National Wild Turkey Federation

The mission of the National Wild Turkey Federation is no less urgent today than when it was founded in 1973. What we do in the coming decades will be instrumental in not only enhancing wild turkey populations but also in the continuation of hunting and quality wildlife habitat for countless species.

We're losing 6,000 acres of habitat every day. Hunters fund conservation but now we’re at the point where less than 10 percent of the American population hunts, so the funding source is going away. We know we can’t solve this alone. It’s bigger than one organization. The NWTF is leading a collaborative effort to solve the problem with the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative, and our contribution is our dynamic volunteer base.

Learn more about how the NWTF is making a difference for wildlife, wild places and our hunting lifestyle. Download our Annual Report.

National Wild Turkey Federation Bowling Green, KY, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an immediate need for a permanent, full-time district wildlife biologist to manage conservation delivery in Kentucky and Tennessee.   This position will be responsible for all facets of the NWTF's habitat conservation, wild turkey and upland wildlife management programs.  Collaborative efforts will be with NWTF field staff, volunteers, governmental agencies, corporate partners, major donors, and policy liaisons to meet and exceed goals for NWTF's initiative, Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.  The District Biologist will maintain and expand conservation delivery through the development of new partnerships, grants, agreements, and innovative solutions focused directly within the states, region, and/or of national significance.  While location is negotiable, a centralized duty station in the proximity of Bowling Green, KY is preferred. Essential Duties: Identify opportunities for wildlife habitat improvement projects for game and non-game species Work closely with the USFS, USFWS, NRCS, and state agency partners to identify opportunities prioritized within NWTF's Big 6 of Wildlife Conservation and Focal Landscapes to conserve / enhance habitat and/or access lands through habitat initiatives Assist respective state agencies with all wild turkey related management and decision-making activities; Provide guidance for programmatic turkey-focused habitat grants/research Administer NWTF's habitat initiatives and assist the NWTF State Chapter and state agency personnel in the administration of the Hunting Heritage Super Fund Program in respective states Represent NWTF at local, state, and regional  meetings Provide relevant information to NWTF staff, volunteers and Communications Department for promotion, marketing and awareness of area priorities and activities. Contributes to Turkey Country magazine / Turkey Call television, NWTF state newsletters, websites, blogs, etc. as requested  Develop, administer, implement, and monitor current grants and agreements (ex., stewardship) Identify funding sources, such as grants, contracts, donations, sponsorships, in-kind contributions, and permits, to support conservation delivery objectives Provide daily oversight of contractors & manage multiple ongoing habitat improvement projects on public lands within states Assist developing and reviewing projects, handle project administration, and implement conservation delivery Assist regional directors and state chapter boards with development and outreach activities, and work with development staff for fundraising opportunities Track important hunting and conservation related regulations and legislation, land use planning and policy within KY and TN; communicate regularly with State Chapter President and NWTF Volunteer Relations staff and may serve as the NWTF Policy lead for state of residence   Seek training to expand leadership skills and conservation working knowledge KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:  Preferred candidates should possess experience working in Southeastern ecosystems with associated management techniques.   Knowledge of forest and wildlife management is preferred; Map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills, Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Outlook, Google Suite, & Social Media; ability to effectively communicate and work with the general public, state / federal / Non-Governmental Partners, other cooperators and peers; ability to collect and record metrics regarding activities within the NWTF's reporting systems; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office including spreadsheets, internet use, and computer applications.   QUALIFICATIONS: Position requires a Bachelor's degree in a natural resources related field and a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience, and/or a Master's Degree or equivalent;    Master's degree preferred with 3+ years professional experience; ability to meet requirements for TWS Associate or Certified Wildlife Biologist Wildlife management, forestry, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology experience desired with in-depth knowledge of wild turkeys, big game, upland birds Experience in supervising multiple project staff is highly preferred Strong organizational skills, networking, communication(ex., public speaking, verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred Experience working with Federal / State agencies (ex. NRCS, USFWS, USFS, KDFWR, TWRA), corporate, and industry partners Experience working with major gift contributors, private land owners, and land managers Policy and legislative experience preferred Able to work in a wide range of field conditions often requiring rigorous physical activity in remote locations Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines; applicant must be self-motivated, responsible and have ability to solve problems Applicant must have a valid driver's license and live within the 2 states.   This position will incur moderate travel throughout the 2 states, including multi-night stays.  Office location will be considered as remote or working from home with direct reporting to the Southeast Director of Conservation Operations. Excellent benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.   Application Deadline October 19, 2018. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Wild Turkey Federation Rochester, MN, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an immediate need for a permanent, full-time district wildlife biologist to manage conservation delivery in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.   This position will be responsible for all facets of the NWTF's habitat conservation, wild turkey and upland wildlife management programs.  