maintains contacts and effective relationships with membership team staff, product vendors and other external agencies and partners
  • Monitors and tracks budgets for membership marketing campaigns. Assists with preparation of membership departmental budgets (correlating response rates and revenue projections)
  • Controls expenditure in assigned budget areas
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of membership marketing strategies
  • Implements systems for tracking results of activities
  • Monitors internal and external activities to achieve maximum impact from campaigns. Utilizes current market intelligence, new methodologies, best practices, and industry research to maximize campaign effectiveness. Implements changes in marketing strategies based upon results of analysis, strategic objectives, and best practices
  • Develops and maintains expert knowledge of membership acquisition, engagement and retention efforts
  • Identifies emerging marketing and revenue enhancement opportunities. Identifies synergies to promote better integration of marketing activities across all program areas
  • Assists with departmental administrative responsibilities and special projects (may include financial and shipping requests).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent relevant work experience required, preferably in advertising, marketing, English, or communications
  • Minimum of two years, with most recent work experience consumer or member marketing or communications preferred. Association or marketing agency experience preferred. Nonprofit membership organization knowledge a plus
  • Specialized knowledge of marketing material production and promotion
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
  • Exceptional project management skills and organization
  • Strong writing ability
  • Working knowledge of advertising, promotion, and digital communications, including working with designers and agencies
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Self starter with ability to work independently 

Excellent health and retirement benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

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No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Associate Editor

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for assisting in the production of all NWTF publications, creating content for all NWTF platforms as well as working with individuals and departments within the NWTF to develop story concepts that highlight our mission.

DUTIES:  

  • Assist in the production of Turkey Country and JAKES Country magazines, including: writing, editing, generating creative captions and headlines, selecting photos and other imagery to illustrate stories, working closely with freelance photographers and writers and other magazine staff
  • Generate and edit content for a variety of NWTF platforms including:
    • Magazines
    • Television/Radio
    • Press releases
    • Promotional materials (brochures, fliers, posters, etc.)
    • Website
    • Social media
    • E-newsletter
  • Must have strong writing and editing abilities and desire to consistently create and edit a wide array of written materials on deadline(s)
  • Work with staff from all parts of the NWTF business, including volunteers and partners, to interview, research and create compelling ways to tell the NWTF story
  • Must be willing to travel to NWTF events, including the annual convention and sport show, Turkey Shoot, etc.
  • Take projects from concept to completion with minimal guidance
  • Understand the NWTF’s mission and promote the organization to media, our members and the public, as well as other employees
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field; or equivalent experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills a must
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including Word and Excel
  • Firm knowledge of AP style
  • Attention to detail, fact checking and ability to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines
  • 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
  • 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

Excellent health and retirement benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

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No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Senior GIS Analyst

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Senior GIS Analyst will lead, support and direct the National Wild Turkey Federation’s GIS program at the national office in Edgefield, SC. The Senior GIS Analyst serves as the lead and organizational expert in GIS technologies and applications as well as oversees all GIS staff, projects, applications and database technologies. They will also support NWTF headquarters (multi-departmental) and regional staff by providing spatial data, development of GIS, cartographic products, and technical support. The Senior GIS Analyst will also oversee the development, implementation and completion of an enterprise GIS database and various GIS web applications for all facets of the NWTF. The Senior GIS Analyst will provide direct supervision to a GIS Analyst and other personnel based on potential program growth.

DUTIES:  

  • Responsible for close coordination with all departments (Conservation, IT, marketing, graphics, communications, website, development and PR) to produce GIS maps and provide spatial data management (20%)
  • Provide training and technical support to headquarters and regional field staff (5%)
  • Maintain and QAQC various spatial and tabular databases (15%)
  • Oversee and implement a centralized enterprise GIS database, website development and interactive map development (30%)
  • Provide various spatial analysis such as identifying critical wildlife habitat areas, demographic analysis and market analysis nationwide (15%)
  • Directly supervise GIS Analyst position. (15%)
  • Attend NWTF National Convention, assist with NWTF television shows, and other duties as assigned. Incumbent will attend local, regional and national Wildlife Conferences as determined to be necessary (e.g. Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies , North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Southeast Tech Committee Meeting), GIS conferences (Environmental Systems Research Institute Users Conference, local and regional GIS meetings), Forestry Conferences (National Society of American Foresters Convention, and other local and regional meetings) as needed
  • Serve as a strong voice for the NWTF and other NGOs in technology working groups across multiple professional organizations

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Geography or GIS with preferred education or experience in the wildlife, natural resources or forestry field. Candidates with a degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife or Forestry will be considered but must have a strong background or education in spatial data and GIS applications. Applicants must have at least 3-5 years of direct experience in GIS. Supervisory experience is required. Good analytical and communications and skills are required. Valid driver’s license is required.

