National Wild Turkey Federation
  • 21-Dec-2017 to 19-Jan-2018 (EST)
  • Conservation
  • Central Ohio, OH, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits Package

POSITION SUMMARY:  The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a term limited (3-yr minimum), full-time coordinator position overseeing hunting and shooting sports recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) programs in the state of Ohio.  This position is a cooperative effort between the NWTF and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and will conduct adaptive management for planning, coordinating and collaborating with various partner organizations, training, implementing, monitoring, and performing outreach related to hunting and fishing R3 programming in Ohio.   The position will have statewide duties with a preferred living location in central Ohio.  Essential duties and responsibilities are listed below with other duties being assigned as needed. 


Essential Functions:


  • Develop and implement a State step-down R3 plan based on the Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports National R3 Plan; assess the various gaps that exists in current programs to develop/coordinate clear and measurable pathways for hunting and fishing R3 in Ohio
  • Develop tools for identifying potential participants in hunting and fishing outreach efforts
  • Develop an R3 steering committee to coordinate biannual meetings with all partners to share accomplishments, challenges, modifications, and opportunities to enhance achievable deliverables
  • Work in coordination with existing hunting and fishing R3 staff in Ohio to expand capacity for programs that fill gaps in R3 efforts
  • Help create and implement a program for mentor selection and development
  • Administer semi-annual training opportunities for NWTF & ODNR volunteers within the ODNR Division's Mentor Training Program
  • Assist the NWTF-OH State Chapter with implementing R3 strategic plan objectives specific to the "Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt." initiative; specifically, coordinating and expanding mentored hunts
  • Assist with various programs where applicable including: NWTF and other partner education/outreach programs, expos, & mentored hunts
  • Coordinate efforts to re-engage lapsed hunters
  • Assess the effectiveness of existing and new R3 programs through participant tracking and surveys
  • Adapt programming and share new information to ensure program success
  • Develop / submit press releases through partner media outlets to publicize the partnership and any R3 programs
  • Develop / edit R3-related programming materials like brochures, booklets, video productions, digital, social media, and/or radio public service announcements
  • Seek additional funding to support program implementation



  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in an science-related natural resources field, education or communications
  • Experience in performing above or similar duties
  • An understanding of Ohio conservation organizations, hunting, fishing and shooting sports, and local & national hunting and shooting sports R3 partnership efforts
  • Familiarity / understanding of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
  • Ability to work irregular schedules including some weekends, evenings and overnight stays
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Able to work with diverse audiences
  • Experience preferred in administering and coordinating outdoor skills training, partnership development and support, and volunteer management
  • Knowledge of current R3 efforts both locally and Nationally
  • Ability to think and act both creatively and strategically to further hunting and fishing R3 efforts
  • Experience with strategic planning and leading diverse stakeholder groups in planning efforts


Application Deadline:  January 19th, 2018


Excellent health and retirement benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.


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