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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.

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


Chief Executive Officer

Augusta, Maine

The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) seeks a Chief Executive Officer who will join the organization at an important juncture in a state where environmental protection is valued and progress is achieved year after year through NRCM’s skilled advocacy. With its solid financial foundation and long list of nationally recognized achievements, NRCM has launched a new initiative to expand and deepen its connections with people and communities across Maine as it faces the challenges of climate change, pressures from building development, conflicts over natural resources, and the fragmentation of habitat. In the face of deepening political polarization, NRCM is committed to creating and maintaining broad-based collaborative coalitions as a core strategy for incorporating a diversity of perspectives in its work. The CEO of NRCM is the leader of the organization, responsible for working with the Board to set the vision and strategic direction and ensuring successful implementation of the strategic plan. The CEO must be passionate about fulfilling NRCM’s mission and committed to implementing it by enthusiastically mobilizing its Board, staff, organizational partners, and members to carry it out. The CEO is NRCM’s leading public spokesperson and builds, maintains, and leverages a substantial network of supporters and allies across the state and region.

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New Jersey Audubon


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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Texas Conservation Alliance


Community Conservation Coordinator

Lufkin, Texas

The Community Conservation Coordinator is a part-time, contract position reporting to the Texas Conservation Alliance Executive Director. We anticipate about 26 hours/week on average, transitioning to fulltime as secured funding allows. In close collaboration with community partners, this position designs and delivers community conservation initiatives in the Lufkin region including creek and river cleanups, reforestation/tree planting, Lights Out for Wildlife campaigns to protect migratory birds, and other forms of wildlife habitat restoration. The position schedules, markets, organizes, executes, and documents hands-on conservation opportunities for Lufkin area communities.

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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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