Excellent health and retirement benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

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No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Conservation Field Supervisor - Southwest District

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a Conservation Field Supervisor position covering the southwestern United States. The Conservation Field Supervisor is primarily responsible for managing the conservation activities and serving as a team leader for associated staff working in their District. These staff will generally consist of Regional Biologists, wildlife biologists and foresters. The Southwest District includes eight states (AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX and UT) and the chosen candidate will need to reside within the District and/or have the ability to relocate to the designated area. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

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

District

  • Provides input and expertise to the state chapters for habitat and conservation activities
  • Works closely with state and federal wildlife agencies: may including serving on the state's wild turkey committee, attending agency and commission meetings and collaborating on large scale habitat improvement projects on public and private lands
  • Provides oversight, direction and development regarding NWTF and wild turkey research
  • Tracks important hunting and conservation related regulations and legislation, land use planning and policy within the region. Includes issues such as agency hunting regulations, Farm Bill issues and state and federal land management planning
  • Identifies funding sources such as grants, stewardship contracts, major gifts, sponsorships and special game permit auctions, and implements projects using awarded funds. Includes state and federal grants, agency financial support of NWTF positions, and other matching funds for NWTF Super Funds
  • Assists with development, dissemination, and implementation of NWTF state and regional strategic plans
  • Provides relevant information to Field Operations, state volunteers and NWTF Communications Department for promotion, marketing and awareness of regional habitat priorities and activities
  • Assists with annual work plan development and maintaining accomplishment monitoring throughout the fiscal year, while providing modifications as necessary
  • Attends NWTF state meetings, leadership workshops, and professional conferences as necessary
  • Works closely with the Director of Conservation to track District budgets and monitor revenue and expenditures for their staff
  • Works closely with the Director of Conservation to hire new field staff within the District per HR policies and Management Team directives
  • Works closely with Director of Conservation to drive development of annual goals/objectives for their field staff
  • Conducts annual performance evaluations for field staff within their district for potential pay raise recommendations
  • Provides guidance on a day-to-day basis for program and procedural questions, and provides advice to Regional Biologists and Project level staff as necessary

The Conservation Field Supervisor is tasked with driving collaborative and strategic conservation delivery in their district by working in partnership with NWTF field staff, NWTF volunteers and chapters, state and federal agencies, NGO's, major gift contributors and corporate partners. The Conservation Field Supervisor works closely with their agency partners, staff and volunteers to help identify quality habitat projects on both a Regional and District level, while capturing necessary matching funds for associated conservation work. The Conservation Field Supervisor must be familiar with regional conservation partnerships, projects, and priorities that subsequently define the work of the NWTF within their district.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises and manages conservation programs field staff including Regional Biologists and Project level staff. Includes provision of daily guidance, conducting employee searches, interviews, work planning, budget planning / administration, and periodic / annual performance evaluations (25%)
  • Provides District leadership and guidance for conservation programs delivery, management and collaboration including the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt initiative, state and federal issues, employee contracting, NRCS Farm Bill programs, USFS planning, District conservation issues, and corporate (25%)
  • Provides general oversight and review for programmatic activities in their District including Grants, Stewardship contracts, Conservation Easements, State Super Funds, corporate proposals and NWTF funded research within their district (15%)
  • Collaborates and interacts within their District with corporate partners, potential major donors, state, provincial and federal wildlife agencies to identify cooperative projects and additional revenue to achieve NWTF\'s conservation goals and objectives (15%)
  • Represents the NWTF at meetings and workshops throughout their district, to further promote NWTF\'s mission, profile, and accomplishments on a National / Regional basis (10%)
  • Serves as a liaison to the national office regarding important hunting and conservation related regulations and legislation, along with regional land use planning / policy changes including NRCS Farm Bill issues and State and Federal land management practices throughout their district (10%)

Other Functions:

  • Research project input and review
  • Provide input to Communications Department regarding CP issues
  • Write sections for Turkey Country magazine
  • Work with NWTF film crews on TV shows

Qualifications:

  • Requires at minimum a Bachelors degree in wildlife management, forestry or strongly related field along with at least 4 years of project management and supervisory experience
  • Must have excellent and demonstrated leadership skills and track record, a great team spirit, excellent organizational skills and an ability to motivate others through a positive attitude
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills and the ability to communicate with both professional and general audiences
  • Employee must possess a solid working knowledge of game and non-game species habitat management in the regional ecosystems where they will be working. Experience working with state and federal wildlife agencies is desired
  • Ability to use personal computer for e-mail, word processing, basic spread sheet preparation, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Microsoft office
  • Strong knowledge of wildlife habitat management, population management, harvest management and research techniques
  • Knowledge of wildlife population dynamics and accepted forestry practices
  • Ability to identify tree species, wildlife species, shrubs and invasive species
  • Knowledge of wildlife capture, monitoring and handling techniques
  • Ability to read, understand and keep abreast of wildlife research and management peer reviewed journals
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision and guidance
  • Must be willing to incur moderate travel nationally, regionally and locally, including overnight stays of 3 to 7 nights or more
  • Must be able and willing to work, often alone, in a diverse range of climatic and topographic conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures, rain, snow, sleet, ice, biting insects, snakes, mountainous terrain, swamps, very remote areas with limited access and amenities and other extreme conditions as warranted
  • Must be able to walk several miles per day in the conditions described above
  • Must be able to drive and/or ride long distances frequently without experiencing debilitating health problems
  • May be required to ride in fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft or watercraft
  • Master's Degree in wildlife management or related field with at least 3 years professional supervisory and project management experience
  • In-depth working knowledge of national conservation issues, regional wildlife and habitat management practices, and Federal and State Agency programs and policies

Position will require significant overnight travel.  Excellent health and retirement benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

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No telephone calls or agencies please.

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


Missouri Cooperative Forester

POSITION SUMMARY:  The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an immediate need for a term limited, full-time Forester to work in the Ozark Highlands of Southeastern Missouri. Work will be conducted cooperatively with the Mark Twain USFS, NRCS state and local offices, agency partners, and other NWTF staff to expand management opportunities on the national forest and provide technical assistance to private landowners via conservation planning and outreach.

DUTIES:  

  • Work closely with the USFS to identify opportunities & priorities for healthy forest restoration by assisting to develop detailed plans using identification methods, costs, economics, and manpower needs
  • Develop, administer, implement, and monitor USFS Stewardship Agreements and contracts in cooperation with USFS staff with an emphasis in the Current River watershed
  • Identify opportunities for wildlife habitat improvement projects for game and non-game species
  • Seek additional grant funding, develop partnerships, and work with volunteers
  • Work with private landowners and District Resource Specialist on participate agreements through Wyden authority for invasive species and watershed improvements adjacent to NFS lands
  • Conduct outreach activities to promote the CJLRP – Missouri Ozark Highlands Restoration Partnership to private landowners within the 27 county project area
  • Promote participation and highlight accomplishments by submitting newspaper articles to all local newspapers within the project area and providing radio interviews on identified radio stations
  • Complete direct mailings to potential participants that are Tree Farmers, past EQIP participants, and other large forest landowners
  • Conduct Landowner Workshops in identified priority focus areas annually
  • Assist District Conservationists in providing technical assistance to landowners expressing an interest in forest and wildlife management as related to the CJLRP – Missouri Ozark Highlands Restoration Partnership, including site visits, resource inventories, and Customer Service Toolkit Plan development
  • Provide forestry and wildlife support to NRCS for implementation, checkout, and certification of planned activities utilizing conservation practices standards, specifications, and job sheets
  • Develop Forest Management Plans that meet NRCS criteria using Customer Service Toolkit Plan

