Join Our TeamLeave Your Mark on Elk Country

With employment opportunities at our national headquarters in Missoula as well as remote opportunities nationwide, RMEF employs individuals in all facets of career opportunities. Join our team and help us ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.

Mission - Vision - Values - Purpose

As a membership based organization, every decision we make as employees is guided by the principles set forth by our mission, vision, values and purpose.

Mission - What We Do

To ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.

VISION - DESIRED FUTURE STATE

To be the best membership-based conservation organization and be exemplary stewards of our funds for the benefit of hunters, elk, other wildlife and their habitat.

VALUES - NON-NEGOTIABLE PRINCIPLES
  • Stewardship
  • Honesty
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Science-based Approach
  • Loyalty
  • Courage
  • Community
Purpose - Why We Exist

To advocate for the collective interests of our membership, as hunters and conservationists, on issues pertaining to elk, hunting heritage and other wildlife and their habitat.

Current Opportunities and Details:

Full-Stack Software Developer

Reports to: Managing Director of Information Technology

Department: IT

Classification: Exempt                                                        

Date: May 2022

Job Summary:

The Software Developer analyzes, designs, develops, documents, maintains and supports custom software solutions and systems. Candidates must possess experience in Javascript, C# and TSQL, along with strong customer service skills. Knowledge of Git, AngularJS, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, ASP.NET, Windows Forms, MVC, PHP, MySQL, Oracle is desirable.

Essential Functions:

1. Design, develop, document and support software solutions.

2. Provide real time solutions for user problems.

3. Ensure continuous monitoring of problems and issues until they are resolved.

4. Work closely with staff and management to provide effective organization-wide solutions.

5. Work with IT staff and/or vendor support services to resolve application or system issues.

6. Document organizational processes as they relate to software solutions.

7. Work with IT staff to define and maintain application lifecycle and security.

8. Create custom reports based on customer requirements.

Supervision of Others:

None

Additional Responsibilities:

Perform other work as required.

Education and Experience:

Graduation from a college, university or technical school with a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent professional experience. The candidate should have credentials and certifications on programming, operating systems and other additional technical expertise.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

1. Knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals and activities.

2. Knowledge of the English language, spelling and writing.

3. Self-motivated and resourceful.

4. Ability to work in a cooperative team environment.

5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

6. Excellent problem solving skills.

7. Experience in technical support.

8. Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new technology quickly.

9. Extremely good customer service skills are essential. Ability to assess customer needs, provide follow-up and resolve conflicts.

10. General technical skills include:

  1. Object Oriented Programming
  2. Object Oriented Design Patterns (i.e. “Gang of Four” Design Patterns)
  3. Building and Using Web APIs
  4. Database Design
  5. Single-Page Web Applications

11. Design, develop and maintain systems and applications using technologies including:

  1. SQL
  2. C#
  3. .NET (4, Core, 5)
  4. .NET MVC Framework
  5. Entity Framework
  6. Front-end JavaScript
  7. AngularJS (or another front-end framework)
  8. Git Version Control

12. Have or develop a working knowledge of the following technologies:

  1. PHP
  2. WordPress/WooCommerce
  3. AWS (EC2, S3, SES, EB)

13. Relational database report writing skills.

14. Functional accounting and business knowledge.

15. Experience with client/server environments.

Physical Demands: Can sit for long periods. Constant use of office equipment such as telephones, computers and copy machines are necessary. Some light lifting and bending are also necessary. Work hours may vary including evenings and weekends.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.


Legal Support Specialist

Reports to: General Counsel

Department: Legal

Classification: Non-exempt 

Date: April 2022

Job Summary:

Position responsible for providing administrative support to the RMEF Legal Department including project tracking, filing maintenance, document preparation and review.  Position deals mainly in transactional law including contract administration, and primarily with real property transactions.   Legal work is under the direction and supervision of General Counsel or other RMEF Legal Counsel.

