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With employment opportunities at our national headquarters in Missoula as well as remote opportunities nationwide, RMEF employs individuals in all facets of career opportunities. Join our team and help us ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.

MISSION

What we do

To ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.

VISION

Desired future state

To be the best membership-based conservation organization and be exemplary stewards of our funds for the benefit of hunters, elk, other wildlife and their habitat.

VALUES

Non-negotiable principles

Stewardship
Honesty
Accountability
Teamwork

Science-based Approach
Loyalty
Courage
Community

PURPOSE

Why we exist

To advocate for the collective interests of our membership, as hunters and conservationists,
on issues pertaining to elk, hunting heritage and other wildlife and their habitat.


Current Opportunities and Details:


Regional Director - Western Washington

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a non-profit, wildlife habitat conservation organization seeks a performance-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills to engage and manage volunteer activities, event fundraising and identify major gift prospects in Western WA. BS/equivalent degree and five years of experience in business, fundraising and volunteer management required. Pro-hunting background is critical.  Extensive weekday and weekend travel required. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to [email protected].  The position is open until filled.  RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Reports to:    Director of Field Operations

Department:  Fundraising & Marketing

Classification: Exempt

Date: June 2021

Summary:  Field Operations is the primary fundraising structure of the RMEF.  Regional Directors organize local volunteer chapters to hold fundraising events, principally banquets, and assist in major gift development activities to support the continued operation of RMEF and finance elk and wildlife conservation projects.

In addition to event-related fundraising, Regional Directors should work with Development Staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit potential large donations from qualified donors and prospects.

Regional Directors in designated elk states serve as the chair of their respective state project advisory committee from which conservation project recommendations are made for RMEF funding.

Essential Functions:

  1. Form RMEF fundraising chapter committees comprised of local volunteers.
  2. Organize, guide, and assist chapter committees with the planning, organization, and execution of successful fundraising events, including big game banquets, to meet annual goals and objectives.
  3. Actively utilize key RMEF volunteers, including regional, state, and district chairs, to assist in the identification and formation of new chapters and planning and execution of fundraising events.
  4. Utilize regional and state chairs to ensure volunteer compliance with RMEF operating and financial policies and reporting procedures.
  5. Personally solicit and or work with development staff to secure large donations in addition to Banquet revenues
  6. Prepare annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budget proposals.
  7. Maintain liaison and professional visibility with state wildlife agencies, federal wildlife and land management agencies, university wildlife departments, and non-governmental conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups, and outfitter/guide associations within assigned region.
  8. Serve as chair of RMEF state project advisory committee within assigned region, to coordinate the recommendation of specific conservation projects for RMEF funding.
  9. Promote the goals, objectives, and accomplishments of RMEF through the media and public speaking engagements, as assigned.
  10. Represent the RMEF at various meetings, functions, and public relations opportunities, as assigned.
  11. Submit news items concerning RMEF activities to the appropriate communications staff.
  12. Answer correspondence about RMEF activities and programs within assigned region.
  13. Maintain all records and submit reports as required by the Director of Field Operations.
  14. As a Regional Director, you are responsible for compliance with State Non-Profit and Charitable Fundraising laws and requirements, including but not limited to, raffles, drawings, games, or other fundraising situations.
  15. Keep the Director of Field Operations fully informed on all pertinent matters within assigned region.
  16. Regional Director will be responsible for working with key volunteers in establishing a State Leadership Team and together formulating and following a State Action Plan annually, as well as conducting an annual Volunteer Training workshop and recognition program. The Regional Director will serve on the State Leadership Team and oversee the solicitation, review, and recommendation for approval process of the State Grant Program.

