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27 Sep 2019

Full-Time Climate and Energy Program Coordinator

National Wildlife Federation – Posted by bowenak Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America’s largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 51 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, etc.  The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world.  The organization’s programs focus on conserving wildlife, restoring habitat and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.  To support our mission, we seek a Climate and Energy Program Coordinator to join our National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC to work on cross-cutting policy.

Our climate and energy team advances domestic policies that: curb greenhouse gas emissions through market-based mechanisms (e.g., a carbon price); speed the transition to wildlife-friendly zero-carbon energy sources; promote equitable solutions for vulnerable frontline and fossil fuel-dependent communities; and advance natural and technological strategies to remove and capture carbon while enhancing wildlife habitat.  Working in Washington, D.C. and with regional offices, independent affiliates, and paid organizers in states and territories across the country, NWF is building bipartisan support for short- and long-term congressional solutions on climate, while spurring local action and growing an inclusive climate movement.

In this role, you will provide overall coordination throughout the organization on climate-related activities, primarily on domestic federal policy advocacy in collaboration with teams working on climate adaptation and resilience, agriculture and forestry, and field campaigns, but also liaising with NWF’s international team.  A significant portion of your time will be spent drafting and managing materials generation for policymakers, our online audience, and field organizers, and facilitating communication and information sharing for NWF affiliates seeking background and dialogue on policy issues.  Another significant portion of your time will be spent helping manage workflow on domestic advocacy activities, with responsibility for specific projects. You will also serve as an NWF representative in occasional coalition meetings.  You will report directly to the Director of Climate and Energy Policy in the National Advocacy Center in DC.

In this role you will:

Research, write, and edit factsheets, blogs, talking points, and memos on climate change, clean energy, and wildlife, and manage materials generation and review by other team members.  Take initiative to launch and manage new research and writing projects as needed.
Track team advocacy activities to help ensure tactics are completed. Recommend additional advocacy engagement regarding policy, scientific, or other climate and energy issue area developments.
Review social media and alert team to opportunities for digital communication; update web content.
Create an NWF internal newsletter on climate program activities and manage content for monthly circulation.
Represent NWF with some partners, including attending coalition meetings and engaging NWF affiliates.
Track key legislation and hearings; draft hill communications such as letters and email blasts, and, on occasion, assist the Policy Director and Senior Government Relations Director by performing direct congressional outreach.
Research funding opportunities and keep fundraising workflow on track.

You should possess a Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of relevant experience.  A Master’s, law, or other advanced degree in environmental policy, government, political science, or environmental economics can count towards relevant experience. Ideally, you will have familiarity with the U.S. political system and have issue advocacy experience, and be skilled at synthesizing and communicating information for multiple audiences in a compelling and accurate manner.  You should be comfortable working in a dynamic team and also independently, and be a go-getter with initiative to get things done.

Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.

Travel Requirements:

Minimal travel is expected for this position (around 2-3 times per year).

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.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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