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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:

Bugle Content Specialist

Reports to: Director of Communication  

Department: Marketing 

Classification: Non-exempt  

Date: September 2022 

Job Summary:

The Bugle content specialist will work closely with the editorial team and be responsible for delivering engaging, quality content for Bugle magazine and RMEF’s other communication platforms including email and social media sites. The ideal candidate will have skills in writing, editing and in the creation of long and short-form content. The Bugle content specialist will also work with designers, writers, RMEF volunteers, interns and those from other RMEF departments, with a goal of generating quality content to further RMEF’s mission. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Establish and maintain working relationships with field staff, volunteers, RMEF staff, members and others to conceive, edit and produce content for Bugle and other communication platforms. 
  • Collaborate with publications team to identify Bugle features and departments that translate into compelling digital crossover content. 
  • Oversee the planning, coordination and creation of written and digital content regarding RMEF volunteer activities and accomplishments. 
  • Perform primary edits on assigned features and departments.  
  • Perform general edits on other editors’ content. 
  • Work closely with interns to assign, edit and critique stories. Offer suggestions and guidance for improving their interviewing, researching, writing skills and the development of content.  
  • Work with associate editor to negotiate payment for any articles that deviate from standard pay scale. 
  • Stay abreast of biological, social and political issues influencing elk ecology and hunting. Highlight and share pertinent information with Bugle editorial team.  
  • Maintain a well-balanced slate of hunting content for at least three and preferably six issues of Bugle. 
  • Develop, produce and finalize all content before established deadlines. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree and/or experience and demonstrated ability in journalism, creative writing or related field. Must have experience as editor of a magazine and/or with the creation of digital media content.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  1. Thorough knowledge of and belief in RMEF’s mission, goals and policies; including the biological, sociological and political elements that shape them. 
  2. Excellent written and verbal skills.
  3. Demonstrated skill creating digital media content.
  4. Ability to hear, accentuate and clarify a writer’s voice, mastery of style and grammar.    
  5. Firm understanding of what good writing is; ability to detect and correct problems. 
  6. Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, manage priorities and meet deadlines.
  7. Ability to set and fulfill short- and long-term goals and priorities; absolute ability to meet deadlines.
  8. Strong interviewing skills (able to establish good rapport with diverse individuals, eliciting profound, clear and thorough information).
  9. Must demonstrate a personal interest in/commitment to hunting.
  10. Must demonstrate excellent computer skills including various key software and programs.
  11. Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive team environment.

Physical Demands: 

Must sit for long periods of time; use a computer terminal extensively; reach forward and to the side, bend from both standing and sitting position. Some travel is required and may include plane, car, horse and foot.  

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. 


Hunting & Outdoor Lifestyle Content Manager

Reports to: Director of Communication                                   

Department: Marketing  

Classification: Exempt  

Date: September 2022 

Job Summary:  

The hunting & outdoor lifestyle content manager will work closely with the editorial team and be responsible for delivering engaging content across RMEF communication platforms. Demonstrate skills in photography/videography and writing copy for Bugle, website, social, video scripts and short-form blog content. While the content manager will work closely with senior designers, editorial team members and videographers, he or she should be fully capable of completing multiple projects on their own. Must have passion for and understanding of hunting. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Oversee the production of digital communications and ensure that all communication embodies RMEF’s mission work.  
  • Ability to research, plan and create blog and Bugle articles that engage and excite RMEF members.  
  • Work closely with the director of communication to ensure cohesive storytelling. 
  • Coordinate with digital media specialist to provide engaging content for social posts and short-form videos.  
  • Shoot basic product photography in studio and/or in outdoor settings. 
  • Under the direction of RMEF marketing and senior staff, work with outdoor industry partners to create engaging scripts for Gear 101 videos and social media posts. When appropriate, serve as a point-of-contact on procurement of product while ensuring compliance to RMEF policies and procedures are adhered, including all sample product is accounted for and inventoried. 
  • Manage the planning, execution, development and distribution of long and short-form video content for use on all RMEF digital channels and promotional needs. 
  • Work with Bugle publications staff, freelance writers, other RMEF staffers including corporate sales and outdoor industry contacts to complete assigned duties related to hunting. 
  • Maintain a well-balanced slate of hunting content for at least three and preferably six issues of Bugle. 
  • Work cross-functionally with department leads to prioritize storytelling of RMEF’s mission work.  
  • Stay abreast of biological, social and political issues that influence hunting, specifically elk hunting. Track research and acquire additional hunting-related knowledge. 
  • Develop, produce and complete all content before established deadlines. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree and/or experience and proven ability in journalism, creative writing or related field. Strong emphasis on natural sciences is helpful. Must have at least three years’ experience as editor of a magazine and/or with the creation of digital media content.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Thorough knowledge of and belief in RMEF’s mission, goals and policies; including the biological, sociological and political elements that shape them.  
  • Excellent written and verbal skills. 
  • Demonstrated skill creating digital media content. 
  • Ability to hear, accentuate and clarify a writer’s voice, proficiency in style and  

