National Wildlife Federation
  • Rocky Mountain Regional Center
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Full Time

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 51 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, etc. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our 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.

NWF's new sportswomen's initiative, Artemis, is key to the conservation movement's future and will play a defining role in NWF's public lands and sporting conservation portfolios.

Women now comprise a quarter of all anglers, more than 20% of all hunters, and are the fastest growing segment in the sporting community in the United States. Women have economic power, authentic field experience, and fresh perspectives necessary to increase the richness and diversity of the conservation movement. Despite comprising a significant portion of the sporting community, very few women are leading conservation campaigns, as they are not proportionately represented in wildlife conservation leadership roles.

The Artemis program manager will work with NWF sporting and public lands staff to change this dynamic, build a sportswomen's movement, and secure protection and enhancement of America's public lands, waters and wildlife. The employee will build strategic campaigns, expand our sporting capacity, and maximize resources.

Duties of this role include:  

The Artemis program manager will manage the entire Artemis program and continue to build on the foundation already in place. The employee will work to develop the efficacy of Artemis from the financial, advocacy, and visibility standpoints to become a nationwide conservation force in conjunction with NWF affiliates.

 Program-building:

  • Recruitment and activation of sportswomen across the West;
  • Fundraising from individuals, corporations and foundations;
  • Development of a leadership program that will engage, train and activate sportswomen;
  • Working closely with NWF affiliate organizations to bolster affiliates and Artemis;
  • Managing the production of media projects aimed at increasing visibility and effectiveness of Artemis initiative;
  • Utilizing strengths of Artemis co-founders to secure media, funding, and outreach opportunities;
  • Implementing the Artemis Priority Action Plan;
  • Collaborating internally with NWF staff nationwide to advance NWF's strategic plan and Artemis' role in the organization;
  • Managing future Artemis staffers;
  • Collaborating with other sporting organizations.

Campaign Support around NWF public lands and sporting campaigns which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Logistical support in organizing meetings, fly-ins and other outreach events;
  • Creating and distributing promotional and advocacy materials;
  • Working closely with online and campaigns teams to assist in the creation of social media graphics, blogs, or other shareable content related to initiative priorities;
  • Other organizational or programmatic support tasks as assigned.

Campaign Planning and Development:

  • Working with the public lands and sporting teams to accomplish and expand current campaigns;
  • Support in the planning of future campaigns;
  • Managing the creation and implementation of specific campaign tactics.

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS, with strong course work or work experience in public policy, natural resources management, political science, or grassroots campaigns
  • Minimum of five years campaign or advocacy experience
  • Experience with fundraising and/or capital campaigns
  • Experience working on a campaign, grassroots organizing
  • Experience using social media tools, online organizing
  • Distinct familiarity with women's and sportswomen's conservation issues
  • Excellent organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work on a team and also follow through on assigned tasks independently
  • Good multi-tasking and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines; ability to meet unanticipated needs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • HTML, Photoshop, and/or Web Content Management experience a plus!
  • Strong personal commitment to conservation and love of hunting and/or fishing

The position will be based in the National Wildlife Federation's Rocky Mountain Regional Center (RMRC) in Denver. Work from a remote location may be considered but with required presence in the Denver office as determined with RMRC leadership. Employee will be required to travel primarily across the West but some travel nationwide. Average travel will be between 4 - 7 nights per month.

Funding for this position has been secured for two years with the anticipation that RMRC staff and this position would raise funding for long-term support.

The employee's actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. We aspire to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs. 

The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment.  We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.  If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we encourage you to submit an application.  A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate.

Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume.    

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