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27 Oct 2021

Full-Time Creative Studio Project Manager

National Wildlife Federation – Posted by bowenak Reston, Virginia, United States

Job Description

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into 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, etc. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. The National Wildlife Federation believes that in order to save wildlife and ourselves, we need to ensure that all Americans have access to clean air and water, safe communities, easy and equitable access to nature, and protection from the ravages of climate change. These basic needs, equally necessary and urgent for all people, are foundational to bringing the conservation movement and ethos into the 21st century.

We are seeking a Creative Studio Project Manager to join our Innovation & Growth division.  The Innovation and Growth division at the National Wildlife Federation is building an in-house creative studio to help advance our mission, strengthen our brand, and amplify the work of our internal mission partners across all divisions. We strive to provide creative deliverables that connect with our members, supporters, and business partners in a genuine way.

As our creative studio project manager, you will manage various creative projects from start to finish. You are well-organized, people-oriented, and a great communicator, working proactively to guide the creative team toward project completion. You will work with the creative team to forecast/estimate design hours, build and manage project schedules, and ensure the creative team receives project documents and content and project owners review, provide feedback, and approve the design on time throughout the process.

This position can be based our headquarters in Reston, VA, or remote. Due to COVID-19, all employees are currently working remotely until the Federation makes a return to work decision, after which we may request one to three on-site visits annually.

Your primary responsibilities:

  • Liaising with internal project owners to gather information, understand creative requests, clarify project goals, and schedule/host kickoff meetings as needed
  • Creating and implementing project schedules, goals, and managing expectations between the project owner and the creative studio to ensure positive and productive collaboration, smooth and consistent project workflow, and on-time delivery
  • Working with Creative Director to prioritize projects, plan studio project calendar, assign creative talent, allocate resources, and manage and monitor utilization of internal creative team and external partners
  • Overseeing and managing current project management system and file organization and proactively evaluating, recommending, and implementing approaches to improve studio workflow and processes
  • Researching vendors and coordinating with the internal print shop and external production partners on cost estimates, production schedules, and working with the creative team to ensure high-quality design execution and on-time delivery
  • Tracking projects by department/division and producing annual project reports for internal reference


  • 3+ years of professional experience in client account/project management with a creative agency or in-house creative department
  • Bachelors, associated degree, or equivalent accredited course work
  • Excellent, proven organizational skills, including strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience using digital workflows/project management software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud is a plus.
  • Bonus: Excellent listening and relationship-building skills, high intellectual curiosity, and strong belief in human interconnectedness and working for the common good.

NWF Values:

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

  • Being motivated by values of equity and responsibility to those most marginalized;
  • Consistently bringing a high level of empathy and social skills to work and interpersonal interactions;
  • Being committed to deepening an environmental justice approach in policy priorities, program development and partner engagement;
  • Actively seeks feedback, direction, and guidance from all team members and keeps staff informed of decisions that impact them;
  • Being dedicated to advancing NWF’s internal equity transformation and compelling partners and allies to incorporate equity into their work; and
  • Passion for and commitment to NWF’s mission

Compensation and Benefits:

This position pays $57,000 – $64,000 (commensurate with experience and skill set).

The National Wildlife Federation values work-life balance and a family-friendly atmosphere.  Our paid time-off includes 3 weeks of vacation leave, open wellbeing leave, 10 paid holidays, 3 floating holidays, a week-long winter break, and additional leave options, per year.  In addition, our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, company paid life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, 403b retirement plan with employer matching and annual contribution, adoption benefits, and flexible work options including telecommuting, non-traditional work hours, and compressed work weeks.  Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s benefits package at

COVID Consideration:

The National Wildlife Federation closely follows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease and has implemented processes that promote the safety of our employees, candidates, and communities.  Because the health of our employees and candidates is a top priority, we conduct our hiring process virtually via phone or video until further notice.  We are currently starting our positions as remote, but will transition to onsite work when our offices re-open, expected to be in early 2022.  Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition to join the National Wildlife Federation.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume.

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 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.

The requirements listed in our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules, and if you have 75% of the qualifications listed we encourage you to apply.  Your experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, which helps build the competencies, knowledge, and skills that translates directly to our openings.  Applying gives you the opportunity to be considered.

If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted.

How to Apply

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

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