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:

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma Regional Director

Reports to: Director of Field Operations

Department: Field Operations

Classification: Exempt

Date: June 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 Arkansas, Louisiana, & Oklahoma . 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 either Arkansas, Louisiana, or Oklahoma 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.


Southern California Regional Director

Reports to: Director of Field Operations

Department: Field Operations

Classification: Exempt

Date: June 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 Southern California 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.


Editorial Director

Reports to:  Sr Director of Communication & Content

Department: Marketing

Classification: Exempt

Date: June 2022

Job Summary:

The Editorial Director leads publications staff in creating and delivering engaging, quality content for Bugle magazine and RMEF’s digital media platforms. The position assigns, selects, edits, and writes articles for publication in Bugle and other media to enhance and advance RMEF’s mission.  The Editorial Director also manages the editorial efforts of the editorial team and calendar, from planning to publication.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as editorial lead for Bugle by working with the team and supervisor to create and produce timely, evolving content furthering RMEF’s mission and goals.
  • Continually cultivates sources at RMEF and elsewhere while staying informed about wildlife conservation, elk ecology, hunting and other related important issues.
  • Solicits content ideas from RMEF staff, freelance writers, and other sources, and helps flush out a timetable as to when, how and by whom it is produced.
  • Leads with editing stories as they flow, including applying final edits from all contributors.
  • Forwards story proofs to executive team for review in a timely manner and applies their final edits.
  • Reviews, edits, and gains final approval from initiating department for all in-house promos.
  • Works with Creative Services to ensure proper images, graphics and other design support are acquired and implemented, as needed, for each story.
  • Ensures assignments are high-quality and completed within the established timelines.
  • Writes features and departments, as needed.
  • Leads the creation of compelling digital content.
  • Collaborates with supervisor and team to define a balanced slate of stories for at least three and as many as six upcoming issues of Bugle.
  • Works with supervisor, Corporate Sales, and others to maximize marketing, branding, and advertising opportunities.
  • Oversees and manages the Publications budget.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and/or experience and demonstrated ability in journalism, creative writing or related field. A strong emphasis on natural sciences and hunting is needed. Must have at least five years of experience as editor of a magazine devoted wildlife conservation or natural history.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. A thorough knowledge and support of RMEF’s mission, goals, organizational structure and activities, including the biological, sociological and political elements that shape them, and the ability to promote them.
  2. Solid grasp of ecology, ungulate biology, wildlife/wildlands conservation and natural resource use.
  3. A thorough understanding about and a passion for hunting and the role it plays related to wildlife management and conservation.
  4. An ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, manage priorities and meet deadlines.
  5. Excellent people skills and an ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide variety of individuals.
  6. A proven ability to work independently and yet foster a positive team environment and provide effective leadership while working with team, supervisor and senior staff.
  7. Excellent written and verbal skills, including a mastery of style and grammar.
  8. An ability to support a strong sense of balance and dynamics between editorial, advertising and RMEF promotions.
  9. Excellent research and interviewing skills.
  10. Excellent computer skills including various key software and programs.
  11. An ability to create and accomplish short- and long-term goals and priorities.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week when necessary. 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; 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.


Volunteer Programs Director

Reports to: Managing Director of Membership & Field Services
Division: Revenue
Department: Field Services
Classification: Exempt
Date: June 2022

Job Summary: The director of volunteer programs is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and maintenance of volunteer programs, including but not limited to volunteer recruitment, retention, recognition, and engagement. This role additionally leads field operations support of direct fundraising activations (auctions, raffles, and membership) at national events.  The director works closely with field operations and services leadership to ensure volunteer related programs are impactful and meet organizational objectives.

Essential Functions:

  1. Create, lead, and maintain RMEF’s volunteer recruitment, onboarding, training, retention and recognition programs and processes. Ensure said programs and processes are organizationally consistent and can be effectively implemented and managed in the field and supported from headquarters.
  2. Manage the collection and maintenance of volunteer data to include improvement and accuracy of existing volunteer information, while utilizing tools to better understand and serve our volunteer network.
  3. Lead the implementation of effective volunteer training programs used in the field and supported by HQ. Work with Field Leadership and current volunteers, while using new volunteer data to develop nationally effective volunteer training programs.
  4. Lead the development and maintenance of tools used to support field staff in volunteer recruitment, retention, recognition, and engagement. Create consistent and usable tools for field staff to utilize based on current successful practices, and new nationally supported programs.
  5. Lead and manage regional and national volunteer event planning. This may include, but is not limited to, a national volunteer summit/event to include top volunteers to share knowledge and connect with one another, and a national volunteer rally to include all volunteers who would like to come together at a national event to celebrate individual and organizational accomplishments.
  6. Develop and manage volunteer program budgets to include analyzing growth opportunities and identifying areas to improve efficiency.
  7. Lead the planning, and assist with selection, of volunteer related merchandise/premium programs.
  8. Serve as the primary point of contact for all field supported national event fundraisers. These events include but are not limited to, National Tag Online Auction, Elk Camp Online Auction, Elk Camp/Mountain Fest, PBR, TAC, and HOC. 

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Represent RMEF as a speaker, participant, representative or partner at various local, state, regional and national public events.
  2. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision of Others:

This position does not supervise others.

Education and Experience:

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required.  Proven equivalent experience may be considered. Possesses at least five years of post-college experience in fundraising or working with volunteers with preferably three years of experience working directly with event-based fundraising programs.  Must have a minimum of five years of volunteer management experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge 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.
  2. Knowledge and comprehension of fundraising techniques, including event-based fundraising and traditional development methods of cultivating donors for major gifts. Thorough knowledge of the RMEF’s Big Game Banquet program and the roles of staff and volunteers in carrying out RMEF fundraising methods through events.
  3. Ability to motivate, train, coach, and lead. Work effectively to improve and enhance skills of staff and volunteers by providing clear, behaviorally specific feedback, training, coaching and mentoring, and ensuring that tasks or projects are clearly and thoroughly explained and understood.
  4. Create a cooperative climate of teamwork between the national office and field staff by working collaboratively with all other RMEF personnel in order to achieve RMEF goals.
  5. Ability to develop and manage budgets. Must be fiscally responsible.
  6. Ability to perceive and understand long-term goals, to participate in the development, implementation, and analysis of programs that are cohesive, progressive, and that meet organizational needs.
  7. Demonstrate flexibility and creativity to meet changing priorities while always moving toward established goals.
  8. Must represent RMEF in a professional manner and demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to work with a variety of entities.
  9. Must have excellent computer skills.

Physical Demands:

Must be able and willing to travel extensively including on weekends.  Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week when necessary.

The employee must sit or stand for long periods of time; use a computer terminal and telephone; reach forward and to the side; bend from both standing and sitting position; and lift items weighing various pounds; including some heavy lifting.  Frequent travel by automobile or airplane will be required.  Some ATV and/or horseback 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

Reports to: Director of Development

Division: Revenue

Department: Development

Classification: Non-exempt

Date: May 2022

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.


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.


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-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.

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