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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:

Software Developer

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 Application

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

    1. C#
    2. SQL
    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.


Membership Campaign Coordinator

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a non-profit, wildlife habitat conservation organization, seeks a performance-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills to help grow our thriving membership department. At RMEF, we make our passion our career and promote a positive work-life balance. Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Business/Statistics or related field, or equivalent combination of experience & education is required. One or two years of experience working with relational databases and marketing analytics is preferred. We will mentor and train you to ensure your success at RMEF. The position is open until filled. RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Job Summary:

Coordinates execution of direct mail campaigns and assists with analytical support for direct marketing programs to acquire, retain and upgrade RMEF members and to raise funds for RMEF. Works with supervisor to track, manage and execute numerous departmental project and production schedules. Maintains departmental filing and departmental report updates. Facilitates communication of Direct Response initiatives to other departments and organizations.

Essential Functions:

  1. Conducts direct mail data list pulls including renewals, upgrades and Bugle. Coordinates data, list criteria, creative presentations and performance metrics for review by supervisor.
  2. Update weekly reports monitoring campaign progress, analyze results and develop tools for deeper insight into campaign performance and testing.
  3. Assists with implementation of direct marketing projects, as determined by supervisor, including, but not limited to, direct mail, email, advertising, trade shows and promotions.
  4. Provide campaign forecasts for response rates, fulfillment schedules and budgets.
  5. Generate general membership analysis and reports related to direct marketing programs as requested by supervisor. Provide input for additional analysis and reporting.
  6. Provide monthly cost reports, and other reports as requested, to Accounting Department.
  7. Conduct drawings for winners of direct response marketing sweepstakes campaigns and other department prize drawings. Facilitate prize fulfillment and provide customer service to respective parties.
  8. Work with supervisor to plan all elements of direct marketing programs including data needs, budget, timeliness, strategy, themes, copy, artwork, list usage, testing and fulfillment processes.
  9. Help develop campaign creative elements and review proofs for direct marketing campaigns as assigned by supervisor.
  10. Work with supervisor to develop creative elements for campaign online landing pages. Assemble all cost profiles, campaign reports, premium setup for all online initiatives. Monitor online pages for issues and areas of improvement.
  11. Work with supervisor in reviewing monthly responsibility reports. Ensure monthly expenses and revenue are hitting correct cost centers and analyzing unknown costs.
  12. Monthly seed tracking and maintenance.
  13. Stay current on postal regulations, industry trends and competitor activity. Help identify new and cost-effective opportunities for membership promotions.
  14. Work with Bugle team & field staff to obtain and renew postal permits.
  15. Assist with development of online donation and/or premium packages.
  16. Attend weekly Memberzplus, and other software meetings as needed to assist Membership Department in software transition.
  17. Assist with proofing direct mail materials throughout various production stages, including initial proofs, plate proofs, variable data and insertion proofs. Help ensure accuracy of print specifications through Creative Service job requests, printer quotes and proofs.

Supervision of Others:

This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities.

Additional Responsibilities:

Perform other work as needed.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Business/Statistics or related field, or equivalent combination of experience & education is required.  One or two years of experience working with relational databases and marketing analytics is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals, and activities. Must have a strong conservation ethic.
  2. Demonstrate excellent understanding of databases, organizational skills, budget management, attention to detail and a strong willingness to adapt to changing responsibilities and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  3. Must have a strong mathematical aptitude along with statistical skills. Must be able to understand and analyze data.  Must be able to determine which data is relevant.
  4. Must be able to work independently and as a team player.
  5. Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Access.
  6. Must have excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  7. Must have excellent computer skills including knowledge and understanding of relational databases.
  8. Must have strong problem-solving skills.
  9. Must be flexible and be able to adapt to changing priorities.
  10. Must have excellent customer service skills and ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals.

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.  Some travel may be required.

 

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. 


