Southwest Field Manager
Status: Full time | Reports to: Director, Center for Public Lands | Location: New Mexico, remote |Salary $70,000
A growing and effective conservation organization seeks to hire a conservation professional to join its public lands team as the Southwest Field Manager. The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) is looking for a skilled leader to advance the TRCP’s voice and mission on Southwestern U.S. hunting, fishing, and conservation issues.
The Southwest Field Manager will be responsible for developing and participating in campaigns to further the organization’s work to conserve special places, safeguard big game migration corridors, balance development with habitat values, and open access to inaccessible public lands. This individual will work to strategically grow the TRCP’s presence in the region, identify new campaign opportunities, fundraise, and effectively manage campaigns in New Mexico and field staff in Nevada. This is a growth opportunity position and prior experience working on conservation policy is required.
The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with experience in conservation advocacy, campaign development and implementation, and fundraising. This person must understand the voice and values of the hunt-fish community and be eager to further the TRCP’s mission to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish.
The TRCP offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401k, cell phone and home internet reimbursement, and ample paid time off.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Work directly with decision makers, federal and state agencies, sportsmen-based businesses, and hunting and fishing organizations to lead campaigns for the conservation of backcountry lands, big game habitat and migration corridors, and hunting and fishing access on Bureau of Land Management and National Forest System lands in New Mexico.
- Lead the development of new campaign opportunities across the Southwest region, including potential growth of staff presence.
- Supervise field staff and oversee the TRCP field campaign in the state of Nevada.
- Cultivate and foster relationships with foundations to secure additional resources necessary to expand campaign work in the region.
- Advocate for strong state policies in New Mexico that support hunting and fishing conservation values for all residents.
- Serve as the liaison to the Arizona hunt-fish community and Arizona-based decision makers.
- Collaborate with the Center for Public Lands Director and other team members to develop and administer coordinated and cohesive field campaigns across the southwestern region.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key leaders from state and national conservation groups and businesses, state and federal agency personnel, and elected decision-makers.
- Other duties as assigned.
· 5+ years of experience in the hunting, fishing and/or conservation policy arena, including previous campaign, agency and/or nonprofit experience.
· Experience commenting on public land use plans and projects.
· Extensive knowledge of the region.
· The ability to build & maintain strong working relationships with state & federal agency staff, nonprofit partner organizations, elected decision-makers, & diverse interest groups.
· Ability to work independently and coordinate multiple priorities within a broad portfolio.
· Strong communications and writing skills.
The TRCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and veterans, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, and those underrepresented in the conservation field are encouraged to apply.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to
Submission must include cover letter in order to be considered.
The position is open until filled. No phone calls please.