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The National Wildlife Federation's state and territorial affiliates form the backbone of the Federation. Our 53 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

Development Director


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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Delaware Nature Society

Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, Delaware

The Communications and Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating a statewide, grassroots, outreach campaign focused on building public support for clean water, conservation and open space funding, increased watershed protections, and protecting the environment, while engaging a variety of diverse communities. The Coordinator will work with the Campaign’s Clean Water Alliance staff to educate people on important clean water and environmental issues in Delaware, and mobilize them to take action.

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Idaho Wildlife Federation

Philanthropy Coordinator

Boise, Idaho

The Philanthropy Coordinator will collaborate with the Executive Director and Idaho Wildlife Federation (IWF) staff to coordinate and ensure the effective implementation of all IWF philanthropic activities. This position will involve the identification, recruitment, and retention of individual and corporate donors, organizing in-person and online fundraising events, searching for grants, and assisting staff with grant writing and reporting. Extensive travel will be required in certain times of the year. Job responsibilities include the core functions of communications, outreach, and recordkeeping. This full-time position requires awareness of current political and scientific issues and IWF’s public policy objectives and strategies.

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Minnesota Conservation Federation

Communication and Development Director


The Minnesota Conservation Federation (MnCF) is seeking a part time director of development and communications. This position will help our organization to grow our membership and fundraising base. MnCF is excited about growing our impact in the years ahead. The preferred candidate for this position will be excited to work to build capacity and funding so that we can achieve our mission, goals, and core values. The development director will be an ambassador for the organization and help us to grow our impact.

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New Jersey Audubon

Development Operations Manager

Bernardsville, New Jersey

The Development Operations Manager will be directly responsible for the overall operations of the Development department office, including direct supervision of staff overseeing the organization’s membership processing, gift entry, prospect research, Raisers Edge database and administrative support. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Development & Communications.

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Seasonal Positions

Various Locations, New Jersey

A variety of season positions with New Jersey Audubon are now available.

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Vice President of Stewardship

Port Murray or Cape May Court House, New Jersey

The Vice President of Stewardship is the chief administrator of NJ Audubon’s (NJA) Stewardship Department which functions on a statewide level as well as specific place-based initiatives, advancing habitat restoration, water quality protection, climate resilience and adaptation, and wildlife recovery. The Vice President of Stewardship works in collaboration with other mission areas in development and implementation of the Organization’s Conservation Priorities and is part of NJA’s senior leadership team, working with senior staff and the President to set policy and carry out the Organization’s strategic priorities.

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Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

Science and Policy Director

Juneau, Alaska

SEACC is seeking a Science and Policy Director to lead and manage our programmatic and campaign work. The Science and Policy Director reports directly to the Executive Director and oversees and manages the Tongass Forest Program, the Inside Passage Waters Program, and the campaign staff at SEACC (up to 4 direct reports). The successful candidate will support and lead a high-performing team of program staff and enhance collaboration, coordination, and cooperation across the organization. In addition, the Science and Policy Director is responsible for leading the organization’s work on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as we seek to become a fully anti-racist organization. The Science and Policy Director will support the work of the Executive and Deputy Director as part of a three-person executive team.

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West Virginia Rivers Coalition

Program Director

West Virginia

The Program Director is a senior-level full-time position that provides overall leadership for program development and implementation; is responsible for program grants development and oversight, outcomes and decision-making; leads building of strategic partnerships and coalitions, and supports organization operations. We seek a solutions-focused relationship-builder who is experienced in working program development, implementation and evaluation. The ability to balance long-term projects and priorities with short-term needs is a must. Flexibility and a results-orientation are also key to success in this position as is an understanding of programmatic work and how to connect it to grant outcomes. Strong candidates will have significant work experience in program development and management and in grants management and compliance. This position requires building and maintaining collaborative partnerships with organizations across the state. A history of working in West Virginia is extremely beneficial. General working knowledge of issues related to the organization’s mission of conserving and restoring rivers and streams is required; regional or state level knowledge is preferred. The Program Director manages a team of 3-5 staff members and will oversee performance management, professional development, and work plan development for each team member. The Program Director reports to the Executive Director.

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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 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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