Location: Georgia Wildlife Federation (GWF), Covington, GA

Working Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00-5:00, but flexible with some weekend and evening work

Type and Compensation: Seasonal (10 months) and $35,000 plus mileage reimbursement

Education: A bachelor’s degree and a strong understanding of wildlife conservation

 

OVERVIEW:

This position is funded through a grant titled “Expanding Academics Afield to Advance Equity in College R3 Programming,” from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. R3 is the Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation of hunters, anglers and shooting sport participants. Academics Afield (AA) is a program aimed at introducing students from non-traditional backgrounds to hunting and shooting sports. AA is active at 17 Colleges and Universities across the southeastern states- 10 of which are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); thus, the Facilitator needs to have an understanding of minority experiences in the outdoors. GWF has partnered with researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) to better understand Black student’s beliefs and values on hunting. NCSU and will provide clear guidance on research protocols. The facilitator will work directly with partners to ensure reliable data collection, to guide them on local implementation and to effectively report program findings and impacts. The Facilitator will oversee program implementation at Fort Valley State University (FVSU), Albany State University (ASU), University of Georgia (UGA), Georgia Southern University (GSU) and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). The Academics Afield Facilitator will receive training as necessary. The Facilitator will report to the State R3 Coordinator.

 

EXPECTED RESULTS:

  1. Help recruit and retain diverse young adults into hunting and shooting sports in GA by strengthening GA University programs.
  2. Ensure all NGO, university, industry and agency partners in all participating states have the necessary resources, infrastructure and partnerships needed to sustain AA
  3. Assist with the completion of a comprehensive social science research assessment and coordinate the creation of data-driven recommendations for tangible strategies to better engage diverse young adult hunters. Results will be synthesized in an addendum to the comprehensive AA Toolkit (in progress)
  4. Increase awareness of the GA Department of Natural Resources by engaging Department personnel for support with workshops

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  1. Coordinate AA Expansion with awarded funds following predetermined goals and outlines (including facilitating two workshops per school per semester in GA)
  2. Be a resource for out-of-state partners by hosting regular community virtual meetings
  3. Supervise all GA student interns helping them to implement their programs
  4. Encourage and develop partnerships within GA building infrastructure and capacity
  5. Recognize contributions and celebrate accomplishments
  6. Motivate others to improve quantity and quality of work performed and provide training and development opportunities as appropriate
  7. Identify long-term funding sources for GA AA programs
  8. Communicate regularly to supervisor and stakeholders on progress
  9. Other duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1. Avid outdoorsperson, hunting background desired with an understanding of North American wildlife conservation and hunting’s role in it
  2. Experience in staff and program management
  3. Self-starter, takes initiative and identifies potential contributions to the program
  4. Strong organization skills, punctual, and willing to work with a team
  5. Ability to write reports, blogs, and photograph progress
  6. Ability to create and conduct presentations, and training workshops
  7. Experience using MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other related software
  8. Ability to stay on task, meet goals, and keep morale high
  9. Ability to develop realistic goals and measure progress to stay on track
  10. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments that often involve multiple staff including those with other organizations; monitor budgets
  11. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms
  12. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers from a variety of different organizations and backgrounds

 

To apply: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until qualified candidate is identified. Email Bre@gwf.org with a cover letter, resume and list three references.

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