Director of Conservation & Community Outreach

  • Union Sportsmen's Alliance
  • Franklin, TN 37064, United States
  • Oct 26, 2016
Full time Environmental Education/Communication Management Natural Resources Training Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
·         Demonstrated experience in effective and successful event planning and project execution
·         Demonstrated network of conservation professionals and a track record of building successful collaborative relationships for conservation delivery
·         Experience identifying, formulating, procuring, and managing competitive grants and agreements
·         Basic experience in general construction and building
·         Ability to plan, supervise and ensure the completion of a variety of conservation projects in partnership with union volunteers, outside agencies and other conservation groups
·         Ability to lead, organize and motivate large groups of project volunteers
·         Must possess exceptional organizational skills
·         Ability to track projects and programs, and to analyze, create and present reports and media information
·         Superior interpersonal communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate USA’s mission and opportunities to large groups are essential
·         Ability to complete deliverables and interact successfully with minimal oversight
·         Provide pertinent information both verbally and in written form for public relations aspects and promotion of conservation programs
·         Excellent time management skills
·         Ability to travel frequently, including weekends
Required Education and Experience
·         Bachelor’s Degree in sales, recreation, event administration, business administration, biological sciences or another related field
·         At least 5 years of experience managing, overseeing and executing complex field based programs and projects related to conservation, construction, conservation outreach or natural resource management
·         At least 5 years of experience working with volunteers in a non-profit setting
·         Proven track record organizing volunteers, natural resource agencies and engaged partners to identify, fund, execute and track conservation projects
Preferred Background
·         Master’s degree in a related field with a written thesis requirement
·         10 years of experience organizing partnerships and collaborating on regional and national conservation delivery programs
·         Experience working with labor unions

Job Description & Requirements

Primary Function
·         The Director of Conservation and Community Outreach facilitates all aspects of the organization’s conservation programs, including identifying, organizing and executing conservation projects, formulating policies and procedures, and identifying and procuring funding.  As noted above, the USA’s conservation projects are broad in scope, and cover areas such as habitat conservation, conservation access and infrastructure and conservation outreach through mentoring and educational events and programs.  Many projects utilize skilled volunteer labor for construction, remodeling or restoration.   All projects will require union labor engagement as the primary volunteer work force.  This position often requires on-site supervision of projects at locations across the country. Close working relationships with resource conservation agencies as well as local officials is critical to the success of this position. 
·         In addition to managing conservation project deliverables and outreach programs this position will need to constantly develop and evolve pertinent programs, manage conservation funds, develop fundraising campaigns and funding sources, formulate program policies and infrastructure, and spearhead partnership development and volunteer recruitment and retention programs. 
General Role and Responsibilities
·         Working in concert with both internal and external parties, identify conservation projects suitable to the organization and its partners
·         Develop programmatic guidelines, policies, protocols and infrastructure
·         Document and report on proposed projects, including detailed scope of work, timing, and budget
·         Supervise the procurement of conservation materials, including building supplies and equipment
·         Identify, motivate and organize project volunteers as well as potential trades contractors
·         In concert with the organization’s conservation partners, ensure conservation projects are completed within scope, with satisfactory quality, on time and on budget
·         Generate maximum awareness of projects by working with partners and media on a local, regional and national basis
·         Identify and participate in revenue opportunities supporting the USA as a whole and the USA conservation program
·         Others duties as assigned
Physical Demands
Working conditions are a combination of office and outdoor environment.  This position may be required to sit or stand for the majority of the work day.  Must be willing and able to drive or fly for extended periods.  Must be able to safely lift 50-75 lbs. and participate in the loading and unloading of equipment.

Job Level



Nonprofit- NGO