Collaborative efforts will be with NWTF field staff, volunteers, governmental agencies, corporate partners, major donors, and policy liaisons to meet and exceed goals for NWTF's initiative, Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.  The District Biologist will maintain and expand conservation delivery through the development of new partnerships, grants, agreements, and innovative solutions focused directly within the states, region, and/or of national significance.  While location is negotiable, a centralized duty station in the proximity of Rochester, MN is preferred. Essential Duties: Identify opportunities for wildlife habitat improvement projects for game and non-game species Work closely with the USFS, USFWS, NRCS, and state agency partners to identify opportunities prioritized within NWTF's Big 6 of Wildlife Conservation and Focal Landscapes to conserve / enhance habitat and/or access lands through habitat initiatives Assist respective state agencies with all wild turkey related management and decision-making activities; Provide guidance for programmatic turkey-focused habitat grants/research Administer NWTF's habitat initiatives and assist the NWTF State Chapter and state agency personnel in the administration of the Hunting Heritage Super Fund Program in respective states Represent NWTF at local, state, and regional  meetings Provide relevant information to NWTF staff, volunteers and Communications Department for promotion, marketing and awareness of area priorities and activities. Contributes to Turkey Country magazine / Turkey Call television, NWTF state newsletters, websites, blogs, etc. as requested  Develop, administer, implement, and monitor current grants (ex., Conservation Partners Legacy, Regional Conservation Partnership Program) and agreements (ex., stewardship) Identify funding sources, such as grants, contracts, donations, sponsorships, in-kind contributions, and permits, to support conservation delivery objectives Provide daily oversight of contractors & manage multiple ongoing habitat improvement projects on public lands within states Assist developing and reviewing projects, handle project administration, and implement conservation delivery Assist regional directors and state chapter boards with development and outreach activities, and work with development staff for fundraising opportunities Track important hunting and conservation related regulations and legislation, land use planning and policy within the  Midwest; communicate regularly with State Chapter President and NWTF Volunteer Relations staff and may serve as the NWTF Policy lead for state of residence   Seek training to expand leadership skills and conservation working knowledge KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:  Preferred candidates should possess experience working in Midwest ecosystems with associated management techniques.   Knowledge of forest and wildlife management is preferred; Map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills, Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Outlook, Google Suite, & Social Media; ability to effectively communicate and work with the general public, state / federal / Non-Governmental Partners, other cooperators and peers; ability to collect and record metrics regarding activities within the NWTF's reporting systems; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office including spreadsheets, internet use, and computer applications.   QUALIFICATIONS: Position requires a Bachelor's degree in a natural resources related field and a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience, and/or a Master's Degree or equivalent;    Master's degree preferred with 3+ years professional experience; ability to meet requirements for TWS Associate or Certified Wildlife Biologist Wildlife management, forestry, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology experience desired with in-depth knowledge of wild turkeys, big game, upland birds Experience in supervising multiple project staff is highly preferred Strong organizational skills, networking, communication(ex., public speaking, verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred Experience working with Federal / State agencies (ex. NRCS, USFWS, USFS, MNDNR), corporate, and industry partners Experience working with major gift contributors, private land owners, and land managers Policy and legislative experience preferred Able to work in a wide range of field conditions often requiring rigorous physical activity in remote locations Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines; applicant must be self-motivated, responsible and have ability to solve problems Applicant must have a valid driver's license & can live anywhere within the 3 states.   This position will incur moderate travel throughout 3 states, including multi-night stays.  Office location will be considered as remote or working from home with direct reporting to the Midwest Director of Conservation Operations. Excellent benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.   Application Deadline October 19, 2018. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Wild Turkey Federation Lubbock, TX, USA
Sep 13, 2018
Full time
Objective A salaried employee of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), the Regional Director (RD I) is responsible for volunteer recruitment and communication, organizing and servicing all NWTF committees and fundraising events/activities within the assigned region.  The RD I reports to the Director of Field Operations (DFO) of their Field Management Area. Specific Duties Is responsible for maintaining and growing a diverse portfolio of fundraising activities in the region including, but not limited to, one annual Hunting Heritage Banquet per chapter, ancillary fundraising events, and Upper Level membership commitments to $25,000. Actively researches, identifies, and recruits new volunteers for NWTF. Is responsible for maintaining and solidifying, through volunteer recruitment and personal leadership, all existing NWTF Local Chapters and fundraising events in the region. Is responsible for developing and establishing, through volunteer recruitment and personal leadership, new NWTF Local Chapters and fundraising events in the region. Is responsible to their respective DFO and the Sr. Vice President of Field Operations for their goals and objectives including, but not limited to, annual budgeted fundraising and controllable expense levels. Ensures compliance with NWTF established operating and reporting procedures for activities within their region and their personal scope of business. Is responsible for maintaining accurate volunteer and chapter contact information in NWTF data base. Communicates with their DFO, National Headquarters staff, Regional NWTF Conservation staff, Local Chapter volunteers and leaders, and State Board of Directors on a regular basis. Works with State Chapter President, state agencies, and other NWTF staff to develop a strong State Chapter and State Super Fund to ensure effective partnerships for NWTF mission delivery within the state(s). Acts as a representative of the company to promote NWTF, its mission, and initiatives to NWTF members, within local communities, to local media, and other organizations. Performs other duties as assigned by their DFO.   