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. 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.
The Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization Program is committed to unraveling systems of oppression to achieve healthy, sustainable, and just communities by addressing environmental injustices that have overburdened lower wealth, communities of color, and Indigenous people by using our resources, cultivating strong partnerships, and prioritizing on-the-ground solutions that communities find value in.
To support our growing environmental justice portfolio, we seek to hire an Environmental Justice Coordinator to join our team in Washington, D.C (Due to COVID-19, all employees are working remotely until we make return to office decisions). The Environmental Justice Coordinator will serve a vital role in building our team’s capacity to lead innovative projects by providing valuable administrative support. This dynamic individual will assist our team on day-to-day tasks and provide support to the Associate Vice President of Environmental Justice and the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization.
Principle Duties (major areas of responsibility):
Coordinate and Maintain Projects
- Coordinates tasks from projects to ensure objectives are met by implementing strategic business operations.
- Attends meetings and takes lead on follow-up needs.
- Assists the Program Manager in organizing program-related deliverables to ensure the success of projects.
- Provides input and innovation to drive the overall direction of projects.
- Implements and maintains equitable and inclusive processes for project leads and subsequent stakeholders.
- Serves as the main point of contact for the Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization Program and helps navigate requests from internal and external partners.
- Responsible for scheduling calls and taking notes when necessary.
- Manages the calendar for the Associate Vice President and Vice President.
Assists in Program Development
- Maintains qualitative and quantitative metrics to measure program reach and impact.
- Provides input on new and innovative ways of measuring program success.
- Ensures program materials (e.g., powerpoint presentations, reports, publications, web content) are up-to-date and accurately reflects program objectives and priorities.
- Develops authentic relationships with staff, affiliate, and board members.
- Represents the program and embodies principles of equity and justice and environmental justice.
- Conducts preliminary research on issue-topics when applicable.
- Assists in the development of reports and publications.
- Seeks professional development opportunities that align with their personal and career endeavors.
- College degree or a minimum of 3 years with relevant work experience in administration or project coordination
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
- Able to apply discernment to prioritize asks and deliverables to maintain projects and program needs
- Environmental justice subject-matter expertise through educational or lived experience
- Committed to deepening an environmental justice approach in policy priorities, program development, and partner engagement
- Motivated by values of equity and responsibility to those most marginalized
- Dedicated to deepening understanding of cultural and systemic racism and the intersectionality of multiple forms of social inequality
- Demonstrates awareness of positional power and privilege (both personally and professionally) and its attendant impacts
- Consistently brings a high level of empathy and social skills to work and interpersonal interactions
- Acknowledges when mistakes are made and harm is done; works to repair breaches in relationships
- Openly holds space, and invites others into conversations during sensitive engagements, exhibiting a responsible and respectful demeanor with colleagues and partners
- Strong communication skills and welcoming of constructive feedback
- Demonstrates awareness of the attributes associated with a white dominant culture and takes actions to dismantle hierarchies of oppression within that culture
- Dedicated to advancing NWF’s internal equity transformation and compelling partners and allies to incorporate equity into their work
- Commitment to growth and professional development
- Must be a strategic thinker, self-starter, well organized, and relationship builder
- Must have a passion for and commitment to NWF’s mission
There may be travel required when offices reopen—approximately 3-4 times per year.
Compensation and Benefits:
The salary range for this position is currently $45,000 – $50,000 annually, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
We are proud of our designation by Mogul as a Top 100 Workplace with the Best Benefits in 2021! We value work-life balance and a family-friendly atmosphere with flexible scheduling. We want you to be able to integrate work and personal life with attention to your self-care, so that your work schedule is not depleting. We offer benefits so you feel restored and fueled through the day and week.
We offer these supports to help manage your mental, emotional, and physical health:
- Paid time off: Vacation that starts off at three weeks accrual, unlimited wellbeing (this time can be used for physical, spiritual, emotional, cultural, religious or financial wellbeing for yourself, a partner, or family member – including pets), 10 holidays, and 3 floating holidays
- We close down for a paid winter break between December 25 to January 1 to recognize end of-year stress, and time for reflection, rejuvenation, and spending time with family.
- Up to 16 weeks of fully paid Family and Medical Leave
- Low-cost health, dental, and vision insurance options – all outpatient mental health is covered at in-network rates
- Therapist available at no cost
- Pet insurance and discount perk program
- Annual wellbeing allowance
In addition to your salary, we offer the following supports to your personal finances:
- Retirement plan with immediate match and vesting
- Annual year end retirement contribution
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Adoption and Surrogacy assistance
- Pet adoption stipend
- Student Loan management
Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s benefits package at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job, therefore our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. Your experience, which may include paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, helps build the competencies and knowledge that translates to our openings. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
Please let us know if you require accommodations during the application or interview process by reaching us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-438-6244.
If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted.