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.


What we do

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


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.


Non-negotiable principles


Science-based Approach


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:

Director of Field Operations - Eastern Division

Reports to: Managing Director of Field Operations

Department: Fundraising & Marketing Classification:

Exempt Date: February 2021

Job Summary:
The Director of Field Operations supervises and serves as the direct administrator of assigned Regional Directors and Senior Regional Directors; as well as a member of the field operations leadership team. This position assists in setting operating policies and guidelines for fundraising, volunteer management, mission support, and public relations. This position assists the Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director of Field Operations in implementing the strategic vision and overall direction to event-based fundraising. Duties include oversight, coordination, and management of event-based fundraising; chapter-based cultivation and solicitation of annual and major donors; volunteer management including recruitment, training, and leadership development; public relations between RMEF and private/public entities, agencies, or organizations; and promoting corporate sponsors in support of RMEF programs and mission.

Essential Functions:

  1. Serves as the team leader for chapter-based activities throughout the region providing program
    oversight and coordination to regional staff and volunteers.
  2. Assists regional staff to expand the number of volunteer chapters, donors and members in their
    regions in order to increase regional incomes and RMEF influence.
  3. Assists regional staff to build a volunteer driven organization that can produce a sustained
    income stream capable of meeting budgeted financial needs.
  4. Works with Regional Directors, volunteers, and others to raise philanthropic income toward the
    national and regional development goals.
  5. Promotes the goals, objectives and accomplishments of RMEF by actively seeking positive public
    relation venues to increase RMEF’s name, accomplishments and recognition.
  6. Establishes and maintains a regional communications network linking lead regional volunteers,
    staff, and others in order to effectively run the regional programs.
  7. Assures that regional staff fulfill all necessary paperwork requirements associated with the
    complete performance of their positions in a timely and correct manner.
  8. Solicits and promotes philanthropic gifts and stewards donors.
  9. Provides guidance with developing regional teams including providing training, mentoring, etc. for
    regional staff.
  10. Prepares, maintains, and communicates a short weekly progress report for the area of
    responsibility tracking events and net revenue.
  11. Prepares, analyzes, and tracks monthly income, net to gross ratios, and error rates for the region.
  12. Maintains a professional visibility and acts as liaison among state, federal and local agencies,
    universities, sportsmen groups, conservation organizations, businesses, corporations and the general public in order to promote the best interests of RMEF.

Additional Responsibilities:

Represent RMEF as a speaker, participant, representative or partner at various local, state, regional and national public events.

Perform other duties as required.

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 management experience.

Knowledge, Skills and 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 manage Regional Directors to accomplish their individual and region’s goals. Work effectively to improve and enhance skills of direct reports by providing clear, behaviorally specific performance feedback, coaching and mentoring, and ensuring that tasks or projects are clearly and thoroughly explained and understood.
  4. Knowledge and ability to manage direct reports including recruiting, hiring, training, mentoring, setting goals and holding staff accountable for performance expectations.
  5. Create a cooperative climate of teamwork between the national office, other regions, and his/her region by working collaboratively with all other RMEF personnel in order to achieve RMEF goals.
  6. Ability to develop and manage budgets. Must be fiscally responsible.
  7. 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.
  8. Demonstrate flexibility and creativity to meet changing priorities while always moving toward
    established goals.
  9. Must represent RMEF in a professional manner and demonstrate strong communication skills
    and the ability to work with a variety of entities.

Physical Demands:

Extensive travel of a week or more is required. Must be able to work any day of the week, including Saturday and Sunday, and be able to work late at night (often after midnight). Must be capable of sitting for long periods in car or airplane, able to work at a computer terminal for extended periods, and stand for intervals of 2-6 hours.

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.

IT Business Systems Analyst

Reports to: Managing Director of Information Technology

Department: IT

Classification: Exempt

Date: February 2021

Position Based in: Missoula

Job Summary:

The IT business systems 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 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.

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, guidelines and documentation. Trains users on new processes/functionality. Trains new system users.

3. Determines how changes to the project will affect the business and systems.

4. Provides recommendations regarding the evolution of the system.

5. Responds to inquiries and provides advice to the client regarding current and potential system inputs, processes, and outputs.

6. Negotiates plans and timeframes, ensuring that clients understand the anticipated result.

7. Develops and communicates detailed specifications for implementation.

8. Produces reports, timelines, and graphics to communicate expectations and progress to management and other relevant parties.

9. Maintains and ensures proper documentation and coordinates or performs testing of system modifications.

10. Collaborates with the project manager to ensure the needs of the client have been met.

11. Researches and analyzes the nature, effect, and results of system difficulties.

12. Satisfies data sampling, project analysis, testing verification, and other user requests from existing client databases.

13. Acts as liaison with Information Technology and/or outside vendors to support relevant systems.

14. Maintains current understanding of industry standards, trends, and best practices through industry and other professional networks.

15. Assures all systems are fully documented including support information, FAQ and SOP.

16. Recommends process/customer service improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy, which must be approved by appropriate leadership prior to implementation.

17. Provides user support, including researching and resolving issues, recommending solutions or alternate methods to working requirements.

18. Maintains awareness of current technological trends with a focus of applying key technologies enabling improved workflows, efficiencies, teamwork and customer service.

19. 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 five to seven 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. Excellent management skills with the ability to lead, facilitate, motivate, and organize.

8. Ability to be flexible with changing priorities.

9. Demonstrated ability to solve problems creatively and proactively. Self-motivated and resourceful.

10. Ability to work in a cooperative team environment.

11. 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.