Great Opportunity to work with NWF!
David Corsar
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Community Habitat Coordinator

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Description

 

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 53 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, hunters, anglers, etc. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a 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 are currently seeking a Community Habitat Coordinator to join our Community Habitat team in at our National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC (due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions.).

The Community Habitat Coordinator reports to the Community Habitat Program Manager and works to meet the goals of the Community Habitat Team by implementing community-based programs and campaigns that equitably create and connect wildlife habitat in communities while connecting people to nature and wildlife.  The Community Habitat Team is working to integrate equity and justice into its existing program models and exploring new opportunities to engage marginalized communities, including low-income communities and communities of color.

In this role you will coordinate the day-to-day functioning of the Community Wildlife Habitat program, the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, the Trees for Wildlife program and other partnerships and campaigns. You will support our partner municipalities and community-based organizations that are working to implement these programs. You will also assist in content creation, help improve online systems, and provide some administrative support to the program team. You will have significant opportunities for professional development and growth.

In this role you will:

  • Support the overall success of the Community Habitat Team programs and other community-based initiatives and partnerships that align with NWF’s strategic plan.
  • Support the integration of equity and justice into existing program models.
  • Run the online platform for the NWF Community Wildlife Habitat program by effectively communicating with team leaders by email, phone, and social media, providing trainings to new participants, and proactively offering support to communities to help them meet annual goals.
  • Run the online platform for the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge by supporting municipal partners as they sign up for the program, implement their action items and report on their work.
  • Recruit and onboard communities and municipalities to NWF’s programs through email and phone outreach, in-person contacts and leading orientation sessions.
  • In coordination with the Manager of Communications and Partnerships, , support social media management, oversee photo management, and support the development of other storytelling initiatives for the Community Habitat programs.
  • In coordination with the Community Habitat Manager, write and update blogs, community resources and other content, support the development of webinars, network-wide meetings, and other presentations with prospective and current partners in our programs.

 Qualifications:

  • A commitment to the National Wildlife Federation’s mission and to the principles included in our organization’s Equity and Justice strategic plan – nwf.org/Equity.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, initiative and energy is critical to success.
  • Well-organized with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, set goals, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an integral part of a dynamic team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Committed to relationship building and providing support to the communities in NWF programs.
  • Strong problem-solving and strategic thinking skills.
  • Dedicated to deepening their understanding of cultural and systemic racism and the intersectionality of multiple forms of social inequality and a willingness to craft practices and solutions that address how these injustices impact both the environmental field and marginalized communities.
  • Demonstrates awareness of positional power and privilege (both personally and professionally) and its attendant impacts.
  • Demonstrates awareness of the attributes associated with a white dominant culture and takes actions to dismantle hierarchies of oppression within that culture.
  • College degree or two years of related experience is preferred. Studies in Natural Resources, Sustainability, Urban Planning, Environmental Justice or related field is preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software.

 

See the full announcement for additional information: 

 

 

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