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) or higher in forestry, wildlife mgmt, or environmental science; Experience with forestry and silviculture, conservation implementation, habitat management, wildlife biology desired
  • Strong organizational skills, networking, communication(ex., verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred
  • Experience working with private landowners as well as Federal / State agencies (ex. NRCS, MDC, USFWS, USFS) with working knowledge of cost-share programs, such as EQIP(NRCS)
  • Ability to use Excel, ArcMAP, Google Maps, and other computer mapping systems, including Trimble GPS, to identify and delineate project boundaries
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, & social media 
  • Able to work in a wide range of field conditions often requiring rigorous physical activity
  •  Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines; applicant must be self-motivated, responsible and have ability to solve problems
  • Applicant may be required to participate in specific training programs to use partner facilities and equipment. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license & will be based out of a NRCS office within Southern Missouri

Excellent health and retirement benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

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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.


NWTF Regional Biologist - Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island

POSITION SUMMARY:  The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a Regional Biologist. This position will be responsible for all facets of the NWTF’s habitat conservation, wild turkey, and upland wildlife management programs in the region.  The selected candidate will be required to live within one of the states in the region.  While location is negotiable, a centralized location is preferred.  Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

DUTIES: 

  • ​Work cooperatively with the state wildlife and forestry agencies, USDA-NRCS, US Forest Service, other state and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private landowners to promote and deliver habitat initiatives.
  • Administer NWTF's habitat initiatives, and work closely with the NWTF State Chapters and state agency personnel to administer the Hunting Heritage Super Fund Program in each state
  • Provide oversight and coordination for conservation activities 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 and provide oversight of agency agreements and contracts
  • Promote habitat and outreach accomplishments via NWTF and agency public relations media

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a science-related field and demonstrated knowledge of wildlife management, forestry, and ecology; A Master's degree with four years of experience is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Experience working with state and federal agencies and private landowners; grant writing and administration; Farm Bill programs; development of management plans; and mid-Atlantic ecosystems and management techniques preferred
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft applications including spreadsheets, internet and computer applications. GIS skills and experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of wildlife habitat management, population management, harvest management and research techniques
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision and guidance. Must have excellent and demonstrated leadership skills, a great team spirit, excellent organizational skills, and an ability to motivate others through a positive attitude.
  • Must be willing to incur significant travel including overnight stays as appropriate.

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.


NWTF Regional Biologist - Colorado and Utah

POSITION SUMMARY:  The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a Regional Biologist. This position will be responsible for all facets of the NWTF’s habitat conservation, wild turkey, and upland wildlife management programs in Colorado and Utah.  The selected candidate will be required to live within one of these two states.  While location is negotiable, a centralized location is preferred.  Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

DUTIES: 

  • ​Work cooperatively with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, US Forest Service, other state and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private landowners to promote and deliver habitat initiatives
  • Administer NWTF’s regional habitat initiatives, and work closely with the Colorado and Utah NWTF State Chapters to administer the Hunting Heritage Super Fund 
  • Provide oversight and coordination for conservation activities addressing forest, grassland, and riparian 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 and provide oversight of agency agreements and contracts  
  • Develop and implement stewardship projects with the US Forest Service that enhance wildlife habitat via active forest management
  • Promote habitat and outreach accomplishments via NWTF and agency public relations media
  • Hunter recruitment, retention, and reactivation responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in a science-related field and demonstrated knowledge of wildlife management, forestry, and ecology
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills and the ability to communicate with both professional and general audiences
  • Experience working with state and federal agencies and private landowners; grant writing and administration; USDA Farm Bill programs; development of management plans; and Colorado and Utah ecosystems management techniques preferred
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft applications including spreadsheets, internet and computer applications.  GIS skills and experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of wildlife habitat management, population management, harvest management and research techniques
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision and guidance.  Must have excellent and demonstrated leadership skills, a great team spirit, excellent organizational skills, and an ability to motivate others through a positive attitude
  • Must be willing to incur significant travel including overnight stays and weekends, as appropriate
  • Must have 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.


Regional Director - Colorado, New Mexico

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation is searching for a regional director to manage the territory in Colorado and New Mexico. 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 - Northern Louisiana

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation is searching for a regional director to manage the territory in northern Louisiana. 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.