Industry Sector: Fishing, Hunting/Shooting, Lifestyle, Outdoor
Job Categories: Education - Outdoor, Events, Management, Outdoor Education
Country: United States
Required Experience: 0 - 1 year
Job Type: Full Time
Required to Relocate: Yes
Required to Travel: Yes
Employee May Telecommute: No
Job Seeker Must Live Within:
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Campus Outreach Coordinator
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Missoula, Montana. BHA seeks to ensure North America’s outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting through education and work on behalf of wild public lands, waters and wildlife. Now, more than ever before, we need wild lands: places to rekindle the fire at the heart of the human soul. BHA is a nonpartisan group of sportsmen and women who are standing up for these places and for the outdoor opportunities they represent. BHA is the voice for our wild public lands, waters, and wildlife.
The position will entail working with students, academic advisors and professors to develop BHA clubs on college campuses, support existing clubs and help existing clubs integrate with BHA chapters. The purpose of this program will be to introduce and engage young leaders to public land protection and advocacy and to develop future conservation leaders. It will be crucial for the Campus Outreach Coordinator to develop strong relationships with professors and advisors so that as the student leadership turns over, there will be an authoritative presence to drive the program forward. This includes working to increase the presence of young people at the North American Rendezvous event and provide opportunities to connect youth with potential conservation mentors. The ideal applicant will work with a team of BHA staff and chapter leaders to develop, manage and grow all the collegiate program while educating and engaging members. The ideal candidate must be able collaborate with a wide variety of staff members across the organization. He or she also must be able to work with little supervision as well as be flexible and organized in a fast-paced work environment. This position requires good judgment, analytical thinking, close attention to detail, preparation of timely and complete reports, adherence to standards of confidentiality and effective communications techniques.
- In coordination with BHA chapters and staff, mobilize college students to be engaged and effective public land, water and wildlife advocates.
- Coordinate with BHA’s R3 Coordinator to design and host programs which support new /prospective hunters and anglers in their outdoor pursuits.
- Communicate with college clubs on a regular basis to educate and engage college club members on BHA’s policy priorities.
- Work to develop established collegiate clubs so they have strong leadership, programs and leadership succession plan.
- Ensure collegiate clubs are recruiting members, engaging in work days, fundraising activities, and policy action along with any other BHA activities.
- Assist with the transition of collegiate club leaders into the local Chapter leadership or other volunteer opportunities upon graduation.
- Ensure collegiate clubs are representing BHA and adhering to all non-profit and organization policies and procedures.
- Establish new collegiate clubs where needed.
- Work with the Membership Coordinator to recruit and retain college membership.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the President/CEO and Directors.
- The team member we desire is innovative and a creative thinker with a proven success of following through with his/her ideas.
- He or she must conduct work with integrity, good humor and a focus on developing partnerships, building trust and strengthening professional relationships.
- A bachelor’s degree and a proven track record of leading and organizing college aged students to benefit the public interest.
- He or she must demonstrate the ability to work with and interact with sportsmen and women and have a general knowledge of current and historical public land and water conservation issues, hunting, fishing, economics and the current political landscape.
- Entrepreneurial spirit and self-starter.
- Must be a hunter and/or angler.
- Passion for BHA’s work and mission
- Excellent time and project management skills and ability to multi task and prioritize work.
- Attention to detail, including expert editing skills and familiarity with AP style.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Capability to sit at a desk for extended periods working on computer. Lift, carry, push, pull orotherwise move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
Location: Missoula, MT
Starting Salary: Dependent on experience
Application Review Date: May 15, 2019
Anticipated Start Date: June 2019
Application: To apply send cover letter and resume to Caitlin Frisbie at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Campus Outreach Coordinator”.
Please attach your cover letter and resume as one pdf document. The application cover letter should outline both your interest in and qualifications for this position.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.