Careers with our Affiliates


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

Advocacy Coordinator


The Arizona Wildlife Federation (AWF) Advocacy Coordinator will work closely with AWF staff to build authentic non-partisan support for state and federal policies that value and protect Arizona’s wildlife, habitat, outdoor recreation, and access to public lands. Current priorities include: Arizona’s Sky Islands, wildlife connectivity and crossings, outdoor equity and access, clean water, old-growth forest management, and support of hunting and fishing and science-based management of wildlife.

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Colorado Wildlife Federation

Deputy Director


The Colorado Wildlife Federation (CWF) is one the oldest and most well-respected conservation advocacy non-profit organizations in the state of Colorado. The Deputy Director works with CWF’s Executive Director to provide leadership in developing and maintaining CWF as a leading advocate for wise management and use of Colorado’s wildlife and natural resources. The Deputy Director position drives strong and engaging fundraising and supporter communications, pursues, and acquires targeted grants and donations to help the CWF implement strategic direction, helps develop environmental solutions in the face of Colorado’s rapid growth, and innovates and cultivates relationships with key decision-makers to help grow the CWF statewide membership and influence. The CWF Deputy Director serves as a senior leader in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the federation as an affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.

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Delaware Nature Society

Seasonal positions


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Natural Resources Council of Maine

Grassroots Outreach Manager

Augusta, Maine

The Grassroots Outreach Manager helps build public support for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) and its advocacy campaigns by engaging and mobilizing NRCM members and activists, other organizations, businesses, strategic partners, and other audiences. The Grassroots Outreach Manager will report to the Outreach Director and work collaboratively with the Outreach team and other Advocacy staff to carry out a variety of organizing and mobilizing activities across a range of pending environmental policy issues in Maine.

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Director of Development


The Director of Development is the chief fundraiser for PennFuture, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is responsible for creating, executing, and managing all fundraising and development activities, including raising funds towards a $4 million yearly budget. They will build and oversee the execution of PennFuture’s development strategy and will be a member of the senior leadership team. The Director of Development will work to engage and raise funds from existing donors, forge new relationships to build PennFuture’s visibility, impact, and financial resources, and create an internal organizational culture for fundraising. This position will primarily be responsible for expanding, diversifying, and strengthening PennFuture’s donor base and pipeline, while cultivating existing donors, organizational partners, and supporting foundation fundraising. They will work closely with the President & CEO, leadership team members, the board of directors, and development and executive staff at CVPA, our 501(c)4 strategic partner, to secure funding for new and existing initiatives.

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Prairie Rivers Network

Interim Communications Director


The Interim Communications Director will lead Prairie Rivers Network’s (PRN) communication efforts to advance the program narrative for clean water, climate and energy, habitat and biodiversity, and river health and resiliency, as well as advance organizational and fundraising goals. This position will work to transform public perception and values, linking human well-being and happiness to nature’s health and diversity. The Interim Communications Director will help educate and empower people to stand up for their local lands, waters, and wildlife. This is a full-time position through December 31, 2024. Promotion of this position to permanent Communications Director will be decided no later than December 15, 2024 and will be contingent upon employee performance and PRN’s financial position.

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Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

Executive Director

Juneau, AK

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is conducting a national search for the organization’s next Executive Director. The updated deadline to apply is April 21.

SEACC seeks a strategic, dynamic leader to serve in this exciting, high-profile position. For over 50 years SEACC has been the premier conservation organization safeguarding the extraordinary lands and waters of Southeast Alaska, a magnificent temperate rainforest ecosystem, teeming with life, unique in the world. SEACC works toward protecting special places, promoting conservation, and advocating for sustainability in Southeast Alaska. Our work centers on reforming management of federal and state public lands and waters, particularly the vast Tongass National Forest. And in everything we do, SEACC seeks to honor and support the conservation and stewardship initiatives of the Lingít, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the rightful owners and protectors of the region since before recorded time, who have for too long been denied justice.

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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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