Opportunities with the TRCP

Western Engagement and Communications Manager

Direct Supervisor: Director, Center for Western Lands

Location: TRCP Western Lands Office, Missoula, Montana

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership is looking for a talented and passionate individual to help advance the interests of hunters and anglers as our Western Engagement and Communications Manager.

The successful applicant will participate as a member of the TRCP Western Lands team and focus on achieving the organization’s goals around communications, volunteer engagement, and individual donor cultivation in the region. This person will be equally responsible for supporting the TRCP communications team’s goals of advocacy and media coverage for our Western work and supporting the Western field team’s campaign and development efforts.

This manager-level staffer will spend approximately 50 percent of his/her time brainstorming, creating, and promoting Western communications products and materials and cultivating influencers. The TRCP Communications Director will oversee these elements of the position. This person will spend the other 50 percent of his/her time working with the Western field team to engage and empower a trusted network of go-to grassroots members and with the development team to grow a network of individual donors from our Western membership. This will involve some travel in the region. The TRCP Director for Western Lands oversees the grassroots engagement and campaign work onsite in Missoula, and the development-based elements are overseen by the Chief Development Officer out of D.C.

Key Duties

Communications

  • Identify and collaborate on specific opportunities to advance the TRCP’s Western communications goals.
  • Create, edit, and promote communications products focused on TRCP’s Western work—this may include blogs, fact sheets, infographics, op-eds, and letters to the editor.
  • Draft, refine, and distribute press releases focused on Western field campaigns.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with regional reporters and social media stars.
  • Promote TRCP’s original content with regional reporters.
  • Pull and compile communications metrics as needed for internal analysis and external reporting.

Volunteer engagement and individual donor development

  • Organize and participate in a handful of small western events annually, to recruit our most passionate members and to identify and solicit potential and existing individual donors.
  • Work with the field representatives to build and maintain a network of western TRCP Ambassadors, who stand ready to engage as TRCP super volunteers.
  • Identify and help staff a handful of in-person sportsmen’s shows or other consumer events to build awareness for the TRCP brand, engage with potential members and volunteers, and develop relationships with Western hunting- and fishing-focused businesses.
  • Identify opportunities to partner with Western-based social media stars and up-and-coming companies and brands, to build exposure for the TRCP brand and create potential development opportunities.
  • Identify and cultivate members and supporters with individual giving potential.
Required Experience, Skills, and Competencies
  • Enthusiasm for hunting and fishing and an authentic voice on hunting and fishing topics.
  • At least two years’ professional experience in a communications-focused position, where writing and editing were a major part of the job.
  • Fluency with social media platforms.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and concisely (both verbally and in writing.)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining disciplined adherence to program goals.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A positive attitude, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Dependable, honest and trustworthy with a highly developed sense of responsibility.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • A Bachelor’s or higher-level degree is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize volunteers and/or execute small-scale events a plus.
  • Video shooting and editing experience a plus.

The TRCP was established in 2002 to inject the voice of America’s 47 million hunters and anglers into natural resource decisions. With 56 formal partner organizations, the TRCP unites the voices of 80,000 grassroots members and more than 1,500 state and local sportsmen’s organizations. The TRCP has five policy centers that focus its engagement on fish and wildlife issues around Conservation Funding, Western Lands, Agriculture and Private Lands, Water Resources, and Marine Fisheries.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Joel Webster, Director, Center for Western Lands, at jwebster@trcp.org.  Position will remain open until filled. The TRCP is an equal opportunity employer.

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