Nature Forward’s (formerly the Audubon Naturalist Society) mission is to inspire residents of the DC Metro region to appreciate, understand, and protect nature. Nature Forward seeks a full time Grant and Sponsorship Specialist to join its Development team. The primary focus of this position is raising money and building relationships with foundations and corporations to fund Nature Forward’s overall as guided by its Strategic Plan.

The Grant and Sponsorship Specialist also plays a key role in growing sponsorship support for Nature Forward conferences and events, as well as the planning and successful implementation of annual fundraising dinners and other special events. The annual salary range for this position is $45,000-55,000.

Located at the beautiful, 40-acre Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD, the Nature Forward work atmosphere is friendly and flexible. The Grant Sponsorship Specialist will work onsite with some telework. For a complete description of responsibilities visit

Nature Forward is committed to building a diverse team that draws on the strengths of people with a variety of identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. If this role sounds interesting to you, we encourage you to send your cover letter and resume to before January 20, 2023.

COVID Vaccination is required for employees of Nature Forward. The organization will consider accommodation for medical and religious-based reasons.