National Wildlife Federation

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National Wildlife Federation
May 22, 2018
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 51 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, etc. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. The organization's programs focus on conserving wildlife, restoring habitat and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change. To support our mission, we seek a Grants Analyst to join our team in Reston, VA.  The Grants Analyst will serve as a liaison for restricted revenue and grant award management for the finance department in their assigned area(s). The position is generally accountable for effectively providing financial management, financial and narrative reporting, analysis, and communication for NWF grants through a collaborative effort with the Philanthropy department, Conservation and Education programs, Finance and other internal staff throughout the organization. Program assignments and terms may vary depending on priorities. In this role you will: Manage and track all restricted revenue sources excluding government grants within the assigned departments which includes:     Monitoring appropriate financial and reporting systems, such as Lawson, iBudget and FileMaker, to ensure accurate and up-to-date information. Serve as point person to review, code, and track all grant revenue and monitor such expenses for programs. Ensure highly accurate and timely monthly reprojections are completed in iBudget in the monthly closing process. Manage year-end process of recording and reconciling revenue with program staff and Finance. Working with the Sr. Grants Analysts and Sr. Director of Finance to ensure year end journal entries are prepared accurately and timely. Responsible for the coordination between Program, Philanthropy, and Finance departments in preparing and reviewing budget proposals for grants. Once grant funds have been secured, monitor all revenue and expenses related to grant funded programs. Responsible for creation, communications and training for the activity codes in iBudget (NWF's budgeting and reporting tool). During the annual budgeting process, coordinate the restricted revenue portion of the new budget by communicating with Philanthropy and program managers to accurately reflect known and anticipated restricted revenue sources.   Ensure accurate and timely reporting to donors and analysis for departments and management: In coordination with program directors, Philanthropy, and Finance, produce and submit financial reports as required by donors or auditors related to grant funds or grant funded program work. Ensure that reporting adheres to the requirements of the funders both in content and deadlines as well as that it matches financial information tracked in various systems within NWF, should audits need to be made.   Communications    Serve as liaison between Conservation and Education programs, Philanthropy, and Finance in addition to any other departments regarding the tracking, compliance, and information flow related to grant funded programs. Recognizing informational needs for each department at various stages in the grants process (from budget creation to report submittal).   Other duties as assigned Produce journal entries as needed for restricted revenue. Enter grants into the restricted revenue database in FileMaker and CAL-FINRR calendar. Assist with annual Audit schedules related to restricted revenue and schedules for annual 990.   Qualifications: B.S. or B.A. in Accounting or Finance or equivalent. Minimum two years of financial nonprofit experience, preferably in Finance or Philanthropy related to grants operations, with some overlap in program work. Experience with environmental education, conservation issues, Lawson or other financial software a plus. Demonstrable skill in creating and tracking budgets and expenses Ability to manage diverse groups of people around a purpose, as well as work well independently Knowledge of nonprofit financial reporting requirements, strong financial analysis and presentation abilities Understanding of donor/nonprofit relationships Excellent communication and customer service skills Ability to communicate financial concepts to non-financial professionals Attention to detail and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy Must consistently meet deadlines Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, knowledge of databases, preferably FileMaker and Essbase. The employee's actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. There will be minimal travel in the DC metro area, and travel outside of the area is not expected to exceed three times per year. We aspire to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, and religious and political belief. Diversity at the National Wildlife Federation translates into understanding and valuing each other's perspectives. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we encourage you to submit an application. A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate. Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume.  
National Wildlife Federation Reston, VA, USA
May 04, 2018
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 51 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, etc. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. The organization's programs focus on conserving wildlife, restoring habitat and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change. To support our mission, we seek a Digital Campaigns Coordinator to join our team in Reston, VA.  As the Digital Campaigns Coordinator you will assist the Digital Campaigns team with creating a digital presence to support the advocacy and fundraising efforts of the National Wildlife Federation. You'll work collaboratively with teams across the Federation to create email, social media, and web content that is engaging, on-brand, and on-target, while listening to and representing the voices of our members, supporters, partners, and followers. You'll also support the Federation's advocacy, fundraising, and program goals, uncovering opportunities, overcoming challenges, and fueling success across multiple engagement platforms. In this role you will: Develop integrated campaigns utilizing action alerts, fundraising appeals, social media content, and website copy to support the Federation's revenue, advocacy, and program goals Work as part of a collaborative team to develop and implement digital engagement strategies Collaborate with national, regional, and affiliate partners to support the Federation's conservation priorities. Serve as a knowledgeable and accessible resource about digital campaigns and digital engagement strategies Analyze performance metrics and monitor progress toward goals, fine-tuning strategies as necessary. Evaluate the effectiveness of campaign strategies and use these insights to inform continuous improvement. Promotes data-driven decision making Endeavor to stay abreast of innovative digital campaign methodologies and strategies. Foster a knowledge of industry trends and best practices. Perform other duties as assigned Qualifications: College degree required Two plus years of related experience Passion for the preservation and protection of wildlife and wild places is desirable. Experience working in a member organization, in environmental conservation or in political campaigns a plus. Superior communications and political savvy, and excellent time management and organization skills. Creative thinking. Problem solving. Attention to detail. An ability to work in a dynamic environment, coupled with strong initiative and willingness to take on projects and run with them Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required. Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS is desirable, as is familiarity with various CRM databases and reporting tool Experience with a mass mailer program like Convio, BSD Tools, Salsa, MailChimp, Constant Contact, or similar would be ideal.  The employee's actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.  We aspire to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, and religious and political belief. Diversity at the National Wildlife Federation translates into understanding and valuing each other's perspectives. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we encourage you to submit an application. A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate. Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume.  
