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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.

Arizona Wildlife Federation

Organizer and Outreach Coordinator


The Arizona Wildlife Federation (AWF) Organizer and Outreach Coordinator will work closely with AWF staff to elevate the work of our organization and our affiliates with the public and with the agencies and officials whose policies affect Arizona wildlife and habitat.

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Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

Communications Intern

Trenton, New Jersey

The Communications Intern will work with the Outreach & Communications Manager and Project Director to advance the goals of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed by effectively using communication tools and completing other projects as needed. The 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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Environmental League of Massachusetts

Clean Energy Coalition Manager

Boston, Massachusetts

The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) seeks a Manager for ELM’s clean energy coalitions. The Clean Energy Coalition Manager reports to the General Counsel & Director of Energy Policy. This position is responsible for growing and supporting ELM's offshore wind coalition and overseeing and coordinating ELM's Global Warming Solutions Project. This position is open until filled but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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Natural Resources Council of Maine

Forests and Wildlife Program Director

Augusta, Maine

The Forests and Wildlife Program Director provides ongoing management and leadership for Natural Resources Council of Maine's (NRCM) efforts to protect the natural character of the ecologically, economically, and recreationally important woods and wildlife of Maine. General responsibilities include advocacy before the legislature and administrative bodies, communications with the media and general public, collaboration with coalition partners, and program planning and implementation. The Program Director develops and maintains expertise on all key policy issues in NRCM’s Forest and Wildlife Program and uses this knowledge as the basis for persuasive advocacy and sound strategic and political judgment. This is full-time permanent position based at NRCM’s office in Augusta, Maine. The Program Director reports to NRCM’s Senior Director of Advocacy.

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New Jersey Audubon

Vice President of Government Relations

Trenton, New Jersey

The Vice President of Government Relations is the lead staff of the Government Relations Department of New Jersey Audubon (NJA) which functions to determine and advance conservation policy. The Vice President is the organizational leader who works directly with decision-makers at the State and federal levels as well as with NJA members and the public on policy related matters. The Vice President works in collaboration with other NJA Departments to implement the conservation mission and is part of NJA’s leadership team working with senior staff and the President to set policy and carry out the organization’s strategic plan.

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Campaign Manager, Clean Water Advocacy - Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania

The Campaign Manager will develop and lead bold, sophisticated, and integrated campaigns that will grow a diverse constituency in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Lake Erie watershed that is equipped to advocate for sound policy solutions to improve water quality and address a range of environmental threats. The Campaign Manager will be responsible for communicating clean water and other issues to PennFuture constituents, the general public, and decision makers. He or she will also interpret the science for public consumption, advocate for effective clean water policies, and work with PennFuture’s legal staff to advance legal action, when appropriate. Our ideal candidate will have both policy and technical expertise in water protection and other environmental issues, as well as multiple years of advocacy experience.

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Legal Program Director


The Legal Program Director is the backbone of PennFuture's legal team and oversees all legal activities. The Director is responsible for supervising the law staff and advising clients, including the organization. The Director carries their own case load, is a member of the senior staff team, and is well positioned to advance PennFuture's legal activities over the coming years.

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Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

Environmental Policy Specialist

Juneau, Alaska

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) is seeking an Environmental Policy Specialist to support our growing team by providing oversight and analysis of all resource management actions affecting federal, state, Tribal and/or private lands in Southeast Alaska. We are looking for someone who is ready to help SEACC hold the “powers that be” accountable and is capable of developing innovative policy and legal solutions that strengthen SEACC’s ability to work alongside communities to protect Southeast Alaska pristine temperate rainforest and glacial waters.

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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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