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.
NWF’s sportswomen’s initiative, Artemis (https://artemis.nwf.org/), is key to the conservation movement’s future and will play a defining role in NWF’s public lands and sporting conservation portfolios.
Women comprise a quarter of all anglers, more than 20% of all hunters, and are the fastest growing segment in the sporting community in the United States. Women have economic power, authentic field experience, and fresh perspectives necessary to increase the richness and diversity of the conservation movement. Despite comprising a significant portion of the sporting community, not enough women are leading conservation campaigns, as they are not proportionately represented in wildlife conservation leadership roles.
To support our mission, we are seeking an Artemis Program Manager to join the team in our National Advocacy Center office in Washington DC (Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions.). This position is open to remote work with preference given to Mountain Prairie or Mid-West states. The position reports to the Director of Sporting Advocacy. The Artemis Program Manager will work with NWF sporting and public lands staff to change this dynamic, continue to build upon our successful sportswomen’s movement, and secure protection and enhancement of America’s public lands, waters and wildlife. The employee will build strategic campaigns, expand our sporting capacity, and maximize resources.
Duties of this role include:
The Artemis program manager will work with the director of sporting advocacy and NWF Outdoors to manage the entire Artemis program and continue to build on the foundation already in place. The employee will work to develop the efficacy of Artemis from the financial, advocacy, and visibility standpoints to become a nationwide conservation force in conjunction with NWF affiliates.
Recruitment, retention and reactivation of sportswomen across the country;
Fundraising from individuals, corporations and foundations;
Development of a leadership program that will engage, train and activate sportswomen;
Working closely with Artemis Ambassadors to build inclusive sportswomen communities;
Working closely with NWF affiliate organizations to bolster affiliates and Artemis;
Managing the production of media projects aimed at increasing visibility and effectiveness of Artemis initiative;
Utilizing strengths of Artemis Leadership Team to secure media, funding, and outreach opportunities;
Guiding and Implementing Artemis Strategic Planning;
Collaborating internally with NWF staff nationwide to advance NWF’s strategic plan and Artemis’ role in the organization;
Managing Artemis budgets;
Managing Artemis grant programs and grant reports;
Managing future Artemis staffers;
Collaborating with other sporting organizations.
Co-host Artemis Sportswomen podcast
Campaign Support around NWF public lands and sporting campaigns which includes, but is not limited to:
Logistical support in organizing meetings, fly-ins and other outreach events;
Creating and distributing promotional and advocacy materials;
Working closely with online and campaigns teams to assist in the creation of social media graphics, blogs, or other shareable content related to initiative priorities;
Other organizational or programmatic support tasks as assigned.
Campaign Planning and Development:
Working with the public lands and sporting teams to accomplish and expand current campaigns;
Support in the planning of future campaigns;
Managing the creation and implementation of specific campaign tactics.
BA or BS, with strong course work or work experience in public policy, natural resources management, political science, or grassroots campaigns
Minimum of five years campaign or advocacy experience
Experience with fundraising and/or capital campaigns
Experience in grant management
Experience working on a campaign, grassroots organizing
Experience using social media tools, online organizing
Distinct familiarity with women’s and sportswomen’s conservation issues
Excellent organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work on a team and also follow through on assigned tasks independently
Good multi-tasking and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines; ability to meet unanticipated needs
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
HTML and/or Web Content Management experience a plus!
Strong personal commitment to conservation and love of hunting and/or fishing
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:
Being motivated by values of equity and responsibility to those most marginalized;
Consistently bringing a high level of empathy and social skills to work and interpersonal interactions;
Being committed to deepening an environmental justice approach in policy priorities, program development and partner engagement;
Actively seeks feedback, direction, and guidance from all team members and keeps staff informed of decisions that impact them;
Being dedicated to advancing NWF’s internal equity transformation and compelling partners and allies to incorporate equity into their work; and
Passion for and commitment to NWF's mission
Clear and direct communication with and feedback to colleagues, with an understanding of communicating respectfully across different identities.
Ability to work across constituencies with a broad range of stakeholders and experience engaging with diverse partners.
A commitment to continuous learning and growth, especially related to the development of strong equity competencies and to deepening understanding of cultural and systemic racism and the intersectionality of multiple forms of social inequality and how this impacts our work on environmental issues.
Able to respond to the short term while playing the long game for conservation.
The employee's actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.
This role will require occasional travel, with an average of four to seven nights six times annually, in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Compensation and Benefits:
$60,000-$75,000 annually, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
We are proud of our designation by Mogul as a Top 100 Workplace with the Best Benefits in 2021! We value work-life balance and a family-friendly atmosphere with flexible scheduling. We want you to be able to integrate work and personal life with attention to your self-care, so that your work schedule is not depleting. We offer benefits so you feel restored and fueled through the day and week.
We offer these supports to help manage your mental, emotional, and physical health:
Paid time off: Vacation that starts off at three weeks accrual, unlimited wellbeing (this time can be used for physical, spiritual, emotional, cultural, religious or financial wellbeing for yourself, a partner, or family member – including pets), 10 holidays, and 3 floating holidays
We close down for a paid winter break between December 25 to January 1 to recognize end of-year stress, and time for reflection, rejuvenation, and spending time with family.
Up to 16 weeks of fully paid Family and Medical Leave
Low-cost health, dental, and vision insurance options – all outpatient mental health is covered at in-network rates
Therapist available at no cost
Pet insurance and discount perk program
Annual wellbeing allowance
In addition to your salary, we offer the following supports to your personal finances:
Retirement plan with immediate match and vesting
Annual year end retirement contribution
Adoption and Surrogacy assistance
Pet adoption stipend
Student Loan management
Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s benefits package at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers.