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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

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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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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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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Wyoming Wildlife Federation

Philanthropy Coordinator

Lander or Jackson, Wyoming

The Coordinator will collaborate with the Executive Director and Wyoming Wildlife Federation (WWF) staff to coordinate and ensure the effective implementation of all WWF philanthropic activities. This will involve the identification, recruitment, and retention of donors, organizing fundraising events, and assisting staff with grant writing. It will also include working with staff to tell the story of wildlife conservation and the legacy of sporting opportunities in Wyoming.

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

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