Join us at NWF! National Field Educator Manager position open now!

Join us at NWF! National Field Educator Manager position open now!

Posted by Courtney Cochran on Jun 15, 2020 2:51 pm


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.


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

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. Learn more and apply