The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), a leading sportsmen/women’s conservation organization, is committed to actively building coalitions to improve federal fisheries management including the management of the forage base. To assist in this effort, we seek a highly motivated professional to assist with TRCP’s Atlantic Menhaden Conservation Campaign and to support other forage fish initiatives. Ideal candidates will have experience working with conservation organizations, marine fisheries management, elected and appointed officials, writing and public relations experience. 

In addition to being a member of the TRCP Center for Marine Fisheries, the position will work with the TRCP communications and Government Affairs staff, as well as key stakeholders, including, but not limited to, nonprofit and corporate partners, donors and policy makers. This is a new position within the TRCP and provides the opportunity to help design and guide our forage fish management in the 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 120,000 individual members and our 60 partner organizations.

Direct job responsibilities will include the following:  

  • Research into the policies, science, and economics around forage fish conservation.
  • Support building state-based coalitions of recreational angling groups and outdoor businesses. 
  • Drafting promotional materials, policy papers, and position letters for use by TRCP and partner organizations.
  • Working with fisheries managers at the national and regional levels to promote forage fish conservation.
  • Cultivating media contacts to add to TRCP media relations capacity.
  • Working with representatives of national partner organizations.
  • Providing support to development efforts.

Ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of fisheries issues, a sense of how to influence state level politics, strong research and communications skills, a campaign and public relations background and a strong network within the hunting and fishing sector.  

Qualifications

A successful candidate will possess:

  • Minimum one year of experience working in conservation, marine science, or political sphere.
  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in fisheries and wildlife management, environmental studies, or a related field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including the ability to develop and maintain large Excel databases.
  • Enthusiasm for the outdoors, especially saltwater fishing. 
  • 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 marine fisheries management and conservation efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and deadlines while maintaining disciplined adherence to program goals.
  • 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.

The TRCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and veterans, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume to careers@trcp.org with the subject line “Forage Fish Associate”. The position will remain open until filled.