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Advocacy Analysis Fellow

Job Location

Reston, VA


Type of Job



This is an 11-month position that offers $20/hour plus core benefits. 

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Published Date

Feb 7, 2022

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Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into 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, 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.

As with any organization, its success can be directly linked to the people contributing to the objective. To achieve these goals, mobilizing our supporters by leveraging data is critical. To that end, the National Wildlife Federation seeks an Advocacy Analysis Fellow to join the Strategic Business Operations Team at Headquarters located in Reston, VA (due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions).


The Advocacy Analysis Fellow’s primary role will be to assist in the analysis of supporter data to effectively tell stories to other teams in the organization to help them make choices to optimize supporter mobilization (for instance, use data visualization tools to help grassroots campaigns teams maximize advocacy action from our activists). The main responsibilities will include data analysis, statistical testing, meticulous documentation, coordinating between people and teams, and intuiting the data needs of teams. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with AI/Machine Learning research for targeted constituency building, as well as setting up, analyzing and documenting statistical testing of messaging.


The Advocacy Analysis Fellow will support the Data Strategy team by keeping tabs on mobilization and advocacy efforts to help teams with data insights or statistical testing before they ask and helping to set up and analyze statistical tests on our messaging to determine the most persuasive messages for our activists and supporters. They will also support the Data Strategy team in ad hoc analysis and other tasks as they occur.


NWF Fellows must be available to work 40 hours per week. This is an 11-month position that offers $20/hour plus core benefits.

Principal Duties (major areas of responsibility):


  • Using data visualization tools to tell stories using supporter and advocacy data
  • Keeping tabs on mobilization and advocacy efforts (like Get Out the Vote) throughout the organization to make sure there is a comprehensive data strategy. This includes looking for opportunities to collaborate and/or test mobilization strategies
  • Establishing a culture of using statistical analysis for decision making
  • Assisting with AI/ML learning research and model building for Targeted constituency building and engagement
  • Document findings and sharing with internal and external partners
  • Other related duties as assigned


Minimum Experience:


  • Strong analytical skills and technical capabilities with familiarity using large data sets
  • Microsoft excel, word, and powerpoint required
  • Experience with Tableau, Airtable, and GIS a plus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Comfortable with learning new systems, software, and technologies rapidly
  • Capacity to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.
  • Love for wildlife and conservation of our natural spaces is a big plus.


NWF Values:


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


Travel and Location Requirements:


No travel required.


As COVID-19 continues to pose a global health risk, most of our staff are working from home, which this position would also be expected to do. This position would likely be remote for its entire duration.


COVID Consideration:


The National Wildlife Federation closely follows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease and has implemented processes that promote the safety of our employees, candidates, and communities. Because the health of our employees and candidates is a top priority, we conduct our hiring process virtually via phone or video until further notice. We are currently starting our positions as remote, but will transition to onsite work when our offices re-open. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition to join the National Wildlife Federation.




Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a cover letter and 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


We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job, therefore our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. Your experience, which may include paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, helps build the competencies and knowledge that translates to our openings. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.


Please let us know if you require accommodations during the application or interview process by reaching us at or 703-438-6244.


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

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