Tuesday, February 13, 2018

CSF Seeks New England States Coordinator

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is seeking a New England States Coordinator to co-manage the state sportsmen’s caucus effort organized under the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) and the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) programs for the New England Region of the United States.

About CSF
Since 1989 the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsmen's organization in the political arena. CSF's mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping. The unique and collective force of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus and the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses, working closely with CSF, and with the support of major hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping organizations, serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that advance the interests of America's hunters and anglers.
Position Description
The New England States Coordinator will serve as the lead contact for state sportsmen’s caucuses, governors’ offices, state fish and wildlife agencies, industry partners, and non-governmental organizations in five states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island). The successful candidate will work a traditional work schedule Monday-Friday, though evening and weekend travel will be required at times. For the first 6-12 months this position will be based at CSF’s main office in Washington, DC. After that time the successful candidate will relocate to New England and work remotely (specific location to be mutually agreed upon). This is an entry level, full-time, salaried position with a generous benefits package and room for advancement.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Analyze and track state legislation and regulations of interest to sportsmen and women.
  • Serve as a clearinghouse of information relevant to state legislative sportsmen’s caucus members about sportsmen’s policy issues, including relevant federal issues.
  • Liaise and provide consul to the state sportsmen’s caucuses in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
  • Work with state legislators and in-state partners to maintain and enhance caucus infrastructure in each state.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of individual state caucus events, regional and national NASC events, and GSC events.
  • Represent CSF at caucus functions, meetings, and events.
  • Develop content for an electronic newsletter for state issues and state caucus activity.
  • Facilitate and serve as a network between partners, state agencies, state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses, and Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus members.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. Preference given to candidates with degrees in wildlife biology, fisheries biology, conservation biology or natural resource management; or, candidates with degrees in public policy, political science, or related fields, with prior experience in natural resource issues. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the legislative process, state legislatures, Congress, governmental agencies, and sportsmen’s policy issues. Preference given to candidates with prior work experience in this area.
  • Supporter of hunting, angling, recreational shooting, trapping, and professional wildlife management.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with various stakeholder groups, elected officials, and their staff.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, process objectives, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Willing to travel (up to 25%).
  • Willing to work non-traditional hours, when needed, including evenings and weekends.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Washington, DC (first 6 - 12 months)
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, college transcript, three references, salary requirements, and a writing sample by email to Kelli Wagner at kwagner@congressionalsportsmen.org.
Sara Leonard|Policy and Communications Manager|Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
*Please note my new email: sleonard@congressionalsportsmen.org