Essential Functions:

  1. Gathers and analyzes legal and factual information, prepares and reviews contracts, deeds, pleadings and other legal documents, and correspondence.
  2. Provides assistance to the Legal Department including coordination, document preparation, review, and distribution. Interfaces with all other departments to coordinate and track requests for the legal department’s services.  Provides other administrative assistance as needed.
  3. Type from copy, rough draft, or general instructions, including legal correspondence, pleadings, and documents. Track, work with and coordinate review of standard legal forms and documents.  Proofread legal documents.
  4. Assist with land transactions, including drafting purchase options and deeds, title review, organization of project documents, research, and coordination with agency personnel regarding property interests and filing matters. Monitor and provide initial title reviews, maintain lands and title files, and actively work with staff attorneys, LPMs and title offices to resolve title issues. Work closely with HQ Lands staff to successfully complete land transactions.
  5. Assist with Intellectual Property and development matters. Assist with online charitable fund-raising and drawing compliance issues.
  6. Track Legal Department workflow and ensure that deadlines are identified, calendared, and communicated to the General Counsel or staff attorney. Assist in document organization and filing (electronic & paper).  Develop written procedures, workflow plans and other systems for practice areas as required.
  7. Provide assistance to the RMEF UM Law Clinic Program as needed. 

Additional Responsibilities:

Perform other work as assigned.

Supervision of Others:  

This position has no supervision responsibilities.

Education and Experience:

Associates degree in legal assistance, paralegal or a similar field preferred.  One to two years of experience in a law office setting performing similar duties and/or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

This position will be required to go through some continuing education training on topics recommended by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission.
  2. Must have excellent written communication skills including the ability to draft, review, and proof complex legal documents. Knowledge of business English, legal writing, punctuation, arithmetic and spelling. Ability to proofread materials for grammatical, typographical and spelling errors and perform editing of routine correspondence and legal materials
  3. Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals.
  4. Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
  5. Maintain and project high level of professionalism and a positive working relationship with internal and external customers. Must maintain the highest level of confidentiality and discretion.
  6. Ability to prioritize a demanding workload and be flexible with changing priorities.
  7. Must be able to work independently and in a team environment. Must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with diverse individuals, including staff, board, volunteers, and the general public.
  8. Thorough knowledge and expertise of the legal system, including substantive and procedural law. Knowledge and understanding of practice area processes, procedures, rules and regulations, particularly in the area of real property law, contracts, and intellectual property (federal and state).  Must be able to identify interrelationships among cases, statutes, regulations and other legal authorities.
  9. Knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office and understanding of relational databases. Knowledge of modern office equipment and practices.
  10. Must have a strong attention to detail and accuracy.  Ability to transcribe legal documents, correspondence and reports from rough draft.
  11. Must consistently demonstrate analytical ability, ingenuity, judgment and administrative skills in managing position duties.

NOTE: ALL LEGAL WORK TO BE UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF AN RMEF ATTORNEY, AND THIS POSITION SHALL MAINTAIN CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY AND AVOID AT ALL TIMES THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW.

Physical Demands:

The employee must sit or stand for long periods of time; use a computer terminal; reach forward and to the side; bend from both standing and sitting position; and lift items weighing various pounds, including some lifting.


Regional Director- Northern Oregon

Reports to: Director of Field Operations

Department: Field Operations

Classification: Exempt

Date: April 2022

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a non-profit, wildlife habitat conservation organization, seeks a performance-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills to engage and manage volunteer activities, event fundraising and mission granting program oversight in northern Oregon. BS/equivalent degree and five years of experience in business, fundraising and volunteer management required. Pro-hunting values are critical. Extensive weekday and weekend travel required. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to [email protected] The position is open until filled. RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Job Description:

This position requires you to live in Northern Oregon and travel often.

Summary: Field Operations is the primary fundraising structure of the RMEF. Regional directors organize local volunteer chapters to hold fundraising events, principally banquets and assist in major gift development activities to support the continued operation of RMEF and finance elk and wildlife conservation projects.

In addition to event-related fundraising, regional directors should work with development staff to identify, cultivate and solicit potential large donations from qualified donors and prospects.

Regional directors in designated elk states serve as the chair of their respective state project advisory committee from which conservation project recommendations are developed for RMEF funding.

Essential Functions:

  1. Form RMEF fundraising chapter committees comprised of local volunteers.
  2. Organize, guide and assist chapter committees with the planning, organization and execution of successful fundraising events, including big game banquets, to meet annual goals and objectives.
  3. Actively utilize key RMEF volunteers, including regional, state and district chairs, to assist in the identification and formation of new chapters and planning and execution of fundraising events.
  4. Utilize regional and state chairs to ensure volunteer compliance with RMEF operating and financial policies and reporting procedures.
  5. Personally solicit and/or work with development staff to secure large donations in addition to banquet revenues.
  6. Prepare annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budget proposals.
  7. Maintain liaison and professional visibility with state wildlife agencies, federal wildlife and land management agencies, university wildlife departments and non-governmental conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups and outfitter/guide associations within assigned region.
  8. Serve as chair of RMEF state project advisory committee within assigned region to coordinate the recommendation of specific conservation projects for RMEF funding.
  9. Promote the goals, objectives and accomplishments of RMEF through the media and public speaking engagements, as assigned.
  10. Represent the RMEF at various meetings, functions and public relations opportunities, as assigned.
  11. Submit news items concerning RMEF activities to the appropriate RMEF communications staff.
  12. Answer correspondence about RMEF activities and programs within assigned region.
  13. Maintain all records and submit reports as required by the director of field operations.
  14. As a regional director, you are responsible for compliance with state non-profit and charitable fundraising laws and requirements, including but not limited to, raffles, drawings, games or other fundraising situations.
  15. Keep the director of field operations fully informed on all pertinent matters within assigned region.
  16. Regional director will be responsible for working with key volunteers in establishing a state leadership team and together formulating and following a state action plan annually, as well as conducting an annual volunteer training workshop and recognition program. The regional director will serve on the state leadership team and oversee the solicitation, review and recommendation for approval process of the state grant program.

Additional Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors or equivalent degree in Business, Marketing, Fundraising, Communications or related field preferred, and minimum of five years additional experience required. Prior experience working with volunteers and fundraising preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals, organizational structure and activities, including biological, social and political elements that shape them, and the ability to promote them. Inclusive understanding about hunting and the key role it plays in relation to wildlife management and conservation.
  2. Must possess excellent people skills and be able to develop effective relationships with a wide variety of individuals.
  3. Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills and be able to direct and motivate volunteers.
  4. Must be able to identify future chapter opportunities and recruit volunteers to capitalize on these opportunities to grow the revenue and volunteer base.
  5. Must be able to understand and determine annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budgets.
  6. Must be able to work cooperatively with wildlife and land management professionals in government agencies and non-governmental entities.
  7. Must be proficient in the use of office computer programs including word processors and spreadsheets.
  8. Must have excellent communication skills both verbally and written. Must be able to speak to large groups of people.
  9. Must have the ability to work independently without frequent, direct supervision and to remain focused on goals and objectives while also supporting the regional team when needed.
  10. Must have the ability to work in and foster a team-oriented environment.
  11. Must have the ability to resolve conflict and be flexible with changing priorities, and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  12. Must be able to collaborate with development staff for helping to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward large donations from major gift donors and prospects.

Physical Demands:

Extensive travel is required on weekdays and weekends. Must also be able to work any day of the week, including weekends. Must be able to work late at night (often until after midnight). Must be capable of sitting for long periods in a car or airplane. Must be able to work at a computer terminal for extended periods, stand for intervals of 2-6 hours and lift heavy items up to 50 lbs.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.


Regional Director-Ohio/Indiana

Reports to:  Director of Field Operations

Department: Field Operations

Classification: Exempt

Date: April 2022

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a non-profit, wildlife habitat conservation organization, seeks a performance-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills to engage and manage volunteer activities, event fundraising and mission granting program oversight in Ohio/Indiana. BS/equivalent degree and five years of experience in business, fundraising and volunteer management required. Pro-hunting values are critical. Extensive weekday and weekend travel required. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to [email protected] The position is open until filled. RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Job Description:

This position requires you to live in Ohio or Indiana and travel often.

Summary: Field Operations is the primary fundraising structure of the RMEF. Regional directors organize local volunteer chapters to hold fundraising events, principally banquets and assist in major gift development activities to support the continued operation of RMEF and finance elk and wildlife conservation projects.

In addition to event-related fundraising, regional directors should work with development staff to identify, cultivate and solicit potential large donations from qualified donors and prospects.

Regional directors in designated elk states serve as the chair of their respective state project advisory committee from which conservation project recommendations are developed for RMEF funding.