Additional Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors or equivalent degree in Business, Marketing, Fundraising, Communications or related field preferred, and minimum of five years additional experience required. Prior experience working with volunteers and fundraising preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals, organizational structure, and activities, including biological, social, and political elements that shape them, and the ability to promote them.
  2. Must possess excellent people skills and be able to develop effective relationships with a wide variety of individuals.
  3. Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills and be able to direct and motivate volunteers.
  4. Must be able to identify future chapter opportunities and recruit volunteers to capitalize on these opportunities to grow the revenue and volunteer base.
  5. Must be able to understand and determine annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budgets.
  6. Must be able to work cooperatively with wildlife and land management professionals in government agencies and non-governmental entities.
  7. Must be proficient in the use of office computer programs including word processors and spreadsheets.
  8. Must have excellent communication skills both verbally and written. Must be able to speak to large groups of people.
  9. Must have the ability to work independently without frequent, direct supervision and to remain focused on goals and objectives while also supporting the Regional team when needed.
  10. Must have the ability to work in and foster a team-oriented environment.
  11. Must have the ability to resolve conflict and be flexible with changing priorities, and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  12. Must be able to collaborate with development staff for helping to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward large donations from major gift donors and prospects.

Physical Demands:

Extensive travel is required on weekdays and weekends.  Must also be able to work any day of the week, including weekends.  Must be able to work late at night (often until after midnight).  Must be capable of sitting for long periods in a car or airplane.  Must be able to work at a computer terminal for extended periods, stand for intervals of 2-6 hours, and lift heavy items up to 50 lbs.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of the job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements.


I.T. BUSINESS SYSTEM ANALYST

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a non-profit, wildlife habitat conservation organization seeks a team player with strong customer service and technical skills to work with staff to proactively identify technology needs and coordinate organizational resources to facilitate efficient solutions. Ensures user needs are met through initiation, implementation and continued support phases of new technology projects. Trains users on relevant systems and serves as a support resource.  Maximizes the potential of systems and ensures end-user technology is current, relevant and integrated efficiently with other systems when possible. Graduation from a college, university, or technical school with a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or equivalent professional experience.  The candidate should have two or more years of related experience. Position located in Missoula, MT. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to [email protected].  This position will be open until filled.

RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Reports to: Managing Director of Information Technology

Department: IT

Classification: Exempt

Date: June 2021

Job Summary:

The IT Business Analyst works with staff to proactively identify technology needs and coordinates organizational resources to facilitate efficient solutions.  Ensures user needs are met through initiation, implementation and continued support phases of technology projects.  Trains users on relevant systems and serves as a support resource.  Maximizes the potential of systems and ensures end-user technology is current, relevant and integrated efficiently with other systems when possible.

Essential Functions:

  1. Collaborates with staff to thoroughly understand the needs to be supported by the information systems and technology.
  2. Facilitates training, including developing user procedures and guidelines. Trains users on new processes/functionality. Trains new system users.
  3. Responds to inquiries and provides advice to the users regarding current and potential system inputs, processes, and outputs.
  4. Communicate plans and timeframes, ensuring that users understand anticipated results.
  5. Develops and communicates detailed specifications for implementation.
  6. Communicates project expectations and progress to management and other relevant parties.
  7. Collaborates with the Project Manager to ensure the needs of the users have been met.
  8. Satisfies data sampling, testing verification, and other user requests from existing databases.
  9. Acts as liaison with Information Technology and/or outside vendors to support relevant systems.
  10. Assures all systems are fully documented including support information, FAQ and SOP.
  11. Provides user support, including researching and resolving issues, recommending solutions or alternate methods to working requirements.
  12. Maintains awareness of current technological trends with a focus of applying technologies to enable improved workflows, efficiencies, teamwork and customer service.
  13. Maintains system inventories.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision of Others:

Supervise sub-contractors and vendors for IT projects within responsibilities.  

Education and Experience:

Graduation from a college, university, or technical school with a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or equivalent professional experience.  The candidate should have two or more years of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals, and organizational structure and activities.
  2. Ability to work well with customers with a variety level of skills and abilities.
  3. Ability to provide excellent customer service: respond in a timely manner, follow-through, and provide follow-up when necessary.
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Extremely proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software program.
  6. Extremely organized with great attention to detail.
  7. Ability to be flexible with changing priorities.
  8. Demonstrated ability to solve problems creatively and proactively. Self-motivated and resourceful.
  9. Ability to work in a cooperative team environment.
  10. Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new technology quickly.

