National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation is a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of conservationists.

National Wildlife Federation Denver, CO, USA
Feb 06, 2018
Part time
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. We have a longstanding commitment to the support of programs that help children spend time in and develop a lasting connection with nature and the outdoors. Children with ongoing experiences playing and learning in nature are more inclined to become nature lovers and supporters as adults and experience multiple health and developmental benefits. This position will work as a part of a creative team to implement the Early Childhood Heath Outdoors (ECHO) initiative with the following vision:  All Colorado young children have daily access to quality outdoor learning environments (OLEs) where play and learning support development across all domains'cognitive, physical, social, and emotional .     We partner with Qualistar Colorado and North Carolina State University's Natural Learning Initiative (NLI) to implement the ECHO initiative focused on sites used by young children (ages 0-8). The position will assist NWF's Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) professional design team in tasks related to designing outdoor environments for young children to promote play, learning and healthy development. The Design Intern will contribute to development of landscape designs, graphics, marketing materials and website content, and training delivery. The intern will gain valuable hands-on experience to prepare a successful candidate for employment after graduation. This is a part-time position, working 20 hours per week. The Design Intern will focus on designing outdoor spaces where young children and families spend time on a daily basis: primarily child care centers, but also including community spaces to serve family caregivers. The position will be expected to apply evidence-based, best practice design principles to a variety of site contexts and create developmentally-appropriate, custom design solutions driven by the programmatic needs of the clients and site users. The candidate should be able to communicate design concepts and ideas through hand sketching, graphics, and rendering skills, have a strong attention to detail, have excellent organizational skills, be flexible, and have strong technical skills (grading, construction knowledge). Candidates must be energetic, self-motivated, great communicators, and possess strong leadership qualities.     In this role you will: Prepare base maps, schematic and design development documents, construction details, planting plans, and design booklets for design development packages. Collaborate with and be mentored by the ECHO team in various support tasks including community presentations, landscape designs, graphics, and written documents. Assist with material take-offs and create opinion of probable cost calculations. Communicate with clients including setting up meetings for site visits, design reviews, and design delivery presentations. Assist with site visits, perform site analysis, conduct site measurements and photo documentation. This will include developing the following documents: site base maps, locate and verifying available site data from multiple sources, photographic mapping and existing condition evaluations. Assist with facilitation of participatory design workshops and the annual ECHO Summit. Maintain archival systems for photographs and other design components. Assist with designing flyers, posters, printed resources, online marketing and presentations.   Qualifications: Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge) proficiency.  ArcGIS and SketchUP knowledge a plus. Proven ability to learn quickly and independently manage tasks. Strong work ethic. Excellent interpersonal skills, including public speaking experience, and the ability to effectively communicate ideas both verbally, written, and graphically. Demonstrated ability to create effective design solutions at a variety of scales and contexts. Demonstrated interest in or past experience designing landscapes for young children and/or families. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Knowledge of Colorado native plants and landscape materials is a plus. Bilingual Spanish abilities are a plus. A university student pursuing a bachelor's degree, or recent graduate with a (BS) or a master's degree (MS) in landscape architecture, landscape design, environmental design, or related fields. If a current student, the candidate should be in their senior year with no more than one academic year remaining before earning the degree is preferred. If future funding is secured, a successful intern may receive an offer of full-time employment. The employee's actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. We aspire to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs.  The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment.  We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.  If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we encourage you to submit an application.  A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate. Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume.    Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Wildlife Federation Washington, DC, USA
Feb 06, 2018
Internship- Paid
The National Wildlife Federation's National Advocacy Center is seeking an intern to join our DC office for a 48 week opportunity supporting the Clean Water for All campaign.  The Clean Water for All campaign uses targeted mobilization, coalition building, communications, on-the-ground field organizing, advocacy, education, and accountability tactics to communicate the importance of clean water and healthy waterways, and defend our fundamental clean water safeguards against any federal efforts to weaken clean water protections. This campaign leverages opportunities to improve federal water infrastructure investment, pushing for investments that are smarter, nature-based, and more equitable. We advocate for our approach in a bi-partisan fashion through our allies in Congress and through connections with the Administration. We will also seek opportunities to reduce nutrient pollution from agricultural pollution in the 2018 Farm Bill. The intern will play a key role in the development of the campaign's infrastructure and strategy, as well as assist in overall program management and communication (internal and external). In this role you will: Research, write, and edit strategic plans, memos and correspondence Manage the day to day operations for the Campaign Perform legislative and policy work at the federal, state and local levels, including tracking bills and administrative regulations/rulemakings, distributing information to decision-makers in hard copy and e-mail, maintaining target database and policy information and attending various meetings. Coalition-building and