Essential Functions:

  1. Form RMEF fundraising chapter committees comprised of local volunteers.
  2. Organize, guide and assist chapter committees with the planning, organization and execution of successful fundraising events, including big game banquets, to meet annual goals and objectives.
  3. Actively utilize key RMEF volunteers, including regional, state and district chairs, to assist in the identification and formation of new chapters and planning and execution of fundraising events.
  4. Utilize regional and state chairs to ensure volunteer compliance with RMEF operating and financial policies and reporting procedures.
  5. Personally solicit and/or work with development staff to secure large donations in addition to banquet revenues.
  6. Prepare annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budget proposals.
  7. Maintain liaison and professional visibility with state wildlife agencies, federal wildlife and land management agencies, university wildlife departments and non-governmental conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups and outfitter/guide associations within assigned region.
  8. Serve as chair of RMEF state project advisory committee within assigned region to coordinate the recommendation of specific conservation projects for RMEF funding.
  9. Promote the goals, objectives and accomplishments of RMEF through the media and public speaking engagements, as assigned.
  10. Represent the RMEF at various meetings, functions and public relations opportunities, as assigned.
  11. Submit news items concerning RMEF activities to the appropriate RMEF communications staff.
  12. Answer correspondence about RMEF activities and programs within assigned region.
  13. Maintain all records and submit reports as required by the director of field operations.
  14. As a regional director, you are responsible for compliance with state non-profit and charitable fundraising laws and requirements, including but not limited to, raffles, drawings, games or other fundraising situations.
  15. Keep the director of field operations fully informed on all pertinent matters within assigned region.
  16. Regional director will be responsible for working with key volunteers in establishing a state leadership team and together formulating and following a state action plan annually, as well as conducting an annual volunteer training workshop and recognition program. The regional director will serve on the state leadership team and oversee the solicitation, review and recommendation for approval process of the state grant program.

Additional Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors or equivalent degree in Business, Marketing, Fundraising, Communications or related field preferred, and minimum of five years additional experience required. Prior experience working with volunteers and fundraising preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals, organizational structure and activities, including biological, social and political elements that shape them, and the ability to promote them. Inclusive understanding about hunting and the key role it plays in relation to wildlife management and conservation.
  2. Must possess excellent people skills and be able to develop effective relationships with a wide variety of individuals.
  3. Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills and be able to direct and motivate volunteers.
  4. Must be able to identify future chapter opportunities and recruit volunteers to capitalize on these opportunities to grow the revenue and volunteer base.
  5. Must be able to understand and determine annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budgets.
  6. Must be able to work cooperatively with wildlife and land management professionals in government agencies and non-governmental entities.
  7. Must be proficient in the use of office computer programs including word processors and spreadsheets.
  8. Must have excellent communication skills both verbally and written. Must be able to speak to large groups of people.
  9. Must have the ability to work independently without frequent, direct supervision and to remain focused on goals and objectives while also supporting the regional team when needed.
  10. Must have the ability to work in and foster a team-oriented environment.
  11. Must have the ability to resolve conflict and be flexible with changing priorities, and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  12. Must be able to collaborate with development staff for helping to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward large donations from major gift donors and prospects.

Physical Demands:

Extensive travel is required on weekdays and weekends. Must also be able to work any day of the week, including weekends. Must be able to work late at night (often until after midnight). Must be capable of sitting for long periods in a car or airplane. Must be able to work at a computer terminal for extended periods, stand for intervals of 2-6 hours and lift heavy items up to 50 lbs.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.


ACCOUNTING STUDENT COORDINATOR

Reports to: Fundraising Program Accounting Manager       

Department: Finance & Accounting

Classification: Non-Exempt 

Date: March 2022                                                                              

Summary:  Performs general accounting projects as needed in the Accounting department. Specifically provides assistance to the Accounting department to ensure accurate financial reporting of chapter events.

Essential Functions:

  1. Reconciliation of chapter bank accounts to ensure that all transactions were accurately recorded in the event financial accounting system.
  2. Reconciliation of chapter receivable balance, including grouping of transactions to prepare for final chapter event reconciliation process.
  3. Prepare final chapter event reconciliation worksheet for review and upload into the accounting system.
  4. Provides general assistance to the Accounting department as needed.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Background in accounting/bookkeeping and/or some formal education in accounting.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Knowledge and support of RMEF’s mission, goals, programs and activities.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of basic accounting principles.
  3. Basic understanding and knowledge of debits/credits.
  4. Attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to perform account reconciliations.
  5. Ability and knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Must be proficient in Excel.
  6. Must be able to work in an organized fashion, to prioritize tasks and to adapt to changing priorities as needed.
  7. Ability to work effectively and professionally with other Accounting staff and staff in other departments and work in a team environment.
  8. Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  9. Ability to complete tasks within set deadlines.

