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Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to leading the conservation, sound management, and wise use of Tennessee’s wildlife and great outdoors. For more than 75 years, it has been one of the leading voices for sportsmen, wildlife enthusiasts, and conservation.

Its work is diverse, spanning public policy to habitat conservation. The Federation’s Conservation Policy program engages in legislative and regulatory matters on the local, state, and federal levels that affect Tennessee’s natural resources and the interests of those who care about them. Hunters for the Hungry provides more than a half-million servings of venison annually to hungry Tennesseans. Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program promotes the shooting sports and an outdoor lifestyle to nearly 2,000 student-athletes across the state. Hunting and Fishing Academy provides hands-on outdoor experiences to our next generation of sportsmen and women. The Federation’s Habitat Conservation program is actively involved in habitat restoration and stewardship initiatives statewide.

Research Manager for Conservation Policy

Location: Nashville, TN
Position Type: Full Time, Onsite

Tennessee Wildlife Federation seeks a dynamic individual to support the conservation policy efforts of the Federation. This position will report to the Director of Conservation Policy. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to leading the conservation, sound management, and wise use of Tennessee’s wildlife and great outdoors. For over 78 years, it has been one of the leading voices for sportsmen and women, wildlife enthusiasts, and conservation.

Key Job Duties and Qualifications (Complete job description):

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree. A degree in wildlife management, environment science, or a related field is preferred
  • Minimum of two years of experience in conservation public policy, wildlife conservation, or experience at a state or federal natural resource agency. A master’s degree in a relevant field can be substituted for two years of experience
  • A strong working knowledge of natural resource conservation, and the science which underlies it
  • An understanding of how policy is developed and implemented at the state and federal level
  • Compile research on relevant policy topics and organize research in an usable way
  • Identifying and prioritizing issues that directly or indirectly relate to the Federation’s work
  • Work alongside the Federation’s communications team to utilize media and communications to promote policies and messages that reflect mission accomplishment for the Federation

Application Instructions:

  • To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@tnwf.org. (References will not be contacted unless a tentative offer of employment has been extended and accepted.)
  • Candidates who auto-send LinkedIn or other automated replies using existing profiles or forms may be considered for the position. However, if you are applying out of state there is no relocation stipend for this position.
  • Phone calls regarding the position will not be accepted.

Ethical Hunting Practices: Federation staff know and respect the game hunted, follow all related laws, familiarize themselves with wildlife in the area and behave accordingly. As an employee of the Federation, all employees are expected to follow all state and federal hunting and fishing guidelines and practice ethical and fair chase practices while executing or assisting with program events or in your personal outings afield.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. No person will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability. Each person will be judged on his/her own merit when determining employment and advancement opportunities.

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