Mid-Atlantic Organizer

About Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited is a national organization with about 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide. These dedicated grassroots volunteers are matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 40 offices across the country. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

Position Summary

In the Delaware River Basin and other high-value watersheds in the Mid-Atlantic region, development pressures from energy production and transmission pose risks to trout fisheries. TU's Mid-Atlantic Organizer will address these risks by helping lead campaigns to protect important coldwater habitats. The organizer will work with multiple stakeholders–in particular TU volunteers and other hunters and anglers, who are effective conservation advocates when mobilized and given opportunities to engage with decision-makers. The position is located in central Pennsylvania.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Educate TU members and other hunters and anglers about the risks facing the region's fisheries.
  • Train volunteers to become more effective advocates.
  • Create opportunities for volunteers to advocate on behalf of coldwater fisheries conservation with lawmakers, regulators, the media, and the general public.
  • Coordinate with state and regional sportsmen’s groups on campaigns to protect against energy development impacts to the natural resources that support fishing, hunting and other outdoor recreation activities.

Qualifications

  • Professional experience in organizing and advocacy.
  • Passion for protecting and restoring trout populations and their watersheds.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the region
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders, decision-makers, and the media.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Bachelor's degree required.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to David Kinney, Trout Unlimited's Mid-Atlantic Policy Director, at dkinney@tu.org by August 25, 2017. Please insert the words "Mid-Atlantic Organizer" in the subject line. No phone calls please.

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.

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TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act & Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act.

TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

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