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National Wildlife Federation Reston, VA
Jun 30, 2020
Full time
Summary: Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we are seeking a Head of Merchandising to join our Innovation team in Reston, VA.  (Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions).   As the most trusted wildlife conservation nonprofit, the National Wildlife Federation has been protecting America’s wildlife for more than eighty years.  You will leverage our brand to drive the merchandising strategy that reinforces our conservation marketing niche and will maximize profit for both catalog and internet sales in support of millions in annual revenue.  In this role you will: Be primarily responsible for new product sourcing and current product line management including promotional activity, vendor relations, pricing (including maintenance of profit margins), and competitive analysis. Seek new opportunities/venues to find new products and expand existing categories consistent with our mission and target customers. Take the lead role for the creative elements of our catalog, including, identifying and developing new items/trends, artwork, and categories that will drive profitable revenue. Write and proof copy for catalog products, mission copy and provide photo images for catalog use. Lead the development of the consumer and corporate holiday card lines with our catalog partner. Partner with External and Internal Creative Teams to develop powerful product offers and selling proposition across all channels (catalog, website, digital marketing). Determine pricing and forecast for opening order quantities. Be accountable for product performance; key metrics including initial gross margin, final net margin, product pricing and mark down strategies. Maintain vendor management and negotiate buying prices and delivery deadlines to maximize profits and surpass overall margin goals. Oversee proper communication and implementation to external purchasing company. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, marketing, sourcing or relevant areas. Minimum of ten years’ experience in buying and catalog product development. Knowledge of eCommerce for a direct to consumer brand. Comprehensive understanding of retail math. Must possess strong analytical, communication skills and must have the ability to multi-task. Must be able to demonstrate sound negotiating and communication skills. Self-motivated, detail oriented, and able to work independently with minimal supervision. Can foresee potential issues or setbacks and proactively develop contingencies. Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. Enthusiasm for conservation issues. Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. There will be some travel in this role, approx, 3 – 4 times a year to attend trade shows. Application: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at nwf.org/equity . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Reston, VA
Jun 26, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we are seeking a Head of Licensing and Partnerships to join our Innovation team in Reston, VA.  (Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions).   As the most trusted wildlife conservation nonprofit, the National Wildlife Federation has been protecting America’s wildlife for more than eighty years.   Reporting to the Chief Innovation and Growth Officer, in this role you will leverage this brand equity and the wildlife conservation cause to create new revenue streams in the consumer marketplace.  You will lead business development to identify licensing partners and product categories, including researching, negotiating and executing contracts.  You will use these licensing and partnership opportunities to build brand franchises that generate significant revenue across multiple categories. In this role you will: Develop a licensing and partnership strategy reflecting the strategic goals of NWF Identify new multi-faceted opportunities in collaboration with the Chief Innovation & Growth Officer as well as key senior managers across NWF Grow promising existing relationships and minimize or terminate non-revenue producing relationships Develop and execute licensing and partnership programs that maximize revenue across multiple categories and distribution channels Secure cause marketing partnerships that create unrestricted revenue as well as support enterprise-wide brand initiatives Develop and execute a brand and partnership management plan for products, services or offering Set and manage budgets and maximize value for NWF and partners Forge close relationships with strategic partners in appropriate product categories Set product development plans, product positioning and key selling benefits in collaboration with licensees and partners Monitor relevant marketplace dynamics and other key issues leading to recommendations for the licensing strategy Required Experience: 10+ years in Licensing & Partnerships with a minimum of 5 years in a Senior Director or above position A demonstrable successful track record as a Licensing & Partnership executive with experience in initiating innovative and significant revenue producing deals Demonstrated experience securing, negotiating and managing licensing deals across a wide variety of product categories Established relationships and “street cred” across industries An accomplished product strategy executive possessing strong understanding of brands, who balances creative marketing judgment/vision with analytical data as it relates to creating value-added merchandise against core market segments Bachelor’s Degree Important Success Factors: A leader who can work independently as well as collaboratively with senior management, including the CEO Business gravitas, outweighing functional focus Strong management, able to bring out the best in staff to perform at high level Proven outstanding verbal presentation acuity and written acumen Board level presentation experience Enthusiasm for conservation issues Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. Application: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The salary range for this position is $150,000. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at nwf.org/equity . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Washington, DC
Jun 25, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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 a Data and Research Fellow to join our International Program in Washington, D.C. (Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions).   The Fellow will provide data analysis and research support for projects focused on advancing sustainable business practices among major international companies involved in the production, sourcing and financing of agricultural commodities. This position is part of NWF’s fellowship program. NWF Fellows must be available to work a 40-hour weekly schedule. This 11-month position offers $16.00 per hour plus core benefits.  Background For the past thirty years, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has worked internationally to protect wildlife habitat in key regions of the tropics. The goal of our international work is to eliminate tropical deforestation and human rights abuses driven by the production of globally traded agricultural commodities (soy, beef, leather, palm oil, pulp and paper) - the leading drivers of forest loss and habitat conversion in Latin America and Southeast Asia. NWF works with other leading conservation organizations through coalitions and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance support for deforestation-free agriculture production, sourcing and financing. The International Program’s Data and Research Fellow will report directly to the Senior Program Manager, and work alongside the rest of the team in Washington, DC, Europe, and Brazil to analyze data, synthesize scientific research, and produce materials to support our program. In this role you will: Work alongside leading scientists, researchers, and policy experts to advance corporate deforestation-free supply chain solutions for key agricultural commodities in the tropics Analyze agricultural production and export data, market trends, commodity flows, and supply chain links Track, review, and collate science, research and reports Create data-driven charts, maps, and graphics for different target audiences Write briefings that explain and draw insights from data and research Develop factsheets, presentations, and other communication and engagement materials Perform administrative duties and help with shared office tasks as needed. Qualifications: Excellent data, research, and quantitative abilities Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Chinese are preferable Self-starter able to work effectively in both a team-based and independent environment Strong organizational skills Very detail oriented  Ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities Computer proficiency in MS Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook BA/BS degree in economics, statistics, environmental studies, or related field with quantitative coursework is desirable Experience with R, ArcGIS, Python, Tableau, and/or Photoshop is desirable Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.  Application: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at nwf.org/equity . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Washington, DC
Jun 16, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we are seeking a Communications Director to join our National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC.  (Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions).   In this role you will help lead earned media outreach and communications support for the National Wildlife Federation. Working in partnership with the communications team and under the supervision of the Associate Vice President of Communications, you will actively improve the exposure, reach and impact of our legislative, policy and conservation efforts. You will collaborate closely with the Federation’s affiliates, allies and teams to develop and execute successful communications campaigns to achieve policy, political, conservation and consumer-outreach objectives. You will support and help lead communication strategies that generate political, opinion-leader, activist, and broad public support for goals set forth in our strategic plan. Important elements will include: Growing our brand/reputation as a highly impactful, influential, and bipartisan wildlife conservation organization leader, and the "go to" organization on major federal, state, or local issues relating to wildlife, water, and environmental education. Helping design and lead communications campaigns to increase public awareness of the challenges facing wildlife, water, land, and other conservation priorities — and to ensure the we are seen as owning the way toward collaborative, bipartisan solutions. Ensuring the National Wildlife Federation authentically includes and elevates the voices of marginalized groups. Working with the Associate Vice President of Communications to cultivate and develop relationships with key members of the media and influencers to build long-term familiarity with the National Wildlife Federation, its president and CEO, and its experts. Leading the drafting and editing of guest opinion articles, speeches and other content to frame the National Wildlife Federation’s president and CEO as a leader with vision in the conservation community. Collaborate with our regional staff and affiliates to publicly highlight program successes, and advise same on communications strategy and standard methodologies. Building communications awareness and capacity of members of our team. Speaking on the record to members of the media, including pitching stories and ideas. Planning and executing media events, including press conferences and tele-conferences. Staffing senior leaders from the organization during interviews and other events. Drafting talking points, press releases, digital content, and other materials to our communications initiatives and goals. Directing vendors and contractors activities in pursuit of larger campaign or organizational goals. Helping lead and manage, in collaboration with the Associate Vice President of Communications, the National Wildlife Federation’s national communications team. During normal business operations, there will be local travel/meetings outside the office 2-4 times/month (including 1-2 times/month to the National Wildlife Federation's headquarters in Reston, Virginia) and occasional overnight travel. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, preferably in an appropriate discipline (English, journalism, public relations, environmental communications or public policy). Six to eight years of dynamically responsible experience in government, political campaigns, public relations, public affairs, or journalism, with a minimum of two years of experience leading staff or projects in an operation that delivered quantifiable results. Experience working in a fast-paced environment, such as for a member of Congress or other public official or in a journalism context, preferred. Experience developing and executing state of the art policy and/or advocacy campaigns utilizing both traditional and digital communications strategies. General knowledge of wildlife, water, environmental education, outdoor recreation/hunting/fishing issues, and climate change. Direct media relationships across print, radio, online, social and television media, nationally and in key regions/states. Superior analytical, writing, verbal and management skills. Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.  Application: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $100,000. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at nwf.org/equity . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Reston, VA
Jun 15, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we are seeking a National Field Educator Manager to join our Education and Engagement team.  You will report to the Director of Education to deliver National Wildlife Federation’s signature education programs, Eco-Schools USA and Schoolyard Habitats®, in communities across the U.S. This is a remote position and candidates may be able to work from any of NWF’s regional offices across the country.  You will also support a collaborative process to build out an enhanced climate education framework (science, social-emotional and behavioral learning) with a strong focus on equity and justice within existing and new NWF education programs. In this position you will: Implement grant-related programming and activities working with schools, teachers and corporate volunteers while remaining flexible to meet each specific site’s needs; Build and maintain positive relationships with schools, partners, and funders; Develop and provide professional development opportunities for educators in association with specific grant programs and expanding climate education trainings; Follow and improve upon existing program content, models, procedures and grants particularly in relation to climate change and climate justice; Conduct school site visits as needed and communicate with schools to conduct evaluation measures including surveys, site assessments, photographs, and interviews; Maintain records of school projects, media engagement, and other key performance indicators; Work with Communication Team to develop stories and social media associated with grant programming; Collaboratively plan with project managers to meet key milestones and deadlines; Provide guidance on new grants and multi-year grant proposals; Support internal training for staff that aligns programming with the latest science and climate education programming standards; Collaborate with NWF’s Equity and Justice Education Manager to support department-wide initiatives. Qualities we’re looking for include: Bachelor's degree in science, conservation, education, or a related field 5 years’ experience in K-12 formal education, project coordination, and/or management Background and experience in Climate Education including a strong science background, social-behavioral learning and youth voice and engagement. Ability to perform responsibilities utilizing an equity and justice lens Demonstrated proficiency in the application of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice principals Experience working with K-12 teachers and students        Strong organizational and time-management skills to balance the demands of multiple programs Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a contributing team member Strong oral and written communication skills, including storytelling, social media and the ability to adapt voice to audience.  Experience with photography and videography a plus.   Committed, reliable and responsive  Approaches work with an interdisciplinary lens and attention to detail Possess and employ a growth mindset  Excellent interpersonal skills - interacting with persons of various social, cultural, economic, political and educational backgrounds Shares the values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus Travel Requirements: Monthly overnight travel in U.S. is required. Application: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. The salary for this position is $60,000 annually. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at  nwf.org/equity .  If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Reston, VA
Jun 12, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. Our strategic plan recognizes that in order to implement the lofty goal of increasing wildlife populations within a generation, we must aggressively and strategically engage and expand the number of people aware of the wildlife crisis, taking action, and donating to the work. To that end, the National Wildlife Federation seeks a Data Strategist to join the Strategic Business Operations Team at Headquarters located in Reston, VA.  Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions).   The Data Strategist is directly responsible for functional data tasks that support the National Wildlife Federation’s growing analytical and data operations to fulfill the strategic vision to increase wildlife populations in the United States. The ideal candidate is a critical thinker and a strong communicator with experience in conceptualizing, researching, extracting, manipulating, and interpreting data sets and is able to leverage insights to support action, engagement and fundraising. In this role you will: Create and maintain sustainable reports to monitor cross channel engagement trends in social listening, One Federation demographics, advocacy/philanthropic campaign results, and engagement overlap reports. Work with fundraisers and program staff to interpret the data and edit reports to answer strategy questions quickly and with actionable insight to increase revenue and action. Manage large data research and analysis projects that use the entire breadth of Supporter or public data assets available. Mine NWF’s vast data assets to analyze supporter participation such as seasonality reports, supporter origin and timeline reports. Coordinate data appends with vendors. Guide data architecture needs for planning, designing, and analyzing the Enterprise Reporting Database. This include gathering business requirements for the business intelligence developer. Managing reporting deliverables of external/internal audits. Develop, implement, and document repeatable processes that are in line with the vision of the Data Strategy Team Use statistical and visualization tools, such as Tableau, Alteryx, Stata, and GIS, to summarize, test, analyze, and map, data to identify strengths and gaps in organizational strategies and impact, as well as to identify prospect engagement pipelines for activism and fundraising. Support the implementation and impact measurement of the ‘Toward a Common Agenda for Wildlife’ strategic plan utilizing theory of change concepts. Provide ad hoc reporting and mapping as needed. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience 2+ years’ experience working in a professional environment in an analytical role Proven ability to lead projects end to end, and the ability to think critically and use sound logic and reasoning to arrive at conclusions Curiosity and eagerness to learn and implement new tools and techniques to advance the organization’s data strategy Experience building effective internal and external relationships A consultative approach to working with other teams to understand business needs and translate needs into reporting/analytic requirements in order to meet business goals. Proven ability to maintain attention to detail Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills Capacity to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. A growth mindset and willingness to learn Love for wildlife and conservation of our natural spaces is a big plus. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with big data storage and analysis tools such as Tableau Experience building queries with SQL that join large, disparate data sets Experience with GIS The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at  nwf.org/equity .  If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Seattle, WA
