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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.

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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Conservation Federation of Missouri

Executive Director

Jefferson City, Missouri

The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director serves as the chief executive for CFM and is a full-time exempt employee supervised by an executive committee and board of directors. The Executive Director works with the board of directors and staff to effectively lead and implement the organization's goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. A successful candidate for Executive Director will have skills in leadership, administration, planning and budgeting, fund-raising and development, membership development, and oral and written communications.

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Environmental Advocates of New York

Campaigns Associate

New York, New York

Environmental Advocates of New York seeks applicants for a Campaigns Associate position. The Campaigns Associate is integral to Environmental Advocates’ engagement work, and the right candidate will analyze, advocate, and organize on a range of issues across our policy areas to activate our advocates and help build coalitions across the state. This position will lead and assist on campaigns to enhance existing relationships and inspire partnerships with a variety of organizations and individuals to foster and grow continued education and advocacy efforts. We seek candidates who are highly motivated to change public policy and grow the movement for clean transportation, clean water and vibrant communities, with the goal of making New York a true environmental leader.

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Montana Wildlife Federation

Eastern Montana Field Representative

Billings, Montana

Montana Wildlife Federation (MWF) seeks to hire an Eastern Montana Field Representative to implement outreach and programmatic activities in support of MWF’s priorities in Eastern Montana, including conservation campaigns, membership development, and grassroots organizing. The Field Representative will be responsible for community outreach and policy development on assigned topics, including wildlife conservation, public land management, public access, and other issues. The Field Representative will serve as a liaison to local conservation groups, hunting/angling clubs and other stakeholders. In collaboration with other staff, the Field Representative will develop print and electronic outreach materials and plan and implement outreach events and activities.

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New Jersey Audubon

State Policy Manager, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

Trenton, New Jersey

The State Policy Manager will work to advance the conservation priorities in the landscapes of Cities and Towns, Coasts and Wetlands, and Forests and Farms of New Jersey Audubon through the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed. The State Policy Manager will coordinate closely with the Director to develop and implement the Coalition’s policy and outreach strategy, build and maintain relationships with members, stakeholders, and funders, and contribute to the overall operations of the Coalition and the NJ Government Relations team. The State Policy Manager will be responsible for coordinating the state-based activities of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, including managing the State Lead initiative, organizing state advocacy activities, and engaging and mobilizing Coalition members.

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Prairie Rivers Network

Executive Director

Champaign, Illinois

Prairie Rivers Network seeks an Executive Director to lead, mentor, and empower a qualified and committed staff to achieve the conservation goals of the organization; communicate an inspirational vision for river conservation; develop and foster strong organizational partnerships; develop and implement a fundraising plan that cultivates and builds strong relationships with donors and foundations; and work effectively with and leverage the skills of a dedicated board.

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South Carolina Wildlife Federation

Executive Director

Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina Wildlife Federation seeks an Executive Director to serve as the CEO, principal resource to the volunteer Board of Directors and partner with the Chairman of the Board to advance the Mission and Strategic Plan. The Executive Director coordinates with the Board in all matters of organization, policy formulation and implementation. A qualified candidate must have a minimum of five years as an executive or senior manager of a 501.C3 or Corporate enterprise and at least a Bachelors Degree in a related field; successful track record for business leadership in the areas of fundraising and membership development; a competent understanding of the legislative and public policy processes, preferably through direct experience in advocacy campaigns; and experience in recruiting, motivating and harnessing the talent of a diverse volunteer Board. The Executive Director is a passionate, creative leader with clear vision and outstanding communication skills; successful track record in science-based solutions to conservation issues; motivator of staff/team/board for high achievement.

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West Virginia Rivers Coalition

Eastern Panhandle Field Coordinator

Eastern Panhandle, West Virginia

West Virginia Rivers Coalition (WV Rivers) seeks an energetic, outgoing self-starter with a passion for our mission to serve as the Eastern Panhandle Field Coordinator, focused on serving the Potomac Watershed in West Virginia. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with partners, an interest in water policy, the ability to juggle multiple priorities, and a comfort with public speaking and event organizing. Candidates must be highly organized yet adaptable, able to work remotely, and enthusiastic about joining a small statewide organization in a pivotal period of growth. This is a remote working position focused on projects in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The Field Coordinator for the Potomac Watershed is a new full-time position established to further the program goals of WV Rivers in the Eastern Panhandle, in collaboration with local grassroots watershed organizations, land trusts, government agencies, public water utilities, and other community partners.

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