Utah Chapter Open Board Positions

Are you at that point in your hunting and/or angling journey where you wish to be more involved in an impactful way? One of the best ways to make a difference in conservation and get involved with Utah’s Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is to become a chapter board member. As a board member, you will be at the forefront of state chapter efforts. From events to policy, you will be closely connected to chapter matters and be best positioned to drive positive change in our chapter. Our chapter is entirely run by volunteers, like you, that are passionate about hunting and fishing.

You don’t need to be a wildlife biologist or a public lands manager to be on our Board. In fact, we find great value in maintaining diverse skillsets. Whether you are interested in event planning, fundraising, policy, or social media, we likely have a position for you. Under the mentorship of current board members, you can use the skills that you already have to move the needle in support of public lands, waters, and wildlife in our state by becoming a Utah BHA Board Member. Applications for terms starting Jan. 1, 2023 are due by 11:59pm on Dec. 23, 2022Apply here now!

All individuals applying the BHA Board must:

  • Be a current member of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and full-time resident of Utah
  • Be willing to serve a THREE-YEAR term
    • A board member can opt to change their role to a role that is open on an annual basis at the start of the Operating Year (Jan. 1) subject to approval by the Chair and Vice Chair
  • Be able to attend standing monthly board meetings as often as possible (the Chair and Vice Chair must be alerted if unable to attend) 
  • Agree to abide by the BHA Chapter Leader Service Agreement
  • Apply to the Board via the candidate application form, interview with an existing Board member, and be approved by a vote of the current Board to hold a Board position.


Open Board Positions

Policy and Access Coordinator

The Policy and Access Coordinator will serve as the main point of contact for state policy issues relevant to the BHA pillars of public lands and waters, access and opportunity, and fair chase. This position will work closely with the Chair and Vice Chair, under the guidance of the Policy and Access Advisor to identify relevant issues as the emerge, draft policy statements on behalf of the chapter, and engage with the DWR and Legislature to influence policy in support of public lands, public waters, and wildlife. The Policy and Access Coordinator will coordinate the chapter’s engagement in the Utah Legislative Session.

Helpful skills and abilities for this position include:

  • Understanding of Regional Advisory Council/Wildlife Board process and Legislative process
  • Interest in being active in a leadership capacity in the policy realm
  • Writing skills
  • A passion for getting involved in public lands/wildlife management

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator will oversee all incoming revenue sources to the chapter, including incoming in-kind donations. Additionally, they will facilitate the identification of potential chapter partners and coordinate sponsorship pitches with the support of the Chair/Vice Chair. This position will also work closely with the Events Coordinator on implementing strategic fundraising efforts at events and collaborate with the BHA Southwest Regional Coordinator on identifying fitting grant opportunities.

Helpful skills and abilities for this position include:

  • Sales and/or marketing experience
  • Fundraising knowledge
  • Relationship building
  • Writing skills (for proposals)
  • Communication skills

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for outgoing communications across all fronts.  From actively engaging members through Instagram and Facebook to email communications about important policy updates, BHA-related news, and events, this role will provide a means to utilize one’s communication skills in spreading the message of UT BHA. Other responsibilities can include developing/sourcing chapter content, working with the Chair/Vice Chair to write quarterly Backcountry Journal updates, and working with HQ to relay North American-wide communications across chapter channels.

Helpful skills and abilities for this position include:

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Social media experience
  • Marketing experience

Conservation Coordinator

The Conservation Coordinator role will provide leadership support for planning and organizing boots-on-the-ground conservation projects, and identifying project opportunities. Additionally, they will build relationships with other NGO’s and state/federal government agencies.  This person will be critical in advancing the conservation contributions of the chapter and serving as the voice for BHA on external conservation-related committees (i.e. advisory committees administrated by the DWR, Forest Service, etc.).

Helpful skills and abilities for this position include:

  • Desire be engaged in boots-on-the-ground projects and leading these efforts
  • Project management
  • Passion for environmental stewardship
  • Experience with conservation work

Events Coordinator

UT BHA’s Events Coordinator will be critical in overseeing events for the chapter and working with regional event planners with goals of fundraising, memberships, and increasing overall engagement with the chapter. This person will serve as the primary liaison to the planning committee for the Southwest Rendezvous and the Southwest Regional Coordinator in planning the chapter’s attendance at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo. 

Helpful skills and abilities for this position include:

  • Excellent people skills
  • Knowledgeable about events/event planning
  • Highly organized

Interested in joining the Utah BHA Board to help support our wild public lands, waters and wildlife?  Apply here today!


About Caitlin Curry

Caitlin is a public land owner and BHA chapter leader that loves all things outdoors, with special passions for bowhunting Western big game and trail running.

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