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The National Wildlife Federation's state and territorial affiliates form the backbone of the Federation. Our 52 affiliate partners are leaders on state and local conservation efforts, employing dedicated conservationists who are making real strides in protecting our natural resources. Explore the opportunities below to work for an affiliate organization and join the Federation family.

Delaware Nature Society

Outreach and Site Director – Abbott’s Mill

Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, Milford, Delaware

The Outreach and Site Director of Abbott’s Mill Nature Center position works to develop and grow relationships and initiatives to elevate DelNature’s presence and impact in Kent and Sussex County, DE. Manages key operations of Abbotts Mill Nature Center and leverages site to build partnerships that foster DelNature’s work in conservation, advocacy, and education in the Milford region and beyond. In coordination with local stakeholders and DelNature’s leadership team, furthers initiatives in Southern DE with a lens on projects that address climate change and resiliency, that conserve the regions critical habitat and biodiversity, and which activate people through stewardship and advocacy to protect our natural resources.

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Idaho Wildlife Federation

Philanthropy Coordinator

Boise, Idaho

The Philanthropy Coordinator will collaborate with the Executive Director and IWF staff to coordinate and ensure the effective implementation of all IWF philanthropic activities. This position will involve the identification, recruitment, and retention of individual and corporate donors, organizing in-person and online fundraising events, searching for grants, and assisting staff with grant writing and reporting. Travel will be required in certain times of the year. Job responsibilities include the core functions of communications, outreach, and recordkeeping. This full-time position requires awareness of current political and scientific issues and IWF’s public policy objectives and strategies. The Philanthropy Coordinator will help facilitate IWF’s continued success and take a proactive role in day-to-day operations of IWF.

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Kentucky Waterways Alliance

Executive Director

Louisville, Kentucky

Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) is seeking a full-time, self-driven and highly competent Executive Director to lead us into our next phase of favorable growth that will build upon nearly 30 years of successful work protecting and restoring the waterways of Kentucky. The next Executive Director will work with the Board to revitalize our strategies and plans to achieve the organization’s goals; oversee programs that serve the KWA mission, including raising funds to support the program work; and select, supervise, and cultivate the KWA staff that implement the programs. The ideal candidate is a dynamic individual with a successful history of leadership, fundraising, nonprofit management, and policy advocacy

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New Jersey Audubon

Assistant Controller

Bernardsville, New Jersey

The Assistant Controller will play a critical role in meeting organizational goals through collecting, processing, analyzing, and reporting financial information, preparing budgets, and advising staff with timely, accurate, and complete financial data.

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Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

Bernardsville, New Jersey (hybrid remote)

The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (DCFR) will play a critical role in meeting organizational mission goals by driving and meeting revenue targets. The person in this role will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward businesses, corporations, corporate and private foundations. The DCFR will actively engage in working to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector, as well as other key stakeholders, which will result in increased funding for the immediate and long-term goals of New Jersey Audubon.

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George Myers Naturalist

Cape May, New Jersey

The George Myers Naturalist develops a full spectrum of skills through hands-on participation in various educational, research, and conservation projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory and Nature Center of Cape May in Cape May, NJ. Cape May is renowned as one of the world’s greatest hotspots for animal migration as well as being a popular summertime vacation destination and beach resort. The combination of the two offers great opportunities for wildlife research and education through public outreach. New Jersey Audubon fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

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Program Coordinator – Education

New Jersey

The Program Coordinator works alongside the Director of Education to plan, implement and grow NJ Audubon’s educational programming in the areas of school sustainability, schoolyard habitat/Garden for Wildlife, climate change education and S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) concepts and skills. This position will have responsibility planning and conducting youth-based programs, teacher professional development and some curriculum development. This person will help oversee seasonal interns, help plan and conduct events and symposiums and contribute to robust social media campaigns.

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Program Manager, Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund

Bernardsville, Jersey, temporarily remote

The Program Manager, in coordination with the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed and Government Relations Team, administers a small grants program for conservation and preservation projects throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. Grants provided by New Jersey Audubon will support cross-sectional partnerships throughout the watershed and support the federal Delaware River Basin Restoration Program’s priorities along with the organization’s conservation mission. The Program Manager will facilitate capacity building, financial assistance, and peer mentoring opportunities to community groups for implementation of on-the- ground restoration projects with an outcome of a cleaner, healthier, and more equitable Delaware River watershed. The Program Manager will be responsible for executing the request for proposals, selection process, financial reporting, and strategic alignment of Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund priorities. The Program Manager will provide coaching and instructional meets for community groups as they apply and later manage grants.

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North Dakota Wildlife Federation

Western North Dakota Conservation Coordinator

Watford City, North Dakota, preferred, other Western ND cities possible

The Western North Dakota Conservation Coordinator will implement outreach and communications activities to support NDWF’s statewide operations, including priority conservation habitat work, membership and affiliate club development, and in collaboration with other staff, develop outreach materials, procure and manage content for the organization’s social media and website, and plan and implement outreach events. The position will also provide support for NDWF’s outreach and conservation campaign activities.

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Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

Áak’w wáan Area/Juneau Community Organizer

Áak’w Ḵwáan Area/Juneau, Alaska

The Áak’w Ḵwáan Area/Juneau Community Organizer is responsible for ensuring SEACC provides a coordinated, engaged response across all development-related activities in the greater Juneau area, spanning from new or discontinued undeveloped mine project exploration, to tourism-related expansion, to transportation development. As part of their role working on transportation, this team member will lead SEACC’s advocacy in support of the Alaska Marine Highway, or ferry system. The Áak’w Ḵwáan Area/Juneau Community Organizer’s role will be to propose, plan, coordinate, communicate, advertise, and help lead community-wide conversations around the community’s continued development and expansion, and will work to ensure that residents and members of the public have a say in whether, when, where, and how these developments take place and are advanced.

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More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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