Jun 10, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we seek a Philanthropy Officer to join a team of program staff and development professionals as we work to further build conservation programs in the Northern Rockies, Prairies & Pacific Region and achieve the goals outlined in the Federation’s ambitious strategic plan. As a Philanthropy Officer, you’ll serve as a key partner to the Senior Director of Individual Philanthropy and the executive and programmatic leadership of our Northern Rockies, Prairies & Pacific Regional Center based in Missoula, Montana and our office in Seattle, Washington. The role is focused in the American West, and you’ll be responsible for all aspects of individual major gift philanthropy, building relationships with prospects and donors with the capacity to make $10,000+ philanthropic gifts. You’ll also serve as an important strategic thought partner on institutional funding opportunities that support the Federation’s conservation priorities, particularly with regional philanthropies and family foundations. This is an exciting and critically important time at NWF as we work with our members, donors and affiliates to recover America’s wildlife and address the growing climate crisis. This position is Seattle based, but there may be opportunities for remote work for the right candidate.   (Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions).   In this role you will: Effectively engage a portfolio of individual major donors with the capacity and propensity to make charitable gifts and philanthropic investments at the $10,000 level and above. In time, your portfolio will comprise 100+ individuals and families. You’ll develop and implement highly tailored engagement strategies for these supporters, and you’ll be responsible for all aspects of relationship management, including cultivation, engagement, solicitation and stewardship within your portfolio.  Dedicate sufficient time to identifying, qualifying, and building relationships with new funders, assessing their capacity for making major gifts and their philanthropic interests. Qualify and cultivate key prospects through a strategic program of personal engagement, in-person visits, telephone calls, letters, emails /messages, and select events and excursions. You’ll maximize your time by planning and coordinating your travel, and you’ll help coordinate visits for senior executives and program staff, prioritizing key actions for them to undertake in support of donor engagement and fundraising activities. Develop and communicate to donors a thorough understanding of the Federation’s conservation and education programs and opportunities of special interest. Lead in the development of proposals and a range of other collaterals and reports that highlight opportunities that will resonate and compel action and investment. In collaboration with the Senior Director of Individual Philanthropy, proactively identify investment opportunities and provide guidance to colleagues across teams in the design and implementation of fundraising and engagement strategies for individual major donors. Build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues in Philanthropy and Conservation Programs; actively participate in cross-departmental gatherings and retreats; and join other convenings and excursions as appropriate. Provide strategic advice and support around regional approaches to foundations and corporations. Assist in prioritizing key actions for the Northern Rockies, Prairies and Pacific Regional Center Executive Director and other program staff across the Federation in support of donor engagement and fundraising activities. Collaborate with Philanthropy’s leadership team, and with colleagues in other offices and regional centers, in supporting the NWF Board’s donor engagement and fundraising efforts. Personally acknowledge appropriate gifts made from donors in your portfolio. Serve as their main point of contact, and address their inquiries to appropriate NWF staff in a timely manner. Maintain constituent management-related information as appropriate -- you’ll be responsible for tracking various steps / moves / actions in CRM. Meet and endeavor to surpass both restricted and unrestricted revenue targets and other performance goals. Safeguard sensitive information, and protect funder confidence. Work with us as endeavor to build a unified team structure to champion the bold conservation priorities identified in the Federation’s strategic plan. Endeavor to stay current and knowledgeable of industry trends and best practices. Be active in our profession, and serve as a knowledgeable resource for colleagues on all things fundraising. Help facilitate information sharing and two-way communication, and advise staff across the organization on our policies and protocols. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: College degree and a record of continued professional development are desirable. At least 3-5+ years of professional experience in individual philanthropy, with a successful track record in securing gifts at the $10,000+ and above, and demonstrated expertise in building major donor relationships, developing and implementing fundraising strategies, coaching senior staff and volunteer leaders, and writing winning proposals and fundraising collaterals is required. Personal warmth and enthusiasm, and a genuine interest in and ability to work well with a wide range of individuals while respecting that various ways they engage with our natural world is necessary. Passion for the preservation and protection of wildlife and wild places, and personal commitment to NWF’s mission and the ability to articulate that commitment. Experience in environmental and conservation organizations is a plus. Professionalism, with superior interpersonal abilities, communications and political savvy, and excellent time management and organization skills. Intellectual curiosity, creative energy, level-headedness, and analytical and critical thinking skills will serve this position well. Proven ability to follow through and complete projects on schedule and manage time and resources effectively, with attention to detail, and sensitivity to Federation policies and protocols. Knowledge of industry trends and command of its best practices. Ability to travel domestically, about 20% on average. Occasional overnight trips. And it’s anticipated a good measure of travel within the region may be by car, so a valid driver’s license is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with CRM and other fundraising software, various databases and management reporting tools. Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at  nwf.org/equity .  If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Washington, DC
May 22, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we seek a Forestry Specialist to join our National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC.  (Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions).   As our Forestry Specialist you will take the lead on the National Wildlife Federation’s policy work to address the carbon and biodiversity implications of using woody biomass for energy, as well as assisting NWF’s policy work to promote carbon sequestration in private forests and sustainable forest products. You will be a part of NWF’s Land Stewardship team. You will work with diverse partners and NWF state affiliates to promote sustainability in government and private sector policies related to private forestlands. Additionally, you will work with researchers to develop scientifically sound input to inform policy making around bioenergy and carbon storage, and to advocate for a policy landscape that benefits wildlife and addresses climate change. Your major areas of responsibility will include: Legislative Advocacy:  Implement NWF’s bioenergy and forest carbon advocacy work at the state, national and, to a more limited extent, international level.  Endeavor to create a policy environment that is science-informed and benefits wildlife and climate. Collaborate and ensure synergies with NWF climate policy team, international team and legislative team. International Science & Policy:   In collaboration with NWF’s International Team, promote research and coordinate with advocacy partners to develop consensus around carbon accounting that includes emissions from biomass in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Coalition Work:  Represent NWF in coalition working groups, collaborating directly with counterparts at partner organizations. Communications: Convey the strategy, policies, and NWF priorities via blogs, fact sheets, and other outward facing materials to advance program work on bioenergy. Collaborate with communications team, as needed, to ensure timely dissemination of research results or NWF reactions to policy developments. One Federation: Manage the crosscutting work of the bioenergy field with other teams and affiliates at NWF as part of the organization’s “One Federation” mission. Support and harness internal collaboration to build beneficial private forest strategies and policies, and emphasize the role of biodiversity in the climate movement. Equity and Justice:  Contribute to NWF’s efforts to promote equity and justice within the organization and through our outward-facing work to advance the goals of the strategic plan.   Minimum Qualifications: Four year degree required preferably with a solid background in forestry, ecology and/or a related natural resources field.  A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in policy and/or natural resources-related work with some experience in policy analysis, lobbying, and development of advocacy campaigns. Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to translate highly technical information for a public audience and for corporate and agency offices. Ability to take initiative and to develop and implement a work plan while consulting with others and working with partners and allies Ability to juggle multiple tasks, set goals, and meet deadlines Extremely well organized and excellent attention to detail Strong interpersonal and networking skills, including being a team player Knowledge of legislative process and experience lobbying Technical knowledge regarding climate change, conservation, and forestry Ability to work well with diverse interests, including government officials, academics, and corporate, forestry and agricultural interests Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. Preferred Qualifications: Advanced Degree Familiarity with carbon cycling in forest systems, sustainability issues surrounding forest management, bioenergy and a good working knowledge of wildlife and biodiversity conservation. There may be some travel in this role of 3-4 times per year for 2-3 days. Application: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The salary for this position is $55,000 to $60,000. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Reston, VA
