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Central-East Texas Regional Director

Central-East Texas Regional Director

JOB SUMMARY:

Mule Deer Foundation’s (MDF) Regional Directors organize local volunteer chapters to hold fundraising events in support of the continued mission accomplishment of MDF, ensuring the conservation of mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitat. Although primarily a fundraising position, Regional Directors also represent the organization with many State and Federal agencies, along with other related Conservation groups and events. Additionally, Regional Directors play a role in conservation work, by finding projects, acquiring needed assets and funding and the recruiting and leading volunteers on “Boots on the Ground” opportunities. A thorough understanding of MDF programs and conservation efforts is critical.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Prepare annual budget projections for Director of Field Operations approval and maintain a consistent net increase year over year and effectively develop and share new fundraising ideas.

• Develop, organize and guide chapter committees with the planning and execution of successful fundraising events, including virtual event opportunities, to meet annual budget.

• Work closely with Chapter Committees to ensure effective event planning (merchandise, venue, etc.) and subsequent event reporting (preliminary and final financial reporting) consistent with MDF established practices and procedures.

• Complete and submit in a timely manner all forms and reports regarding chapter development, event planning and event reporting as outlined in MDF’s processes and procedures.

• Engage with State Chairs and Chapter Committees to recognize volunteer efforts, drive greater awareness of MDF and explore opportunities to expand MDF’s presence.

• Develop an awareness and understanding of current issues within the wildlife conservation industry and possess the ability and willingness to share this knowledge with others (members, supporters, media, etc.) as needed, in an informative and timely manner.

• Ensure volunteer/chapter compliance with financial policies and operating/reporting procedures, in accordance with both MDF and state requirements relating to gaming and reporting obligations.

• Support the MDF national convention efforts, working with the convention team, volunteers, vendors and donors; advise convention team of possible sponsorship opportunities and assist with these opportunities as appropriate.

• Leverage various media platforms (social media, traditional media, speaking opportunities, etc.) to promote MDF goals, objectives and accomplishments at the state and local levels.

• Submit State Spotlights, News from the Field and related updates for the MDF member magazine and related publications.

• Lead and or assist in conservation project efforts, identifying and or initiating, planning and conducting conservation habitat projects.

• Along with State Chair and MDF Conservation Staff, serve as co-chair of respective Project Review Committee(s) (PRCs) and the related Chapter Rewards program to recommend strategic conservation projects for funding.

• In consultation with MDF leadership, be prepared to address issues regarding MDF activities, programs and policy positions as situations arise.

• Inform Director of Field Operations on all pertinent matters in a timely manner.

• Submit ad hoc reports, as requested from time to time by the Director of Field Operations, in a thorough and timely manner.

• Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Non-profit fundraising experience or preferred.

• Sales or strong customer service experience.

• Must reside in region, communities in and around central Texas: Dallas-Houston-Austin and other communities in between.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Oracle or other CRM applications and social media platforms. (Facebook and Instagram)

• Team oriented and self-motivated with a strong work ethic.

• Strong attention to detail with an ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize responsibilities.

• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

• Authorization to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our organization.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Non-profit fundraising experience or preferred.

• Sales or strong customer service experience.

• Must reside in region, communities in and around central Texas: Dallas-Houston-Austin and other communities in between.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Oracle or other CRM applications and social media platforms. (Facebook and Instagram)

• Team oriented and self-motivated with a strong work ethic.

• Strong attention to detail with an ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize responsibilities.

• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

• Authorization to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our organization.

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

• Must be able to work at a computer terminal for extended periods and stand for intervals of two to six hours.

• Ability to work any day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays.

• Individual must be able to work late at night.

• Capable of sitting for long periods in a car or on an airplane.

• Must be able to sit, stand, and bend for long periods of time.

LOCATION:

Central Texas, with a preference to be centrally located within the primary areas of responsibilities. (Dallas-Houston-Austin)

Salary/Benefits: $55k – 65K- DOE, Comprehensive Benefit Package and 401K.

Application Deadline: Open Until Position is Filled.

To Apply:

Please submit a brief cover letter and resume to marshall@muledeer.org with the subject line: “Central-East Texas Regional Director”.

Successful candidate will be required to pass a background check, credit check and drug test as condition of employment with MDF.

MDF is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

* 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. The MDF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit conservation organization.

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