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Trout Unlimited (TU), North America's leading coldwater fisheries conservation organization, works to protect, restore and reconnect critical trout and salmon habitat throughout the West. In the West, intact fish and game habitat translates directly into quality hunting and fishing. Trout Unlimited's Sportsmen's Conservation Project (SCP) works to protect intact landscapes from threats that would degrade quality habitat and put in jeopardy our irreplaceable hunting and fishing heritage.
We are seeking an organizer in southwest Oregon to join the SCP, a TU program with approximately 25 staff members located throughout the West. The organizer will work with sportsmen and women, public land managers, stakeholders and decision-makers to protect and restore high-quality steelhead, salmon and trout habitat on public land in a manner supported by local communities.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Educating, organizing and mobilizing fellow anglers and hunters is the primary strategy employed to achieve conservation goals, but obtaining durable conservation outcomes often requires working with a diverse range of interests.
- Near-term conservation goals include conserving high quality habitat on "Oregon and California" lands in Oregon and securing new protections for exceptional salmon and steelhead habitat in the Elk River watershed.
- The organizer will be part of the SCP's Northwest Region team and will report to the Northwest/Northern Rockies Director.
- Professional experience in natural resource management or conservation; specific experience with federal land management in southwest Oregon a big plus
- Understanding of southwest Oregon communities, including political and economic conditions and the region's fishing and hunting tradition
- Passion for protecting fish and wildlife habitat and angling and hunting opportunities; ability to relate to anglers and hunters
- Understanding of timber industry and forestry
- Demonstrated team-building skills and a passion for organizing people to achieve a common goal; issue campaign experience a big plus
- Demonstrated ability to work respectfully with diverse interests to solve problems
- Excellent oral and written communications skills
- Ability to work independently
- Strong team ethic
- Willingness and ability to travel throughout southwest Oregon and occasionally to Washington D.C. and other locations
- Media experience a plus
Location of position is southwest Oregon. Competitive benefits and salary. TU is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Process: Send cover letter and resume to Tom Reed. This position will stay open until it's filled.
TU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search. TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.