ABOUT TROUT UNLIMITED
Trout Unlimited is a national organization with 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide. These dedicated grassroots volunteers are matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 45 offices across the country. Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.
The Mid-Atlantic Policy Director works to advance TU’s mission to conserve, protect, and restore trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds by leading campaigns that engage TU members and other stakeholders as advocates for conservation. These campaigns cover multiple watersheds with an emphasis on the Delaware River Basin. The Mid-Atlantic Policy Director is teamed with a Mid-Atlantic Organizer, and also works closely with TU’s Government Affairs staff in DC on federal campaigns that impact the region. In addition to supervising the Mid-Atlantic Organizer, the Mid-Atlantic Policy Director supervises TU’s Great Lakes Organizer. The position is located in/near the Delaware River watershed.
DEPARTMENT: Eastern Conservation
REPORTS TO: Vice President for Eastern Conservation
POSITION TYPE/HOURS: Full time/40 hours
DATE: September 2019
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Organize and lead advocacy campaigns that result in the protection of important coldwater fisheries
Build a coalition of hunters and anglers and other advocates who can be called upon to engage in conservation efforts
Conduct outreach to Trout Unlimited chapters, sportsmen’s organizations, and other stakeholders about the potential effects of energy development and transmission and other pertinent conservation issues
Manage a small staff engaging advocates in the protection of trout habitat
Fundraise to support ongoing conservation programs and manage budgets totaling roughly $375K.
This is a supervisory position with 2 direct reports.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in a field related to conservation a plus
Experience leading grassroots advocacy campaigns
Experience writing grant proposals and managing grants and budgets
Passion for fishing and coldwater conservation
Superior written and oral communication skills
Experience working with traditional and social media and public outreach
Willingness to travel extensively within the region
Ability to network and build relationships with multiple constituencies