Fellow, Artemis Program
Type of Job
Oct 25, 2023
About the job
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.
To support our mission, we are seeking an Artemis Sportswomen Fellow to join our team. As part of a high-impact team, this position will work under the guidance of the Artemis Program Manager and the Director of Sporting Advocacy, and in partnership with the Artemis community.
This work will include community outreach and education, coordinating and organizing sportswomen conservationists, and requires knowledge and skills regarding hunting, angling, and conservation as well as in building relationships, credibility, and trust with key partners.
This position is part of NWF’s fellowship program. NWF Fellows must be available to work a 40-hour weekly schedule. This 11-month position offers $20.00 per hour plus core benefits. If additional funding is secured, there is a strong possibility to extend this term, expand the scope of work, and/or rehire in 2025.
Principle Duties (major areas of responsibility):
- Work with the Artemis Program Manager, the Director of Sporting Advocacy, Associate Vice President of Public Lands, and federation affiliates to help implement a strategy for building and growing a robust, engaged, and inclusive sportswomen’s community in-person and online
- Cultivate and sustain effective relationships with and between sportswomen and a large volunteer network
- Assist in cultivating relationships with affiliates, state, and federal agencies with the primary aim of working together to attract and retain women in hunting, angling and the conservation lifestyle.
- Assist in the planning, execution, and facilitation of hunting, angling, and conservation-focused events virtually and in person on a regular basis.
- Assist Artemis Program manager with volunteer coordination, tracking the impact of Artemis activities, and maintaining Artemis web products and social media channels.
- Advocate for NWF wide priorities, particularly those from the Public Lands program using an authentic sporting voice.
- Other duties may include providing support with grant writing and reporting, performing administrative duties, helping with program coordination and shared office tasks as needed, and other duties as assigned.
- Authentic experience in hunting, fishing and the outdoors;
- A demonstrated and documented interest and experience in organizing, conservation policy and/or advocacy. This can include a BA/BS degree in conservation, environmental studies, biology, public policy, communications, business, or related field, or at least 1-2 years of relevant professional or volunteer experience;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Grant writing and reporting experience preferred;
- Ability to communicate effectively with sporting audiences;
- Strong organizational skills;
- Creativity, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks at once and meet deadlines;
- Self-starter, positive attitude, independent thinker, creative problem solver, and team player;
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.
- 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
Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s required equity competencies at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers.
Location and Work Mode:
The National Wildlife Federation is committed to a flexible and empowered work environment with an authentic community of care for all staff. This is a remote position and candidates may be able to work from any of NWF’s offices across the country, if desired, to be decided jointly with their supervisor in the final stages of the interview process. For more information on Work Modes, please review the benefits section of our careers page: 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.
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.
For more information on our recruiting process, please review our Careers page: https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers
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.
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If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted.