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Careers with our Affiliates


The National Wildlife Federation's state and territorial affiliates form the backbone of the Federation. Our 51 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.

Association of Northwest Steelheaders

Executive Director

Milwaukie, Oregon

The Association of Northwest Steelheaders (ANWS) seeks an Executive Director to take ANWS to the next level of professionalism by managing and improving the organization. ANWS is a well-respected non-profit organization focused on fisheries, healthy fish habitat and sports angler advocacy. Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will manage the organization's day to day activities; hold primary responsibility for all foundation, corporate and major donor fundraising, managing and growing the membership base, and writing, researching, reporting all grants; supervise all staff members; provide oversight of all programs, events and outcomes; lead strategic planning efforts; organize and direct communication; monitor operations and outcomes to recommend improvements to Board of Directors for structure or methods; work regularly with our national affiliate, the National Wildlife Federation, to ensure a strong relationship that takes advantage of programmatic and organizational advancement opportunities; and develop and recommend new programs and priorities to the Board.

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Arizona Wildlife Federation

Marketing and Communications Director


The Arizona Wildlife Federation (AWF) seeks an energetic Marketing and Communications Director to help expand our reach and effectiveness in conserving Arizona wildlife, habitat, public lands, and shaping the policies that affect them. The AWF Marketing and Communications Director 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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Montana Wildlife Federation

Eastern Montana Field Representative

Billings, Montana

Montana Wildlife Federation (MWF) seeks to hire an Eastern Montana Field Representative to implement outreach and programmatic activities in support of MWF’s priorities in Eastern Montana, including conservation campaigns, membership development, and grassroots organizing. The Field Representative will be responsible for community outreach and policy development on assigned topics, including wildlife conservation, public land management, public access, and other issues. The Field Representative will serve as a liaison to local conservation groups, hunting/angling clubs and other stakeholders. In collaboration with other staff, the Field Representative will develop print and electronic outreach materials and plan and implement outreach events and activities.

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New Jersey Audubon

State Policy Manager, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

Trenton, New Jersey

The State Policy Manager will work to advance the conservation priorities in the landscapes of Cities and Towns, Coasts and Wetlands, and Forests and Farms of New Jersey Audubon through the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed. The State Policy Manager will coordinate closely with the Director to develop and implement the Coalition’s policy and outreach strategy, build and maintain relationships with members, stakeholders, and funders, and contribute to the overall operations of the Coalition and the NJ Government Relations team. The State Policy Manager will be responsible for coordinating the state-based activities of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, including managing the State Lead initiative, organizing state advocacy activities, and engaging and mobilizing Coalition members.

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Communications Director


The Director of Communications (or Director) at PennFuture leads organizational communications and media relations. This includes crafting strategies across media platforms (e.g. earned, paid, and social) as well as guiding programmatic communications across multiple audiences, such as the legislature, PennFuture donors, and partner organizations. The Director is a trusted spokesperson and liaison for the organization with the media, coalitions, and advocacy campaigns, often acting as the lead on communication strategy. The Director works closely with Executive staff on messaging and supports PennFuture’s senior leadership team.

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Prairie Rivers Network

Executive Director

Champaign, Illinois

Prairie Rivers Network seeks an Executive Director to lead, mentor, and empower a qualified and committed staff to achieve the conservation goals of the organization; communicate an inspirational vision for river conservation; develop and foster strong organizational partnerships; develop and implement a fundraising plan that cultivates and builds strong relationships with donors and foundations; and work effectively with and leverage the skills of a dedicated board.

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South Carolina Wildlife Federation

Executive Director

Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina Wildlife Federation seeks an Executive Director to serve as the CEO, principal resource to the volunteer Board of Directors and partner with the Chairman of the Board to advance the Mission and Strategic Plan. The Executive Director coordinates with the Board in all matters of organization, policy formulation and implementation. A qualified candidate must have a minimum of five years as an executive or senior manager of a 501.C3 or Corporate enterprise and at least a Bachelors Degree in a related field; successful track record for business leadership in the areas of fundraising and membership development; a competent understanding of the legislative and public policy processes, preferably through direct experience in advocacy campaigns; and experience in recruiting, motivating and harnessing the talent of a diverse volunteer Board. The Executive Director is a passionate, creative leader with clear vision and outstanding communication skills; successful track record in science-based solutions to conservation issues; motivator of staff/team/board for high achievement.

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West Virginia Rivers Coalition

Public Lands Coordinator

West Virginia

West Virginia Rivers Coalition is looking to hire a Public Lands Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for the overall execution and coordination of campaign goals and activities of West Virginians for Public Lands. Work will involve hours outside of a conventional 9-5 schedule. Must be available for regular travel, including regular evening meetings, weekend events, and overnight travel. This is a remote working position, with West Virginia residency required.

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