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Community Habitat Coordinator

Job Location

Washington, DC


Type of Job



$45,000 - $50,000

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Published Date

Aug 19, 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 53 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, hunters, anglers, etc. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a 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 are currently seeking a Community Habitat Coordinator to join our Community Habitat team in at our National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC (due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions.).

The Community Habitat Coordinator reports to the Community Habitat Program Manager and works to meet the goals of the Community Habitat Team by implementing community-based programs and campaigns that equitably create and connect wildlife habitat in communities while connecting people to nature and wildlife. The Community Habitat Team is working to integrate equity and justice into its existing program models and exploring new opportunities to engage marginalized communities, including low-income communities and communities of color.


In this role you will coordinate the day-to-day functioning of the Community Wildlife Habitat program, the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, the Trees for Wildlife program and other partnerships and campaigns. You will support our partner municipalities and community-based organizations that are working to implement these programs. You will also assist in content creation, help improve online systems, and provide some administrative support to the program team. You will have significant opportunities for professional development and growth.


In this role you will:


  • Support the overall success of the Community Habitat Team programs and other community-based initiatives and partnerships that align with NWF’s strategic plan.
  • Support the integration of equity and justice into existing program models.
  • Run the online platform for the NWF Community Wildlife Habitat program by effectively communicating with team leaders by email, phone, and social media, providing trainings to new participants, and proactively offering support to communities to help them meet annual goals.
  • Run the online platform for the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge by supporting municipal partners as they sign up for the program, implement their action items and report on their work.
  • Recruit and onboard communities and municipalities to NWF’s programs through email and phone outreach, in-person contacts and leading orientation sessions.
  • In coordination with the Manager of Communications and Partnerships, , support social media management, oversee photo management, and support the development of other storytelling initiatives for the Community Habitat programs.
  • In coordination with the Community Habitat Manager, write and update blogs, community resources and other content, support the development of webinars, network-wide meetings, and other presentations with prospective and current partners in our programs.




  • A commitment to the National Wildlife Federation’s mission and to the principles included in our organization’s Equity and Justice strategic plan –
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, initiative and energy is critical to success.
  • Well-organized with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, set goals, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an integral part of a dynamic team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Committed to relationship building and providing support to the communities in NWF programs.
  • Strong problem-solving and strategic thinking skills.
  • Dedicated to deepening their understanding of cultural and systemic racism and the intersectionality of multiple forms of social inequality and a willingness to craft practices and solutions that address how these injustices impact both the environmental field and marginalized communities.
  • Demonstrates awareness of positional power and privilege (both personally and professionally) and its attendant impacts.
  • Demonstrates awareness of the attributes associated with a white dominant culture and takes actions to dismantle hierarchies of oppression within that culture.
  • College degree or two years of related experience is preferred. Studies in Natural Resources, Sustainability, Urban Planning, Environmental Justice or related field is preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software.


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 Requirements:


There will be some travel required in this role, approximately 5 times per year for community events or conferences, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.


Compensation and Benefits:


The salary range for this position is currently $45,000 - $50,000 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
  • 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. 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


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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