grammar.  

  • Firm understanding of skillful writing; ability to detect and correct problems.  
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, manage priorities and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to set and fulfill short- and long-term goals and priorities; absolute ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Strong interviewing skills (able to establish good rapport with diverse individuals, eliciting profound, clear and thorough information). 
  • Must show a personal interest in/commitment to hunting. 
  • Must have excellent computer skills including various key software and programs. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive team environment. 

Physical Demands: 

Must sit for extended periods of time; use a computer terminal extensively; reach forward and to the side, bend from both standing and sitting position. Some travel is required and may include plane, car, horse and foot.  

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. 


Full-Stack Software Developer

Reports to: Managing Director of Information Technology  Department: IT 

Classification: Exempt  

Date: September 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: 

  • Design, develop, document and support software solutions. 
  • Provide real time solutions for user problems. 
  • Ensure continuous monitoring of problems and issues until they are resolved. 
  • Work closely with staff and management to provide effective organization-wide solutions. 
  • Work with IT staff and/or vendor support services to resolve application or system issues. 
  • Document organizational processes as they relate to software solutions. 
  • Work with IT staff to define and maintain application lifecycle and security. 
  • 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: 

  • Knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals, and activities. 
  • Knowledge of the English language, spelling and writing. 
  • Self-motivated and resourceful. 
  • Ability to work in a cooperative team environment. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent problem solving skills. 
  • Experience in technical support. 
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new technology quickly. 
  • Extremely good customer service skills are essential.  Ability to assess customer needs, provide follow-up, and resolve conflicts. 
  • General technical skills include: 
    • Object Oriented Programming 
    • Object Oriented Design Patterns (i.e. “Gang of Four” Design Patterns) 
    • Building and Using Web APIs 
    • Database Design 
    • Single-Page Web Applications 
  • Design, develop and maintain systems and applications using technologies including: 
    • SQL 
    • C# 
    • .NET (4, Core, 5) 
    • .NET MVC Framework 
    • Entity Framework 
    • Front-end JavaScript 
    • AngularJS (or another front-end framework) 
    • Git Version Control 
  • Have or develop a working knowledge of the following technologies: 
    • PHP 
    • WordPress/WooCommerce 
    • AWS (EC2, S3, SES, EB) 
  • Relational database report writing skills. 
  • Relational database report writing skills. 
  • Functional accounting and business knowledge. 
  • 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. 

 

 

 


Distribution Center Coordinator

Reports to: Distribution Center Manager
Department: Distribution Center
Classification: Non-exempt
Date : August 2022

Job Summary :
Responsible for maintaining a safe and efficient work environment. Assists in all aspects of shipping CHP, SUP,
RET, NTL and MBR inventory items and non-inventory items. This position will assist in inventory & noninventory receiving and firearm shipments when needed. Also, responsible for the control and security of all inventories in the warehouse. Labels items and stores items in a manner conductive to effective and timely
order fulfillment.

