Field Manager, Choose Clean Water Coalition

National Wildlife Federation

Annapolis, MD, United States 🇺🇸

Are you looking for an inspiring job working with more than 200 clean water leaders from across the Mid-Atlantic region? Are you the kind of person that people consider the “glue” holding things together? You’re well organized, dependable, detail-oriented, a self-starter, and willing to do the behind-the-scenes work. But you’re not looking for a job where you sit at a desk all day long’you want to build lasting relationships by meeting with leaders across the region, helping them seize opportunities and overcome challenges to achieving clean water. Do you believe that the clean water movement needs to embrace and involve people of all backgrounds and walks of life in order to be successful? Are you up for the challenge of helping our Coalition become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive?

About The Role:

The Choose Clean Water Coalition seeks a qualified individual to be the Field Manager. The Field Manager organizes and coordinates conservation organizations in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia by guiding the work of key leaders in each state in support of Coalition policy goals. The Field Manager also plays a key role in developing campaign strategies, assisting in communications outreach, and contributing to the overall operation of the Coalition. The Field Manager leads the Coalition’s environmental justice and diversity initiatives, while providing support on all of the Coalition’s policy priorities. Other duties include meeting with Coalition members across the watershed, leading Coalition member update calls, managing member information, and sharing responsibility for the Coalition’s online presence with our communications manager.

A Day In The Life Of:

  • Manage outreach and grassroots advocacy and civic engagement efforts to support Choose Clean Water Coalition’s policy goals. The Field Director coordinates conservation organizations and volunteer activist efforts in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. This includes working with conservation organizations at the local, state and regional level to enact sound state policies to ensure Chesapeake Bay restoration success. Current policy priorities include: protecting and growing federal investment in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, safeguarding the Chesapeake Bay cleanup process and holding states accountable for progress, addressing polluted runoff, addressing hydraulic fracturing and other emerging threats, and ensuring clean water benefits are enjoyed equitably by underserved and overburdened communities.
  • Coordinate the Coalition’s state lead and re-grants program including regular strategy meetings with state leads.
  • Manage Coalition member data, listservs, meeting registration, and correspondence.
  • Plan and organize relevant events, including Steering Committee in-person meetings, annual lobby day, and annual meeting, along with appropriate regional gatherings.
  • Manage social media postings and update the Coalition’s blog.

 What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience or equivalent.
  • Experience working with coalitions or partnerships
  • Ability to work effectively with a broad base of coalition groups and people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Grassroots organizing, political campaign, and/or policy experience
  • Experience with constituent management/database systems
  • Experience supporting an organization’s social media presence
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
  • Positive attitude and collaborative spirit
  • Love the motto “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”
  • Travel Requirements: 5-10 days per month

We offer excellent benefits, including generous leave time, and a flexible work environment.  The expected salary for this role is between $45,000 to $54,000 and will be commensurate with experience. 

The duties illustrated are of various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate.

Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume. The National Wildlife Federation is an inclusive organization committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply.