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Director of Field Operations-Eastern Division


Posted by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation on 02/19/2021

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Hunting/Shooting, Outdoor

Job Categories: Events, Management - Team, Operations

Company Type: Conservation



Country: United States

Required Experience: 5 - 7 years

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: Yes

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

Job Announcement

 The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a non-profit, wildlife habitat conservation organization seeks an experienced individual to lead and manage RMEF’s Eastern Region. This position assists in setting operating policies and guidelines for fundraising, volunteer management, mission support, and public relations. This position assists the Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director of Field Operations in implementing the strategic vision and overall direction to event-based fundraising.  Duties include oversight, coordination, and management of event-based fundraising; chapter-based cultivation and solicitation of annual and major donors; volunteer management including recruitment, training, and leadership development; public relations between RMEF and private/public entities, agencies, or organizations; and promoting corporate sponsors in support of RMEF programs and mission.  Bachelor’s degree required/proven equivalent experience may be considered. Five years of post-college experience in management, fundraising, working with volunteers and three years of experience working directly with event-based fundraising programs.  To apply email letter of interest and resume to  Position open until filled.  RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V



Essential Functions

1.         Serves as the team leader for chapter-based activities throughout the region providing program oversight and coordination to regional staff and volunteers.

2.         Assists regional staff to expand the number of volunteer chapters, donors and members in their regions in order to increase regional incomes and RMEF influence.

3.         Assists regional staff to build a volunteer driven organization that can produce a sustained income stream capable of meeting budgeted financial needs.

4.         Works with Regional Directors, volunteers, and others to raise philanthropic income toward the national and regional development goals.

5.         Promotes the goals, objectives and accomplishments of RMEF by actively seeking positive public relation venues to increase RMEF’s name, accomplishments and recognition.

6.         Establishes and maintains a regional communications network linking lead regional volunteers, staff, and others in order to effectively run the regional programs.

7.         Assures that regional staff fulfill all necessary paperwork requirements associated with the complete performance of their positions in a timely and correct manner.

8.         Solicits and promotes philanthropic gifts and stewards donors.

9.         Provides guidance with developing regional teams including providing training, mentoring, etc. for regional staff.

10.       Prepares, maintains, and communicates a short weekly progress report for the area of responsibility tracking events and net revenue.

11.       Prepares, analyzes, and tracks monthly income, net to gross ratios, and error rates for the region.

12.       Maintains a professional visibility and acts as liaison among state, federal and local agencies, universities, sportsmen groups, conservation organizations, businesses, corporations and the general public in order to promote the best interests of RMEF.


Additional Responsibilities:

Represent RMEF as a speaker, participant, representative or partner at various local, state, regional and national public events.

About Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

With its headquarters in Missoula, Montana, RMEF has more than 500 chapters nationwide and a membership of 231,000 strong, Since its founding in 1984, RMEF conserved more than 8 million acres for elk and other wildlife. It also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage.