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Environmental Justice Coordinator

Job Location

Washington, DC


Type of Job



$45,000 - $50,000

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Published Date

Feb 25, 2021

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Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has grown into America’s largest conservation organization with 53 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. In an effort to achieve our mission, we are committed to the integration of equity and justice in our programs and policies.


The Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization Program is committed to unraveling systems of oppression to achieve healthy, sustainable, and just communities by addressing environmental injustices that have overburdened lower wealth, communities of color, and Indigenous people by using our resources, cultivating strong partnerships, and prioritizing on-the-ground solutions that communities find value in. To support our growing environmental justice portfolio, we seek to hire an Environmental Justice Coordinator to join our team in Washington, D.C. (Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions). In this role you will serve a vital role in building our team’s capacity to lead innovative projects by providing valuable administrative support. This dynamic individual will assist our team on day-to-day tasks and provide support to the Associate Vice President of Environmental Justice and the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization.


In this role you will:

  • Coordinate and Maintain Projects: Coordinate tasks from projects to ensure objectives are met by implementing strategic business operations. Attend meetings and take lead on follow-up needs. Assist the Program Manager in organizing program-related deliverables to ensure the success of projects. Provide input and innovation to drive the overall direction of projects. Implement and maintain equitable and inclusive processes for project leads and subsequent stakeholders.
  • Provide Administrative Support: Serve as the main point of contact for the Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization Program and help navigate requests from internal and external partners. Responsible for scheduling calls and taking notes when necessary. Manage the calendar for the Associate Vice President and Vice President.
  • Assist in Program Development: Maintain qualitative and quantitative metrics to measure program reach and impact. Provide input on new and innovative ways of measuring program success. Ensure program materials (e.g., Powerpoint presentations, reports, publications, web content) are up-to-date and accurately reflect program objectives and priorities. Develop authentic relationships with staff, affiliate, and board members. Represent the program and embody principles of equity and justice and environmental justice.
  • Research: Conduct preliminary research on issue-topics when applicable. Assist in the development of reports and publications. Seek professional development opportunities that align with personal and career endeavors.

Minimum Experience:

  • College degree or a minimum of 3 years with relevant work experience in administration or project coordination
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Required Competencies:

  • Environmental justice subject-matter expertise through educational or lived experience
  • Committed to deepening an environmental justice approach in policy priorities, program development, and partner engagement
  • Motivated by values of equity and responsibility to those most marginalized
  • Dedicated to deepening understanding of cultural and systemic racism and the intersectionality of multiple forms of social inequality
  • Demonstrates awareness of positional power and privilege (both personally and professionally) and its attendant impacts
  • Consistently brings a high level of empathy and social skills to work and interpersonal interactions
  • Acknowledges when mistakes are made and harm is done; works to repair breaches in relationships
  • Openly holds space, and invites others into conversations during sensitive engagements, exhibiting a responsible and respectful demeanor with colleagues and partners
  • Strong communication skills and welcoming of constructive feedback
  • Demonstrates awareness of the attributes associated with a white dominant culture and takes actions to dismantle hierarchies of oppression within that culture
  • Dedicated to advancing NWF’s internal equity transformation and compelling partners and allies to incorporate equity into their work
  • Commitment to growth and professional development
  • Must be a strategic thinker, self-starter, well organized, and relationship builder
  • Must have a passion for and commitment to NWF’s mission

Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.




There may be travel required when offices reopen—approximately 3-4 times per year.




Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Click HERE to apply.


The salary range for this position is currently $45,000 - $50,000 annually, dependent upon qualifications and experience.


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


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


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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