Careers EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provides equal opportunity in its business operations and employment practices, and maintains a work environment free from all forms of discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.


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:


Regional Director - Nevada

Reports to: Director of Field Operations

Department: Fundraising & Marketing

Classification: Exempt

Job Summary:

Field Operations is a primary fundraising division of RMEF. Regional Directors organize local volunteer chapters to hold fundraising events, principally banquets, while performing other 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 the Development Staff to help identify, cultivate, and solicit large donations from qualified donors and prospects.

Regional Directors in designated elk states generally serve as the chair of their respective state project advisory committee from which conservation project recommendations are made 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 budget projections.

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 Communication 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. Keep the Director of Field Operations fully informed on all pertinent matters within assigned region.

15. 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. 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.

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 - Western Washington

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 identify major gift prospects in Western WA. BS/equivalent degree and five years of experience in business, fundraising and volunteer management required. Pro-hunting background is 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

Reports to:    Director of Field Operations

Department:  Fundraising & Marketing

Classification: Exempt

Date: June 2021

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 made 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 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.
  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.


Controller

Controller 

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a hunter based non-profit wildlife conservation organization, seeks a detail-oriented individual for a leadership role on our accounting team. Responsible for timely and accurate reporting of financial information, safeguarding of RMEF assets through the implementation and monitoring of proper internal controls, compliance with state and federal financial reporting and related laws, ensuring integrity of financial information in RMEF databases, overseeing budgeting and forecast processes, and financial analysis and decision support for the CFO and executive team. This position provides leadership and support to the Finance and Accounting Department. B.S. Degree in accounting or business administration is required. CPA designation required. Must have ten years progressive experience in a business environment with five years of experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, not-for-profit accounting or related field. Demonstrated experience in supervision, leadership, organizational management, and program management required. Email cover letter and resume to [email protected] Position open until filled. 

RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V 

Reports to: CFO

Classification: Exempt

Department: Accounting/Finance 

Date: June 2021 

Job Summary: 

Responsible for timely and accurate reporting of financial information, safeguarding RMEF assets through the implementation and monitoring of proper internal controls, compliance with State and Federal financial reporting and related laws, integrity of financial information in RMEF databases, financial analysis and decision support for the CFO and executive team. This position also oversees the budgeting and forecasting processes. The Controller also assists the CFO with business and financial analysis as needed. This position provides leadership and support to the Finance and Accounting Department. 

Essential Functions: 

1. Provides a high level of leadership for accounting and finance staff and support for the organization in relation to business decisions and financial analysis. 

2. Responsible for management and monitoring of all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements. 

3. Works closely with other departments to ensure adequate financial and accounting support is provided. Develops and modifies reports as necessary to accommodate requests and provides relevant data as requested. Provides data analysis and financial/operating metrics. 

4. Plans and directs the preparation of annual budgets and monthly forecasts. 

5. Reviews and evaluates fiscal performance compared to budget and forecast, and analyzes related variances and metrics. 

6. Oversees issuance of accurate and timely financial statements that comply with current accounting principles and financial reporting standards. 

7. Responsible for preparing and issuing timely and accurate internal financial reports to senior management and board of directors. 

8. Develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates a system of internal control processes and procedures to ensure the integrity of all fiscal functions. Tests controls periodically to ensure integrity. 

9. Evaluates and advises on the financial impact of business planning, new programs, and other business strategies as requested. 

10. Assists with analyzing financial aspects of business processes, identifies issues, and recommends changes to enhance systems and processes. 

11. Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions. 

12. Develops and maintains standard operating procedures on tasks the position oversees. Trains other department staff on these standard operating procedures. 

13. Evaluates the effectiveness of accounting software and provides recommendations on changes if necessary. Develops and provides training to Finance & Accounting staff on accounting software and reporting functionalities. Serves as the lead in the department on accounting software. 

14. Creates reports and presentations as needed. 

15. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Supervision of Others: 

Supervises various positions within the accounting department. May oversee temporary staff and independent contractors as needed. 

Additional Responsibilities: 

Present at organizational meetings as necessary to review financial and accounting reports/data/analysis/metrics. 

Train RMEF staff as necessary on accounting software and reporting functions. 

Education and Experience: 

B.S. Degree in accounting or business administration is required. CPA designation required. Must have ten years progressive experience in a business environment with five years of experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, not-for-profit accounting or related field. Demonstrated experience in supervision, leadership, organizational management, and program management. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 

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

2. Must have a demonstrated and thorough knowledge of accounting practices, principles, theory and methods; must have knowledge of not-for-profit accounting, IRS regulations, budgeting & forecasting, long-term financial planning, cash flow management, and internal control procedures. 

3. Must have excellent analytical skills, excellent problem-solving skills and a good understanding of finances and strategic goals of the organization. 

4. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with volunteers and employees as a team member and establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with all contacts. Must be comfortable and effective presenting information to a diverse group of individuals. 

5. Ability to anticipate needs and assess problems and take appropriate action with little guidance and supervision. 

6. Demonstrates a high level of professionalism and deals with all information in a confidential manner. 

7. Requires excellent organization skills and attention to detail. Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment. 

