North Idaho Field Coordinator

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

Some of the best remaining anadromous fish habitat is in the Clearwater and Salmon River drainages in central and north Idaho. Yet despite habitat improvements and hatchery mitigation, returns of anadromous fish in Idaho, particularly wild stocks, continue to decline. Trout Unlimited’s Sportsmen’s Conservation Project is looking for a field coordinator to work in the Clearwater and Salmon River drainages organizing the angling community and other stakeholders around solutions for the recovery and protection of salmon and steelhead and other coldwater fisheries in Idaho.

The field coordinator will work with TU members, other fishing organizations, community leaders, businesses and elected officials to build support for actions necessary to recover abundant, fishable populations of wild salmon and steelhead. Additionally, this person would identify and engage in opportunities to advance landscape protections in the region, protecting key watersheds across north Idaho. The position will be in north Idaho with a preference for the Lewiston area.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Grassroots organizing
  • Educating target audiences regarding what is needed to recover abundant, fishable salmon and steelhead populations
  • Coordinating with TU’s Northern Rockies Sportsman Conservation Program and Western Water and Habitat staff as well as Idaho grassroots leaders
  • Engage in collaborative processes that would enhance landscape protections

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • At least two years of grassroots organizing experience
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
  • Strong teamwork ethic
  • Knowledge of public land and salmon/steelhead fisheries issues essential
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently in rural Idaho
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

Preferred

  • Experience in developing and leading advocacy-oriented campaigns
  • Passionate, experienced angler, familiar with the Clearwater and Salmon River drainages
  • Fundraising experience

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a letter of interest and resume by May 15, 2019 to Katie Becker at katie.becker@tu.org. 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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