Manager of Education and Engagement
NWF
 Atlanta, GA

Requisition Number: MANAG01178

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. To support our mission, we seek a Manager of Education and Engagement in GA to assist with the implementation of the South Central Regional Education Plan with a primary focus on our K-12 programs in the South Central Region.

Specifically, you will engage in outreach and fundraising regarding the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Eco-Schools USA and Earth Tomorrow programs where the majority of time will be spent: recruiting new Eco-Schools through teacher-training workshops and other outreach; providing support for existing Eco-Schools and Earth Tomorrow clubs; developing youth leaders; advancing equity and environmental justice in all areas of our programmatic work; maintaining and developing strategic partnerships and assessing and analyzing opportunities to increase the efficiency, equity and accessibility of NWF’s education programs and local offerings in the region. You will help achieve the regions philanthropic fundraising goals by directly working with current and potential funders to advance NWF’s K-12 education programs again with a focus on Eco-Schools USA and Earth Tomorrow. In this role you will also seek additional funding opportunities, when appropriate and in accordance with our strategic plan, for Schoolyard Habitats, our community habitat work, monarch butterfly recovery work and Sacred Grounds.

In this role you will:

  • Organize all facets of advancing the NWF’s Education programs in the Greater Metro Atlanta Area and the state of Georgia. This includes outreach, coordination with diverse stakeholders (students, teachers, and school administrative personnel etc.), development of training and orientation programs for school audiences, youth engagement, volunteer recruitment and management, event coordination, program documentation and tracking, fundraising, and database management as applicable.
  • Develop strategic partnerships to help expand the growth of Eco-Schools USA, Earth Tomorrow, Schoolyard Habitats and other NWF education programs as appropriate including Sacred Grounds, Trees for Wildlife and Gardening for Wildlife.
  • Advance equity and environmental justice in all areas of our programmatic work.
  • Develop a communications and social media plan to promote the education work taking place in the greater Metro Atlanta area and the state of Georgia as applicable.
  • Help develop and execute a fundraising plan to increase the capacity of the Atlanta office to deliver NWF K-12 education programs to the greater Metro Atlanta area and the state of Georgia. This will include:
    • Identifying and meeting with funders
    • Drafting proposals and creating budgets
    • Drafting reports to funders

Qualifications:

  • A College Degree in Environmental Science, Education, Wildlife Biology, Communications, or related field
  • At least three years of relevant work in formal or informal education, outreach, providing trainings, and program and volunteer management
  • Skilled public speaker and presenter
  • 2-3 years of fundraising (donor meetings, grant writing and reporting)
  • Proficiency with word processing, databases and PowerPoint software preferred
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and responsible work habits
  • Ability to establish and cultivate relationships with potential partners and volunteers
  • Ability to thrive in a multiple-task environment
  • Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds, ranging from public officials to neighborhood residents
  • Ability to balance supervisor direction with being a self-starter
  • Ability to supervise others and balance direction with allowing staff the autonomy to succeed on their own

Other:

  • Sincere and demonstrated interest in environmental sustainability and education
  • A commitment to advancing equity and justice
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle
  • Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.

Travel Requirements

  • Travel will be restricted to no more that 30%. Evening and weekend work may be necessary.

Application:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The salary range for this position is currently $65,000 to $70,000 annually.

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.

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.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.

If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted.

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