National Wildlife Federation Washington, DC, USA
May 04, 2018
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 51 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. The Federation's mission is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world through programming focused on conserving wildlife, restoring habitats and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change. The National Advocacy Center (NAC), located in DC, is searching for a Legislative Coordinator to join our staff.  The NAC serves as the epicenter of the National Wildlife Federation's national campaign work.  By bringing lobbying, policy and legal expertise together with grassroots, on-line outreach and communications specialists, the NAC is able to help mobilize NWF assets to address the most pressing wildlife conservation challenges.  The Legislative Coordinator will primarily support the NWF Legislative Director, who is charged with leading the planning, oversight and execution of communications with Congress and the executive branch to educate, advise, and advocate for NWF's interests and policy priorities. Communication of NWF's interests is guided by goals and milestones laid out in the Strategic Plan, and the recommendations of NWF program, regional, and senior staff as to the key policy priorities associated with accomplishing those objectives. In this role you will: Manage congressional database (Congress Plus) and serve as lead on coordinating electronic communications through database to Capitol Hill Assist the Legislative Director in covering cross-cutting policy issues, included but not limited to appropriations Conduct research on key issues, including voting records of members of Congress Prepare advocacy materials including fact sheets and official NWF letters Develop content for web, action alerts, and legislative updates Engage in direct advocacy including meeting with and calling congressional staff, including in preparation for floor votes, committee mark-ups and hearings Represent the interests of NWF at key conservation community and other coalition meetings Collaborate with and support legislative director and legislative team as needed Provide direct and strategic support to NWF policy staff to further key legislative goals and priorities, as appropriate Provide support for special lobby days such as fly-ins, and other special events Set up meetings with Members of Congress and Administration officials for NWF's CEO, Board members and senior staff Respond to requests from the Hill Help manage "drops" to Hill as needed Train staff on Congress Plus Assist the Office of the General Counsel with quarterly LD-2 submission Actions are at all times expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in environmental policy, political science, or a related field. A candidate should have at least 1-2 years professional experience (preferably working on a political/legislative campaign or in Congress). Experience advocating for conservation issues a plus. The candidate must have an understanding of politics, Congressional procedure, and legislative and executive advocacy. He or she will be a self-starter, able to read and review legislation and determine how it aligns with NWF priorities. The candidate must possess superior organizational skills and be detail oriented, with strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills. He or she should have excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, as well the ability to multitask and work under pressure. Travel Requirements: Approximately once or twice a year, 2-5 nights per year. We aspire to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, and religious and political belief. Diversity at the National Wildlife Federation translates into understanding and valuing each other's perspectives. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we encourage you to submit an application. A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate. Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume.  
National Wildlife Federation Washington, DC, USA
Apr 24, 2018
Intern
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 51 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. The Federation's mission is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world through programming focused on conserving wildlife, restoring habitats and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change. We are seeking an International Programs and Online Engagement Intern to join our team in our Washington, D.C. office. The International Wildlife Conservation Team at the National Wildlife Federation promotes wildlife conservation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by addressing large-scale commodity agriculture as a driver of tropical deforestation and habitat loss. In this context, we work to advance "zero deforestation and conversion" agriculture production in the tropics, focusing on the commodities that have the greatest impacts on forests and wildlife, such as beef, leather, soy, palm oil, and biomaterial feedstocks. Our work also focuses on advancing strong and comprehensive international agreements that protect forests and global climate. This fast-paced, demanding internship requires dealing with many interlinked activities often across different time zones and grasping complex issues subject to rapid change. The International Program and Online Engagement Intern will undertake a number of online communications, research and administrative tasks in support of the Vice President for International Conservation and Corporate Strategies and the International Wildlife Conservation Team as a whole. The intern will manage and create content across multiple websites and social media platforms in order to promote the work of the International Team and to build our constituency for the 'conservation movement'. The International Program and Online Engagement Intern will represent the program under a variety of circumstances, including managing correspondence, planning meetings/events, developing online engagement content, and attending events and conferences to report back. Additionally, the International Program and Online Engagement Intern will frequently aid the D.C. office with administrative tasks such as front desk duty, watering plants, and taking and distributing meeting minutes. The intern will have the opportunity, if desired, to support the Congressional advocacy initiatives of other D.C. office programs, for example visiting Congressional offices to deliver key wildlife information. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are essential. Furthermore, the intern may work with some of the International Team's partners, so Spanish/Portuguese proficiency is preferred. In this role you will: Maintain the VPs calendar, schedule meetings, take and distribute meeting minutes, aid in event creation and planning, and provide logistical support; Create, curate and manage content across multiple websites, blogs, and social media platforms Manage the VP's inbox and contacts database; Write factsheets, due diligence reports, event proposals, and organizational updates; Research specific topics as needed for the team; Book travel and file expenses; Translate Spanish/Portuguese/English documents, presentations, and blogs as needed.  Requirements: BA/BS degree in natural resources management, conservation biology, environmental policy, international relations/political science, international development or other relevant field Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail Strong research and editing skills Proven ability to multitask among competing priorities Strong social media skills in platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; experience using Adobe Creative Suite is a plus Demonstrated commitment to environmental advocacy a plus Professional language proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred International travel experience a plus This position has a term of  48 weeks . We aspire to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, and religious and political belief. Diversity at the National Wildlife Federation translates into understanding and valuing each other's perspectives. Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume. We offer excellent benefits, a flexible work environment, opportunities to work within and learn more about the conservation and environmental policy space, and opportunities to network with a variety of organizations and individuals in D.C. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we encourage you to submit an application. A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate. The application deadline is May 7th, 2018 at noon for a desired start date of mid-June.