Standard Expectations Complete and submit all required documents, expenses, and reports in a timely manner. Complete and submit evaluations within 5 days of event. Banquets final report and receipt of funds must be submitted and postmarked within 30 days of event. Produce Year over Year growth for banquet revenue, regular and adult membership, recruitment, etc. Produce a minimum of $3,000.00 net convention donations. Secure, safeguard and maintain NWTF equipment and property including inventory. Includes performing an annual inventory with Supervisor and/or designee. Ensure timely and professional communication with Volunteers, Members, Prospects, Peers, Supervisors, and Headquarters personnel. Ensure to project and maintain professional behavior and appearance.   Job Requirements Effective presentation, sales, and recruitment skills Effective interpersonal and influencing skills Professionalism, diplomacy, and tact to display NWTF, its mission, and its initiatives in a positive manner Ability to prioritize work, manage time effectively, and work unsupervised from a remote location Demonstrate and maintain a high level of integrity and ethics Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Xcel, and Word. Valid driver's license Reliable vehicle and ability to establish a home office Bachelor's degree in Sales, Marketing, Management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience   Relationships Reports to the Director of Field Operations of their Field Management Area. Maintains close working relationship with Headquarters and other NWTF Field staff. Maintains close working relationships with local and state volunteers and agency staff.   Work Environment/Physical Activity Work involves extensive driving Subject to both inside and outside locations with variable temperature and weather conditions and may involve walking on uneven ground May be required to occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Wild Turkey Federation Des Moines, IA, USA
Sep 13, 2018
Objective A salaried employee of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), the Regional Director (RD I) is responsible for volunteer recruitment and communication, organizing and servicing all NWTF committees and fundraising events/activities within the assigned region.  The RD I reports to the Director of Field Operations (DFO) of their Field Management Area. Specific Duties Is responsible for maintaining and growing a diverse portfolio of fundraising activities in the region including, but not limited to, one annual Hunting Heritage Banquet per chapter, ancillary fundraising events, and Upper Level membership commitments to $25,000. Actively researches, identifies, and recruits new volunteers for NWTF. Is responsible for maintaining and solidifying, through volunteer recruitment and personal leadership, all existing NWTF Local Chapters and fundraising events in the region. Is responsible for developing and establishing, through volunteer recruitment and personal leadership, new NWTF Local Chapters and fundraising events in the region. Is responsible to their respective DFO and the Sr. Vice President of Field Operations for their goals and objectives including, but not limited to, annual budgeted fundraising and controllable expense levels. Ensures compliance with NWTF established operating and reporting procedures for activities within their region and their personal scope of business. Is responsible for maintaining accurate volunteer and chapter contact information in NWTF data base. Communicates with their DFO, National Headquarters staff, Regional NWTF Conservation staff, Local Chapter volunteers and leaders, and State Board of Directors on a regular basis. Works with State Chapter President, state agencies, and other NWTF staff to develop a strong State Chapter and State Super Fund to ensure effective partnerships for NWTF mission delivery within the state(s). Acts as a representative of the company to promote NWTF, its mission, and initiatives to NWTF members, within local communities, to local media, and other organizations. Performs other duties as assigned by their DFO.   Standard Expectations Complete and submit all required documents, expenses, and reports in a timely manner. Complete and submit evaluations within 5 days of event. Banquets final report and receipt of funds must be submitted and postmarked within 30 days of event. Produce Year over Year growth for banquet revenue, regular and adult membership, recruitment, etc. Produce a minimum of $3,000.00 net convention donations. Secure, safeguard and maintain NWTF equipment and property including inventory. Includes performing an annual inventory with Supervisor and/or designee. Ensure timely and professional communication with Volunteers, Members, Prospects, Peers, Supervisors, and Headquarters personnel. Ensure to project and maintain professional behavior and appearance.   Job Requirements Effective presentation, sales, and recruitment skills Effective interpersonal and influencing skills Professionalism, diplomacy, and tact to display NWTF, its mission, and its initiatives in a positive manner Ability to prioritize work, manage time effectively, and work unsupervised from a remote location Demonstrate and maintain a high level of integrity and ethics Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Xcel, and Word. Valid driver's license Reliable vehicle and ability to establish a home office Bachelor's degree in Sales, Marketing, Management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience   Relationships Reports to the Director of Field Operations of their Field Management Area. Maintains close working relationship with Headquarters and other NWTF Field staff. Maintains close working relationships with local and state volunteers and agency staff.   Work Environment/Physical Activity Work involves extensive driving Subject to both inside and outside locations with variable temperature and weather conditions and may involve walking on uneven ground May be required to occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com