Status: Full Time
Reports to: Director, Western Lands
The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), a leading sportsmen/women’s conservation organization, is committed to actively building a more diverse and well-represented network of members and partners.
To lead this effort, we seek a highly-motivated professional to fill the pivotal role of Hispanic Outreach Manager. Ideal candidates will have extensive background and experience with hunting and fishing, show cultural competency, and have experience working in Hispanic communities. In addition to being a member of the Western Lands Team, the Hispanic Outreach Manager will work closely with all members of the TRCP staff as well as key stakeholders, including, but not limited to, nonprofit and corporate partners, foundations, individual donors and elected officials.
The position is based in Colorado and will initially have a Colorado-specific focus, with plans to expand to other Western states. This is a new position within the TRCP and provides the opportunity to help design and guide our organization and the broader sportsmen/women’s community toward a more diverse and inclusive future.
Founded in 2002, the TRCP is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish by strengthening laws, policies, and funding affecting fish and wildlife conservation and access. We do this by uniting and amplifying the voices of our 90,000 individual members and our 58 partner organizations.
- Design and lead a successful Colorado-based Hispanic outreach campaign for the organization.
- In close coordination with the TRCP Communications and Policy Teams, design and implement a communications plan that enables the TRCP to effectively communicate with Hispanic sportsmen and communities on sportsmen’s and conservation issues, including public lands protection, water conservation, and outdoor recreation access.
- Develop strategic and mutually-beneficial partnerships with leading national and Colorado-based Hispanic businesses and organizations.
- Conduct events/educational sessions with Hispanic sportsmen and women and build and maintain a base of grassroots advocates. Identify and work to leverage the voice of core advocates within this community.
- Working with the Western Lands Director and TRCP senior staff, identify strategic activities within the State of Colorado where engagement by a strong Hispanic sportsmen/women’s voice would result in advancements for public lands protection, water conservation and outdoor recreation access.
- Coordinate with TRCP staff regarding story ideas, regional events, upcoming projects and outreach opportunities.
- Conduct ongoing in-person and electronic communications with supporters and deploy core advocates in strategic activities (LTEs, op-eds, key decision-maker outreach) resulting in a strong Hispanic sportsmen/women voice for public lands protection, water conservation, and access.
- Conduct briefings and meetings with members of Congress and their staff, including the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
- Demonstrated cultural competency and a personal understanding of issues related to hunting, fishing, and land and wildlife conservation in Hispanic communities.
- 4+ years of working with Hispanic communities and constituencies in communications and/or conservation community organizing.
- Strong emotional intelligence and a proven ability to work effectively with a broad array of people with different backgrounds and perspectives.
- Proven track record of effective program development and implementation, preferably in a non-profit setting.
- Experience working closely with senior leadership and communications teams to drive outreach campaigns.
- Strong leadership and team-building skills.
- A Bachelor’s degree and fluency in Spanish.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS
- Enthusiasm for the outdoors.
- Ability to lead and a desire to bring people together.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and concisely (both in writing and orally).
- In-depth knowledge of campaign development and grassroots advocacy.
- Exceptional organizational skills.
- Working knowledge of federal and state conservation, environment and public lands and water laws, policies and trends.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining disciplined adherence to program goals.
- Ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
- A team player with an interest in joining a hardworking team of individuals that advance sportsmen/women conservation priorities.
- Strategic thinking; ability to anticipate future trends and incorporate them into organizational campaign and work plans.
- Strict adherence to ethical and confidentiality guidelines.
- A willingness to travel to perform the duties of the position.
To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “TRCP Hispanic Outreach Manager” to Joel Webster, TRCP Center for Western Lands Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position will remain open until filled.