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Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America’s largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 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.
To support our mission we are seeking an Outreach Coordinator to join our team in New Orleans, LA. We anticipate a June 17th start date, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the start date is subject to change and contingent on NWF offices reopening safely.
In this role you will help advance the goals of our Mississippi River Delta (MRD) Restoration Program in Louisiana. Through this program, we work in coalition with national and regional partners to advocate for bold state and federal action on large-scale restoration projects that will restore coastal Louisiana’s deteriorating wetlands and in the process, protect people, wildlife, and jobs. The MRD program works to secure and protect funding for coastal restoration, educate and engage citizens across the coast on Louisiana’s land-loss crisis, and give them the tools needed to adapt to the changing landscape. As our Outreach Coordinator you will work in a coalition setting, with team members from multiple organizations, to develop, execute, track and communicate about outreach and engagement activities that advance MRD program and coalition goals.
In this role you will:
- Coordinate activities of MRD Outreach Committee members
- Plan and lead committee meetings and calls, arrange logistics and take notes
- Create and manage tracking documents and systems for outreach efforts and grant reporting
- Train team members on tracking systems
- Attend public meetings, outreach events, trainings, workshops, and conferences as needed to assist in their execution
- Support, plan, and execute outreach events; delegating tasks, managing logistics, and negotiating vendor contracts
- Assist the Outreach Manager and the Outreach Committee Chair on other projects as requested.
Secondary Duties May Include:
- Online advocacy – in coordination with the MRD Communications Committee, develop and implement strategies for increasing engagement for MRD online supporters, moving online supporters off-line and vice versa;
- Developing educational materials, authoring blog posts, and creating content and posting to social media.
- Giving presentations about Louisiana’s land loss issues and coastal restoration to targeted stakeholder groups; leading field tours
The ideal candidate will possess:
- Demonstrated ability to work well in a collaborative environment
- Direct experience in organizing successful meetings and events, with a proven ability to coordinate, organize, and foster effective communication among large teams
- Ability to think strategically and prioritize activities to achieve maximum effectiveness in a fast-paced environment
- Experience with all aspects of Microsoft Office (including Excel), Outlook and/or Google Docs
- The ability to communicate effectively, both internally and externally, in person and in written form
- Demonstrated experience in problem solving and being proactive in the face of challenges.
Skills and qualifications desired but not required:
- Experience and knowledge of Louisiana’s coastal issues
- Familiarity with Louisiana coastal communities
- Experience working on a grant-funded program
- Demonstrated competency or proficiency in the application of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice principles
- Experience with database tracking
- Ability to lift at least 25lbs
The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, generous personal leave, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment.
The salary for this role is based on experience, in the range of $45,000 – $50,000.
There will be regular local, statewide, and national travel in this role; up to 10 overnight trips per year. You must have a valid driver’s license.
Applications will be reviewed upon submission on a rolling basis.
Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.
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 or transsexual 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 https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ.
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.
If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted.
Candidates should submit cover letters and resumes.