Physical Demands: Can sit for long periods.  Constant use of office equipment such as telephones, computers, and office equipment are necessary.  Some light lifting and bending are also necessary. Some evening and weekend work may be necessary.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of the job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.


Membership Data Coordinator

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a non-profit, wildlife habitat conservation organization seeks a team player with strong customer service and technical skills to work with staff to proactively identify technology needs and coordinate organizational resources to facilitate efficient solutions. Ensures user needs are met through initiation, implementation and continued support phases of new technology projects. Trains users on relevant systems and serves as a support resource.  Maximizes the potential of systems and ensures end-user technology is current, relevant and integrated efficiently with other systems when possible. Graduation from a college, university, or technical school with a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or equivalent professional experience.  The candidate should have two or more years of related experience. Position located in Missoula, MT. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to [email protected].  This position will be open until filled.

RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Reports to: Membership Marketing Senior Manager

Department: Membership

Classification: Non-exempt

Date: August 2021

Job Summary:

Coordinates data for membership marketing campaigns (member acquisition, fundraising, renewal, upgrades and others). Conducts database queries, list pulls and data transfers to printers and other vendors. Conducts campaign reporting, membership count reports and others as needed. Provides analytical support and works with supervisor and other departments to ensure database integrity. Assists supervisor in developing the creative and analytical portion of campaigns.

Essential Functions:

  1. Conducts direct mail data list pulls including acquisition, fundraising, renewal and upgrades. Coordinates data, list criteria, printing schedules, creative presentations and performance metrics for review by supervisor.
  2. Update weekly reports monitoring campaign progress, analyze results and develop tools for deeper insight into campaign performance and testing.
  3. Conduct database list pulls as requested by supervisor.
  4. Use data to help implement direct marketing projects as determined by supervisor including, but notlimited to, direct mail, email, advertising, trade shows and promotions.
  5. Provide campaign forecasts for response rates and fulfillment schedules and budgets.
  6. Generate general membership analysis and reports related to direct marketing programs as requested bysupervisor. Provide suggestions for additional analysis and reporting.
  7. Manage data file requests and provide analytical insight to other departments as requested.
  8. Rebuild models as requested by other department staff or outside vendors. Check previous year’s modelfor accuracy and adjust accordingly.
  9. Assist with data and drawing for winners for sweepstakes campaigns and other prize drawings.
  10. Accesses older lists for performance and response rates to determine top list selections or upcomingcampaigns.
  11. Work with outside vendors on rental lists, merge planning, review and model selection.
  12. Work with state agencies to acquire updated state licensee hunter lists.
  13. Attend weekly Memberzplus and Virtuous meetings and assist Membership Department in softwaretransition.
  14. Work with supervisor, Customer Service, Customer Response, Accounting and IT departments to ensuedata quality related to the membership database.
  15. Stay current on postal regulations, industry trends and competitor activity. Help identify new and cost-effective opportunities for membership promotions.
  16. Work with Bugle team & field staff to obtain and renew postal permits.
  17. Develops and executes online donation packages.
  18. Assist with proofing direct mail materials throughout various production stages, including initial proofs,plate proofs, variable data and insertion proofs. Helps to ensure accuracy of print specifications through Creative Service job requests, printer quotes and proofs.
  19. Work with supervisor to plan all elements of direct marketing programs including data needs, budget, timeliness, strategy, themes, copy, artwork, list usage, testing and fulfillment processes.
  20. Help develop campaign creative elements and review proofs for direct marketing campaigns as assigned by supervisor.

Supervision of Others:

This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities.

Additional Responsibilities:

Perform other work as needed.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Business/Statistics or related field, or equivalent combination of experience & education is required. One or two years of experience working with relational databases and marketing analytics is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals, and activities. Must have a strong conservation ethic.
  2. Demonstrate excellent understanding of databases, organizational skills, budget management, attention to detail and a strong willingness to adapt to changing responsibilities and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  3. Must have a strong mathematical aptitude along with statistical skills. Must be able to understand and analyze data. Must be able to determine which data is relevant.
  4. Must be able to work independently and as a team player.
  5. Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Access.
  6. Must have excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  7. Must have excellent computer skills including knowledge and understanding of relational databases.
  8. Must have strong problem-solving skills.
  9. Must be flexible and be able to adapt to changing priorities.
  10. Must have excellent customer service skills and ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals.

