The employee will work in joint capacity with Pheasants Forever, Inc. (PF) and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) to coordinate and promote partnership outreach events along with hunter Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (R3) efforts statewide. This position will work with PF and NGPC staff to expand hunter outreach in Nebraska, coordinate outreach events, provide R3 event guidance and training to chapter volunteers, enhance program evaluation, and promote mentoring. This person will market events and inform the public of current programs, projects and efforts through social media, press releases, and other media outlets. Videography skills strongly desired.
This position will require the person to be a self-starter with excellent outdoor education, communication and program coordination skills and a strong work ethic. This effort will provide an opportunity to make significant contributions to conservation outreach in the state. The ideal candidate has a passion for the outdoors with experience in outdoor education, hunter outreach, videography, marketing, communications, and working with the public. Travel will be expected throughout the state of Nebraska.
Essential Job Duties:
Assist with leadership of the Nebraska Hunter/Shooting Sports Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3) Taskforce and help coordinate Nebraska R3 initiatives to target traditional and non-traditional hunters
Work with staff to develop materials to promote partnership programs and events including enhanced videography and drone usage
Work to develop strategic self-help tools for new and current hunters
Assist in the tracking of Youth Mentor Hunt participants and, in coordination with other partners, develop methods to support new hunters along their recruitment journey by working with our 62 PF/QF chapters
Develop methods for and implementation of evaluations to determine the efficacy of current and new R3 programs in creating new hunters.
Recruit, train and motivate PF/QF volunteers to deliver outreach programs within their local community
Facilitate communication and coordination among conservation organizations to maximize attendance of target audiences at outreach events as well as garner support for new habitat program development
Utilize social media to communicate the excitement surrounding hunting and mentoring new participants, habitat partnerships and general hunting activities as well as the impacts made by PF/QF and partners in these areas
Write press releases, newspaper articles, and newsletters to promote events and increase habitat partnership communication
Assist with the coordination and/or promotion of Youth Pollinator Events, Youth Mentor Hunts, Hunter Education classes, shooting sports activities and connecting participants to recruitment pathways
Work with local Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters to help fulfill their habitat and youth mission
This employee will work in coordination with Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever headquarters public relations professionals to ensure all messaging is consistent with the organization’s positions
This employee will participate in regular training conducted by the public relations team on the organization’s communications best practices, social media guidelines and key messages
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication, coordination and organizational skills
Must be comfortable with public speaking, have excellent people skills with an overall enjoyment of teaching and working with people
Ability to work independently with little supervision to accomplish goals
Extensive knowledge of marketing, journalism, social media technology best practices and education program development and delivery
Videography skills including video development, editing and placement/delivery
Knowledge of hunting and shooting sports in Nebraska
Valid driver’s license required with an acceptable driving record and history
Ability to organize, develop, and implement educational and outreach activities, including workshops, seminars, and publications
Must be innovative and resourceful with a positive and professional attitude
A strong passion for conservation, the outdoors, youth, and hunting is required
Education and Experience Guideline:
Applicant should possess a minimum of an Associate’s Degree and 3 years of field related experience. Experience in marketing, journalism, social media and videography, education and event coordination preferred. The ideal candidate has a passion for the outdoors and outdoor education with education, marketing, videography and writing experience.
ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH THE PHEASANTS FOREVER WEBSITE WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your complete application materials should include a cover letter that outlines your interest in the position and your qualifications, along with a detailed resume, and 3 references, as one MS Word document or Adobe Acrobat PDF file on the Recruitment website. If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide example materials you’ve created.
For more information about the position, contact Kelsi Wehrman, PF State Coordinator at 402-621-0744 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pheasants Forever, Inc. is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled
About Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever
As the leading nonprofit upland habitat conservation organization in the country, Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Pheasants Forever is a 501(c)(3) organization with more than 700 chapters and 149,000 members across the United States and Canada, and revenues exceeding $85 million. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent, the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. The organization annually impacts more than 1 million acres of wildlife habitat.
Pheasants Forever's concerted effort to actively recruit conservation leaders for the future is part of the organization's No Child Left Indoors Initiative. As part of this effort, our organization is dedicated to working with members, chapters, and conservation partners to provide opportunities for youth and their families to share our outdoor traditions through the following programs: Forever Shooting Sports, Youth Habitat Projects, and Leadership Development.