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Carbon Management Coordinator, Climate and Energy Program

Job Location

Washington, DC


Type of Job



$50,000 - $55,000

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Published Date

Apr 6, 2023

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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 and territorial affiliates and more than seven million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and stripes. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. We advance this mission through programming focused on conserving wildlife, restoring habitats and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, advancing environmental justice, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.


Our Climate and Energy team advances domestic policies at the federal, state, and regional levels that curb greenhouse gas emissions, speed an equitable transition to clean energy and industry, and expand natural and technological carbon removal. NWF seeks to grow bipartisan support for short- and long-term policy action on climate, working with a range of partners to build diverse coalitions. While we have a love of wildlife, and work hard to achieve our goals, we also make time to have fun in our roles, and value camaraderie within the team.


To support our mission, we are seeking a Carbon Management Coordinator to work in our National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC. You will provide research and advocacy support for a project advocating for the responsible and equitable buildout of carbon dioxide removal and capture projects, and the related reuse, transport, and storage of carbon dioxide. You will report directly to the Senior Program Manager, Climate and Energy Policy, and work closely with the Industrial Policy Specialist. As the Carbon Management Coordinator, you will collaborate with other internal teams and affiliate partners, and engage in coalitions.


In this role you will:


  • Track and contribute to policy and advocacy activities to help ensure deliverables are completed, with a focus on ensuring equitable and wildlife-responsible carbon capture and removal industry (i.e., carbon management) buildout in the U.S.
  • Research, write, and edit factsheets, blogs, talking points, memos, and issue briefs on carbon management for a variety of audiences (e.g., policymakers, NWF staff and affiliates, organizational partners, industry, and NWF’s online membership).
  • Manage a new Carbon Removal Justice Fellows program, in close collaboration with the Industrial Policy Specialist and internal and external partners, including duties such as recruiting speakers, coordinating schedules, drafting educational materials, and managing logistics for fellow learning opportunities.
  • Working with our Storytelling Manager, help devise creative ways to portray information with varied audiences.
  • Help organize listening sessions, stakeholder convenings, interviews, messaging research, and other strategies to improve understanding of carbon management technologies, policies, and community and wildlife needs; summarize findings in report form.
  • Represent NWF with some partners, including attending coalition meetings and engaging directly with affiliates; build relationships with organizations working on climate justice and equity.
  • Track and share notes with the team on key federal legislation and regulations pertaining to carbon management, and related hearings and briefings.




You should possess a Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience, with a working knowledge of climate and energy issues. A Master’s or other advanced degree in environmental policy or science, climate change, environmental justice, engineering, or relevant field can count towards experience. You should be motivated to help facilitate greater understanding of the intersection between carbon management and equity/justice issues to further the fair, beneficial, and responsible development of an industry that is likely necessary to help stabilize the climate. You will have had exposure to the U.S. political system and issue advocacy, and you are skilled at synthesizing and communicating information in a compelling and accurate manner in writing and orally. You are well organized with excellent attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, set goals, and meet deadlines. You should be comfortable working in a dynamic team and also independently, and be a go-getter with initiative to get things done. You have strong interpersonal and networking skills with the ability to work well with diverse interests, including environmental justice and Tribal representatives, labor, business, and conservation groups.


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




There will be some travel involved in this role, approximately 1-3 times per year.


Location and Work Mode:


This position is based out of our National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC. The National Wildlife Federation is committed to a flexible and empowered work environment with an authentic community of care for all staff. In this position, the employee may work in the office, or in a hybrid manner, to be decided jointly with their supervisor in the final stages of the interview process.


Compensation and Benefits:


The salary range for this position is $50,000-$55,000, commensurate with experience.


We are proud of our designation by Mogul as a Top 100 Workplace with the Best Benefits! 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), and 10 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


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. Proof of vaccination will be required for employment at the National Wildlife Federation.




Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


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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