Development Program Specialist

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a non-profit, wildlife habitat conservation organization, seeks a performance-motivated team player with excellent communication skills to provide administrative support to the Development Department. Knowledge and support of RMEF’s mission is required. RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Job Summary:

As part of a dynamic fundraising team, the Development Program Specialist is responsible for working interdepartmentally to coordinate and support Development related promotional, communication, and stewardship activities. The position is supports increasing broad strategy major donor engagement and retention by managing and administering RMEF’s four donor recognition programs. The Development Program Specialist is responsible for completing Development related administrative duties and supporting fundraising staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the administration of RMEF’s donor recognition programs that serve to thank and engage major gift donors, planned gift donors, and conservation partners.
  • Facilitate interdepartmental collaboration across the organization to communicate and promote Development related giving and the core recognition programs.
  • Serve as a liaison to the events team to help plan and execute strategies around increasing major donor/prospect attendance and activity at both new and established events.
  • Support the creation and distribution of major gift communication and stewardship tools newsletters, gift proposals, impact reports, thank-you notes, project updates, and the annual report.
  • Serve as the entry point of contact for major gift inquiries, donor programs, and ways to give.
  • Perform Development related administrative processes such as the fulfillment of select major donor tax receipts and major gift data entry.
  • Coordinate and promote memorial/honorarium gifts, matching gifts, and workplace giving gifts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision of Others:

No supervisory responsibilities.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in non-profit development or for-profit sales. Must be self-motivated and innovative.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals, organizational structure and activities.
  2. Strong experience with database operations.
  3. Must demonstrate strong writing skills and creative thinking.
  4. Proven critical thinking skills to analyze data and understand its relationships to the organizations fundraising objectives.
  5. Exceptional knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel.
  6. Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment and work cooperatively to accomplish tasks.
  7. Goal oriented with a proven track record of success.
  8. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines with a high level of organization.
  9. Demonstrated experience in creating donor pipelines.
  10. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively across multiple organizational departments such as sales, marketing, IT and accounting to enhance communication and improve processes.
  11. Ability to lead teams, manage timelines, and complete tasks for improved outcomes.
  12. Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills.

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 positions; and lift items of light and medium weight. Must be able to occasionally work evenings and weekends when necessary.  Some travel is required.

 

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 Northern Texas

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 Texas. 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. The position is open until filled. RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

This job requires you to live in Texas and travels often. 

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:

  • Form RMEF fundraising chapter committees comprised of local volunteers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Utilize regional and state chairs to ensure volunteer compliance with RMEF operating and financial policies and reporting procedures.
  • Personally solicit and or work with development staff to secure large donations in addition to banquet revenues.
  • Prepare annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budget proposals.
  • 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.
  • Serve as chair of RMEF state project advisory committee within assigned region to coordinate the recommendation of specific conservation projects for RMEF funding.
  • Promote the goals, objectives and accomplishments of RMEF through the media and public speaking engagements, as assigned.
  • Represent the RMEF at various meetings, functions and public relations opportunities, as assigned.
  • Submit news items concerning RMEF activities to the appropriate RMEF communications staff.
  • Answer correspondence about RMEF activities and programs within assigned region.
  • Maintain all records and submit reports as required by the director of field operations.
  • 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.
  • Keep the director of field operations fully informed on all pertinent matters within assigned region.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Must possess excellent people skills and be able to develop effective relationships with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills and be able to direct and motivate volunteers.
  • Must be able to identify future chapter opportunities and recruit volunteers to capitalize on these opportunities to grow the revenue and volunteer base.
  • Must be able to understand and determine annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budgets.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with wildlife and land management professionals in government agencies and non-governmental entities.
  • Must be proficient in the use of office computer programs including word processors and spreadsheets.
  • Must have excellent communication skills both verbally and written. Must be able to speak to large groups of people.
  • 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.
  • Must have the ability to work in and foster a team-oriented environment.
  • Must have the ability to resolve conflict and be flexible with changing priorities, and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • 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.