Alliance for Watershed Education Assistant
Type of Job
$20.50 - $21.63 / hr
Sep 30, 2022
About the job
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has grown into America's largest conservation organization with 52 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters nationwide. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world, and the Federation is committed to inspiring all people around our shared love of nature and wildlife by creating a welcoming and inclusive community representative of all Americans.
The National Wildlife Federation serves as the fiscal agent of the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River (AWE). AWE is composed of 23 nature and environmental education centers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. They share a mission to collectively increase and enhance constituent appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of one America’s iconic waters, the Delaware River watershed.
As the Alliance for Watershed Education Assistant, you will serve a vital role in building our team’s capacity to lead innovative projects by providing project management and valuable administrative support. You will collaborate closely with leaders across the National Wildlife Federation and AWE. You will report to the Managing Director of the Alliance for Watershed Education. This position is remote, but with preference to individuals based in the Delaware River watershed.
This is a part-time position, expected to work 23 hours per week. Additionally, this is a term position ending April 2024, with the possibility of being extended.
- Plan and manage team goals, project schedules, and new information
- Ensures weekly coordination of tasks to be completed by team
- Facilitates the development of annual programmatic timelines, updating project management software, and providing oversight needed to monitor and meet associated milestones
- Keeps workflow on track by assisting in identifying biweekly programmatic priorities and provide support as needed to meet project timelines
- Coordinate and maintain projects
- Assists work group and grant leads in coordinating tasks from projects to ensure objectives are met
- Provides input and innovation to drive the overall direction of projects
- Develops authentic relationships with AWE members and stakeholders
- Implements and maintains equitable and inclusive processes for project leads and subsequent stakeholders
- Manages calendar for Director. Exercises discretion in committing time and evaluating needs.
- Assists the Director in drafting correspondence, documents and reports, meeting material.
- Clearly captures and communicates meeting minutes and ensures follow-ups are completed for meetings as needed.
- Develops new systems and processes for AWE streamlining and organizing current records and reporting tools
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Seeks professional development opportunities that align with personal and career endeavors.
- Excellent attention to detail, time management and organizational skills
- Able to apply discernment to prioritizing asks and deliverables to maintain projects and program needs
- Consistently brings a high level of empathy and social skills to work and interpersonal interactions
- Embody principles of equity and justice
- Self-starter, with the demonstrated ability to work independently and, when necessary, as an integral member of the team
- Ability to schedule and manage tasks effectively
- Excellent short- and long-term planning skills
- Superior written and verbal communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with virtual meeting platforms
- Passion for the conservation of wildlife and wild places is a plus
- College degree or a minimum of 3 years with relevant work experience in administration or project coordination
- Encore career applicants encouraged
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
There will be occasional regional travel required in this role. The Delaware River watershed encompasses Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and you will have the opportunity to join AWE meetings and assist in engaging Alliance leaders.
Compensation and Benefits:
The hourly rate for this position is $20.50/hr - $21.63/hr, 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
- Tuition Reimbursement
- 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.
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, and are continuing to explore what our future of work will be moving forward. Proof of vaccination will be required 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 nwf.org/equity.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-438-6244.
If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted.