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The National Wildlife Federation's state and territorial affiliates form the backbone of the Federation. Our 53 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.

Arizona Wildlife Federation


Development Director

Arizona

The Arizona Wildlife Federation (AWF) seeks an energetic Development Director to lead and diversify fundraising efforts in order to increase overall impact on the conservation of Arizona wildlife, habitat and public lands. The AWF Development Director will lead AWF’s fundraising efforts with focus on annual giving and major and planned gifts. This is a new position for AWF, and the Development Director will both design and execute the development strategy. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director must have an established background in developing and executing nonprofit donation strategies.

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Delaware Nature Society


Education Coordinator

DuPont Environmental Education Center, Wilmington, Delaware

An ambassador of DelNature engaging Wilmington communities, the education coordinator works to emphasize the importance of caring for the outdoors including though activities that help address local environmental and social justice issues. The coordinator connects adults, children and families to nature through unique, authentic hands-on experiences that promote environmental understanding, advocacy, and conservation, helping DelNature better engage audiences of color in Wilmington. The coordinator is responsible for the creating, planning, scheduling, preparing, and delivering education and enrichment activities. The position collaborates with DelNature staff to develop and expand RENEW activities. Position reports to DuPont Environmental Education Center site director.

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Idaho Wildlife Federation


Philanthropy Coordinator

Boise, Idaho

The Philanthropy Coordinator will collaborate with the Executive Director and Idaho Wildlife Federation (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. Extensive 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.

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Iowa Wildlife Federation


Executive Director

Iowa

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief executive officer for Iowa Wildlife Federation (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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New Jersey Audubon


Engagement Coordinator, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

Trenton, New Jersey

The Engagement Coordinator will work to advance the conservation agenda of New Jersey Audubon (NJA) through the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (Coalition). The Engagement Coordinator will play an important role in raising awareness of the Delaware River Watershed, the Coalition, and activities of our members along with advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) efforts. General responsibilities include managing multiple projects, including planning key Coalition events, advancing policy priorities, coordinating with partner organizations and government agencies, and mobilizing Coalition member organizations, as well as contributing to the overall operations of the Coalition and the NJA Government Relations team. .

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Seasonal Positions

Various Locations, New Jersey

A variety of season positions with New Jersey Audubon are now available.

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Vice President of Stewardship

Port Murray or Cape May Court House, New Jersey

The Vice President of Stewardship is the chief administrator of NJ Audubon’s (NJA) Stewardship Department which functions on a statewide level as well as specific place-based initiatives, advancing habitat restoration, water quality protection, climate resilience and adaptation, and wildlife recovery. The Vice President of Stewardship works in collaboration with other mission areas in development and implementation of the Organization’s Conservation Priorities and is part of NJA’s senior leadership team, working with senior staff and the President to set policy and carry out the Organization’s strategic priorities.

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Southeast Alaska Conservation Council


Inside Passage Waters Program Manager

Juneau, Alaska

SEACC is seeking a Program Manager for our Inside Passage Waters Program. The Program Manager will report to the Science and Policy Director and directly supervises 1-2 staff. The Inside Passage Waters Program Manager is responsible for leading and guiding all of the water quality and mining related program work at SEACC. The Inside Passage Waters Program seeks to protect the waters of Southeast Alaska by: monitoring and watchdogging existing and planned regional and transboundary mining projects and policy; advocating for more stringent clean water policies, regulations, legislation and enforcement; and working with Southeast communities and water users to build local, grassroots capacity for stewardship, advocacy, and engagement in public processes around water quality. Organizationally, SEACC employs strategies including policy development and advocacy, grassroots outreach to communities and our members, lobbying and liaising with local, state and federal government representatives, and collaboration with Indigenous partners and environmental nonprofits, among others.

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Science and Policy Director

Juneau, Alaska

SEACC is seeking a Science and Policy Director to lead and manage our programmatic and campaign work. The Science and Policy Director reports directly to the Executive Director and oversees and manages the Tongass Forest Program, the Inside Passage Waters Program, and the campaign staff at SEACC (up to 4 direct reports). The successful candidate will support and lead a high-performing team of program staff and enhance collaboration, coordination, and cooperation across the organization. In addition, the Science and Policy Director is responsible for leading the organization’s work on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as we seek to become a fully anti-racist organization. The Science and Policy Director will support the work of the Executive and Deputy Director as part of a three-person executive team.

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West Virginia Rivers Coalition


Program Director

West Virginia

The Program Director is a senior-level full-time position that provides overall leadership for program development and implementation; is responsible for program grants development and oversight, outcomes and decision-making; leads building of strategic partnerships and coalitions, and supports organization operations. We seek a solutions-focused relationship-builder who is experienced in working program development, implementation and evaluation. The ability to balance long-term projects and priorities with short-term needs is a must. Flexibility and a results-orientation are also key to success in this position as is an understanding of programmatic work and how to connect it to grant outcomes. Strong candidates will have significant work experience in program development and management and in grants management and compliance. This position requires building and maintaining collaborative partnerships with organizations across the state. A history of working in West Virginia is extremely beneficial. General working knowledge of issues related to the organization’s mission of conserving and restoring rivers and streams is required; regional or state level knowledge is preferred. The Program Director manages a team of 3-5 staff members and will oversee performance management, professional development, and work plan development for each team member. The Program Director reports to the Executive Director.

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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 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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