Physical Demands:  The employee must sit or stand for long periods of time; use a computer terminal; reach forward and to the side; bend from both standing and sitting position; and lift items weighing various pounds, including some heavy lifting.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.


Regional Director-Nevada

Reports to: Director of Field Operations

Department: Field Operations

Classification: Exempt

Date: March 2022

Summary:  Field Operations is the primary fundraising structure of the RMEF. Regional directors organize local volunteer chapters to hold fundraising events, principally banquets and assist in major gift development activities to support the continued operation of RMEF and finance elk and wildlife conservation projects.

In addition to event-related fundraising, regional directors should work with development staff to identify, cultivate and solicit potential large donations from qualified donors and prospects.

Regional directors in designated elk states serve as the chair of their respective state project advisory committee from which conservation project recommendations are developed for RMEF funding.

Essential Functions:

  1. Form RMEF fundraising chapter committees comprised of local volunteers.
  2. Organize, guide and assist chapter committees with the planning, organization and execution of successful fundraising events, including big game banquets, to meet annual goals and objectives.
  3. Actively utilize key RMEF volunteers, including regional, state and district chairs, to assist in the identification and formation of new chapters and planning and execution of fundraising events.
  4. Utilize regional and state chairs to ensure volunteer compliance with RMEF operating and financial policies and reporting procedures.
  5. Personally solicit and or work with development staff to secure large donations in addition to banquet revenues.
  6. Prepare annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budget proposals.
  7. Maintain liaison and professional visibility with state wildlife agencies, federal wildlife and land management agencies, university wildlife departments and non-governmental conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups and outfitter/guide associations within assigned region.
  8. Serve as chair of RMEF state project advisory committee within assigned region to coordinate the recommendation of specific conservation projects for RMEF funding.
  9. Promote the goals, objectives and accomplishments of RMEF through the media and public speaking engagements, as assigned.
  10. Represent the RMEF at various meetings, functions and public relations opportunities, as assigned.
  11. Submit news items concerning RMEF activities to the appropriate RMEF communications staff.
  12. Answer correspondence about RMEF activities and programs within assigned region.
  13. Maintain all records and submit reports as required by the director of field operations.
  14. As a regional director, you are responsible for compliance with state non-profit and charitable fundraising laws and requirements, including but not limited to, raffles, drawings, games or other fundraising situations.
  15. Keep the director of field operations fully informed on all pertinent matters within assigned region.
  16. Regional director will be responsible for working with key volunteers in establishing a state leadership team and together formulating and following a state action plan annually, as well as conducting an annual volunteer training workshop and recognition program. The regional director will serve on the state leadership team and oversee the solicitation, review and recommendation for approval process of the state grant program.

Additional Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors or equivalent degree in Business, Marketing, Fundraising, Communications or related field preferred, and minimum of five years additional experience required. Prior experience working with volunteers and fundraising preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals, organizational structure and activities, including biological, social and political elements that shape them, and the ability to promote them. Inclusive understanding about hunting and the key role it plays in relation to wildlife management and conservation.
  2. Must possess excellent people skills and be able to develop effective relationships with a wide variety of individuals.
  3. Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills and be able to direct and motivate volunteers.
  4. Must be able to identify future chapter opportunities and recruit volunteers to capitalize on these opportunities to grow the revenue and volunteer base.
  5. Must be able to understand and determine annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budgets.
  6. Must be able to work cooperatively with wildlife and land management professionals in government agencies and non-governmental entities.
  7. Must be proficient in the use of office computer programs including word processors and spreadsheets.
  8. Must have excellent communication skills both verbally and written. Must be able to speak to large groups of people.
  9. Must have the ability to work independently without frequent, direct supervision and to remain focused on goals and objectives while also supporting the regional team when needed.
  10. Must have the ability to work in and foster a team-oriented environment.
  11. Must have the ability to resolve conflict and be flexible with changing priorities, and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  12. Must be able to collaborate with development staff for helping to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward large donations from major gift donors and prospects.

Physical Demands:

Extensive travel is required on weekdays and weekends. Must also be able to work any day of the week, including weekends. Must be able to work late at night (often until after midnight). Must be capable of sitting for long periods in a car or airplane. Must be able to work at a computer terminal for extended periods, stand for intervals of 2-6 hours and lift heavy items up to 50 lbs.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.