Essential Functions:
1. Responsible for the recording of all incoming shipments/mail into the appropriate log. Also
responsible for the distribution of all incoming shipments/mail to the appropriate person or cost
center. Letting the Customer Response Department know when their mail arrives each morning.
2. Assists in sorting and organizing all pick slips by Org as they are removed from the printer. When
we are busy, orders need to be organized by event date. Identify and highlight special request or
items that need special attention so as they are not overlooked in the picking process. File in the
appropriate bin for picking.
3. Accurately pick, pack and ship all items (inventory and non-inventory) for various cost centers.
Identify the most cost-effective packaging and service for all types of shipments. Guide
individuals/cost centers in the best and most economical shipping service for their needs. Answer
any shipping, receiving and return questions.
4. Stock picking shelves and maintain Distribution Center in proper working order with regard to
packing materials and supplies needed to process shipments. Maintain a neat and orderly
workplace. Make sure all items are clearly labeled and stored in the appropriate location.
5. Maintain tight inventory control through monthly cycle counts, accurate picking & shipping
processes and securing warehouse during off hours. Ensures proper records of all transactions
(count sheets, pick slips, offline shipping logs, transaction registers, return paperwork, transfers,
etc.) are kept and timely filed. Devise and implement innovative procedures to accomplish job
responsibilities.
6. Responsible for staying current on all shipping services, costs, and related shipping regulations for
all carriers used by RMEF. Identify problems with the shipping system and communicate issues to
the Distribution Center Manager for timely resolution.
7. Build merchandise and membership benefit packages to maintain inventory levels at all times to
avoid backorder issues. Responsible for uploading membership data information into the shipping
system and resolving any data discrepancies with the Customer Service Manager.
8. Responsible for cross training in all other duties of the warehouse to insure coverage during
staffing shortages. Maintaining a thorough knowledge of the firearm/receiving coordinator position at all times. (Receiving process along with a basic knowledge of ATF laws and firearm shipping and receiving processes.) Learning and helping out in the Customer Response Department
when help is needed there.
9. Responsible for garbage, cardboard and pallet disposal.
10. Preparation of all outbound pallets to all RMEF events or shows. Loads and unloads convention
trucks.
11. Assist in preparation and participate in the complete warehouse year-end inventory.
12. Assist in shipping international orders and weekly Regional Director mail.
13. Uses Oracle system to perform shipping processes, resolve delivery exceptions, and monitors open
delivery reports for all orgs.

Additional Responsibilities:
Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience:
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience in warehouse shipping and receiving techniques
preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
1. Knowledge and support of RMEF’s mission, goals, programs, and activities.
2. Knowledge of shipping procedures and techniques.
3. Ability to use computer software programs such as Excel, Outlook, and Oracle.
4. Knowledge of a networked mailing system, copier, fax machine, forklift, hand truck, scissor lift and
pallet jack.
5. Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints,
working at a fast pace and remaining accurate.
6. Knowledge of proper, safe work procedures in a hazardous environment. Must be knowledgeable
of OSHA regulations and requirements.
7. Must be self-motivated and be able to perform job duties with little supervision.
8. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.

Physical Demands:
This position will entail lifting and moving heavy objects which may weigh up to 60 pounds. It will also require
an individual to stand and walk for an extended period of time through the distribution center and office
building and various convention halls. Must be alert at all times and safety focused. This position may require
some travel.

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- Kansas & Missouri

Reports to: Director of Field Operations

Department: Field Operations

Classification: Exempt

Date: August 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 Kansas & Missouri. 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

This position requires you to live in Kansas or Missouri and travel often.

Job Description: 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.

 


Visitor Center Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Support Services
Department: Administration & Support Services
Classification: Non-Exempt
Date: August 2022

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a non-profit, wildlife habitat conservation organization, seeks a
performance-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills to provide the highest level of
customer service to all external and internal RMEF customers who visit the RMEF Elk Country Visitor
Center. High school education or equivalent, or a combination of three years of education and work
experience preferred. Retail experience is preferred. 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 Summary:

The primary function of the visitor center (VC) coordinator is to provide the highest level of
customer service to all external and internal RMEF customers who visit the RMEF Elk
Country Visitor Center (VC). Responsible for greeting customers, retail sales, answering
phones, responding to or forwarding inquiries, soliciting new members, leading tours and
children’s programs, and educating visitors about the various programs of RMEF. This
position will be responsible for working some weekends.

