Manager, Operations & Project Management, Licensing & Partnerships

  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Jul 24, 2019
Full time Administrative Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 51 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters.  The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world, and the Federation is committed to inspiring all people around our shared love of nature and wildlife by creating a welcoming and inclusive community representative of all Americans.  By respecting and valuing the diversity of connections to the natural world and wildlife, we work toward convening a powerful movement.  To support our mission we are currently seeking a manager of Operations & Project Management to join our Innovation & Marketing division, based in Reston, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC. 

In this role, you will report to the Head of Licensing & Partnerships and will be tasked with supporting the Innovation & Marketing division’s partnership strategy and marketing efforts.  This role is operational and analytical, and includes elements of project planning and implementation as well as improving efficiencies across the entire division. 

In this role you will:

  • Administer the budget and financial forecasting for the division; monitor and evaluate revenues and expenditures; prepare monthly financial analyses and trimester reports.
  • Prepare invoices, track royalty reports and payments.
  • Identify and analyze material differences in licensees’ forecast versus actual royalty reports and devise solutions to improve performance.
  • Support the Licensing team by maintaining CRM database, overseeing the contract management process, and creating various tracking systems as needed to support business needs.
  • Support the Marketing team by overseeing campaign scheduling, content road mapping and social calendaring.  
  • Liaise and collaborate with other National Wildlife Federation divisions to ensure alignment with programming, marketing, finance, legal, and creative areas. 
  • Monitor competitive brands and properties, and keep up to date on industry trends, retail environment, innovative practices and new marketing opportunities.
  • Manage existing licensing and marketing partners, nurturing and stewarding these relationships and ensuring that all accounts are working at optimum levels.


  • 5+ years of project management, licensing, marketing operations, or business development experience in the non-profit, media, entertainment, consumer products industries, or related field.
  • Passion for National Wildlife Federation’s values and mission.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and detail-oriented skills.
  • Strong commercial mind-set.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and follow-through; ability to work well under deadlines, oversee multiple projects and prioritize work effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal teams and external clients.
  • Demonstrated initiative, self-starter and target driven.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  
  • B.A. or B.S in relevant field.
  • Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.


Salary is commensurate with experience, in the range of $55,000 - $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

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.


Administrative Support



$55,000 to $60,000

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