The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is seeking a Western States Coordinator to cooperatively manage state sportsmen’s caucus efforts organized under the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) and the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) programs for five states (AK, AZ, CA, HI, NV) within CSF’s Western Region. Beginning with the development of the NASC Network is 2004, and with dedicated staff working closely with elected officials, state fish and wildlife agencies, and members of the sporting-conservation community around the country, CSF’s States Program Team (SPT) is recognized as one of the most skilled, trusted, and effective policy teams in the sporting-conservation policy arena.
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.
Mission: The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation works with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting, trapping, and the American values they serve.
In the organization and support of the federal and state sportsmen’s caucuses, CSF informs, advises, and works to further policy and legislation for the benefit of hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping, and for the conservation of the fish, wildlife, and habitats, which are the foundation of these traditions. We protect the rights of sportsmen and provide access and a voice at all levels of government across the country.
Vision: We believe the American system of conservation and the essential role of its sporting traditions must be broadly recognized and strengthened; that all who respect and care for the outdoors must support it as American hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, and trappers have always done for our future generations; and that CSF will remain the most effective voice for sportsmen and women in providing information, advice and support to elected and appointed leaders in perpetuating these American traditions.
Culture: The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation maintains a mission-driven culture of excellence in all endeavors – both internally and externally. This culture is achieved through all staff adhering to our core values, and has positioned the organization to be the unrivaled leader in the sportsmen’s policy space and the most respected entity policymakers look to on hunting, angling, recreational shooting, trapping, and other conservation-related matters.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Track and analyze state legislation and regulations that impact hunting, fishing, and wildlife conservation;
- Serve as point of contact for inquiries from legislators, state agencies, governor offices, conservation organizations, and allied industry partners interested in strengthening or assisting state sportsmen’s caucuses in the region;
- Serve as a clearinghouse for information relevant to state sportsmen’s caucus legislators about sportsmen’s issues, including pertinent federal regulatory/legislative issues;
- Liaise and provide guidance to the state sportsmen’s caucuses in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada.
- Organize individual state caucus events and assist with event planning for CSF events including the Annual NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit;
- Represent CSF at state caucus functions, state and regional meetings, and events;
- Develop regular content for an electronic newsletter for state issues and state caucus activity;
- Facilitate interactions between partners, state agencies, state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses, and Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus members; and,
- Other duties as assigned.
Requirements and Qualifications:
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. Preference given to candidates with degrees in wildlife biology, fisheries biology, conservation biology or natural resource management; or, candidates with degrees in public policy, political science, or related fields, with prior experience in natural resource issues.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and/or familiarity with the legislative process, state legislatures, Congress, and/or governmental agencies and sportsmen’s policy issues. Preference given to candidates with prior work experience in these areas.
- Supporter of hunting, angling, recreational shooting, trapping, and professional fish and wildlife management.
- Ability to build and maintain relationships with various stakeholder groups, elected officials, and their staff members.
- Ability to establish priorities, work independently, process objectives and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
- Demonstrated strengths in written communications, policy analysis, and public speaking.
- Willingness to travel (up to 25%) and occasionally work non-traditional hours, when needed, including evenings and weekends.
- Successful candidates will possess the following traits and characteristics:
- Excellent research, writing, oral communication, and a high level of attention to detail;
- Strong organization, teamwork, time management, priority-setting, and computer skills;
- The ability to stay focused and task-oriented;
- A good disposition, a hardworking and creative nature, and an interest in taking on a variety of tasks; and,
- A commitment to the mission of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and a professed interest in hunting, fishing, and other forms of outdoor recreation.
Position Location: The successful candidate will work remotely from within the Western region. The specific location will be mutually agreed upon by the successful candidate and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.
Compensation Details: Salary will be commensurate with experience. In addition to salary, benefits include; health, vision, dental, and life insurance options, competitive retirement plan, attractive vacation and holiday leave opportunities, and the opportunity for growth within the organization.
Please submit a cover letter, complete resume, a college transcript, contact information for three references, and a writing sample. Finalists will be interviewed either by videoconference or by telephone.
Please send completed applications to:
Subject Line: Western States Coordinator
c/o: Brent Miller
To be considered for this position, application materials must be received no later than August 31, 2023. The application period will close prior to that date if a qualified candidate is identified before that time.