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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

Youth Development Coordinator

DuPont Environmental Education Center, Wilmington, Delaware

A community ambassador of DelNature engaging Wilmington communities, the youth development coordinator works to emphasize the importance of caring for the outdoors and help DelNature better engage audiences of color in Wilmington, while designing and conducting activities to help address local environmental and social justice issues. Coordinator oversees DelNature’s Wilmington youth development programs, including Trail Ambassadors, a RENEW teen program that provides watershed education, leadership development, community engagement, and career exploration. Coordinator designs and delivers programs for the public and community, and conducts site-based social media and marketing.

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Iowa Wildlife Federation

Executive Director

Des Moines, Iowa

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief executive officer for IWF. The ED is responsible for defining, fundraising, and implementing activities that advance IWF’s mission and sustain the organization’s operations. As leader of a nonprofit organization that is also a major player in Iowa’s conservation community, the ED is required to demonstrate strategic leadership skills as well as a practical willingness to take on operational needs.

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Natural Resources Council of Maine

Chief Executive Officer

Augusta, Maine

The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) seeks a Chief Executive Officer who will join the organization at an important juncture in a state where environmental protection is valued and progress is achieved year after year through NRCM’s skilled advocacy. With its solid financial foundation and long list of nationally recognized achievements, NRCM has launched a new initiative to expand and deepen its connections with people and communities across Maine as it faces the challenges of climate change, pressures from building development, conflicts over natural resources, and the fragmentation of habitat. In the face of deepening political polarization, NRCM is committed to creating and maintaining broad-based collaborative coalitions as a core strategy for incorporating a diversity of perspectives in its work. The CEO of NRCM is the leader of the organization, responsible for working with the Board to set the vision and strategic direction and ensuring successful implementation of the strategic plan. The CEO must be passionate about fulfilling NRCM’s mission and committed to implementing it by enthusiastically mobilizing its Board, staff, organizational partners, and members to carry it out. The CEO is NRCM’s leading public spokesperson and builds, maintains, and leverages a substantial network of supporters and allies across the state and region.

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New Jersey Audubon

Policy Intern, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

Bernardsville New Jersey, flexibility to work remotely

The Policy Intern – Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed will work with the State Policy Advocate to advance the goals of NJ Audubon’s Government Relations Department and the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed through policy research and analysis, direct advocacy with state lawmakers, member engagement and recruitment, event planning, working with coalition partner organizations, and other projects, as needed. NJ Audubon’s Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed unites non-governmental organizations working in the Delaware River Watershed and enhances their capacity to effectively advocate for protecting and restoring the Delaware River Basin by coordinating on policy, actions, and messages to foster accountability at the federal, state, and local levels.

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Texas Conservation Alliance

Community Conservation Coordinator

Lufkin, Texas

The Community Conservation Coordinator is a part-time, contract position reporting to the Texas Conservation Alliance Executive Director. We anticipate about 26 hours/week on average, transitioning to fulltime as secured funding allows. In close collaboration with community partners, this position designs and delivers community conservation initiatives in the Lufkin region including creek and river cleanups, reforestation/tree planting, Lights Out for Wildlife campaigns to protect migratory birds, and other forms of wildlife habitat restoration. The position schedules, markets, organizes, executes, and documents hands-on conservation opportunities for Lufkin area communities.

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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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