The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership is seeking a Chief Policy Officer to join its conservation policy team and lead its government relations work. The position reports to the CEO and is part of the executive leadership team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Oversee the development and implementation of all TRCP’s policy advocacy campaigns on Capitol Hill, including the initial drafting and review of legislative proposals.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a thoroughly bipartisan mix of Congressional staff, including leadership offices, committees, and individual member offices.
  • Lead the advocacy efforts of the TRCP’s conservation centers, including public lands, agriculture, water, conservation funding, climate, and marine fisheries, in consultation with campaign directors and the Chief Conservation Officer.
  • Help to lead TRCP’s senior executive team.
  • Supervise the Director of Government Relations, Director of Climate Solutions, Director of Private Lands Conservation and Government Relations Associate.
  • Engage senior TRCP staff, Board members, and corporate and NGO partners in federal advocacy to help achieve TRCP’s conservation goals.
  • Assist communications team to incorporate policy and political aspects into the full suite of TRCP marketing and communications assets.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of funding proposals and presentations that include advocacy and policy deliverables.
  • Represent TRCP on key collaborations and coalitions.
  • Keep TRCP partner organizations informed on Capitol Hill policy developments and provide opportunities for their engagement on advocacy priorities.
  • Provide regular legislative updates to donors and Partners on TRCP’s policy work.
  • Coordinate closely with TRCP’s Chief Conservation Officer on all matters of conservation strategy and implementation.
  • Serve as a policy thought leader in the fish and wildlife conservation community, and a spokesperson for TRCP.
  • Track lobbying activities and report annually as required by IRS rules.
Education and Experience:
  • 8+ years of Capitol Hill government relations experience.
  • A clear track record of federal legislative achievement.
  • A thorough understanding of bedrock conservation laws and fish and wildlife conservation policy.
  • Graduate degree in political science, government, public policy or related field.
  • Superior time management and prioritization skills.
  • Strong leadership experience, including people management, team building, critical thinking, and planning.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Interest in being part of a fun and nimble policy team.
  • A passion for hunting, fishing, and natural resource conservation.
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Generous paid leave
  • 403(b) retirement match
  • Comprehensive healthcare plans
  • Life insurance, short and long-term disability

To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Chief Policy Officer.” The position will remain open until filled.

The TRCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and veterans, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.