Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation 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.  To support our mission, we seek an Operations Manager to join our Mid-Atlantic Regional Center in Annapolis, MD.

This position provides operational support to the Regional Executive Director and is generally responsible for coordinating organizational activities conducted in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center. Areas of responsibility include budget management, fundraising support, grant proposal and reporting support, assisting the Regional Executive Director and senior program staff with financial/administrative procedures, and oversight of Center operations and internal communications.

In this role you will support:

  • Financial Management:  Manage the development and monitoring of Center’s budget and ensure overall sound financial management consistent with NWF’s financial reporting systems. Work closely with financial liaison at Headquarters and the Accounts Payable department to streamline operations processes. Process checks and invoices. Ensure the Center properly administers and reports its grants. Assist with donor records and communications.
  • Development:  Assist Regional Executive Director and Regional Philanthropy staff with foundation, corporate and individual development communications; assist with events, mailings, & newsletters; assist in the preparation of proposal budgets and grant reports.
  • Operational Management:  Maintain and promote a safe, efficient and productive office environment. Oversee office lease and contract agreements, including modifications and renewals. Organize and/or assist with internal meetings, visits, retreats and special events and projects. Run weekly staff meetings. Keep office equipment updated and in working order. Ensure systems and procedures are current and functional.
  • External Relations:  Manage the Regional Center’s web page, including updates to content, events, and interactive components like action alerts. Assist national communications staff with implementing regional social media plan to build an engaged online community. Work to recruit and manage regional volunteers as needed.
  • Regional Program Work:  Work with senior program staff to conduct research, organize and staff events, and identify overlay between programs to encourage collaboration.
  • Human Resource Planning and Management:  Assist Regional Executive Director and senior program staff with recruitment and hiring of new staff, and with staff training and development.
  • Internal Relations:  Ensure Center’s relationship and collaboration with other departments and staff, including the senior management team. Work closely with other Operations Managers, Office Managers and Deputy Directors to ensure regular communications and to share “best practices” across different regions. Manage and develop the Regional Center’s intranet pages.


  • Minimum 4 years operational experience working preferably for a non-profit in a financial management or administrative management capacity (Bachelor’s degree or professional experience may substitute).
  • Must have demonstrated budget and personnel management experience, and demonstrated problem solving abilities.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and management skills; strong communication and leadership skills; demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate effectively and efficiently across a large geographically dispersed organization with individuals at a variety of organizational levels.
  • Must be a strategic thinker, well organized, positive communicator; relationship builder and have a demonstrated ability to set goals and priorities, and meet deadlines.

There may be occasional travel in this role, approximately 10 nights a year.

This position pays in the range of $60,000.

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 ability, and religious and political belief. Diversity at the National Wildlife Federation translates into understanding and valuing each other’s perspectives.

The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including a 16 week paid FMLA, generous leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We are committed to building a complementary team and strongly support candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted.

If you are interested you should submit both a cover letter and resume.

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