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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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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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Delaware Nature Society

Director of Advocacy and External Affairs

Hockessin, Delaware

The Director of Advocacy & External Affairs is a strategic leadership position that ensures that our messaging to our partners and constituents is integrated through advocacy, marketing and external affairs. Within the Development, External Affairs and Advocacy Department, the Director of Advocacy & External Affairs directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of Delaware Nature Society’s environmental advocacy efforts. This includes establishing and maintaining effective relationships with elected and appointed officials, local and regional reporters and other news media, industry, local/national environmental groups, and other collaborating organizations, in a collaborative effort to advocate and promote the protection and improvement our environment. The Director of Advocacy & External Affairs also oversees the development and implementation of an effective communications and marketing strategy to raise the organization’s visibility while advancing our mission and strategic vision. Effective strategies aim to build strong relationships with the people we serve to grow grassroots advocacy campaigns, program participation and financial support. As a member of the Leadership Team, he/she will collaborate with other Directors in the development of the organization’s annual operating plan, as well as benchmarking progress on our strategic priorities: Healthy Waters; Working & Natural Lands; and, Protecting Critical Habitat & Wildlife.

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Mississippi Wildlife Federation

Executive Director

Madison, Mississippi

Working under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for effective implementation of Mississippi Wildlife Federation's mission, strategic and operation plans, policies and procedures. The Executive Director reports to and coordinates with the Board in all matters of organization, policy formulation and implementation. The Executive Director should be a creative leader with a clear vision and outstanding communication skills, and a motivator of staff/team/board for high achievement.

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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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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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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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