National Wild Turkey Federation
  • 01-Nov-2018 to 14-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Conservation
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits Package

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a national forestry initiative coordinator position.  This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting a large-scale forest management technical assistance program on private lands across 23 states.  This is a full-time, term limited (four year minimum) position.  Duty station is to be determined. 



The primary objective of the national forestry initiative coordinator is to deliver the NWTF's conservation mission at the National, Regional and State level via the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. (STH2).  This will be accomplished working in partnership with NRCS while providing oversight, administration, and coordination of 24 foresters across 23 states.  This position will report directly to the NWTF's Director of Conservation Operations for the Central Region and work collaboratively with NWTF staff to coordinate forestry capacity and programmatic delivery in states within the NRCS Forestry Initiative (NFI). 


  • Conduct and provide administration support for all agreements associated with the NFI and associated foresters
  • Assist with technical writing as needed to support the NWTF and NRCS partnership
  • Promote the NFI through enhanced internal and external communications pursuant to progress and accomplishments; provides required quarterly/annual reports and oral presentations as required
  • Serve the partnership as the coordinator for the NFI, to promote and facilitate consistency in program interpretation, communication, implementation and delivery at the National level
  • Foster collaboration and cooperation amongst all partners engaged in the NFI, but primarily NWTF field staff and NRCS field staff and state, regional, and National staff
  • Oversee the hiring (advertising vacancies, scheduling interviews, onboarding) of NFI foresters through coordination with NWTF staff overseeing NFI states and NFI foresters
  • Coordinate subject matter material and information dissemination as well as job-related training of foresters in cooperation with NRCS staff
  • Provide internal and external insights pursuant to staff accomplishments, performance towards annual Goals & Objectives, etc.
  • Provide effective and regular communication with NRCS State Conservationists and other NRCS Points of Contact involved in the NFI, and NWTF field staff on a monthly basis to assess progress, needs, and significant challenges, etc., as well as any external funding partners
  • Maintain and solicit matching financial contributions from partners, including tracking within the NWTF's Conservation Reporting Portal, invoicing, etc.
  • Provide updates and news to NWTF's Communications Department pursuant to the NFI and conservation delivery within respective states; contribute to Turkey Country magazine, Turkey Call television, NWTF state newsletters, websites, blogs, etc. as requested
  • Other functions as assigned by supervisor





Preferred candidates will possess experience working in forested ecosystems and knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements, to include T&E species; knowledge of forest management and planning, and working with and understanding of the Farm Bill and its programs.  The ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and peers; skills in communicating both orally and in written form to convey clear, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications are required for this position. 



  • Bachelor's degree in natural resources along with at least six (6) years of professional experience, two (2) of which must include program oversight and administration; and/or a Master's degree with four (4) years of professional experience or equivalent
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision and ability to determine work priorities daily, weekly and monthly to maximize time efficiency is required
  • Must have good public speaking and presentation skills for both technical and nontechnical audiences, ability to write for both professional & general audiences
  • Basic computer skills such as e-mail and Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong knowledge of forest management and associated research techniques
  • Ability to navigate in remote and rural areas, communicate with land managers and provide advice to agency workers in the field
  • Must be willing to incur moderate travel including overnight stays of three to five nights or more
  • Ability to use & apply GIS technologies
  • Must demonstrate a team attitude, proven leadership skills, excellent organizational skills and an ability to motivate others through a positive attitude



  • Must be able and willing to work, often alone, in a diverse range of climatic and topographic conditions, and within remote areas with limited access and amenities and other extreme conditions as warranted. Must be able to walk several miles per day in the conditions described above.  Must be able to drive or ride in a vehicle long distances frequently.  Ability to lift and carry up to a minimum of 20lbs.


Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.  Application Deadline December 7th, 2018.  


Please visit the NWTF website ( to apply

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