Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 state and 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 National Advocacy Center (NAC), located in DC, is searching for a Legislative Coordinator to join our team. The NAC serves as the epicenter of the National Wildlife Federation's national campaign work. By bringing lobbying, policy and legal expertise together with grassroots, online outreach and communications specialists, the NAC is able to help mobilize NWF assets to address the most pressing wildlife conservation challenges.
As the Legislative Coordinator you will primarily support the Senior Director of Government Affairs, who is charged with leading the planning, development, and execution of engagement with Congress and the executive branch to educate, advise, and advocate for NWF's interests and policy priorities. Communication of NWF's interests is guided by goals and milestones laid out in the Strategic Plan, and the recommendations of NWF program, regional, and senior staff.
In this role you will:
Your actions are at all times expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.
Approximately once or twice a year, 2-5 nights per year.
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.
You should submit a cover letter and resume.