QUALIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES, & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Sportsmen’s Alliance is seeking a Vice President of Membership who works collaboratively with the CEO, CFO, Vice President of Development, Vice President of Government Affairs and the Vice President of Marketing and Communications to fulfill the Sportsmen’s Alliance and Foundation’s mission, ensure financial growth, and promote an environment of continuous improvement.
The Vice President of Membership has a major role in positioning the organizations for growth through highly effective fundraising. This senior administrator is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing comprehensive programs in membership, business partner cultivation, event hosting/planning and outdoor sports advancement. Reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Membership will work with all of the Alliance and Foundation’s constituencies and serve as a steward supporting the outdoor heritage.
The Vice President ensures a coordinated approach to membership that supports the organization’s top strategic priorities. The Vice President of Membership serves as the Alliance and Foundation’s liaison to the private and public sector in strengthening membership, business partnerships, directing event based fundraising initiatives and establishing national chapters. This senior officer will set ambitious, clear, and achievable goals and will inspire the staff to meet or exceed these expectations. Active in the outdoor industry and surrounding community, the Vice President will participate in the identification, solicitation, and stewardship of business partners and national chapter locations.
➢ Establish productive partnerships and relationships with corporations, businesses, Foundation and Alliance board members, and others within the outdoor community.
➢ Provide input into the marketing and branding of the Alliance and Foundation.
➢ Provide strategic direction and leadership for the Alliance membership recruitment, event based fundraising, chapter establishment and business partner programs.
➢ Develop and propose strategies for the solicitation of new members, business partners and outdoor clubs. Determines ongoing relationships with constituents, plans/directs event based fundraising, recruits new business partners and directs communication with constituents.
➢ Manage staff with a concentration on accountability, based on performance reviews and clear annual goals.
➢ Inform the President & CEO and the Alliance & Foundation’s Board about trends, issues, and best practices in membership, business partner program and chapter formation in order to recommend and implement policy changes.
➢ Build relationships with outdoor industry partners and businesses to expand engagement, benefit members and increase fundraising opportunities.
➢ Directs grassroots fundraising operations, event based fundraising opportunities and membership drives in support of the Sportsmen’s Alliance and Foundation.
➢ Directs and creates new avenues to engage constituents and prospects into participating in the organization.
➢ Provides information and serves as a spokesperson regarding the Alliance and Foundation’s work to the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, donors, members, media, conservation organizations, sportsmen and women and the public.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in business, sales, marketing, public administration, fish and wildlife management, natural resources management or similar field. A master’s degree and certifications in association management and/or fundraising would be beneficial, but is not required.
Experience: 8-12 years of progressively responsible experience in not-for-profit management including administration, fundraising and marketing. Position requires ability to create and edit written products distributed to the public.
Skills and Abilities: Knowledge and appreciation of outdoor sports and the vital role that it plays in wildlife management is needed. Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Display excellent conservation knowledge, leadership, verbal and writing skills. Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge). A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and to ensuring the highest customer service orientation.
Travel: Requires regular travel (20%-40%) for weekend and evening meetings within the United States.
Other Requirements: A passion for hunting and wildlife conservation is essential. An entrepreneurial and self-management personality along with a desire to win and help advance a growing organization in an exciting and fast-paced environment is necessary.
COMPENSATION, BENEFITS, AND LOCATION
Compensation and benefits for this position are highly competitive with comparable opportunities. SA/SAF is committed to attracting and retaining exceptional leadership. This position will be based at SA/SAF’s corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. SA/SAF will assist the successful candidate with relocation costs and other accommodations.
To view the full opportunity profile, please visit: https://nonprofit-executive-search.com/job-opening/the-sportsmens-alliance-vice-president-of-membership. All initial applications will be received online.
About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: Online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.