Today, I write with fantastic news. I have accepted a new position with the American Sportfishing Association as Web Manager of KeepAmericaFishing.org. In short, this position includes the “day to day responsibility for implementing and coordinating the content, design and functionality of KeepAmericaFishing.org [Web site].” I will be implementing online fundraising, advocacy, e-marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and social media strategy to generate awareness of the site and its agenda which is to promote sport fishing in America, access to sport fishing locations and to work “to keep our public resources – our oceans, lakes, rivers and streams – open, clean and abundant with fish.” I really hope you can take a look at this newly designed Web site to get a glimpse of what I will be working with in the near future starting after the New Year.
I found the position opening on the BradTraverse.com job board. I am a paid subscriber on this job board and it is something that I have written about before on this blog. I can’t tell you how much I feel that this is a great resource for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It has helped me land more than one position since subscribing to it and if you live in this area or are looking for a job in the Washington, D.C. area, you should become a subscriber yourself.
Within a week of leaving my previous position with League of Conservation Voters I was invited to interview with the American Sportfishing Association. As much as I would like to evaluate every position offer, due to the economic climate and the potential for a prolonged job hunt as well as the position description and requirements, this job is the perfect fit for both my skill-set and my own as well as my family’s needs. This new position has amazing potential for both personal growth as well as something that I can leave an imprint on in my having been a part of the project. I see a great many avenues for exploration with this position and Web site. I am truly excited about the possibilities for KeepAmericaFishing.org.
As I set out on this new adventure, I hope to share my perspective and experiences to this blog as well as other general thoughts I may have relating to the nonprofit advocacy/fundraising/Web design space. I hope that you will join me and follow along as I begin this new phase in my life.
*Disclaimer: I was in no way prompted to speak on behalf of BradTraverse.com. I am thoroughly impressed with this Web site product. My opinion is my own and I have not been approached by any entity or party to discuss it.