May 07, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we seek a Controller to join our team in Reston, VA. In this role you will develop, implement, and maintain the financial operations' infrastructure to support our financial management needs.  You will establish the appropriate recording and reporting processes and procedures required to safeguard the company's assets, and will ensure that NWF has effective internal controls and are complying with all government, state, GAAP, and other regulatory requirements. Additionally you will prepare analyses and recommendations on potential reporting and tax impact for new ventures and unrelated business income activities. You'll serve as the liaison between NWF staff and auditors, banks, investment managers, insurance broker, vendors, etc.    Your major areas of responsibility include: Assisting the CFO with the financial oversight of the department. Developing financial operation infrastructure, including systems, policies, processes and procedures, documentation, and staff communications to meet the internal management and external reporting needs for the organization. Ensuring internal controls are in place to safeguard NWF’s assets and public trust.  Implementing and staying abreast of IRS, GAAP, FASB, federal, state and other regulatory requirements that affect the accounting and reporting of NWF financial activities. Establishing framework and providing guidance for the Federation’s cash management/treasury functions. This includes: banking, cash flow analysis and projections, investments, insurance, credit card services and other outsourced vendors. Ensuring that investment decisions made by the NWF Board committee are executed and properly recorded and reported.  Direct oversight of accounting operations, including financial reporting, treasury, purchasing and payroll, general accounting, fixed assets and financial systems. Reviewing workflow in these areas and identifying efficiencies and process improvements while managing and mentoring team members. Indirectly responsible for the oversight of federal, state business and charitable solicitation registrations and reporting to watchdog agencies.  Serving as the lead person in Finance to review non-grant related contracts for NWF. Keeping the CFO and other senior Finance staff informed of significant developments and potential new commitments. Working with General Counsel to ensure that contracts are reviewed within established guidelines and time frames. Responsible for obtaining input and notification of proposed arrangements with the appropriate managers in Finance and across the organization. Providing and maintaining financial terms and definitions for sample contracts. Serving as the lead Finance staff on tracking and reporting of lobbying activity and working with General Counsel on organization wide contracts and lobbying training.  Directly managing the Federation’s financial audits including the fiscal year end and, in coordination with the Director of Finance, review of the federal grants (OMB A-133). Assisting in design and implementation of process changes to address auditor management letter comments. Indirectly managing or directly assisting with the pension and retirement, state, travel, IRS Form 990, Charity Navigator and BBB filings, etc.  Assisting the CFO and other key finance staff with preparing financial presentations, communications and analysis to the senior staff, board of directors and committees of NWF. Monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on financial performance to CFO, members, donors and the public. Overseeing the monthly closing process by communicating regularly with payroll, accounts payable, treasury, grants management, budget and planning, and general accounting areas to ensure financial statements are properly stated. Monitoring reports, account reconciliations and reviewing journal entries prior to posting to ensure transactions are recorded accurately. Working with the Director of Finance and Philanthropy department staff on the appropriate recording and reporting of trusts, estates and other gift planning instruments. Working with Directors and Managers across the organization to ensure their needs are met and Finance is providing excellent customer service.  Other duties or special projects as assigned to meet the department’s objectives.  Qualifications: College degree in Accounting or Finance and CPA. At least 10 years of progressively responsible financial management and accounting operations experience preferably with some work in the non-profit industry and coordinating audits. Strong managerial skills. Able to build and motivate teams and can also be a team player who embraces NWF’s collaborative culture. Recognizes and respects diversity. Excellent written and oral communications with various levels of staff and management, auditors, consultants and vendors. Handles conflict and negotiations effectively. Ability to manage time efficiently, multi-task and prioritize work to consistently meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to research an issue, obtain and evaluate appropriate facts, and reach a sound conclusion in a timely manner. Maintains confidential information. Must have a high level of integrity, good judgement, and attention to detail with a commitment to high quality work products. Experience with financial systems and technology with a drive to optimize system solutions to improve processes and workloads. Ability to learn Infor CloudSuite and other accounting software. Strong MS Office with advanced Excel skills required. Takes the initiative to make things happen. Sets long-range goals and implements short-range actions to achieve them. Willingness to work after normal business hours to meet deliverables and deadlines, especially during fiscal year end and the annual audit. Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. There may be some limited travel in this role. Application: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Reston, VA
Mar 19, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we are seeking an innovative Digital Marketing Manager to join our Publications marketing team in Reston, VA.  Our team utilizes all media to acquire and retain subscribers to our children’s publications and to convert them into life-long members of the National Wildlife Federation, devoted to helping wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world.   The right candidate will have experience in all media and bring a passion for learning and achieving in an open, collaborative workplace. You will be a self-starter, able to work independently and within a team to accomplish multiple projects under budget and ahead of schedule.  You will be responsible for managing the online marketing for National Wildlife Federation's children’s publications including the implementation of circulation marketing strategy, tactics, scheduling, and coordinating the design process across multi-channel vendors. In this role you will: Plan and execute all digital marketing, including SEO/SEM, email, social media and display advertising campaigns Design, build and maintain our sponsored social media campaigns Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assess against budget and projections Identify trends and insights, and optimize spend and performance based on the insights Create and track online marketing budget and track and reproject expenses Brainstorm new and creative growth strategies Plan, execute, and measure acquisition and conversion tests Collaborate with internal teams and outside vendors to create landing pages and order pages to optimize user experience Utilize strong analytical ability to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and customer touch points Collaborate with our fulfillment partner, agencies and other vendor partners Evaluate emerging technologies. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate  Qualifications : BS degree in marketing or a related field Proven work experience in digital marketing Demonstrable experience leading and managing SEO/SEM, email, social media and/or display advertising campaigns Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns Experience in optimizing landing pages, order pages and user funnels Experience with A/B testing Solid knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight, Omniture, WebTrends) Experience in managing and optimizing Google Adwords campaigns Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development and constraints Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement Travel Requirements: There may be some travel (approx. 5%) involved in this role. Application: Applications will be reviewed upon submission on a rolling basis.    Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.  
National Wildlife Federation Reston, VA
Feb 26, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we are seeking a growth-minded business manager for our Innovation & Growth’s Publishing division. This position is key to driving revenue that fuels our conservation impact with a primary focus on our multi-platform publishing business including the award-winning Ranger Rick, Ranger Rick Jr, Cub, Zoobooks series, and National Wildlife magazines.  Your responsibilities will include leading the budgeting and subscription modeling process, budget planning, forecasting and management, evaluating current businesses for performance and profitability, determining the long-term benefits and costs of budget plans and marketing scenarios as well as providing timely information for budget reconciliations and print orders, identifying and evaluating innovative revenue-generating opportunities. You will work across business units collaborating closely with editorial, marketing, production, finance, as well as other leadership within Innovation & Growth. Your Major Responsibilities: Financial responsibility and accountability:  Team lead for meeting the annual budget, accurate forecasting and planning for future years (5 year business plan), monitoring actual performance to budget, analyzing results and adjusting plans/re-projecting budgets as needed.  Lead subscription modeling process for all publications including subscription and advertising revenue and expense, revenue and expense for acquisition, retention, and online sources of subscribers.  Work with the members of the Publishing team to determine the long-term benefits and costs of budget plans and marketing scenarios and provide timely information for budget reconciliations and print orders.  Implement planning and budgeting processes as required and assigned to balance the needs of the team and the requirements of the finance and accounting departments including: Assists team members with accounting and invoice coding to ensure invoices are recorded on a timely basis Reviews the monthly P&L to identify any corrections needed Directs and creates the P&L analysis for the existing businesses and any new products Manages and guides the annual budgeting process and five-year planning to maximize the long-term value to the organization Manages the subscription model for all magazines, including model feeds and regular updates Manages the accounting for the outside fulfillment company and any other outside vendors, acting as liaison with finance and accounting to answer and resolve questions. Prepares performance and financial reports as required Promotes continual process improvements Qualifications: Bachelor degree in finance or business administration MBA preferred 5+ years of accounting, analysis and budgeting planning in the publishing/media industry Proven accounting and budget management skills Strong strategic planning and business development Excellent verbal and communication skills Results-oriented and process-driven Impeccable attention to detail Advanced knowledge of Excel Application: Applications will be reviewed upon submission on a rolling basis.    Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Atlanta, GA
Feb 26, 2020
Part time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 state and 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 Atlanta Office of the National Wildlife Federation’s South Central Region, seeks a part time (20 hours per week) education and outreach coordinator to help advance the goals of our education strategic plan, specifically as they relate to our Eco-Schools USA and Earth Tomorrow programs. Eco-Schools USA , combines environment-based learning with hands-on experiences to spark action in the classroom that ripples out in to the greater community. Utilizing a Seven Step Framework, students from pre-K through 12th grade are engaged in making their community and the world a more sustainable place to live. Earth Tomorrow is the National Wildlife Federation’s multicultural environmental education and leadership development program, creating opportunities for youth in underserved communities to develop environmental literacy and life skills that will help them make valuable contributions to the ecological health and leadership of their communities. The primary responsibilities of the Education Outreach Coordinator will be to maintain and support the expansion of these programs in Atlanta and the greater metro area. This position will report to the Manger of Education and Outreach, Georgia In this role you will: Assist the Manager of Education and Outreach organizing all facets of advancing the NWF’s Education programs in Atlanta and the greater Metro Area. This includes outreach, coordination with diverse stakeholders (students, teachers, and school administrative personnel etc.), development of training and orientation programs for school audiences, youth engagement, volunteer recruitment and management, event coordination, program documentation and tracking, and database management as applicable. Develop and implement an outreach plan to recruit an additional 100 new schools over the next 3 years to the Eco-Schools USA and Earth Tomorrow programs in Atlanta and the surrounding counties in the greater metro area. Through a partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), work with 5,000 students to implement community service projects that align with Eco-Schools USA pathways. Support existing Eco-Schools and Earth Tomorrow clubs through direct engagement such as professional development, school visits, and email communication. Recruit up to 50 students on annual basis to apply for the Earth Tomorrow Summer Institute. Work with the Manager of Education and Outreach to develop and execute a communications and social media plan to help raise the public profile of NWF education programs operating in Atlanta and the greater metro area. Develop marketing materials to help promote the Eco-Schools USA and Earth Tomorrow programs. Other duties as assigned. Basic Qualifications A College Degree in Environmental Science, Education, Wildlife Biology, Communications, or related field. 2 years of relevant work or volunteer experience in formal or informal education, outreach, providing trainings, and volunteer management. Skilled public speaker and presenter Professional demeanor with the ability to exercise cultural competency and inclusion Superior work ethic and attention to detail Excellent time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills Proficiency with word processing, databases and PowerPoint software preferred Ability to establish and cultivate relationships with potential partners and volunteers Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds, ranging from public officials to neighborhood residents Ability to balance supervisor direction with being a self-starter Sincere and demonstrated interest in environmental sustainability and education Experience in social media targeting and communication Ability to identify good story opportunities Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. There will be travel in this role, and will be restricted to no more that 20%. Evening and weekend work may be necessary. Application: Applications should be submitted by March 31, 2020. Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted.   Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Seattle, WA
Feb 12, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we seek a Director of Philanthropy to join a team of program staff and development professionals as we work to further build conservation programs in the Northern Rockies, Prairies & Pacific Region and achieve the goals outlined in the Federation’s ambitious strategic plan. Together, we bring to the table executive and programmatic leadership with senior level professionals with expertise in individual major gifts, foundation relations, campaign management, and member engagement toward the goal of dramatically scaling up philanthropic investment in key conservation programs, campaign initiatives, coalition work, and mission delivery. As a Director of Philanthropy, you’ll serve as a key partner to the Associate Vice President for Individual Philanthropy and the executive and programmatic leadership of our Northern Rockies, Prairies & Pacific Regional Center in Missoula, Montana and our office in Seattle, Washington. You’ll be responsible for all aspects of individual major gift philanthropy, building relationships with prospects and donors with the capacity to make $10,000+ philanthropic gifts. You’ll also serve as an important strategic thought partner on institutional funding opportunities that support regional priorities. You’ll work in close collaboration with the organization’s Philanthropy Division, comprised of professionals in philanthropy operations and donor engagement as well as colleagues in foundation relations and individual major gifts across NWF’s other offices and regional centers. This is an exciting and critically important time at NWF as we work with our members, donors and affiliates to recover America’s wildlife and address the growing climate crisis. This position is Seattle based, but there may be opportunities for remote work for the right candidate. In this role you will: Effectively engage a portfolio of individual major donors with the capacity and propensity to make charitable gifts and philanthropic investments at the $10,000 level and above. In time, your portfolio will comprise 100+ individuals and families. You’ll develop highly tailored engagement strategies for these supporters, and you’ll be responsible for all aspects of relationship management, including cultivation, engagement, solicitation and stewardship within your portfolio. Dedicate sufficient time to identifying, qualifying, and building relationships with new funders, assessing their capacity for making major gifts and their philanthropic interests. Qualify and cultivate key prospects through a strategic program of personal engagement, in-person visits, telephone calls, letters, emails /messages, and select events and excursions. You’ll maximize your time by planning and coordinating your travel, and you’ll help coordinate visits for senior executives and program staff, prioritizing key actions for them to undertake in support of donor engagement and fundraising activities. Develop and communicate to donors a thorough understanding of the Federation’s conservation and education programs and opportunities of special interest. Lead in the development of proposals and a range of other collaterals and reports that highlight opportunities that will resonate and compel action and investment. Proactively identify investment opportunities in collaboration with program staff and provide guidance to colleagues across teams in the design and implementation of fundraising and engagement strategies for individual major donors. Build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues in Philanthropy and Conservation Programs; attend the Federation’s Annual Meetings; actively participate in cross-departmental gatherings and retreats; and join other convenings and excursions as appropriate. Provide strategic advice and support around regional approaches to foundations and corporations. Develop relationships with NWF affiliates, and seek mutually beneficial opportunities on which we can engage. Assist in prioritizing key actions for the Associate Vice President for Philanthropy; the Northern Rockies, Praries and Pacific Regional Center Executive Director and other executive and program staff across the Federation in support of donor engagement and fundraising activities. Collaborate with Philanthropy’s leadership team, and with colleagues in other offices and regional centers, in supporting the NWF Board’s donor engagement and fundraising efforts. Personally acknowledge appropriate gifts made from donors in your portfolio. Serve as their main point of contact, and address their inquiries to appropriate NWF staff in a timely manner. Maintain hard files, electronic donor files and prospect management-related information as appropriate -- you’ll be responsible for tracking various steps / moves / actions in CRM. Meet and endeavor to surpass both restricted and unrestricted revenue targets and other performance goals. Safeguard sensitive information, and protect funder confidence. Work with us as endeavor to build a unified team structure to champion the bold conservation priorities identified in the Federation’s strategic plan. Endeavor to stay current and knowledgeable of industry trends and best practices. Be active in our profession, and serve as a knowledgeable resource for colleagues on all things fundraising. Help facilitate information sharing and two-way communication, and advise staff across the organization on our policies and protocols. