The Legislative Director for the National Wildlife Federation takes the lead in planning, overseeing and executing communications with Congressional and Executive branch offices to educate, advise, and advocate for NWF's interests and policy priorities. Communication of NWF's interests will be guided by the goals and milestones laid out in the Strategic Plan, and the recommendations of NWF program, regional, and senior staff as to the key policy priorities associated with accomplishing those objectives.
The LD is expected to broadly build and maintain bipartisan relationships with key Congressional and Executive branch offices, remaining aware of timely developments related to issues, staffing, and new or ongoing challenges in realizing NWF's policy goals. Working with NWF senior staff, the LD will further NWF's interests by preparing and wisely deploying staff in both ongoing and urgent conversations with Congressional and executive officials as needed, being sure to collaborate strategically and on priority campaigns with other program staff, regional offices and NWF state affiliate groups. The LD will look for opportunities to develop new tools, alliances and tactics to broaden and enhance NWF's influence. In particular the LD is expected to continually assess and evaluate the ability to include and spotlight the work of affiliates in his/her work.
The LD will be skilled at juggling and prioritizing competing program interests and needs, and implementing efficient approaches to allow for specific and focused successes in the midst of broader political undertakings. The LD will regularly and effectively communicate across the organization regarding the status of NWF policy priorities and other issues of interest to staff at NWF's Headquarters, National Advocacy Center (NAC), seven Regional Centers, and to its NWF state affiliate groups. The nature of the work is intense and fast-paced, as NWF is frequently a leader or a participant in important and urgent campaigns.
In this role you will:
Actions are at all times expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.
There will be some travel in this role, approximately six times a year, 12-14 nights per year.
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 ability, and religious and political belief. Diversity at the National Wildlife Federation translates into understanding and valuing each other's perspectives.
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.
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