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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

Development Director


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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Association of Northwest Steelheaders

Organizer and Outreach Coordinator

Milwaukie, Oregon

The Association of Northwest Steelheaders (ANWS) seeks an energetic Organizer and Outreach Coordinator to help educate, organize, and mobilize people to conserve salmon populations in the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

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Natural Resources Council of Maine

Senior Director of Philanthropy

Augusta, Maine

The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for managing all aspects of revenue generation for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), including the membership development, foundation grants, planned giving, and major gifts programs. The individual will be a champion for NRCM’s role as Maine’s leading organization working to protect Maine’s environment. The individual also serves in a leadership capacity for NRCM’s annual budget, management, and planning.

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Campaign Manager, Clean Water Advocacy

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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Staff Attorney

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PennFuture is seeking a Staff Attorney who will prioritize clean air legal activities. Western Pennsylvania communities, including Pittsburgh, are impacted by some of the worst air pollution in the United States. Through campaigns, coalitions, and other tactics, PennFuture is working aggressively to reduce air pollution in the region from major industrial polluters and eliminate threats from increased energy and petrochemical production. As such, PennFuture seeks an air attorney to lead these efforts, engage with coalition members, and take on important cases that could impact hundreds of thousands of people.

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Texas Conservation Alliance

Executive Director


Texas Conservation Alliance (TCA), a non-profit conservation organization with a 50-year history of successful grassroots advocacy campaigns, seeks an Executive Director. The position requires extensive knowledge of Texas conservation issues, in particular protecting water resources and wildlife habitats such as rivers, forests, and prairies. Preferred candidate will show success in fundraising, public relations, conservation advocacy, organizational management/budgeting, and building coalitions with a broad range of interests.

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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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