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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


Communications Coordinator

Arizona

The Arizona Wildlife Federation (AWF) seeks an energetic Communications Coordinator to help expand reach and effectiveness in conserving Arizona wildlife, habitat, and public lands, and shaping the policies that affect them. Responsibilities include managing social media postings, creating advocacy and program content; helping to organize communications events; building strong local media relationships and organizing press events; writing press releases, media alerts, op-eds, etc.; helping to coordinate publication of quarterly printed magazine and bi-monthly eNews.

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Development Director

Arizona

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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Montana Wildlife Federation


Executive Director

Helena, Montana

In recent years, Montana Wildlife Federation (MWF) has experienced dramatic growth in activities, coalitions, and ability to amplify the voice of all Montanans on a range of wildlife management issues. MWF seeks an Executive Director who can lead efforts to continue the organization’s progress to an even higher level of grassroots power and mission success. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer for MWF. The ED is responsible for defining, fundraising for, and implementing activities that advance MWF’s mission and sustain the organization’s operations and power. As leader of a nonprofit organization that is also a major player in Montana’s conservation community, the ED is required to demonstrate strategic leadership skills as well as a practical willingness to get under the hood to tackle hands-on operational needs.

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Nevada Wildlife Federation


Executive Director

Las Vegas or Reno/Carson City, Nevada

The Nevada Wildlife Federation is seeking an Executive Director to collaborate with the board of directors to strengthen the organization and position the Nevada Wildlife Federation as a leading and influential wildlife advocacy organization in Nevada. The role will involve programmatic leadership focused on advocacy for wildlife and habitat conservation while building a base of conservationists across the state by engaging people in Nevada’s outdoor heritage; fundraising, financial, and communications leadership to ensure the organization is on sound financial footing and both visible and well-respected in Nevada; and organizational administration and management to strengthen the operational efficiency of the organization.

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PennFuture


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

Pennsylvania

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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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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