Essential Functions of Visitor Center Coordinator:
1. Meet and greet visitors, process retail sales, answer questions and inform visitors about
RMEF mission and fundraising programs.
2. Stay informed and educated about RMEF issues.
3. Answer phones, respond to or forward inquiries.
4. Be proficient with membership database, address change and member search
procedures.
5. Solicit new and renewing members.
6. Assist with maintaining an attractive, inviting and professional look and feel in the VC
including restocking merchandise, folding merchandise, re-arranging merchandise,
cleaning mounts, cleaning and straightening up the VC when necessary.
7. Learn and maintain skills to operate RMEF point of sale system to facilitate customer
transactions.
8. Assist with “Kid’s Events,” including preparation for and working the day of the event.
9. Assist with the planning and coordination of special events in the VC and local area. Take
the lead on overseeing these events when assigned.
10. Assist with the receiving, tagging, folding and display of merchandise.
11. Execute daily, monthly and annual inventory counts.
12. Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
High school education or equivalent, or a combination of three years of education and work
experience preferred. Retail experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
1. Must reflect the values of the RMEF, possess knowledge and support of RMEF’s
mission, goals, programs and activities.
2. Must demonstrate excellent customer service skills and be attentive and
responsive to customers.
3. Exhibit a high level of professionalism in all forms of communication and behavior.
4. Discuss and explain RMEF’s mission, mission priorities and fundraising programs.
5. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Must have the ability to
communicate with varied audiences.
6. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required. Experience in Revel POS
preferred. Experience in retail industry preferred.
7. Be willing to work in a team atmosphere and be able to effectively work
independently.
8. Must maintain a positive and professional approach to work.
9. Must be efficient in multi-tasking and prioritizing.
10. Organizational skills and attention to detail are essential. Ability to follow through
on projects to completion with accuracy.

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 amounts up to 40 pounds, including some heavy lifting. Weekend work is required.
Some late evenings 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.


Conservation Program Specialist-Eastern U.S.

Reports to: Director of Wildlife and Habitat
Department: Lands and Conservation
Classification: Exempt
Date: August 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 work with partners to
identify and implement land conservation & access, wildlife management and habitat stewardship projects for
RMEF in the southeastern U.S. elk country. BS/equivalent degree and a minimum of three years of full-time
professional experience in a land trust, wildlife conservation, land management or stewardship field or a
combination of these areas. Pro-hunting values are critical. 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 Summary:
The primary responsibility of the position is to provide operational support for mission-related
projects in the East. The position works with partners to identify and implement land conservation &
access, wildlife management and habitat stewardship projects for RMEF in the southeastern U.S.,
with emphasis in the Southern Appalachian elk country. Duties would include managing grantee
partnerships, coordinating grant administration with RMEF HQ, as well as facilitating project
implementation with agencies and other partners. This position manages certain aspects of projects
(e.g., lands due diligence, agency coordination, habitat assessments, stewardship contracting, etc.). In
addition, this position seeks out new project and partnership opportunities in priority areas.

Essential Functions:
1. Land Conservation and Access:
a. Work closely with the eastern conservation program manager to assess the priority for
projects, determine the type of transaction, negotiate the terms and conditions,
prepare appropriate documents and coordinate with all parties pertinent to the
transaction.
b. Help ensure due diligence and coordination of legal review, maintain complete files on
active projects and work with the lands specialist and conservation easement manager
to ensure proper files are complete and properly stored.
c. Monitor RMEF-held conservation easements as needed.
2. Habitat Stewardship and Wildlife Management
a. Work closely with the eastern conservation program Manager to assess priority
projects.
b. Responsible for operational functions of mission-related grants awarded to partners.
Manage grantee partnerships and coordinate grant administration between grantee
and RMEF HQ.
c. Coordinate project implementation with agencies and other partners. This may include
helping identify contractors, conducting habitat assessments, monitoring progress,
and overall project facilitation to ensure project success.
3. Agency and Organizational Interaction
a. Network with a variety of agencies, corporations, land trusts, conservation
organizations and individuals.
b. Work closely with local RMEF staff, volunteers and agency partners.
c. Attend relevant state/regional meetings, increase RMEF mission delivery visibility.
Supervision of Others:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Additional Responsibilities
Attend appropriate training and organizational meetings as required. Manage various administrative
requirements. Assist in other areas as assigned.
Education and Experience:
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in natural resources or related field. Experience working in the
wildlife and wildlife habitat field and in building relationships with state and federal agencies and land
trusts, is desired. Background and experience in simple real estate transactions and conservation
easements is beneficial. A minimum of three years of full-time professional experience in a land trust,
wildlife conservation, land management or stewardship field or a combination of these areas is
desired.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
1. Thorough knowledge and support of RMEF’s mission, goals, organizational structure and
activities, including biological, social and political elements that shape them.
2. Knowledge and comprehension of biology, habitat relationships and basic principles of wildlife
ecology. Knowledge of range and forest management.
3. Working knowledge of real property, appraisals, titles, conservation easements and other real
estate documents, and government land acquisition policies/procedures is preferred.
4. Knowledge of the roles, authorities and responsibilities of federal, state and county
governments and work-related experience dealing with at least one level of government.
5. Working knowledge of accounting, Microsoft systems and relational databases is required.
Ability to work with digital photography/imagery, GIS and mapping skills is preferred.
6. Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work
constructively with a wide variety of entities internally and externally. Demonstrated ability to
handle changing priorities and conflicting deadlines. Must be detail oriented and accurate.
7. Ability to work independently with limited direct supervision and to remain focused on goals
and objectives. Ability to work as a team player, as well as lead a project, and strive to
cooperatively accomplish a task.
8. Ability to identify funding sources and seek funding support.
9. Ability to perceive and establish long-term goals, to develop and implement programs that
are cohesive, progressive and that are mission oriented.

