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.
There may be some travel in this role of 3-4 times per year for 2-3 days.
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.