CO Conservation Stewardship Coordinator (Temp)

Starting Salary: $3500/month

Organizational Profile: Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is a North American nonprofit organization with chapters throughout Canada and the United States. BHA seeks to ensure North America’s outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of our wild public lands, waters and wildlife. Now, more than ever before, we need wild lands: places that offer solitude and challenge to rekindle the fire at the heart of the human soul. BHA is a nonpartisan group of sportsmen and women who are standing up for these places and for the outdoor access opportunities they represent. We are North America’s leading hunting and angling conservation organization dedicated to our public lands legacy and the waters, wildlife and traditions they sustain.

Job Description: We are seeking an individual with the passion and initiative to execute BHA’s fish and wildlife habitat stewardship work in collaboration with state and federal land management agencies. The Colorado Conservation Stewardship Coordinator will work directly with BHA stewardship staff, partners, and chapter volunteers to advance meaningful wildlife habitat restoration work on public lands through fence removal and modification. This BHA staff member will work under supervision of the Stewardship Manager, with day-to-day support.

The ideal candidate will work with a high level of autonomy and be flexible and organized in a fast-paced work environment. They will be able to quickly analyze and solve problems, collaborate with various stakeholders, prepare professional reports that accurately document activities, adhere to standards of confidentiality and communicate effectively. The successful candidate will represent BHA with integrity and champion the mission and values in all facets of their work. Primary Responsibilities: The Colorado Conservation Stewardship Coordinator (TEMP) will engage in the following: Work in close coordination with federal land management staff to inventory and remove derelict fencing on public lands in the Gunnison Basin. Work in coordination with BHA field staff to inspire, mobilize and support volunteers to assist with the implementation of these efforts. Organize and recruit volunteers and partners to participate in field days. Ensure volunteer safety and compliance with BHA and land management agencies policies and procedures. This is a seasonal 3 month contracted position (Aug 1 – October 31) with no benefits provided. Contractor must have their own reliable vehicle. BHA will cover contractor’s travel costs within the region to include per diem meals for field projects with necessary overnight travel.


Minimum Qualifications: Preferably a hunter and/or angler. Willing to work flexible hours in the field within the Gunnison Basin of Colorado up to 80% of the time, including daily travel to work sites. Must be competent in wayfinding and comfortable traveling to remote work locations with limited service. Experience or ability to learn fence modification and removal techniques. Previous experience with a public land management agency and/or with nonprofit volunteer management is preferred but not required. Must conduct work with integrity, good humor and a focus on developing partnerships, building trust and maintaining strong professional relationships.  Must be an innovative and resourceful self-starter who can work with minimal supervision. Must believe in and demonstrate a commitment to BHA's work and mission. Must be able to lift 25 pounds, have a valid driver’s license, and be okay with manual labor on a daily basis.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hiring committee at [email protected] with the subject line “Conservation Stewardship Coordinator.”

Please attach your cover letter and resume as a single pdf document. The application cover letter should outline both your interest in and qualifications for this position.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure 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.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.