Climate and Energy Program Coordinator

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To support their mission, the National Wildlife Federation seeks a Climate and Energy Program Coordinator to join our National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC.

In this role you will

  • Research, write, and edit content for factsheets, blogs and talking points on climate change, clean energy, climate equity, and wildlife, and help manage materials generation and review by other team members. Take initiative to launch new research and writing projects as needed.
  • Help conceptualize and design infographics and contribute to data mapping tools.
  • Manage team contracts and other agreements, and assist in tracking and updating team budgets and fundraising workflow.
  • Track team advocacy activities to ensure tactics are completed. Recommend additional advocacy engagement regarding policy, scientific, or other climate and energy issue area developments.
  • Draft social media and alert team to opportunities for digital communication; work with digital team to update web content.
  • Track key legislation and hearings, providing summaries for the team. On occasion, draft hill communications such as letters and email blasts, and assist the Policy Director and Senior Government Relations Director by performing direct congressional outreach.
  • Create an NWF internal newsletter on climate program activities and manage content for monthly circulation.
  • Represent NWF with some partners, including attending coalition meetings and engaging NWF affiliates.


You should possess a Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of relevant experience. A Master’s or other advanced degree in environmental policy, government, political science, or environmental economics can count towards relevant experience. Ideally, you will have familiarity with the U.S. political system and have issue advocacy experience, and be skilled at synthesizing and communicating information for policy or advocacy audiences in a compelling and accurate manner. You should be comfortable working in a dynamic team and also independently, and be a go-getter with initiative to get things done.

Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. Your core 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; and
  • Being dedicated to advancing NWF’s internal equity transformation and compelling partners and allies to incorporate equity into their work.

Travel Requirements

Once travel restrictions are lifted, there will be minimal travel expected for this position (around 2-3 times per year).

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National Wildlife Federation


Climate and Energy Program Coordinator


Wednesday 21st July 2021


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