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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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Conservation Northwest

Advocacy Associate

Seattle, Washington

Conservation Northwest is looking for a skilled communicator, advocate and organizer to join the organization in advancing conservation programs and campaigns for wildlife and wildlands in the Pacific Northwest. This is an opportunity to combine communications, organizing and advocacy skills on behalf of conservation work, with significant professional growth and community leadership potential. Reporting to the Communications Director and working closely with Conservation Program Leads, Communications and Outreach Associate, and Member Engagement and Community Partnerships Coordinator, the Advocacy Associate is a point person for grassroots advocacy, activist organizing and public engagement on behalf of conservation programs and campaigns in the Cascades and western Washington (territory west of Highway 97). They will work to grow the organization’s advocacy communications and organize constituents to support wildlife and wildlands programs, particularly those related to wildlife-recreation coexistence.

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Delaware Nature Society

Youth Development Coordinator

DuPont Environmental Education Center, Wilmington, Delaware

A community ambassador of DelNature, the Youth Development Coordinator engages Wilmington communities. They work to emphasize the importance of caring for the outdoors while helping DelNature better reach audiences of color in Wilmington. The coordinator does this while designing and conducting activities to help address local environmental and social justice issues. They oversee DelNature’s Wilmington youth development programs, including Trail Ambassadors a RENEW teen program that provides watershed education, leadership development, community engagement, and career exploration. The coordinator designs and delivers programs for the public and community, and conducts site-based social media and marketing. This position reports to DuPont Environmental Education Center’s Site Director.

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Natural Resources Council of Maine

Climate & Clean Energy Program Director

Augusta, Maine

The Natural Resources Council of Maine is seeking a Climate & Clean Energy Program Director who can put their skills, experience, and passion to work helping propel Maine toward a clean energy future. This senior policy staff member will play a lead role developing and promoting cutting-edge policies that address climate change and an equitable transition to clean energy at a time when Maine has finalized a new Climate Action Plan, renewable energy is being deployed at an accelerating pace, and momentum is building at the national level to decarbonize our energy and transportation systems. This exciting position will involve advocacy before the Maine Legislature and administrative bodies, communications with the media and the general public, creation and management of issue campaigns, managing an internal staff team, and coalition work with a broad range of other organizations, businesses, and allies. Law degree preferred. Significant demonstrated command of climate and clean energy policies required.

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New Jersey Audubon

Seasonal Positions

Various Locations, New Jersey

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

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Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

Communications Lead

Juneau, Alaska

SEACC seeks a full-time communications team member to lead all of SEACC’s written communications work and online presence. They’re looking for a talented, creative self-starter who is eager to work on developing and implementing communication strategies; cultivating relationships with the press and pitching stories; and elevating the organization's work and brand on social media. The Communications Lead is a full-time position (40 hours a week) that will work closely with SEACC’s Outreach and Development Associate, and both SEACC’s operations and program teams, and will report to the Executive Director. This position is responsible for managing all of SEACC’s communications, and ensuring a consistent, professional voice on all platforms.

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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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