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree and a record of continued professional development is highly desirable. 5-7+ years of professional experience in individual philanthropy, with a successful track record in securing gifts at the $10,000+ and above, and demonstrated expertise in building major donor relationships, developing and implementing fundraising strategies, coaching senior staff and volunteer leaders, and writing winning proposals and fundraising collaterals is required. Personal warmth and enthusiasm, and a genuine interest in and ability to work well with a wide range of individuals while respecting that various ways they engage with our natural world is necessary. Professionalism, with superior interpersonal abilities, communications and political savvy, and excellent time management and organization skills. Intellectual curiosity, creative energy, level-headedness, and analytical and critical thinking skills will serve this position well. So, too, are the energetic and self-starting, who are equally capable whether working independently or as part of a team. Proven ability to follow through and complete projects on schedule and manage time and resources effectively, with attention to detail, and sensitivity to Federation policies and protocols. Passion for the preservation and protection of wildlife and wild places, and personal commitment to NWF’s mission and the ability to articulate that commitment. Experience in environmental and conservation organizations is a plus. Knowledge of industry trends and command of its best practices. Ability to travel domestically, about 30% on average. Occasional overnight trips. And it’s anticipated a good measure of travel within the region will be by car, so a valid driver’s license is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with CRM and other fundraising software, various databases and management reporting tools. Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at  https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Reston, VA
Feb 10, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we seek a Controller to join our team in Reston, VA. In this role you will develop, implement, and maintain the financial operations' infrastructure to support our financial management needs.  You will establish the appropriate recording and reporting processes and procedures required to safeguard the company's assets, and will ensure that NWF has effective internal controls and are complying with all government, state, GAAP, and other regulatory requirements. Additionally you will prepare analyses and recommendations on potential reporting and tax impact for new ventures and unrelated business income activities. You'll serve as the liaison between NWF staff and auditors, banks, investment managers, insurance broker, vendors, etc.    Your major areas of responsibility include: Assisting the CFO with the financial oversight of the department. Developing financial operation infrastructure, including systems, policies, processes and procedures, documentation, and staff communications to meet the internal management and external reporting needs for the organization. Ensuring internal controls are in place to safeguard NWF’s assets and public trust.  Implementing and staying abreast of IRS, GAAP, FASB, federal, state and other regulatory requirements that affect the accounting and reporting of NWF financial activities. Establishing framework and providing guidance for the Federation’s cash management/treasury functions. This includes: banking, cash flow analysis and projections, investments, insurance, credit card services and other outsourced vendors. Ensuring that investment decisions made by the NWF Board committee are executed and properly recorded and reported.  Direct oversight of accounting operations, including financial reporting, treasury, purchasing and payroll, general accounting, fixed assets and financial systems. Reviewing workflow in these areas and identifying efficiencies and process improvements while managing and mentoring team members. Indirectly responsible for the oversight of federal, state business and charitable solicitation registrations and reporting to watchdog agencies.  Serving as the lead person in Finance to review non-grant related contracts for NWF. Keeping the CFO and other senior Finance staff informed of significant developments and potential new commitments. Working with General Counsel to ensure that contracts are reviewed within established guidelines and time frames. Responsible for obtaining input and notification of proposed arrangements with the appropriate managers in Finance and across the organization. Providing and maintaining financial terms and definitions for sample contracts. Serving as the lead Finance staff on tracking and reporting of lobbying activity and working with General Counsel on organization wide contracts and lobbying training.  Directly managing the Federation’s financial audits including the fiscal year end and, in coordination with the Director of Finance, review of the federal grants (OMB A-133). Assisting in design and implementation of process changes to address auditor management letter comments. Indirectly managing or directly assisting with the pension and retirement, state, travel, IRS Form 990, Charity Navigator and BBB filings, etc.  Assisting the CFO and other key finance staff with preparing financial presentations, communications and analysis to the senior staff, board of directors and committees of NWF. Monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on financial performance to CFO, members, donors and the public. Overseeing the monthly closing process by communicating regularly with payroll, accounts payable, treasury, grants management, budget and planning, and general accounting areas to ensure financial statements are properly stated. Monitoring reports, account reconciliations and reviewing journal entries prior to posting to ensure transactions are recorded accurately. Working with the Director of Finance and Philanthropy department staff on the appropriate recording and reporting of trusts, estates and other gift planning instruments. Working with Directors and Managers across the organization to ensure their needs are met and Finance is providing excellent customer service.  Other duties or special projects as assigned to meet the department’s objectives.  Qualifications: College degree in Accounting or Finance and CPA. At least 10 years of progressively responsible financial management and accounting operations experience preferably with some work in the non-profit industry and coordinating audits. Strong managerial skills. Able to build and motivate teams and can also be a team player who embraces NWF’s collaborative culture. Recognizes and respects diversity. Excellent written and oral communications with various levels of staff and management, auditors, consultants and vendors. Handles conflict and negotiations effectively. Ability to manage time efficiently, multi-task and prioritize work to consistently meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to research an issue, obtain and evaluate appropriate facts, and reach a sound conclusion in a timely manner. Maintains confidential information. Must have a high level of integrity, good judgement, and attention to detail with a commitment to high quality work products. Experience with financial systems and technology with a drive to optimize system solutions to improve processes and workloads. Ability to learn Infor CloudSuite and other accounting software. Strong MS Office with advanced Excel skills required. Takes the initiative to make things happen. Sets long-range goals and implements short-range actions to achieve them. Willingness to work after normal business hours to meet deliverables and deadlines, especially during fiscal year end and the annual audit. Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. There may be some limited travel in this role. Application: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ. If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation New Mexico
Feb 05, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we seek a New Mexico-based Western Water Project Manager to join our team.  In this role you will coordinate the implementation of the Rio Grande Riparian Corridors Network Initiative to ensure timely completion of project deliverables.  Additionally you will coordinate communications with the Healthy Headwaters Alliance and assist with network activities, such as in-person meetings and policy outreach.  You will also support NWF’s strategic expansion of the Western Water program by participating in planning, fundraising, and outreach activities and cultivate diverse partnerships with community groups and organizations with shared interests in water and wildlife.  You’ll approach program activities with equity at the forefront, and support equity and justice initiatives as they relate to program activities and outreach.  You will also coordinate with our state affiliates to ensure cohesion and collaboration across larger conservation initiatives. Specifically you will: Coordinate and implement Rio Grande Riparian Corridors Network Initiative Working under the supervision of the Senior Director for Western Water, and in coordination with staff from the Rocky Mountain Regional Center, coordinate multiple assessments (science, policy, communications, and institutional) and lead the team and partners in producing an action plan for protecting and restoring riparian corridors in the Upper Rio Grande watershed. Build strong, authentic relationships with community and regional partners, including Native tribes, the acequia community, land grants, and traditional land users, while seeking opportunities to expand project impact and continue work beyond two-year grant period. Build and maintain network relationships among the Healthy Headwaters Alliance Working under the supervision of the Senior Director for Western Water, establish regular communications among members of the Healthy Headwaters Alliance, including coordinating monthly calls of the leadership team, preparing and sending electronic newsletters to network members, and planning annual convenings.  Expand and identify opportunities for new Western Water program work Participate in regional and national planning and development activities to expand NWF’s Western Water program activities, including identifying partners and funding sources for new initiatives. Media outreach  In cooperation with regional and national communications staff, initiate media outreach to create awareness and promote NWF's water-related program work through all media outlets. As appropriate, write content for submission to NWF publications, social media, websites, local and regional media, and membership outreach vehicles. Basic Qualifications: Minimum of five years relevant work experience in project coordination, program planning and implementation, and establishing and cultivating relationships with a diverse array of community and organizational partners   Experience with project supervisory and/or implementation reporting responsibilities Experience specific to water and/or riparian resources, policy, or conservation Preferred Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. in Natural Resources, Environmental Science or Policy, or related field; post-graduate degree and/or relevant work experience desirable Ability to thrive in a multiple-task work environment, work independently with minimal supervision, set priorities and follow through to completion, with excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills Ability to identify, engage and cultivate key contacts to develop strategic partnerships Ability to establish and cultivate relationships with potential funders and provide substantial assistance in preparing funding proposals and reporting on grants Strong analytic and communication skills, both oral and written. Proficiency in Spanish helpful. Ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities, and to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process Travel Requirements: Local travel up to 10 times per month; extended travel 1-2 times per month Up to 20 nights a year Occasional long drives up to 5 hours Application: Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. The salary range for this position is $55,000 to $65,000 annually. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.  
