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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.

Environmental Advocates of New York


Deputy Director

Albany, New York

Environmental Advocates of New York is seeking a Deputy Director to lead advocacy efforts at the federal, state and local level. The Deputy will oversee the newly created engagement team that is working in partnership with people and community-based organizations that are fighting for a healthier New York. The Deputy Director will be responsible for all aspects of Environmental Advocates policy priorities including identifying emerging issues; defining short- and long-term policy objectives; overseeing policy analysis and research; and determining strategies for pursuing objectives primarily before New York’s executive branch and the New York Legislature, but also federal and local governments. The Deputy Director must have an appreciation and understanding of the broad spectrum of environmental issues that Environmental Advocates works on and that can potentially arise. The Deputy must also have a deep understanding of the workings of politics and the legislative process (in New York State is a big plus), as well as the workings of executive branch agencies. The Deputy Director reports directly to the Executive Director. The Deputy Director is also a senior staff member, helping make important managerial, strategic, policy, development and budgetary decisions. They will directly supervise the organization’s program directors, program associates, campaigns staff and any consultants who directly support the organization’s programmatic and advocacy efforts.

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Louisiana Wildlife Federation


Development Director

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

LWF is searching for a Development Director with a passion for and/or understanding of natural resource conservation issues. The successful candidate will have experience in fundraising, be a self-starter, have a high level of initiative and creativity, and be able to manage multiple deadlines. The ability to work independently is a must as well as the ability to work with staff and volunteers to plan and execute the annual fundraising plan. Position requirements: Three to five years of fundraising experience; demonstrated success in achieving annual fundraising goals; experience managing and growing a membership program; knowledge and experience with budgeting and finance; demonstrated ability in managing and motivating volunteers; strong ability to tell the organization’s story and put forward a compelling case for support; and a passion for and/or understanding of natural resource conservation issues.

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New Jersey Audubon


Habitat Outreach Coordinator

Atlantic Highlands, Middletown Township, New Jersey

The Habitat Outreach Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to advance and further develop a Habitat Certification program with the express goal of educating and engaging residents within the Atlantic Highlands-Middletown Township and nearby communities. The Coordinator will conduct a variety of outreach activities and site visits and will make and implement recommendations for habitat enhancement using native species to get sites certified. The Coordinator will take an active role in promoting New Jersey Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization. The successful candidate must be highly organized, willing to work independently with excellent communication and project management skills and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The Habitat Outreach Coordinator lives onsite at the Scudder Property.

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North Dakota Wildlife Federation


Executive Director

Bismarck, North Dakota

The Board of Directors for the North Dakota Wildlife Federation is seeking an Executive Director to lead their organizational operations, fundraising and conservation program delivery. Preferred qualifications include a core understanding of conservation issues, campaign planning, organizing, lobbying, media relations, budgeting, nonprofit management and fund raising. A Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree preferred. Active hunter and/or angler preferred. Please send cover letter, resume and three references to wayne@wahpetonparks.com.

Virginia Conservation Network


Federal Climate & Energy Organizer

Richmond, Virginia

The Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) seeks a committed and motivated individual to build public support for Virginia’s environment and the policies that protect it through education and outreach. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. We face unprecedented rollbacks of our federal environmental protections. It is up to us to stand up to these rollbacks by educating the public about the need to act on climate at every level of government. The VCN Federal Climate & Energy Organizer will help drive a coordinated effort to build support for action on climate. The organizer will work with VCN’s Network of 100 conservation organizations to build a broad network of community leaders in targeted communities within the Commonwealth to slow down and stop the worst rollbacks at the federal level.

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State Climate & Energy Organizer

Richmond, Virginia

The Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) seeks a committed and motivated individual to build public support for Virginia’s environment and the policies that protect it through education and outreach. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. In the face of key environmental protections being rolled back at the federal level, Virginians’ recognize the importance of driving solutions here at the state level. The VCN Climate & Energy Organizer will help drive a coordinated effort to build support for state level action on climate and investment in clean energy. The organizer will work with VCN’s Network of 100 conservation organizations to build a broad network of community leaders in targeted communities within the Commonwealth that can help lead to tangible state level victories.

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West Virginia Rivers Coalition


Program Director

Charleston, West Virginia

West Virginia Rivers Coalition (WV Rivers) seeks an energetic, experienced manager with a passion for our mission to serve as our director of programs. The ideal candidate will have an educational and professional background that demonstrates success with program development and all facets of program administration. Candidates must be highly organized yet adaptable, and enthusiastic about joining a small statewide organization in a pivotal period of growth.This is an excellent position for a self-starter interested in working in an organization that embraces an entrepreneurial spirit and values collaborative approaches to programs that make meaningful differences in peoples’ lives.

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