Title: Equity and Justice Storytelling Fellow, National Wildlife Federation

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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 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 a racial equity and justice fellow who will support the Equity and Justice team in capturing the story of the organization’s equity work thus far.  The fellowship will provide opportunities to develop a broad understanding of NWF’s efforts to center equity and justice in all of our work and how such efforts might help any organization become a more equitable, inclusive and effective workplace.  This position may be based in our headquarters’ office in Reston, VA or one of our regional centers across the country in Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Seattle, WA; Denver, CO; Missoula, MT; Austin, TX; Annapolis, MD; Ann Arbor, MI; Montpelier, VT; Los Angeles, CA; or New Orleans, LA. Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions.

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, including leave, medical insurance, dental insurance, and the ability to contribute to a retirement plan.


  • Craft and organize the equity and justice transformation at the National Wildlife Federation into a cohesive story to share internally and externally
  • Research and catalog equity and justice resources into an internal library
  • Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data across the organization
  • Support building a cohesive organizational narrative that includes the equity work

Required Qualifications

  • 6 months of administrative work experience or equivalent project management experience
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong critical thinking skills, excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of history of US race relations required

Required Competencies

  • Self-awareness and learning: awareness of positional power and privilege (both personally and professionally) and its attendant impacts
  • Acknowledges when mistakes are made and harm is done; works to repair relationships
  • Open and Authentic Communication: openly holds space and invites others into conversations around equity, welcoming of constructive feedback
  • Human-centered innovation: cultivates empathy, welcomes multiple perspectives and ambiguity
  • Equity Analysis and Action: clearly and consistently articulates a good understanding of equity across social groups and structural racism, and the centrality of this analysis to the work we do and how we operate at NWF.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 27, 2021.

We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice 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.

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.

If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.

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