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Senior Director of Design and Engagement

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is seeking an experienced and innovative leader to accelerate a movement to equitably enhance and activate children’s outdoor spaces and reinforce their connection to nature. Through the application of evidence-based design solutions, authentic community engagement, and policy advocacy, NWF’s Senior Director of Design and Engagement will have the opportunity to improve the health of children and the environment across the U.S.

As the leader of NWF’s flagship Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) program, this position will lead an effort to bring the benefits of nature into the daily lives of young children and families across America, while also serving as a thought leader for NWF’s goal of improving and activating children’s built environments with communities who have historically faced institutional barriers to quality outdoor spaces.

This job is for you if you are: a Licensed Landscape Architect with successful organizational leadership experience; expertise in landscape design, community engagement, and/or urban planning, preferably with built environments used by children and families; and you are ready to be a national leader in the movement to connect children and families to nature.

With a salary range of $110,000-$125,000 commensurate with experience, and a benefits package that is recognized as one of the best in the country, NWF is offering a complete package for a professional that is ready to take their impact to scale with one of the top conservation and educational organizations in the U.S.

For more information, please see the job description and application or contact Brian Kurzel at with any questions.

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More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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