Leadership Opportunities

 

APPLY NOW - NM BHA VOLUNTEER BOARD ROLE

Thank you for your willingness to serve! 

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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 and Vice-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.

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. 

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.

Conservation Chair: The Conservation Chair will work directly with the Board to coordinate and implement priorities to advance the improvement of wildlife, habitat, public access, hunter/angler ethics and public education.

  • Provide opportunities for supporters to engage with BHA through a variety of cleanups, habitat restoration projects, and related community education events throughout the year.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to build a grassroots network to carry out our boots-on-the-ground priorities.
  • Develop relationships with partner NGO’s and other relevant stakeholders to encourage community building and collaboration.
  • Provide a welcoming environment and accessibility for a diverse range of participants regardless of financial means, hunting/fishing background or demographics.
  • Work with Board and Communications Chair to raise awareness for both BHA led and partner volunteer opportunities.

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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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