Physical Demands:

Can sit for long periods.  Constant use of office equipment such as telephones, computers, and office equipment are necessary.  Some light lifting and bending are also necessary. Some evening and weekend work may be necessary.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of the job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.


Accounts Receivable Specialist

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a hunter-based non-profit wildlife habitat conservation organization, seeks a detail oriented individual to join our accounting team. This position is responsible for recording accounts receivable transactions and activities. Works closely with accounting and other department personnel to ensure accurate financial reporting and ensures data integrity of customer accounts.  This position involves extensive communication with customers. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong interpersonal communication skills required. Must have strong knowledge of basic accounting and ability to use and understand complicated database programs. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is preferred. Experience will be considered in lieu of education. Full time position with excellent benefits. Email letter of interest and resume to [email protected] Position is open until filled. RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Reports to:     Senior GL Accountant                        

Department:  Accounting/Finance

Classification: Non-exempt              

Date: September 2021

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for recording accounts receivable transactions and activities. Works closely with Accounting and other department personnel to ensure accurate financial reporting and ensures data integrity of customer accounts. This position involves extensive communication with customers.

Essential Functions:

  1. Follow established procedures for processing all cash receipts, electronic receipts, discounts, returns and other changes to customer accounts timely and accurately. Works closely with Accounting, Customer Service, and other department personnel to ensure accurate customer balances.
  2. Runs GL and Auto Invoice interface as needed. Monitors exception reports for error messages and resolves those errors.
  3. Monitors all A/R invoices, credit memos and receipts for: VC, Promo, Trading Post, Advertisers, Sponsors, Life Membership, Major Gifts, Lockbox, Employee Computers, Employee Cash Advances and other transaction types. Ensure transactions are applied and closed on a timely basis. Provide support for proper recording of all other receivable transaction types.
  4. Performs month-end closing procedures and runs monthly agings for all A/R transaction types.  Compiles data into A/R financial summary worksheets. Assist with reconciliation of the A/R general ledger accounts (done by the 5th working day following the month of close). Assist with the monthly A/R summary for financial statements (due by the 10th working day following the month of close).
  5. Responsible for ensuring data integrity of customer accounts. Research all problems and inconsistencies on customer accounts. Responsible for providing excellent customer service and updating customer information accurately and timely. Perform reconciliations of life members as necessary.
  6. Responsible for the setup of new Life members and Major Gifts on payment plans as well as other receivables such as employee computer purchases. Responsible for posting of Major Gift monies deposited into chapter accounts.
  7. Assist with additional A/R responsibilities as needed. Work closely with the other department members to ensure all transactions are recorded and remitted timely and accurately. Provide backup support when necessary.
  8. Responsible for reconciling between Oracle and the membership database MemberzPlus.
  9. Monitor activity in various general ledger clearing accounts, especially chapter clearing accounts and process as appropriate.
  10. Assist with other needs of the department as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

Perform other work as required.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is preferred. Experience will be considered in lieu of education.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 

  1. Knowledge and support of RMEF’s mission, goals, programs and activities.
  2. Must have strong knowledge of basic accounting.
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong interpersonal communication skills.
  4. Ability to use and understand complicated database programs.
  5. Ability to work independently without frequent direct supervision and in a team environment.
  6. Must be detail oriented, accurate and very organized.
  7. Must be able to meet deadlines in a timely and effective manner. Must be able to prioritize, multi-task and work under stressful situations.
  8. Must have excellent customer service skills (i.e. follow-up, follow-through, willing to take extra steps to solve a problem and pleasant to work with) and be able to effectively handle conflict.

Physical Demands: Can sit for long periods. Constant use of office equipment such as telephones, computers, and copy machines are necessary. Some light lifting and bending are also necessary. Some travel may be required.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.