North Idaho Field Representative

Job Type(s): Communications, Development, Programs / Services
Salary: $36000 – $42000
Deadline: July 22, 2019 12:00 am
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Founded by sportsmen and women 1936, the Idaho Wildlife Federation (IWF) is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to conserving and enhancing Idaho’s natural resources, wildlife, habitat, and sporting heritage for future and current generations.

With the hiring of this position, the Idaho Wildlife Federation is transitioning to a four-person staff to facilitate our rapid growth, address conservation issues prescient to Idaho’s fish, wildlife and sportsman heritage, and to support our network of affiliated organizations, the largest coalition of sporting conservation groups in the state of Idaho.  As such, we are seeking a knowledgeable candidate with experienced understanding of the complexity of social, ecologic, and economic values woven into natural resource management. The position will require a broad application of skills and tasks to continue IWF’s growth, necessitating flexible work prioritization with diverse tasks. This position offers significant opportunities for professional development for the right individual seeking to grow their career in conservation and advocacy.

Essential Functions

The North Idaho Field Representative will grow the reach and influence of the Federation’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts, and sportsman advocacy in North Idaho. The position’s primary conservation focus will be salmon and steelhead recovery- developing relationships with and educating appointed and elected decision makers regarding fish declines and recovery opportunities, grassroots organizing, and educative outreach to sportsmen and river communities. The Field Rep will also engage on other North Idaho wildlife and sportsman issues and assist in the overall operations and programs of our organization as needed to improve IWF’s visibility with decision makers and partners.

Job responsibilities include understanding the core functions of legislative and policy research, grassroots and community organizing, public lands management and processes, and human dimensions of natural resource management. This full-time position requires awareness of current political and scientific issues – especially the political, social, and ecologic issues facing Idaho’s salmon and steelhead – and IWF’s public policy objectives and strategies in order to serve as a resource for IWF members, key stakeholders and politicos, and the public at large.

This position will be remote from the IWF office, necessitating strong initiative from applicants. The Field Rep will work from home and will be required to travel for certain projects and tasks.