Habitat & Education Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time Contract


Minimum: $37,000.00
Maximum: $47,000.00
Details: The salary range is $37,000 - $47,000 and will be set according to experience.



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Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor
United States


Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is 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, 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.

The Great Lakes Regional Center (GLRC) is a leader in protecting and restoring the Great Lakes as well as the Ohio River and the Upper Mississippi River. Our programs include Great Lakes restoration, water policy and programs and climate resilience as well as education, youth and habitat programs. The GLRC boasts a positive team atmosphere and is highly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. To further support our mission, we seek a highly motivated Habitat and Education Coordinator based at our regional headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI and reporting to our Regional Education Manager.

The Habitat & Education Coordinator will work with the Regional Education Manager to support and grow on the ground program work in the Great Lakes region. Areas of focus include: 1) Engaging and empowering diverse communities to create pollinator/wildlife habitat with a key aim of improving both wildlife and human health as well as climate resiliency; 2) Providing more opportunities for kids to gain an appreciation and understanding of the natural world and interconnectedness of all life, with an emphasis on bringing nature to kids at home, schools, and other community settings. The Habitat & Education Coordinator will both help to coordinate and manage existing projects and have opportunities to help develop and grow new projects. Central to this role is the ability to build and maintain strong relationships, both with individuals and organizations.

In this role you will:

  • Assist the Great Lakes Regional Education Manager to coordinate and implement local and regional K-12 and habitat projects
  • Coordinate and collaborate with on the ground partners and community members to manage and implement projects
  • Coordinate project contractors and volunteers as needed
  • Assist in identifying new opportunities by attending community events in target locations/regions
  • Seek opportunities for collaborative engagement with on-the-ground partners
  • Work with local and regional on the ground communities to implement national NWF programs such as Sacred Grounds, Eco-Schools, Community Wildlife Habitats and Schoolyard Habitats
  • Extend the reach of NWF programs and habitat work through community engagement
  • Manage relationships and projects with NWF's donors and supporters, including playing a lead role in coordinating a unique donor and supporter group
  • Assist with fundraising as appropriate
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • College degree in related field required
  • Passion for the preservation and protection of wildlife and wild places required
  • Solid team building skills required
  • Professionalism, with superior interpersonal abilities, communications, and excellent time management and organization skills required
  • Entrepreneurial and self-starting, with the demonstrated ability to work independently and as an integral member of the team required 
  • Preference for either an advanced degree and/or a minimum of two years of work experience
  • Community organizing experience preferred
  • Fundraising experience preferred
  • Experience with either informal or formal K-12 education preferred
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Experience working with a variety of types of organizations, including government, non-profit, and private sector preferred

Travel - There will be domestic travel required in this role, approximately 20% of the time.

Timeline - The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on March 7, 2018.

Salary Range - The salary range is $37,000 - $47,000 and will be set according to experience.

Diversity at the National Wildlife Federation

Clean air, clean water, and abundant wildlife sustain Americans from all walks of life. We share a responsibility to protect these public assets for our children's future. Just as a diversity of animals and plants are essential to a healthy ecosystem, the National Wildlife Federation derives its strength and relevance from bringing together diverse people to create healthy communities for all.

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 ability, and religious and political belief. Diversity at the National Wildlife Federation translates into understanding and valuing each other's perspectives.

We offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a flexible and fun work environment. The National Wildlife Federation is committed to further building a diverse team and strongly encourages all qualified professionals to apply.

Interested candidates should apply online and submit a cover letter stating their interest and qualifications including responding to the question: how have you worked to build diverse teams and projects? In addition, please share a resume.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.