8. Must have very strong computer skills – requires high level of use of excel, and an understanding of accounting databases. Experience in Oracle is preferred. Must be able to create reports upon request and understand the overall data management within accounting database. 

9. Ability to effectively lead and manage staff. Ability to be viewed as a leader by staff throughout the organization. Must be able to be respected and trusted by volunteers, fellow employees and the Board of Directors. 

10. Ability to provide advice and guidance to the CFO on matters affecting fiscal, accounting and generally related operational policies of the foundation. 

Physical Demands: 

The employee must sit or stand for long periods of time; use a computer terminal; reach forward and to the side; bend from both standing and sitting position; and lift items weighing various pounds, including some heavy lifting. Priorities may require some work over 40 hours per week. Some travel may be required. 

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


I.T. BUSINESS SYSTEM ANALYST

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a non-profit, wildlife habitat conservation organization seeks a team player with strong customer service and technical skills to work with staff to proactively identify technology needs and coordinate organizational resources to facilitate efficient solutions. Ensures user needs are met through initiation, implementation and continued support phases of new technology projects. Trains users on relevant systems and serves as a support resource.  Maximizes the potential of systems and ensures end-user technology is current, relevant and integrated efficiently with other systems when possible. Graduation from a college, university, or technical school with a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or equivalent professional experience.  The candidate should have two or more years of related experience. Position located in Missoula, MT. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to [email protected].  This position will be open until filled.

RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Reports to: Managing Director of Information Technology

Department: IT

Classification: Exempt

Date: June 2021

Job Summary:

The IT Business Analyst works with staff to proactively identify technology needs and coordinates organizational resources to facilitate efficient solutions.  Ensures user needs are met through initiation, implementation and continued support phases of technology projects.  Trains users on relevant systems and serves as a support resource.  Maximizes the potential of systems and ensures end-user technology is current, relevant and integrated efficiently with other systems when possible.

Essential Functions:

  1. Collaborates with staff to thoroughly understand the needs to be supported by the information systems and technology.
  2. Facilitates training, including developing user procedures and guidelines. Trains users on new processes/functionality. Trains new system users.
  3. Responds to inquiries and provides advice to the users regarding current and potential system inputs, processes, and outputs.
  4. Communicate plans and timeframes, ensuring that users understand anticipated results.
  5. Develops and communicates detailed specifications for implementation.
  6. Communicates project expectations and progress to management and other relevant parties.
  7. Collaborates with the Project Manager to ensure the needs of the users have been met.
  8. Satisfies data sampling, testing verification, and other user requests from existing databases.
  9. Acts as liaison with Information Technology and/or outside vendors to support relevant systems.
  10. Assures all systems are fully documented including support information, FAQ and SOP.
  11. Provides user support, including researching and resolving issues, recommending solutions or alternate methods to working requirements.
  12. Maintains awareness of current technological trends with a focus of applying technologies to enable improved workflows, efficiencies, teamwork and customer service.
  13. Maintains system inventories.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision of Others:

Supervise sub-contractors and vendors for IT projects within responsibilities.  

Education and Experience:

Graduation from a college, university, or technical school with a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or equivalent professional experience.  The candidate should have two or more years of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals, and organizational structure and activities.
  2. Ability to work well with customers with a variety level of skills and abilities.
  3. Ability to provide excellent customer service: respond in a timely manner, follow-through, and provide follow-up when necessary.
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Extremely proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software program.
  6. Extremely organized with great attention to detail.
  7. Ability to be flexible with changing priorities.
  8. Demonstrated ability to solve problems creatively and proactively. Self-motivated and resourceful.
  9. Ability to work in a cooperative team environment.
  10. Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new technology quickly.

Physical Demands: Can sit for long periods.  Constant use of office equipment such as telephones, computers, and office equipment are necessary.  Some light lifting and bending are also necessary. Some evening and weekend work may be necessary.

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 Coordinators

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a hunter based non-profit wildlife habitat conservation organization seeks professional, customer services focused individuals to join our visitor center team. These positions are responsible for welcoming customers, completing retail sales, soliciting new members, leading tours and children’s programs and educating visitors about the various programs of RMEF. Must provide the highest level of customer service to all external and internal RMEF customers. Retail experience preferred. These positions are required to work weekends.  Part-time positions from 24-30 hours a week. Full benefit package available. Email letter of interest and resume to [email protected]. Positions are open until filled. RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Reports to:  Visitor Center Lead

Department:  Administration & Support Services

Classification:  Non-Exempt, Part-time 24-30 hours/week

Date:  July 2021

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 programs, and educating visitors about the various programs of RMEF. This position will be responsible for working most 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 and conduct group tours as needed.
  9. Assist with “Kid’s Events,” including preparation for and working the day of the event.
  10. Assist with researching new and fun ways to promote RMEF in the VC and celebrate successes with customers and members.
  11. Assist with the planning and coordination of special events in the VC and local area. Take the lead on overseeing these events when assigned.
  12. Assist with the receiving, tagging, folding and display of merchandise. Provide ideas for new or different merchandise displays.
  13. Execute daily, monthly and annual inventory counts.
  14. 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 Oracle and Revel POS preferred. Experience in database programs and 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.