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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 Manager

Phoenix or Tucson, Arizona

The Arizona Wildlife Federation (AWF) Communications Manager will manage all aspects of AWF communications. They will collaborate with AWF staff and partners to understand and develop messaging relevant to our advocacy goals and programs, ensure that communications activities are coordinated, and educate targeted audiences about issues and programs. The Communications Manager will engage the public, journalists, stakeholders, and our partners and supporters through media and traditional outreach, and will manage digital communications including social media and websites.

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Association of Northwest Steelheaders


Education and Outreach Coordinator

Oregon

This position is in partnership between the Confluence Environmental Center, AmeriCorps Program, National Wildlife Federation and the Association of Northwest Steelheaders (ANWS). This position will build on the successes of previous AmeriCorps Members to promote environmental justice by engaging communities and partners in opportunities that help develop access to outdoor experiences, to coordinate salmon education initiatives, to support sustainable environmental education, to recruit wildlife stewards to restore/protect wildlife habitat, and general outreach and partnership development, serving communities of color and families with low incomes in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. The Member will also participate in Confluence led leadership development activities which include: Leadership Development Training Series, completing a Change Agent Project, team meetings, National Service events and other self-directed development opportunities.

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Delaware Nature Society


Director of Advocacy

Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, Delaware

The Director of Advocacy is a strategic leadership position that leads Delaware Nature Society's advocacy efforts in support of conservation priorities. The Director of Advocacy directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of Delaware Nature Society’s environmental advocacy efforts in collaboration with the Conservation experts, policy makers, key stakeholders, and Advocacy Committee. 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.

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Michigan United Conservation Clubs


Michigan Youth Out of Doors Camp Multiple Positions

Cedar Lake Outdoor Center, Chelsea, Michigan

Join the staff of the Michigan Youth Out of Doors Camp, a six week summer camp at the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center. This camp has an emphasis on engaging youth in the outdoors and connecting them to the environment, with a curriculum that teaches outdoor skills such as conservation and environmental sciences, target shooting, hunter safety, backpacking, wilderness survival, forest management, watercraft safety, and much more.

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Natural Resources Council of Maine


Environmental Policy Internships

Augusta, Maine

The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is seeking applicants to work as interns to assist the organization on a broad range of environmental policy issues currently facing Maine and the nation. NRCM attempts to place interns year-round, and the internships may be less than full-time to accommodate academic schedules. Internships generally are unpaid positions. However, NRCM does have funding for 1-2 paid internships annually.

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New Jersey Audubon


Director of Policy

Bernardsville, New Jersey

The Director of Policy will work to advance the conservation priorities of NJ Audubon (NJA). General responsibilities include, testifying before the Legislature, education of state and federal elected officials and their staff, communications with the public and occasionally media, and interfacing with conservation partners. The position will lead the coordination efforts of the NJ Keep it Green Coalition, the State’s preeminent open space preservation coalition, and provide policy and advocacy assistance to the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, as requested.

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Experienced Songbird Banders

Cape May Point, New Jersey

New Jersey Audubon seeks experienced songbird banders for Cape May Songbird Stopover Project, a long-term migration monitoring/banding program at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. The project applies sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to migratory songbirds and the natural habitats with which they depend on during stopovers on Cape May peninsula.

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Migration Count Coordinator, Cape May Bird Observatory

Cape May Point, New Jersey

The Migration Count Coordinator has duties primarily in the education branch of NJ Audubon (NJA) and is the lead Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) staff person with respect to CMBO’s spring and fall bird migration monitoring, the Monarch Monitoring Project and community science initiatives. The coordinator works collaboratively with NJA’s Research Department to ensure all activities related to wildlife monitoring are in line with best practices in the field. The Migration Count Coordinator, in conjunction with CMBO’s Program Coordinator, also takes on responsibilities related to migration programming, community outreach and advocacy. This person will take an active role in promoting NJA/CMBO as a membership-based conservation organization.

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Songbird Technician

Cape May Point, New Jersey

New Jersey Audubon seeks a Songbird Technician for Cape May Songbird Stopover Project, a long-term migration monitoring/banding program at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. The project applies sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to migratory songbirds and the natural habitats with which they depend on during stopovers on Cape May peninsula.

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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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