The incumbent will work on governmental relations matters for SCI on matters involving state laws and regulations related to hunting within the U.S., within either the Eastern or Western region of the U.S. Incumbents must be dependable, enthusiastic, detail oriented, resourceful, and possess strong verbal and written communications skills.
This position will report to the Director of Government Relations in the SCI Washington, D.C. headquarters office. It is a telecommuting position that will work remotely. This requires a high degree of self-motivation, efficient management of time, and ability to relate to supervisor and peers from a remote location.
Rec Min: $91,691.04
Rec Mid: $119,198.56
Rec Max: $146,706.07
*Please note that salary is dependent on factors to include experience, education, and geographic location.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – All areas of responsibility listed below are essential to the satisfactory performance of this position by any/all incumbents, with reasonable accommodation, if necessary. Any non-essential functions are assumed to be included in “other related duties as assigned”.
- Track, analyze and recommend positions on legislation and regulations that affect the interest of SCI and its membership.
- Coordinate grassroots mobilization efforts and other local efforts, as required by the circumstances of the legislation or regulations.
- Educate legislators and their staff members on SCI’s position on hunting and sportsmen’s issues.
- Provide support for SCI’s Governmental Affairs Committee, in coordination with the Government Relations Manager for Federal Affairs.
- Help develop political action committee activities in state-level elections.
- Develop and execute overall strategy and message development in conjunction with Director, external consultants, and SCI leadership at all levels.
- Must represent SCI to its membership and public officials in a responsible and professional manner and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
- Coordinate with hunting community partners to advance SCI’s legislative agenda and involvement in political races.
- Draft legislative and political communications to membership and public officials as needed.
- Prepare both oral and written reports and analyses on legislative and political matters to the Director and communicate with SCI Executive Board and Board of Directors on said matters as necessary.
- Work with other SCI structures, such as Chapter Services, Regional Representative volunteers, Communications.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties, skills, and efforts. Position descriptions are not intended to form contractual relationships between the employee and the organization but are intended to be a reflection of the primary elements of a specific job.
- Assist in the writing of legislative policy memos, briefings for senior leadership, briefings for meetings and white papers as needed.
- Assist in communications and Federal affairs as needed.
- Demonstrated competence in strategic planning and organizational management.
- Ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders, and the ability to respond to needs in a tactful and strategic manner.
- Ability to build relationships with legislative and regulatory decision makers, associations and other people who have influence over policy makers.
- Establish and achieve goals and objectives, encourage teamwork throughout the Organization while maintaining ethical integrity.
- Comfortable working on multiple deadlines in a fast paced environment.
- Ability to work independently, remote from headquarters location, while maintaining a high level of productivity and contact with his/her supervisor and coworkers.
Must demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, hunting as an essential part of biologically sound and ethically responsible international wildlife management.
DIRECTLY REPORTING - None
INDIRECTLY REPORTING - None
This job is intended to be a telecommuting position. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and smartphones.
SCOPE AND COMPLEXITY
This position routinely handles highly sensitive, confidential, legal information. The environment is fast paced and constantly changing. Incumbents are called upon to be resourceful problem solvers, resolve conflicting priorities, and maintain professional decorum. The position routinely interacts with Boards, committees, national and international agencies. Knowledge base must include bylaws, state, federal, and international laws relating to hunting and wildlife conservation.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
This is a full-time position. Days and hours are variable however, office operation is typically Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position regularly requires long hours and weekend work.
This job contemplates significant travel within the region of the United States for which the position is responsible. Some travel is likely to be on weekends. Travel includes trips to SCI's offices in Tucson, Arizona and Washington, D.C. for training and interaction with coworkers, presence at SCI Annual Hunters' Convention, travel to state legislatures and to SCI Chapter meetings and events.
QUALIFYING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's degree (or higher).
- Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both written and oral, attention to detail, organizational skills and exceptional customer service.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's degree and two to four years' experience or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS
- Additional related education and/or experience preferred or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience that fulfills the requirements of the position will be considered.
- Preference for existing relationships within the sportsmen's community, particularly within SCI and its chapter system.
- Preference for current or previous legislative or lobbying experience at the state level.
- Preference for candidate with current or recent active participation in sport hunting within the U.S.
Please send a resume and a one page cover letter to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org