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Coldwater Conservation Fund Manager, Eastern Region

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location California - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 31/03/2013
Company Name Trout Unlimited
Contact Name Stacy Springer
Email sspringer@tu.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Conservation Jobs with Trout Unlimited. TU is a national organization with more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels.
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Trout Unlimited is a national organization with more than 150,000 volunteers and approximately 400 chapters nationwide. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by an expert conservation staff working out of more than 30 offices wherever trout live, who ensure that TU is at the forefront of coldwater fisheries restoration and protection work at the local, state, and national levels. Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds so that our children can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters.

The Coldwater Conservation Fund (CCF) was founded in 1992 by a group of TU's most generous donors, who wished to establish a means of raising funds to support TU's science and program work. The CCF is composed of those TU members who give $1,000 or greater annually. CCF members' support of specific scientific and programmatic work, as well as their general support of the organization, is vital to TU's ability to fulfill its mission.

Position Summary

TU has a long history of conservation success in the eastern and Midwestern United States, and has a significant staff and grassroots presence across the region. The CCF Manager, Eastern Region will be responsible for expanding TU's CCF presence throughout the eastern and Midwestern United States, with particular emphasis on the mid-Atlantic states and through close work with TU program staff and the grassroots. The position reports to the Managing Director, CCF. Job location is flexible, but will preferably be in the mid-Atlantic region.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, cultivate, and secure support from CCF donors to support Trout Unlimited's conservation work.
  • Recruit new CCF donors to TU.
  • Work with both staff and grassroots to develop fundraising activities (dinners, auctions, project visits, fishing trips, etc.) to support TU.
  • Work with both staff and grassroots to spread the message about TU's conservation work.
  • Coordinate all activities with TU conservation and fundraising efforts nationwide.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Interest in and passion for fly-fishing strongly preferred.
  • Individual donor fundraising experience preferred, ideally in the conservation world.
  • On-the-ground conservation experience preferred.
  • Experience with foundation fundraising, grant-writing, and/or planned giving preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest, questionnaire, resume and 3 professional references to Steve Trafton by March 31, 2013. Please identify your message as "CCF Manager, East" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

TU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search. TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

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