National Wildlife Federation Washington D.C., DC, USA
Jan 29, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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.   To support our mission, we are seeking a Director of Corporate Philanthropy & Engagement to lead our fundraising efforts within the corporate sector, primarily focusing on securing philanthropic support and sponsorships. As a senior staff member responsible to the Chief Development Officer, you will partner closely with leadership across Philanthropy, Conservation & Education Programs, and Marketing & Innovation in driving cross departmental collaborations aimed at administering a range of corporate partnership initiatives and relationships. This position may be based in our Reston, VA or Washington, DC office.  We are also open to a remote work situation and candidates may be able to work from any of our regional offices across the country.   In this role you will:   Lead a corporate engagement and fundraising program aimed at securing philanthropic support and investment in the Federation’s conservation priorities. Serve as primary “relationship manager” for a select portfolio of corporate partners, nurturing and stewarding these relationships and endeavoring to deepen and expand their engagement with the Federation over time, while also dedicating sufficient bandwidth to the identification and cultivation of prospective new partners. Partner with Philanthropy’s leadership team, principally the Chief Development Officer, the Senior Director of Foundation & Government Relations, and the Associate Vice President for Individual Giving to coordinate and harmonize team efforts, guiding and informing the development and implementation of corporate engagement strategies in collaboration with various staff and offices. Prioritize key actions for the President & CEO; the Chief Development Officer; and others, including the vice presidents, regional executive directors, and senior program staff, offering guidance and counsel in the engagement of existing corporate partners and the cultivation of prospective new partners. Build collaborative relationships with staff across the organization, serving as a knowledgeable and accessible resource, and as a primary point of contact for the Executive Office, Finance, Legal, and operations staff in the engagement of corporate partners. Convene and cohost regular prospect review and information sharing sessions with key internal partners and teams that aimed at identifying the best path forward in navigating new and existing partnerships and the best possible outcomes for the Federation. Serve as lead architect of the Federation’s Moves Management process for corporate partners, establishing efficient systems and protocols aimed at further building healthy prospect pipelines. Consistently and accurately maintain data relating to assigned portfolios. And staff the organization’s corporate vetting team, convening the group as needed to review discovery information and profiles compiled by agency partners for the purpose of advising the CEO about potential relationships. Establish annual work plans and revenue targets in close collaboration with Philanthropy’s senior leadership team. Analyze performance metrics and monitor progress toward goals, fine-tuning strategies and implementation timelines as necessary. Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies and use these insights to inform continuous improvement. Promote data-driven decision making. Administer the corporate team’s budget, shepherding its development and planning. Monitor and evaluate revenue and expenditures. Prepare monthly financial analyses and trimester reports. Oversee engagements with agency partners, consultants and contractors. Endeavor to stay current and abreast of innovative fundraising methodologies and strategies. Foster a deep knowledge of industry trends and best practices. Perform other duties as assigned.   Skills & Qualifications  College degree required. 5+ years of professional experience in corporate philanthropy. Candidates demonstrating professional expertise in managing corporate partners programs or institutional relations for nonprofit organizations are well-suited for this role. Demonstrated ability in building relationships with corporate partners. The ideal candidate will excel at deal-making: crafting compelling engagement strategies, pitching/presenting, negotiating, and closing. Passion for the preservation and protection of wildlife and wild places is highly desirable. Experience working in a member organization or in environmental conservation a plus. Entrepreneurial and self-starting, with the demonstrated ability to drive collaboration across teams. A solid business acumen, paired with a penchant for data-driven decision making and a graceful management style will serve this position well. Professionalism, with superior interpersonal abilities, communications and political savvy, and excellent time management and organization skills. Able to travel domestically, approximately 10-15 overnight trips per year. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with various CRM databases and reporting tools is required. Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at  https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Austin, TX
Jan 27, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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.   To support our mission, we seek a Foundation Relations Officer who will join a high performing and accomplished team that is working to grow and diversify foundation funding, particularly in support of the National Wildlife Federation's South Central Region and the bold conservation agenda on which the Federation is delivering. In this role you will serve as a key partner to the South Central Regional Executive Director and will collaborate with program and philanthropy staff across the Federation, further building a robust portfolio of institutional funders and significantly scaling-up philanthropic revenue and investments as the organization embarks on new strategic vision aimed at addressing America's wildlife crisis. Among the programs emphasized will be the Texas Living Waters Project, the Gulf of Mexico Restoration Project, and the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Project, in addition to a portfolio of children’s education and community wildlife habitat programs led by the South Central team. This is an exciting time of growth at NWF, and this role is ideal for an entrepreneurial self-starter who seeks opportunities to leverage professional talents to contribute meaningfully toward accomplishing the Federation’s ambitious conservation agenda. In this role you will: Build collaborations and work in concert with colleagues to implement a donor-centered foundation relations program aimed at securing significant financial support for a range of conservation and education programs. Actively manage a portfolio of institutional funders, delivering on all aspects of relationship management and funder engagement. Develop and implement engagement strategies designed to substantially increase support from existing funders, while dedicating sufficient time to identify, qualify, and begin building relationships with new funders and partners. Proactively identify investment opportunities in collaboration with national and regional program staff, and provide coaching and guidance to colleagues in securing funding and building collaborations and partnerships with the foundation sector. Gather research and background information; track and maintain key data and actions in CRM; manage work plans and timelines; prepare letters of inquiry, outlines and concept papers; develop notices of intent to apply; and coordinate the drafting of pre-proposals, funding proposals, and various reports. Assist in prioritizing key actions for the President & CEO; the Vice President for Philanthropy; the South Central Regional Executive Director, and other key staff including vice presidents, regional executives, and senior program staff in the engagement, solicitation and stewardship of institutional funders. Prepare briefing documents and ensure participating staff understand objectives for various meetings, teleconferences and other funder interactions. Perform other duties as assigned.  Q ualifications: Demonstrated success in institutional relations and a proven ability in developing compelling proposals and securing investments at the $10,000 level and above. College degree required.  Experience in environmental and/or education philanthropy is also highly desirable. Passion for the preservation and protection of wildlife and wild places a plus. Entrepreneurial, self-starting, and capable of working both independently and as an integral member of a team. Solid team building skills will serve this position well, as will direct experience in building collaborations with accomplished professionals, academics, and leaders of government and industry. Professionalism, with superior interpersonal abilities, communications and political savvy, and excellent time management and organization skills. Demonstrated ability in building funder relationships, developing and implementing engagement strategies, coaching senior staff and volunteer leaders, and writing winning proposals, fundraising collaterals, and reports. Knowledge of industry trends and command of philanthropy’s best practices; firm grasp of prospect identification and research tools; and experience partnering with colleagues to effectively engage and grow relationships with institutional funders.   Ability to travel domestically. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with CRM and other fundraising software, various databases and management reporting tools. Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at  https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Remote