REGIONAL DIRECTOR-NORTH DAKOTA

Reports to: Director of Field Operations

Department: Field Operations

Classification: Exempt

Date:  January 2022

Job Summary:

Field Operations is the primary fundraising structure of the RMEF. Regional directors organize local volunteer chapters to hold fundraising events, principally banquets and assist in major gift development activities to support the continued operation of RMEF and finance elk and wildlife conservation projects.

In addition to event-related fundraising, regional directors should work with development staff to identify, cultivate and solicit potential large donations from qualified donors and prospects.

Regional directors in designated elk states serve as the chair of their respective state project advisory committee from which conservation project recommendations are developed for RMEF funding.

Essential Functions:

  1. Form RMEF fundraising chapter committees comprised of local volunteers.
  2. Organize, guide and assist chapter committees with the planning, organization and execution of successful fundraising events, including big game banquets, to meet annual goals and objectives.
  3. Actively utilize key RMEF volunteers, including regional, state and district chairs, to assist in the identification and formation of new chapters and planning and execution of fundraising events.
  4. Utilize regional and state chairs to ensure volunteer compliance with RMEF operating and financial policies and reporting procedures.
  5. Personally solicit and or work with development staff to secure large donations in addition to banquet revenues.
  6. Prepare annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budget proposals.
  7. Maintain liaison and professional visibility with state wildlife agencies, federal wildlife and land management agencies, university wildlife departments and non-governmental conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups and outfitter/guide associations within assigned region.
  8. Serve as chair of RMEF state project advisory committee within assigned region to coordinate the recommendation of specific conservation projects for RMEF funding.
  9. Promote the goals, objectives and accomplishments of RMEF through the media and public speaking engagements, as assigned.
  10. Represent the RMEF at various meetings, functions and public relations opportunities, as assigned.
  11. Submit news items concerning RMEF activities to the appropriate RMEF communications staff.
  12. Answer correspondence about RMEF activities and programs within assigned region.
  13. Maintain all records and submit reports as required by the director of field operations.
  14. As a regional director, you are responsible for compliance with state non-profit and charitable fundraising laws and requirements, including but not limited to, raffles, drawings, games, or other fundraising situations.
  15. Keep the director of field operations fully informed on all pertinent matters within assigned region.
  16. Regional director will be responsible for working with key volunteers in establishing a state leadership team and together formulating and following a state action plan annually, as well as conducting an annual volunteer training workshop and recognition program. The regional director will serve on the state leadership Team and oversee the solicitation, review and recommendation for approval process of the state grant program.

Additional Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors or equivalent degree in Business, Marketing, Fundraising, Communications or related field preferred, and minimum of five years additional experience required. Prior experience working with volunteers and fundraising preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals, organizational structure and activities, including biological, social and political elements that shape them, and the ability to promote them. Inclusive understanding about hunting and the key role it plays in relation to wildlife management and conservation.
  2. Must possess excellent people skills and be able to develop effective relationships with a wide variety of individuals.
  3. Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills and be able to direct and motivate volunteers.
  4. Must be able to identify future chapter opportunities and recruit volunteers to capitalize on these opportunities to grow the revenue and volunteer base.
  5. Must be able to understand and determine annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budgets.
  6. Must be able to work cooperatively with wildlife and land management professionals in government agencies and non-governmental entities.
  7. Must be proficient in the use of office computer programs including word processors and spreadsheets.
  8. Must have excellent communication skills both verbally and written. Must be able to speak to large groups of people.
  9. Must have the ability to work independently without frequent, direct supervision and to remain focused on goals and objectives while also supporting the regional team when needed.
  10. Must have the ability to work in and foster a team-oriented environment.
  11. Must have the ability to resolve conflict and be flexible with changing priorities, and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  12. Must be able to collaborate with development staff for helping to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward large donations from major gift donors and prospects.

Physical Demands:

Extensive travel is required on weekdays and weekends. Must also be able to work any day of the week, including weekends. Must be able to work late at night (often until after midnight). Must be capable of sitting for long periods in a car or airplane. Must be able to work at a computer terminal for extended periods, stand for intervals of 2-6 hours and lift heavy items up to 50 lbs.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

To submit your resume, email [email protected] with your resume and cover letter attached or click the link below.