The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership seeks a talented and strategic individual to help advance the interests of hunters and anglers as Colorado Field Representative. This position will implement public education and advocacy campaigns in the state of Colorado to unite and amplify sportsmen and women’s voices to guarantee quality places to hunt and fish. This individual will influence policy that advances the TRCP’s priorities for public lands in Colorado, including: conserving big-game migration corridors, crucial habitats and backcountry public lands; stopping the sale or transfer of federal public lands; and supporting federal and state programs that enhance access, funding, and habitat conservation. Working as a member of the Center for Western Lands field team, this individual works closely with field representatives from other Western states to further the conservation mission of the organization and foster knowledge transfer.
The Colorado Field Representative serves as a valuable member of the Center for Western Lands team, implementing a public education campaign in Colorado to conserve America’s public lands and wildlife. This individual works closely with field representatives from other Western states and will contribute to the overall success of the TRCP. A successful candidate will possess a passion for the outdoors and natural resource conservation, have an understanding of the land and social and economic values within Colorado, and have a passion for hunting and fishing.
- Work cooperatively with hunting and angling organizations, TRCP advocates, and outdoor-based businesses to build a unified voice for the conservation of our fish and wildlife resources
- Engage and empower individual hunters and anglers to influence the management of federal public lands, conserving wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities, within Colorado, through engagement in land use plan revisions, lease sales and other planning processes;
- Coordinate regularly with involved hunting, fishing and conservation groups to develop strategy and to deliver shared state and federal policy priorities and recommendations;
- Build and deliver coalition-driven policy recommendations to decision makers from the sportsmen, conservation, and business communities;
- Lead partner groups in developing positions and responding to conservation threats and opportunities;
- Build and utilize strong relationships with local and state decision makers to deliver real-world conservation victories, promote our priorities, share and gain intelligence, and provide technical feedback and recommendations;
- Work with the TRCP’s communications staff to generate strategically appropriate press coverage through media cultivation, story pitches, opposite editorials, letters-to-the-editor, editorials, and other activities within mainstream media, sportsmen-specific publications, social media and other online communications; and
- Participate in the solicitation and cultivation of selected major contributors and work with the Center Director and Director of Foundation Relations to ensure financial support for the Center and its activities, including tracking of grant deliverables and the development of grant reports.
A successful candidate will possess:
- Strong knowledge of Colorado hunting and angling policy issues including federal land management planning;
- Ability to work with state and federal decision makers, including high-level agency personnel, congressional representatives and staff;
- Aptitude for working constructively with a wide array of individuals and interest groups;
- Superior writing and verbal communication skills;
- Creative and energetic spirit and team-player mentality with an ability to work independently;
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field;
- Willingness to travel within Colorado and occasionally within the Western U.S. and Washington, D.C.;
- Passion for hunting, fishing and natural resource conservation.
The position reports to the Center for Western Lands Director. This is a full–time position with a salary range of $56,000 – $60,000 commensurate to experience; a generous benefit package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance.
The TRCP is an equal-opportunity employer. The position will be based in Colorado, preferably in the TRCP’s Denver office.
Founded in 2002, the TRCP is a coalition of leading hunting, fishing and conservation organizations, outdoor-related businesses and individual grassroots partners working together to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish and to preserve the traditions of hunting and fishing through fish and wildlife habitat conservation.
To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Colorado Field Representative” to Madeleine West, TRCP Center for Western Lands Director at email@example.com.