management with partners, including attending coalition meetings, assisting with lobby days and trainings, calling activists and like-minded organizations Work closely with campaign director to maintain campaign communications Provide logistical support in organizing meetings and other events, including arranging travel, taking minutes, and distributing notes and other materials Perform administrative duties as assigned Interface with Clean Water for All Campaign partner groups to develop activities that support core message themes and agreed-upon strategy P erform other duties, including assisting with other NWF water resources activities, projects and events as needed Qualifications: BA or BS, with strong course work or work experience in public health, political science, environmental policy, community engagement, or campaigns Ability to conduct extensive research and synthesize information clearly and accurately is a must Able to successfully juggle multiple, complex projects under tight deadlines Strong grasp of how to use communications tools strategically to support advocacy   Self-motivated and well organized  The ideal candidate will also possess excellent writing, speaking and computer skills and have proven experience in writing for multiple audiences Power point skills and knowledge of lay-out and design programs are a plus  Experience in or demonstrated commitment to environmental advocacy and community outreach and engagement in particular is desirable The Intern must be available to work a 40-hour weekly schedule. The employee's actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. We aspire to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs.  The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment.  We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.  If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we encourage you to submit an application.  A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate. Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume.      Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Wildlife Federation Denver, CO, USA
Feb 06, 2018
Full time
NWF's new sportswomen's initiative, Artemis, is key to the conservation movement's future and will play a defining role in NWF's public lands and sporting conservation portfolios. Women now comprise a quarter of all anglers, more than 20% of all hunters, and are the fastest growing segment in the sporting community in the United States. Women have economic power, authentic field experience, and fresh perspectives necessary to increase the richness and diversity of the conservation movement. Despite comprising a significant portion of the sporting community, very few women are leading conservation campaigns, as they are not proportionately represented in wildlife conservation leadership roles. The Artemis program manager will work with NWF sporting and public lands staff to change this dynamic, build a sportswomen's movement, and secure protection and enhancement of America's public lands, waters and wildlife. The employee will build strategic campaigns, expand our sporting capacity, and maximize resources. Duties of this role include:   The Artemis program manager will manage the entire Artemis program and continue to build on the foundation already in place. The employee will work to develop the efficacy of Artemis from the financial, advocacy, and visibility standpoints to become a nationwide conservation force in conjunction with NWF affiliates.   Program-building: Recruitment and activation of sportswomen across the West; Fundraising from individuals, corporations and foundations; Development of a leadership program that will engage, train and activate sportswomen; Working closely with NWF affiliate organizations to bolster affiliates and Artemis; Managing the production of media projects aimed at increasing visibility and effectiveness of Artemis initiative; Utilizing strengths of Artemis co-founders to secure media, funding, and outreach opportunities; Implementing the Artemis Priority Action Plan; Collaborating internally with NWF staff nationwide to advance NWF's strategic plan and Artemis' role in the organization; Managing future Artemis staffers; Collaborating with other sporting organizations. Campaign Support around NWF public lands and sporting campaigns which includes, but is not limited to: Logistical support in organizing meetings, fly-ins and other outreach events; Creating and distributing promotional and advocacy materials; Working closely with online and campaigns teams to assist in the creation of social media graphics, blogs, or other shareable content related to initiative priorities; Other organizational or programmatic support tasks as assigned. Campaign Planning and Development: Working with the public lands and sporting teams to accomplish and expand current campaigns; Support in the planning of future campaigns; Managing the creation and implementation of specific campaign tactics. Qualifications: BA or BS, with strong course work or work experience in public policy, natural resources management, political science, or grassroots campaigns Minimum of five years campaign or advocacy experience Experience with fundraising and/or capital campaigns Experience working on a campaign, grassroots organizing Experience using social media tools, online organizing Distinct familiarity with women's and sportswomen's conservation issues Excellent organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills Ability to work on a team and also follow through on assigned tasks independently Good multi-tasking and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines; ability to meet unanticipated needs Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive HTML, Photoshop, and/or Web Content Management experience a plus! Strong personal commitment to conservation and love of hunting and/or fishing The position will be based in the National Wildlife Federation's Rocky Mountain Regional Center (RMRC) in Denver. Work from a remote location may be considered but with required presence in the Denver office as determined with RMRC leadership. Employee will be required to travel primarily across the West but some travel nationwide. Average travel will be between 4 - 7 nights per month. Funding for this position has been secured for two years with the anticipation that RMRC staff and this position would raise funding for long-term support. The employee's actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. We aspire to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs.  The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment.  We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.  If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we encourage you to submit an application.  A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate. Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume.    Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com