Leadership Opportunities

 

APPLY NOW - NM BHA VOLUNTEER BOARD ROLES

Click here to fill out our board application survey. Application deadline - September 30. 

All seats have terms of 3 years and require attendance at monthly board calls in addition to 2-4 hours of investment per week. 

Policy Chair: The Policy Chair will oversee all potential policy items brought before the Board for the advancement of and support for wildlife, habitat, access, sportsmen’s ethics and public education. They will facilitate issue research and verify critical details to ensure the team is working with accurate and timely information. The Policy Chair will understand HQ level policy priorities and stay in close contact with Coordinator to ensure policy items are in-sync with North American priorities and shared values.

  • They will attend relevant meetings when possible or identify a suitable stand-in to report new information back to the team.
  • While they will work with the entire Board, they will work most closely with the Chair, Vice-Chair, and Legislative Chair to lead engagement on grassroots policy issues and facilitate relationship development with key elected officials, NGO partners and stakeholders.
  • The Policy Chair should develop and facilitate written pieces in support of policy efforts when suitable (LTE’s, op-eds, statement letters) and work closely with the Communications Chair to craft communications (blogs, social posts, action alerts, e-newsletter content) as needed.

Legislative Chair: The Legislative Chair will oversee all potential legislation brought before the Board for the advancement of and support for wildlife, habitat, access, sportsmen’s ethics and public education. They will facilitate bill research and verify critical details to ensure the team is working with accurate and timely information. The Legislative Chair will understand HQ level legislative priorities and stay in close contact with Coordinator to ensure state level actions are in-sync with North American priorities and shared values.

  • They will attend relevant meetings when possible or identify a suitable stand-in to report new information back to the team.
  • While they will work with the entire Board, they will work most closely with the Chair, Vice-Chair, and Policy Chair to lead advocacy efforts and facilitate relationship development with key elected officials, NGO partners and stakeholders.
  • The Legislative Chair should develop and facilitate written pieces in support of policy efforts when suitable (LTE’s, op-eds, statement letters) and work closely with the Communications Chair to craft communications (blogs, social posts, action alerts, e-newsletter content) as needed.

Communications Chair: The Communications Chair is tasked with strategically managing all external messaging to ensure our mission, values and engagement opportunities are clearly articulated to members and non-members on a regular basis. Build and maintain a high level of professionalism and credibility as a leading source of public lands conservation information in the state of New Mexico, and to help shape a favorable public opinion of our organization and grassroots policy initiatives.

  • Develop and distribute updates pertaining to chapter accomplishments, policy updates, upcoming events, state and HQ updates, leadership and volunteer opportunities, etc.
  • Ensure that the chapter is regularly amplifying its presence by sending out monthly e-newsletters, publishing on social channels, submitting chapter news on time and taking advantage of the chapter blog and long-form updates in the BHA Journal.
  • Act as editor for most, if not all, written communications including but not limited to blogs, statement letters, LTE’s, Op-eds, social posts, newsletters and journal content.
  • In some cases, the Communications Chair may be asked to work with Events and Policy leaders to develop social media campaigns to support larger-scale efforts and grassroots policy initiatives. These campaigns may include a series of pre-approved posts including images/copy/hashtags and talking points to thoughtfully respond to user comments.
  • Develop a system that ensures regular post frequency, engagement and consistent monitoring of social media accounts.
  • The Communications Chair may also propose content strategies or concepts to the team including social media takeovers, contests, live videos, etc.

Logistics Chair: The Logistics Chair is responsible for event coordination, execution planning, and build and foster an engaged community of advocates. They will work closely with the Board to ensure events are well planned, make good use of chapter funds and will work with the Communications Chair to ensure events are properly promoted. 

  • As needed and dependent on each event and venue requirements, secure (or oversee this process) bookings/purchases/rentals for A/V equipment, chairs, tables, ‘porta potty’, beverages (beer, soda, water), food (e.g., food truck, catering, on‐site chef, etc.)
  • Make specific requests to the Board to: Provide recommendations for local rental facilities and local food options (if needed). Visit local facilities when face‐to‐face interaction is required. Pick up & return items rented for each event (e.g., A/V, chairs, etc.) from local businesses. Make purchases necessary for event execution (paper goods, raffle tickets, etc.) Provide volunteers to set up, break down, and work the actual event.

Board Member at Large: At large seats do not have set job descriptions as they are meant to provide general flexibility to the team makeup. This approach allows volunteers with unique skills and strengths to work with chapter leadership to understand how they can best leverage their talents for our mission.

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Join Our Access Watch Program

lockedgate.JPGNM BHA wants to up our game by finding knowledgeable volunteers in every corner of New Mexico to let us know when your local county commission tries to close a road or a piece of property is improperly closed to the public. Throughout the West, BHA members are the eyes, ears and voices of public lands. Please help us launch this new Access Watch program in the Land of Enchantment – email us at [email protected].

 

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in being added to our state volunteer list, please send us an email us at [email protected] including your name, email, phone and address. 

 

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