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Middle TN Field Rep

Tennessee Wildlife Federation
Nashville, Tennessee, US
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Middle Tennessee Field Representative

Nashville, TN

Tennessee Wildlife Federation seeks a dynamic individual to manage programming for its Hunting and Fishing Academy program in the Middle Tennessee area.

Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to leading the conservation, sound management, and wise use of Tennessee's wildlife and great outdoors. For 75 years, it has been one of the leading voices for sportsmen, wildlife enthusiasts, and conservation.

Its work is diverse, spanning public policy to habitat conservation. The Federation's Conservation Policy program engages in legislative and regulatory matters on the local, state, and federal levels that affect Tennessee's natural resources and the interests of those who care about them. Hunters for the Hungry provides more than a half-million servings of venison annually to hungry Tennesseans. Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program promotes the shooting sports and an outdoor lifestyle to nearly 2,000 student-athletes across the state. Hunting and Fishing Academy provides hands-on outdoor experiences to our next generation of sportsmen and women. The Federation's Habitat Conservation program is actively involved in habitat restoration and stewardship initiatives statewide.

Application Instructions:

? To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to

? Candidates who auto-send LinkedIn or other automated replies using existing profiles or forms will not be considered for the position.

The Tennessee Wildlife Federation Middle Tennessee Field Representative position will be responsible for managing the growth and expansion of the Hunting and Fishing Academy program and all aspects of its operations in Middle Tennessee.

?Job Type: Full-time

Geographic Area of Work: Based in Nashville with a responsibility for Hunting and Fishing Academy's programming in Middle Tennessee. Middle Tennessee is defined as the following counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Franklin, Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale Williamson, Wilson, Clay, Dekalb, Grundy, Jackson, Marion, Overton, Putnam, Sequatchie, Van Buren, Warren, and White. As needed, area may be expanded to include other locations across the state.

Reports To: Associate Director, Hunting and Fishing Academy

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that Middle Tennessee Hunting and Fishing Academy program events and offerings are conducted in a professional and safe manner, with an emphasis upon safety, ethics and industry best practices which delivers teaching and training of hunting and fishing skill sets
  • Lead, develop, expand and manage all aspects of relationships with key program partners in Middle Tennessee
  • Identify, engage, recruit, and manage relationships with organizations who have participants that may hold an interest in Hunting and Fishing Academy. This includes specifically contacting and establishing relationships with youth and volunteers in Middle Tennessee for the purpose of increasing Middle Tennessee Hunting and Fishing Academy participation
  • Identify, engage, recruit, and manage landowners who are capable of providing locations for Hunting and Fishing Academy program events
  • Identify, engage, recruit, and manage program participants and volunteers, to include Hunt Masters, event volunteers, landowners, participant families, and individuals as needed
  • Work with Federation senior staff and program management to:
  • Develop annual Middle Tennessee Hunting and Fishing Academy program budget
  • Develop annual Hunting and Fishing Academy program goals and objectives
  • Monitor, manage, and control all program expenses needed to ensure a cost effective and efficient approach to program mission fulfillment
  • Manage, recruit, and retain Hunting and Fishing Academy program volunteers
  • Ensure focused growth of Hunting and Fishing Academy in Middle Tennessee
  • Provide opportunities for Hunt Master training
  • Assist Hunt Masters to plan and set Hunting and Fishing Academy events
  • Incorporate newly trained Hunt Masters into area events, hunts, and training. Assist Hunt Masters with event posting and management. Provide personnel and/or equipment resources if needed.
  • Manage program equipment needs, condition, maintenance, and acquisition as needed
  • Ensure Hunt Masters have the equipment and supplies necessary to run their events
  • Work with Federation communications staff to promote and inform supporters and potential volunteers about Hunting and Fishing Academy and its success
  • As needed, draft communications pieces for the Federation communications team to utilize in order to further Hunting and Fishing Academy and its objectives
  • Raise awareness and educate others of Hunting and Fishing Academy and its goals through public speaking opportunities
  • Plan and execute virtual series throughout the year with advisement from the Tennessee Wildlife Federation's Educational Content Manager
  • Implement and ensure compliance with program metrics and measurements efforts, with a focus upon evaluating Hunting and Fishing Academy program outputs and outcomes
  • Assist in the planning, preparation, and execution of the Davis P. Rice youth waterfowl hunt and other hunting/fishing events as needed
  • Assist and work with Federation development staff as needed

? Other duties as assigned

Key Qualifications: As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of Tennessee Wildlife Federation and be driven by the mission. The candidate will have the following experience and attributes:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree (B.S or B.A). Relevant work experience may be substituted for required education. Such applicants will need to concisely substantiate their work experience as it relates to the Hunting and Fishing Academy Middle Tennessee Field Representative position.
  • Program and event management ability

? Experience in hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and other related sports and activities

? Customer service/outreach experience

? Volunteer management experience

? Ability to train or teach others

? Ability to multi-task and communicate effectively through written word and public speaking

? Proficient in Microsoft and Google Suite

? Ability to prioritize work and know when to consult with supervisor

? Attention to detail and professionalism in all written and oral communications

? Willingness to travel as needed

? Level 1 First Aid/CPR training

Personal Characteristics:

? Must have a passion for Tennessee's wildlife and Great Outdoors/the Federation's mission;

? Professional and friendly, able to handle the day-to-day ups and downs effectively and with a positive attitude

? Strong work ethic with the ability to reject setbacks and enthusiastically persist until goals are achieved

? Results-oriented team player who is accountable for their performance and their team's

? Approaches work from the Federation's point of view rather than personal

Performance Standards:

? Adept at understanding prescribed project guidelines, implement and oversee design and development, communicate with and manage stakeholders, delivering exceptional results

? Keeps supervisor informed and up to date on all matters pertaining to his/her work

? Participates in all staff meetings

? Participates in all staff retreats

? Treats all superiors and peers with respect

? Follows all procedures and policies contained within the Federation's Employee Manual

? Approaches work with a balance of creativity and understanding of resources

? Approaches work from the Federation's point of view rather than personal

Physical Requirements and Work Environments:

? Ability to perform physically challenging work outdoors

? Ability to work outdoors in summer heat or inclement weather for days

? May be required to traverse rough terrains

? Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds for program events and implementation

? Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends

? Ability to sit, stoop, bend, climb, and lift objects

? Ability to operate a safe mode of transportation for functions/events, transportation of supplies, and meetings

Ethical Hunting Practices: Federation staff know and respect the game hunted, follow all related laws, familiarize themselves with wildlife in the area and behave accordingly. As an employee of the Federation, all employees are expected to follow all state and federal hunting and fishing guidelines and practice ethical and fair chase practices while executing or assisting with program events or in your personal outings afield.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.
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