Jan 27, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we seek a National Field Educator Manager to join our team.  You will report to the Senior Director of Education to deliver National Wildlife Federation’s signature education programs, Eco-Schools USA and Schoolyard Habitats®, in communities across the U.S.  This is a remote position and candidates may be able to work from any of NWF’s regional offices across the country.  Ideally you will also support a collaborative process to integrate an environmental justice framework with existing NWF education programs. In this position you will: Direct grant-related activities across staff and schools, while remaining flexible to meet each specific site’s needs; Collaboratively plan with project managers to meet key milestones and deadlines; Follow and improve upon existing program models and procedures; Provide guidance on new grants and multi-year grant proposals; Maintain records of school projects, media engagement, and other key performance indicators; Conduct school site visits as needed and communicate with schools to conduct evaluation measures including surveys, site assessments, photographs, and interviews; Build and maintain positive relationships with schools, partners, and funders; Support internal training for staff that aligns programming with equitable and justice-driven educational programming standards; Collaborate with NWF’s Environmental Justice Manager to support organization-wide initiatives, and Support the building of staff equity competencies   Qualities we’re looking for include: Experience in education, project coordination, and/or administration Strong organizational, time-management and multi-tasking skills Microsoft Office proficiency. Adobe Creative Suite proficiency or willingness to learn. Strong oral and written communication skills Ability to use and navigate Dropbox folders and files Strong work ethic and attention to detail Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines Proven ability to learn quickly Excellent interpersonal skills in interacting with persons of various social, cultural, economic, political and educational backgrounds Shares the values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus Experience working with/in project management, early childhood education, underserved communities or graphic design a plus. Shares the values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. Travel Requirements: Monthly overnight travel in U.S. is required. Application: The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. The salary for this position is $60,000 annually. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Denver, CO
Jan 22, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To meet our mission, we are seeking a Program Coordinator for Early Childhood Health Outdoors to join our staff, working out of the Rocky Mountain Regional Center in Denver, Colorado.  The Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) program works to ensure young children have access to quality outdoor learning environments where play and learning support development across all domains – cognitive, physical, social and emotional. By improving outdoor spaces through thoughtful landscape design and training early childhood professionals on the benefits of nature play, ECHO improves access for children and their caregivers to have daily experiences in nature that contributes to their future success. To ensure ECHO continues its reach and impact, a program coordinator is needed to collaborate with ECHO’s education and design team to achieve the program’s overarching initiatives. The main focus of your role will be engaging early childhood professionals and providing administrative support of the program and projects. In this role you will report to the ECHO Education and Outreach Manager to plan, organize, and implement training and professional development for early childhood professionals related to outdoor environments for young children to promote play, learning, and healthy development.  You will support communication with early childhood professionals to provide ongoing site support. The ideal candidate should feel comfortable providing overarching administrative program support and be willing to engage audiences through trainings and presentations.     In this position, you will: Coordinate training and professional development events in collaboration with ECHO team Coordinate administrative processes to support demonstration sites, seed grants and family child care programs Collaborate with the ECHO team to develop and/or implement structures and systems for reporting, storytelling, etc. Contribute to data gathering, and evaluation tracking Conduct site visits as needed and communicate with sites to conduct evaluation measures including surveys, site assessments, photographs, and interviews Manage online certificate program registration in collaboration with NC State University and contribute to establishing clear communication processes Support organization and coordination of additional ECHO events including volunteer work days, annual Summit, and regional symposia Regularly communicate with early childhood professionals to provide technical assistance with event registration, invoicing, and general inquiries Support and lead training for various audiences including early childhood professionals, families, etc. (mentoring provided by ECHO team) Develop educational materials and resources as needed. Qualities we’re looking for include: Experience in education, project coordination, and/or administration Strong organizational, time-management and multi-tasking skills Microsoft Office proficiency. Adobe Creative Suite proficiency or willingness to learn. Strong oral and written communication skills Ability to use and navigate Dropbox folders and files Strong work ethic and attention to detail Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines Proven ability to learn quickly Excellent interpersonal skills in interacting with persons of various social, cultural, economic, political and educational backgrounds Shares the values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus Experience working with/in project management, early childhood education, underserved communities or graphic design a plus. Monthly travel (mostly day/evening trips) within the state of Colorado may be required. Occasional overnight trips may be required.   Application: The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. The salary range for this position is $45,000 annually. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
National Wildlife Federation Reston, VA
Jan 22, 2020
Full time
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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. To support our mission, we seek a Human Resources Coordinator to join our team in Reston, VA. As the Human Resources Coordinator you will report to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources and will provide comprehensive HR services in close collaboration with our small, hands-on HR team.  You will support an array of HR functions, including recruitment, onboarding, compliance, employee relations, benefits, administrative support, and organizing and coordinating special projects and other day-to-day responsibilities to deliver high quality services.  Your problem solving abilities, sense of ownership, and exceptional communication skills will enable your success in this role.  You will act as an employee champion of our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice best practices. In this role you will: Support recruitment, including evaluating resumes, coordinating phone screens and interview schedules, tracking applicants via the applicant tracking system (UltiPro), and posting open positions to targeted job sites Coordinate candidate reference checks and background screens as part of the pre-hire process Support HR’s equity and inclusion outreach efforts to help us build a talent pipeline reinforcing our commitment to hire and grow diverse talent Assist with new hire onboarding using web based technologies, including preparing onboarding materials and scheduling orientation sessions, to processing and submitting new hire paperwork Manage the service award process, including developing the annual budget and timely distribution of awards Assist with planning and organizing events, such as organizational luncheons and parties, benefit fairs, open enrollment briefings, or other department initiatives Manage the HR electronic records, including personnel files, benefit files, and historical files and compile documentation as requested by outside auditors Maintain the employee electronic handbook with updates as needed Help maintain in-depth knowledge of state and federal legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees to reduce legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance Assist with special projects by clarifying project objectives, setting timetables and schedules, conducting research, developing and organizing information, and project implementation Work in conjunction with the HR team to discretely, promptly, and accurately answer routine employee related inquiries, as well as basic policy and procedure questions Prepare termination paperwork and checklists and serve as a back-up for conducting exit interviews for employees Maintain HR communication platforms (intranet or other sources) Support benefits administration, including enrollments and invoice reconciliation Provide administrative support to include check processing and mail support You’ll love your job the most if you have a passion for wildlife and ensuring a future for wildlife to thrive, you have an active commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and an ability to utilize these principals within your work, if you enjoy fostering relationships that create candidate centric experiences, you take initiative, ask thoughtful questions, and you seek better ways of working.  Basic Qualifications: At least two years of prior, related HR work experience Experience using HRIS systems Strong attention to detail Strong organizational skills and follow-up skills Understands how to manage information, balancing employee confidentiality with business needs and knows when to communicate upward Travel Requirements: There will be minimal travel in the local area to other local NWF offices in the DC metro area as needed.  There may be limited travel throughout the year to attend conferences.  Application: The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. The salary range for this position is $43,000 to $48,000 annually. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ . If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.