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VP of Marketing & Communications

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Virginia - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name Trout Unlimited
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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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VP of Marketing & Communications


About Trout Unlimited

Today, Trout Unlimited is a national organization with more than 150,000 volunteers organized into about 400 chapters nationwide. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.

Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join Trout Unlimited preferably in their headquarters in Arlington, Virginia – as the Vice President of Marketing & Communications. The VP of Marketing & Communications will report directly to the CEO and is member of the Senior Staff. The VP of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for the execution of Trout Unlimited's communications, marketing and branding strategies. The VP of Marketing & Communications will oversee all activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization's brand reputation and identify communication goals. A key objective is to manage the development and production of Trout's varied and integrated communications activities and tools including: supporting all events and initiatives, direct mail and marketing, newsletters and other print publications; Website content, E-news and other online communications, social and conventional media and public relations, and marketing.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the development and production of all Trout Unlimited's communications tools, with a particular emphasis on online communications and tools such as social media.
  • Experience in deploying community building web sites is important.
  • Manage production of all marketing and promotional materials.
  • Increase membership acquisition program.
  • Increase Trout's online community activity.
  • Improve internal processes to improve implementation of the communications strategy.
  • Expand partnerships within the outdoor, and related, industry.


  • 10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated versatility in writing for all media platforms.
  • Creative and strategic application of digital and social media technologies.
  • Experience in planning, writing, editing, and production of newsletters, press releases, annual reports, marketing literature, and other print publications.
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for problem solving and developing action plans and managing output.
  • Self-reliant, results oriented, and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and collaborate and develop consensus with staff and colleagues.
  • Experience managing a diverse and remote staff.
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs.
  • Background in policy and advocacy communications a plus.
  • Passion for Trout Unlimited's mission is essential.
  • A professional and resourceful style; flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical communication initiatives.
  • Ability to work with grassroots leaders and volunteers.
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside of TU.
  • Previous experience in conservation organization or the outdoor industry is helpful.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite products.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Vivie Yen by December 27, 2013. No phone calls please.

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.

Please fill out this voluntary form and submit it as an attachment to this email address.

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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