Physical Demands:
The employee will encounter both office and field conditions. Office work will require sitting or
standing for long periods of time, frequent use of office equipment and light lifting, bending and
physical exertion. Frequent travel by automobile, airplane, horse, foot or mechanized ORV’s will be
required. The person will occasionally be required to travel rough dangerous terrain. Physical
exertion in getting to and inspecting properties will require very good to excellent physical capability
and health. Walking, hiking, climbing and riding may all be required.


Risk and Compliance Manager

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Department: Support Operations

Classification: Exempt

Date:  June 2022

Job Description:

The Risk and Compliance Manager collaborates with RMEF teams to foster a risk aware culture focused on proactively identifying, assessing and managing risk. This position facilitates the organization’s enterprise risk management program, contract management process, and leads RMEF’s compliance with local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to charitable registrations and charitable gaming.   In addition, this position manages RMEF’s insurance policies to ensure that policies adequately address insurable risk.

Essential Functions:

  1. Facilitate regular updates of RMEF’s Enterprise Risk Management analysis to identify and assess organizational risk.
  2. Collaborate with departments to develop policies, procedures, or best practices for managing identified risk where appropriate.
  3. Assist in the development, implementation and on-going administration of contract management policies and procedures regarding workflows, review and storage of contracts.
  4. Facilitate RMEF’s contract management processes per approved policies and procedures. Identify contractual risks and notify appropriate individuals as needed.
  5. Lead RMEF’s compliance reporting activities, including but not limited to charitable registration requirements, corporate annual reports, unclaimed property reports, and charitable gaming licenses and reports.
  6. Prepare and submit accurate reports, for compliance areas noted above, on a timely basis to ensure RMEF remains in good standing.
  7. Research emerging compliance issues, where applicable, and identify strategies to prevent noncompliance in the immediate and long-term future where appropriate.
  8. Manage RMEF’s insurance policies to ensure that policies adequately protect RMEF and its employees and volunteers from insurable risk.
  9. Collaborate with departments to ensure events and activities requiring additional coverage are identified and obtain necessary and appropriate insurance coverage in a timely manner.
  10. Support the Executive Team in developing a risk aware culture across the organization.
  11. Responsible for other tasks or duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

A Bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, law, or a relevant field.  A minimum of five years of experience in insurance, regulatory compliance, risk management, contract management, or related field.  Must be a Certified Risk Manager (CRM) or be willing to obtain certification within one year of start date. Other certifications in insurance, risk management or nonprofit compliance may be considered in lieu of a CRM.  Must be willing to obtain additional certifications or training as needed.  Strong ability to collaborate with diverse teams and to manage, mentor, support and motivate teams without direct supervision responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Knowledge and support of RMEF’s membership, mission, goals, and activities, and ability to promote them.
  2. Self-motivated and able to work with little supervision and direction.
  3. Ability to collaborate with divisions throughout the organization and to facilitate collaboration among others. Must recognize the value of working across divisions to achieve organizational goals.
  4. Demonstrate effective, professional written and verbal communication skills
  5. Must demonstrate teamwork skills and the ability to resolve conflict in an efficient and proactive manner.
  6. Must be detailed oriented and have a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced environment.
  7. Ability to work with diverse staff, volunteers, and partners.
  8. Ability to meet deadlines, set priorities, and work within a dynamic changing environment.
  9. Ability to handle to confidential and proprietary information in a sensitive and professional manner.
  10. Strong word processing/computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Teams, Word, and Excel.
  11. Ability to represent RMEF in a professional manner.

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.

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 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

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

Job Description: 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.