Director of Communications for the Southwest Region


Trout Unlimited (TU) 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 Southwest Communications Director will report directly to the National Communications Director and closely coordinate with TU directors in the Western Water and Habitat Program and the Sportsmen’s Conservation Project. They will be responsible for working with field staff in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico to develop and execute detailed communication plans in support of issue-based campaigns and project work. The Southwest Communications Director will be expected to use a variety of communications techniques and tools – content creation, earned media, visual media, social media, advocacy techniques – to accomplish those goals. A strong understanding of the media landscape in the southwest is critical as are excellent social and visual media skills. This position is for a self-driven individual with a passion for coldwater resources, conservation and the outdoors. The specific location is flexible, but must be based somewhere in Colorado, New Mexico or Arizona and be relatively close to an airport.


  • Maintaining line of communication with TU staff in region
  • Developing and executing communication plans on priority projects and campaigns
  • Participation in national communication team to further national goals and priorities
  • Contributing to TROUT media in the form of blogs, visual media, social posts, etc.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with traditional and non-traditional media in the region
  • Non-supervisory position

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in media (social and traditional), communications or marketing
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively to advance TU’s conservation mission.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and highly energetic, with excellent time-management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Ability and willingness to travel. Valid driver’s license and own vehicle required.
  • Passion for trout and salmon and the places they live.
  • Love of fly-fishing a plus.


Please send a letter of interest and resume to No phone calls please. Open until filled.

TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act & Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act.

TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

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