Chief Operating Officer (TU)

Trout Unlimited
Arlington, VA

Chief Operating Officer for the nation’s largest coldwater conservation organization

Trout Unlimited seeks a Chief Operating Officer to lead operations to match best-in-class conservation programs that have doubled in size over the past six years.

With 40 offices in 27 states and 400 local chapters, Trout Unlimited mobilizes hundreds of thousands of grassroots volunteers to create healthy coldwater habitats that support sustainable fishing.

The projects Trout Unlimited implements serve everyone, as healthy coldwater habitats are resilient environments that stand up to the water-related impacts of climate change, helping people protect their communities and meet one of the most urgent contemporary environmental challenges.

Trout Unlimited has a 60-year track record of conservation achievements. From the landowner on the stream bank to state fisheries agencies to the halls of Congress to youth in their classrooms, Trout Unlimited works with multiple and varied stakeholders to achieve its mission. With its diverse base of support and its wide impact, the organization has a profoundly beneficial effect on the environment.

As Trout Unlimited has grown, so has the need for operations expertise to help facilitate its mission-related work. The Chief Operating Officer will report directly to the President and CEO; manage the senior team to ensure that the functions of the organization perform at an exceptional level; and work with senior staff and key volunteer leaders to create systems and processes that improve internal communications and coordination.

The ideal candidate will be a driven and results-oriented leader, with deep experience in managing all organizational aspects, including information technology, finance, accounting, and human resources; and will possess knowledge of historical conservation trends, in addition to current conservation and environmental priorities and campaigns. S/he will possess an entrepreneurial nature, with a willingness to understand the complexities of new initiatives to achieve programmatic growth, and have a love for and appreciation of fishing and pristine outdoor wildlife habitats.

Development Resources, inc. (DRi) is leading this search for Trout Unlimited.