Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
Position: Idaho Chapter Coordinator
Location: Boise, Idaho
Reports to: State Policy Director
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Missoula, Montana. BHA seeks to ensure North America’s outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands, waters and wildlife.
Public lands contain healthy habitats that support robust populations of fish and wildlife. In order to keep public lands in public hands, BHA is hiring a part time position to organize events around the state, prepare for the 2018 annual Rendezvous in Boise, and raise the profile of BHA around Idaho.
This position is expected to require an average of 20 hours/week for 12 months, but there are potential opportunities to extend this contract position including expanded hours and work.
- The Idaho Chapter Coordinator will work with the Idaho Chapter of BHA and other staff members in a collaborative setting to organize statewide events that elevates awareness around BHA’s work as the sportsmen’s voice for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife in addition to attracting new members, engaging in advocacy strategies, and working with volunteers and other staff to prepare for and support the 2018 annual Rendezvous in Boise.
- Work with BHA’s communications director to write letters to the editor, opinion editorials, and letters to state and national legislators that support local, state and national efforts to protect public and private lands that benefit wildlife, water or provide access for hunting and fishing.
- Work with the Idaho Chapter of BHA to recruit new members, identify new leaders or prospective board, and engage them in BHA’s work.
- Work with BHA staff to leverage traditional media, social media, and other communications platforms that complement our work in Idaho.
- Work with the Idaho chapter and BHA staff to develop fundraising events such as hunting and fishing film tours, hunter happy hours, storytelling nights, and other events to promote membership, attract new public lands advocates, and create in-person opportunities to advance BHA’s work in central Idaho.
- Work with BHA’s communications director and the Idaho chapter to engage in any state media opportunities and develop media/press statements to respond to any campaign needs.
- Assist the Idaho chapter with developing or sending any legislative or programmatic updates.
- Assist the conservation director and development coordinator with writing grant proposals and reports.
- Perform other duties as determined by the state policy director.
- Must be a hunter and/or angler with a willingness to work flexible hours and travel to Boise regularly and other parts of Idaho as necessary to host small social events that cover each region of the state.
- Self-motivated and with the initiative and ability to work independently.
- Ability to communicate with diverse audiences (i.e., elected officials, land owners, livestock producers, professionals from state and federal agencies, conservation groups and non-governmental organizations).
- Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment and coordinate with other sportsmen and conservation organizations.
- Conduct work with integrity, good humor and a focus on developing partnerships, building trust and strengthening professional relationships.
- Knowledge of state legislative processes, wildlife science, and public lands issues preferred.
- College degree with relevant experience and strong writing skills.
- Applicants must have a valid driver's license.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Frisbie@backcountryhunters.org with the email subject line “Idaho Chapter Coordinator.” BHA is an equal opportunity employer.