Deputy Director, Western Lands

Job Type

Full Time






United States


The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership is looking for a talented and strategic individual to directly oversee the TRCP’s western state focused field campaigns as the Deputy Director for the Center for Western Lands. A successful candidate will possess a passion for the outdoors and natural resource conservation and have the vision, skills, and experience to lead a team to successfully accomplish conservation outcomes across the states of Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, and New Mexico.

This position will be responsible for advancing the TRCP’s public lands policy priorities in the West, including:

  • Conserving migration corridors, crucial habitats, and backcountry public lands
  • Reducing the footprint of energy development on the landscape to ensure balance with the needs of fish and wildlife habitat
  • Stopping the sale or transfer of federal public lands
  • Supporting programs and proposals that enhance access and habitat conservation on public lands

This person must display strong written and verbal communication, strong leadership skills, excellent judgment, a proven experience influencing the outcomes of policies, and an ability to work effectively with a broad spectrum of stakeholder interests.

Required Skills and Experience
  • Strong knowledge of hunting and fishing, natural resource management, and fish and wildlife conservation issues
  • Demonstrated experience influencing policy outcomes, preferably at the state or federal level
  • A fundamental understanding of federal environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act
  • At least two years’ experience supervising staff
  • Strong emotional intelligence and the ability to work effectively with people of different backgrounds and perspectives
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field
  • Experience with grant writing and fundraising is a plus
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Superior writing and verbal communications skills
  • Self-motivated, with an energetic spirit and clear judgment
  • Willingness to travel regularly across the Western region
  • Passion for hunting, fishing, and natural resource conservation


As the direct line supervisor for Western field staff, you will oversee the development and implementation of TRCP’s conservation field campaigns in Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, and New Mexico. This includes leading the field team in accomplishing key Western lands conservation policy objectives and expanding the role and influence of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership throughout the western United States.

Key Duties
  • Serve as the organizational lead for the oversight of state-based Western field campaigns
  • Supervise field staff in Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, and New Mexico
  • Lead the development of Western state focused campaign and work plans, and work with the field team, Western lands director, senior conservation and science staff, government relations staff, and communications staff to ensure the strategic implementation of those plans
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Western conservation leadership from state and national conservation groups and businesses, agency personnel, and elected decision makers
  • Work with the Center for Western Lands Director and shared services staff to identify and develop future campaign opportunities
  • Work with the Western Engagement and Communications Manager to build and maintain a network of western sporting organizations, businesses, individual partners and individual advocates for the TRCP
  • Ensure that grant deliverables are met, and work with the Western team and development team to compile and develop reports
  • Oversee field staff expenses, leave, and time sheets
  • Ability to travel regularly within the Western region and occasionally to D.C.
  • Other duties as assigned

This is a full-time position and salary is commensurate with experience. A competitive benefits package is included. The TRCP is an equal-opportunity employer.

This position will be based in the TRCP Western office in Missoula, Montana, or from a home office in the Western contiguous United States.

Founded in 2002, the TRCP is a coalition of leading conservation organizations, hunting- and fishing-related businesses, and individual grassroots partners working together to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish.

To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Western Deputy Director” to Joel Webster, TRCP Center for Western Lands Director at Position will remain open until filled.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Western Deputy Director” to Joel Webster, TRCP Center for Western Lands Director at Position will remain open until filled.