The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is seeking a Coordinator, Collegiate Sportsmen and Women’s Coalition to cooperatively manage Collegiate Coalition efforts across the nation. CSF’s Collegiate Sportsmen and Women’s Coalition was first launched as a pilot program at Mississippi State University in 2020 and was a resounding success. Now, with more than two years of positive experience with the pilot program, CSF is developing a national network of similar coalitions. These coalitions will provide members with first-hand experience in the policy process in support of pro-hunting, fishing, recreational shooting and trapping policies to prepare the next generation of conservation advocates to effectively protect and advance our time-honored traditions for generations to come.
Founded in 1989, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is the informed authority across outdoor issues and serves as the primary conduit for influencing public policy. Working with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC), and the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC), CSF gives a voice to hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, and trappers on Capitol Hill and throughout state capitols advocating on vital outdoor issues that are the backbone of our nation’s conservation legacy.
About the Position:
The Coordinator, Collegiate Sportsmen and Women’s Coalition will be responsible for developing the first phase of the national CSWC network including forming new coalitions at schools throughout the nation and working with their colleagues on CSF’s policy team to facilitate interactions between the coalitions and the state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses in the NASC network. The successful candidate will come in on the ground floor of an exiting new program area for the Foundation and will be instrumental in the execution of a multi-year strategic plan to sustainably grow the program into the future.
- Serve as the point of contact for inquiries from students and faculty members at colleges and universities interested in forming a CSWC on their campus, and work with them to form new coalitions.
- Liaise, guide, and support Collegiate Coalitions and their faculty advisors in coalition administration, event planning and execution, fundraising, and policy engagement, among other items.
- Represent CSF at CSWC functions, state and regional meetings, and other events.
- Develop regular content that details CSWC activities for CSF’s electronic newsletter and other communications materials.
- In coordination and partnership with other CSF staff, facilitate interactions between the coalitions and partners, state agencies, NASC and GSC members; and,
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree. Preference given to candidates with degrees in biology or natural resource management, public policy, political science, or related fields.
- Demonstrated knowledge of, or familiarity with the legislative process, state legislatures, governmental agencies, and sportsmen’s policy issues.
- Supporter of hunting, angling, recreational shooting, trapping, and professional fish and wildlife management.
- Experience in student-based organizations with preference given to those in leadership positions or those with experience in establishing new organizations.
- Experience in planning and hosting meetings and events, including fundraising.
- A charismatic and outgoing nature with demonstrated capacities in coalition building and organizing.
- An ambitious self-starter with initiative and the ability to establish priorities, work independently, process objectives, and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated strengths in written communications with a high level of attention to detail and public speaking.
- Willingness to travel (up to 25%) and occasionally work non-traditional hours, when needed, including evenings and weekends.
Location: The successful candidate may either work out of CSF’s Washington, DC headquarters or may work remotely. The specific location will be mutually agreed upon by the candidate and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.
Compensation: This is an entry level position with significant growth potential. The specific salary will be commensurate with experience. In addition to salary, benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance options; a competitive retirement plan; attractive vacation and holiday leave opportunities; and more.
Please submit a cover letter, complete resume, a college transcript, contact information for three references, and a writing sample. Finalists will be interviewed by videoconference.
Please send completed applications to:
Subject Line: Coordinator, Collegiate Sportsmen and Women’s Coalition
c/o: Brent Miller
To be considered for this position, application materials must be received no later than Tuesday, June 30, 2023. Qualified candidates may be interviewed prior to the application deadline should materials be received prior. CSF reserves the right to close the application period early should a qualified candidate be found prior to June 30.