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 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 are seeking an Agricultural Communications Coordinator to join our team. Our Sustainable Agriculture Program works with agricultural communities to break down the cultural barriers to adoption of sustainable agriculture practices. The program works from a ground-up approach, directly working with farmers and ranchers, as well as conservation outreach professionals. We provide communications and message training to better equip innovators with the skills to reach non-adopters. NWF works with other leading conservation organizations through coalitions and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance support for sustainable agriculture production, sourcing and financing.
As our Agricultural Communications Coordinator you will contribute to NWF's efforts to advance agricultural sustainability through promotion of soil health and conservation systems. As part of the sustainable agriculture team, you will lead efforts to improve messaging delivery and engagement across the country through trainings, meeting facilitation, and development of communication guidance for farmers and conservation professionals. Your primary responsibilities will include conducting training workshops as part of the “Grow More” and “Conservation Champions” Programs, planning and organizing meetings, and increasing awareness of NWF programs and social science research through social and traditional media platforms. You will also assist in other tasks related to the sustainable agriculture program, including: fundraising, grant writing, developing factsheets, surveys, and other assigned projects.
You will report directly to the Conservation Outreach Manager, and work in conjunction with the rest of the Sustainable Agriculture team based in the Midwest and our broader agriculture team, based in the Midwest and Washington D.C. to develop and implement administrative and training assistance to support our programmatic efforts. The preferred location of this position is Ann Arbor, MI, however placement in New Orleans, LA or other regional office is possible.
In this roll you will:
This role includes regular travel (12-15 trips/year) that is required within the Mississippi River Basin, Great Lakes, and/or Washington, DC. This is dependent on COVID safety guidelines.
Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. Your competencies should include:
Compensation and Benefits
This position pays $46,000 – $50,000 (commensurate with experience and skill set). The starting salary will not be set outside of this range, so please consider this when applying.
The National Wildlife Federation values work-life balance and a family-friendly atmosphere. Our paid time-off includes 3 weeks of vacation leave, open wellbeing leave, 10 paid holidays, 3 floating holidays, a week-long winter break, and additional leave options, per year. In addition, our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, company paid life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, 403b retirement plan with employer matching and annual contribution, adoption benefits, and flexible work options including telecommuting, non-traditional work hours, and compressed work weeks. 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 both a cover letter and resume. Applications will not be considered without both a cover letter and a resume.
We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at nwf.org/equity.
If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244.
The requirements listed in our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules, and if you have 75% of the qualifications listed we encourage you to apply. Your experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, which helps build the competencies, knowledge, and skills that translates directly to our openings. Applying gives you the opportunity to be considered.
If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted.
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…