About the National Wildlife Federation:

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has grown into America’s largest and most trusted environmental conservation organization with more than six million members and supporters and 52 state and territorial affiliates—autonomous, nonprofit organizations that take the lead in state and local conservation efforts and collaborate with NWF to conduct advocacy activities on national issues. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. In order to save wildlife and ourselves, the National Wildlife Federation believes that we need to ensure that everyone in the United States of America has clean air and water, safe communities, easy, safe, and equitable access to the daily benefits of nature, and protection from the ravages of climate change. These basic needs, equally necessary and urgent for all people, are foundational to bringing the conservation movement and ethos into the 21st century.

About Coastal Resilience at NWF:

The National Wildlife Federation has been a leader in the field of climate adaptation and its application to enhancing the resilience of coastal ecosystems and communities. Beginning in the late 1990s NWF focused attention on the impact of rapid climate change on wildlife and their habitats, and in the mid-2000s formally established a program in climate change adaptation. Over the past several years much of the organization’s climate adaptation work has focused on coastal issues with particular emphasis on the Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast, and Great Lakes. NWF’s coastal resilience efforts are focused on advancing the use of natural and nature-based approaches, as well as the restoration and protection of natural infrastructure like wetlands, dunes and barrier islands, to measurably reduce community risk to coastal impacts while increasing the resilience of coastal ecosystems.

Statement of General Purpose:

The Northeast Coastal Resilience Program Manager will work to advance the practical application of natural and nature-based infrastructure to help protect wildlife, natural systems, ecosystem services and human communities from coastal impacts that are being exacerbated by climate change. While the Manager will be working in support of NWF’s Northeast Regional Center (NERC), this position will also work with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center (MARC) to support cross-regional efforts and is part of a national team at NWF focused on addressing coastal resilience issues of regional and national significance.

While the NERC office is located in Montpelier, VT, we have staff working remotely from Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York City, Virginia, and Louisiana. Due to the project management components of this position, preference will be given towards candidates that live or are willing to relocate to the Northeast Region (New England, NY, NJ).