Career Opportunities

Angler Recognition Coordinator

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA)

Description: The Angler Recognition Coordinator will manage the IGFA’s angler recognition programs, including world records, trophy clubs and slam clubs, and develop new recognition programs that increase the IGFA’s relevance to recreational anglers around the world.  This position will serve as the first point of contact for inquiries about IGFA’s International Angling Rules and angler recognition programs from IGFA members and the recreational angling community.  Other responsibilities include content development for IGFA’s online and print media and budget development.  This position requires strong knowledge of both conventional and fly fishing techniques and tackle configurations, excellent customer service skills, strong writing and verbal communication skills and the ability to meet deadlines.

Supervisor: Conservation Director

Description of Responsibilities:

Coordinates all procedures associated with processing IGFA world records, slams and trophy clubs

  • Angler recognition program data entry

  • Line and scale testing

  • Application review

Responds to incoming correspondence related to IGFA angling rules, angler recognition programs and record archives

Operates and maintains the IGFA Angler Recognition Database

  • Data entry

  • Creating and executing data queries

  • Processing reports and record lists for internal and external publications

Coordinates the selection processes for the various IGFA awards

  • Assist in the development of the annual awards structure

  • Assist in the execution of the annual awards event

 Content development /Editorial

  • Develop content for IGFA various printed, online and social platforms, as well as for external publications

Assist in fiscal oversight of the IGFA Angler Recognition Department

  • Review of monthly profit/loss statements

  • Development of annual budget for the Angler Recognition Department

Educational Requirements:

  •  BA or BS required, preferably in marine or freshwater science, public policy, marketing, communications or a related field.

Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the international recreational fishing community, fishing tackle and techniques

  • Strategic vision for developing angler recognition programs in support of the IGFA’s  mission

  • Ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data in logical formats for presentation in reports, documents and other written, audio or visual materials

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively  as part of the IGFA team

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments

  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form

  • Ability to interact with IGFA staff and customers in a professional and positive manner

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access

  • Knowledge of Word Press or other web-related software is a plus

  • Ability to develop and maintain a strict processing schedule and meet rapid deadlines.

Physical Requirements:

Based in Dania Beach, Florida

How to Apply

Send resume, references and related work experience to:

Jason Schratwieser

Conservation Director

International Game Fish Association

[email protected]


(The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.)



Events Coordinator

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA)



Position Description

The IGFA Events Coordinator will be a key contributor to the fundraising activities of the organization. This position will be responsible for day-to-day administration of a variety of development activities including assisting with major events like the annual auction and banquet, the annual IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Ceremony and several other donor and sponsorship events.  Primary responsibilities include: coordinating all logistics with events, correspondence with guests, sponsors and vendors, maintaining event websites and registration processes and data entry. Normal working hours are Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm. The candidate must be able to work some nights and weekends and have the ability to travel. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, marketing or a related field  

  • Three years of experience - nonprofit organization experience a plus

  • Well-developed quantitative, written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to take initiative/work independently

  • Proficiency with MS Office and database management (experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar preferred)

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary

  • Ability to travel outside of South Florida when necessary

  • Strong interest in IGFA mission and knowledge of fishing and aquatic environments preferred


Compensation and Benefits

  • Compensation based on experience and competitive with other nonprofits

  • Simple IRA matching retirement plan 

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Paid vacation and leave

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Great work environment and the opportunity to engage with the top fishing personalities and anglers on the planet.

Please send resume to IGFA Development Director Eric Combast:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 954-927-2628

Eric Combast
300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL 33004