Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into
America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation
organization with 52 state/territorial affiliates and nearly seven
million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers,
gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, etc. The mission of
the Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure that wildlife
thrive in our rapidly changing world. The Federation believes that
in order to save wildlife and ourselves, we need to ensure that all
Americans have access to clean air and water, safe communities,
easy and equitable access to 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.
To support our mission we are seeking a Membership Marketing and
Production Manager to join our team based out of our headquarters
office in Reston, VA (Due to COVID-19 all employees are working
remotely until we make return to work decisions.). The
Membership Marketing and Production Manager will lead production
efforts for the membership team as well as support the Director,
Membership in fundraising and engagement efforts in the Appeals,
Renewals and NW Magazine programs, building on the success of a
well-established enterprise, and working across teams to position
the Federation’s mass constituency programs for future growth.
The role is primarily focused on managing the creative and
production processes associated with the direct mail appeal and
renewal marketing programs. The Membership Marketing and Production
Manager provides campaign oversight from inception to
implementation. They will deliver hands-on management on package
development, meeting budget requirements, and orchestrating the
creative and production processes.
The Membership Marketing and Production Manager will work
closely with NWF production vendors and control the production
phase to consistently deliver high quality, timely and
cost-effective appeal and renewal campaigns that meet or exceed
budgeted net revenue targets. They will help coordinate membership
appeal and renewal campaigns, ensuring that final approvals for
pre-ordering paper, art creation, proofs, set-ups, insertions,
component grids, mail shop instructions, and inventory are accurate
and timely. The Membership Marketing and Production Manager will
also create all NW Magazine inserts and cover wraps, and manage all
magazine set-up approvals.
The Membership Marketing and Production Manager will support the
Director, Membership in building a value-oriented membership base
of support. They will collaborate closely with the Director,
Membership in developing donor-centered, multichannel plans and
strategies to effectively engage Americans in all the ways they
relate to the natural world, whether as outdoor enthusiasts,
hikers, climbers, cyclists, campers, hunters, anglers, birders,
educators, farmers or conservation stewards, and from all walks of
life, every state and political stripe.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage relationships with key external agency partners and
creative and production vendors to produce fiscally sound marketing
and engagement strategies across channels to maximize lifetime
value of NWF members.
- Work with internal teams to conceptualize and develop direct
marketing appeal and renewal campaigns that support membership
- Participate and attend all meetings critical to the development
and enhancement of appeal and renewal strategy including but not
limited to: kick-off meetings and campaign performance
- Coordinate all aspects of the production process with
production vendors to include pre- ordering paper, approving
proofs, creating component grids and mailshop instructions,
verifying set-ups and insertion samples, and managing
- Work closely with production partners to ensure scheduling,
logistical and cost issues are discussed and resolved efficiently
- Provide package specifications and communicate messaging and
creative ideas to designers and writers.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills & Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
- 3+ years of progressively responsible professional experience
in membership, fundraising or direct marketing, ideally for a
complex national organization.
- Strong project management skills, attention to detail, and the
ability to consistently meet deadlines is required.
- Must have experience working with a variety of vendors and
managing out-sourced functions.
- Passion for the preservation and protection of wildlife and
wild places is highly desirable. Experience in environmental
conservation a plus.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and, when necessary,
as an integral part of the team. Solid team building skills will
serve this position well.
- Professionalism, with superior interpersonal abilities,
communications and political savvy, and excellent time management
and organization skills.
- Knowledge of industry trends.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with
CRM and other fundraising software, various databases and
management reporting tools.
Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the
National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness,
empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. Your
competencies should include:
- Being motivated by values of equity and responsibility to those
- Consistently bringing a high level of empathy and social skills
to work and interpersonal interactions;
- Being committed to deepening an environmental justice approach
in policy priorities, program development and partner
- Actively seeks feedback, direction, and guidance from all team
members and keeps staff informed of decisions that impact
- Being dedicated to advancing NWF’s internal equity
transformation and compelling partners and allies to incorporate
equity into their work; and
- Passion for and commitment to NWF's mission
Compensation and Benefits:
The salary range for this position is currently $60,000-$75,000
annually, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
We are proud of our designation by Mogul as a Top 100
Workplace with the Best Benefits in 2021! We value
work-life balance and a family-friendly atmosphere with flexible
scheduling. We want you to be able to integrate work and
personal life with attention to your self-care, so that your work
schedule is not depleting. We offer benefits so you feel
restored and fueled through the day and week.
We offer these supports to help manage your mental, emotional,
and physical health:
- Paid time off: Vacation that starts off at three weeks accrual,
unlimited wellbeing (this time can be used for physical, spiritual,
emotional, cultural, religious or financial wellbeing for yourself,
a partner, or family member – including pets), 10 holidays, and 3
- We close down for a paid winter break between December 25 to
January 1 to recognize end of-year stress, and time for reflection,
rejuvenation, and spending time with family.
- Up to 16 weeks of fully paid Family and Medical Leave
- Low-cost health, dental, and vision insurance options – all
outpatient mental health is covered at in-network rates
- Therapist available at no cost
- Pet insurance and discount perk program
- Annual wellbeing allowance
In addition to your salary, we offer the following supports to
your personal finances:
- Retirement plan with immediate match and vesting
- Annual year end retirement contribution
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Adoption and Surrogacy assistance
- Pet adoption stipend
- Student Loan management
Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife
Federation’s benefits package at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers.
The National Wildlife Federation closely follows the 2019 Novel
Coronavirus Disease and has implemented processes that promote the
safety of our employees, candidates, and communities. Because the
health of our employees and candidates is a top priority, we
conduct our hiring process virtually via phone or video until
further notice. We are currently starting our positions as remote,
and are continuing to explore what our future of work will be
moving forward. Proof of vaccination will be required to join the
National Wildlife Federation.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling
basis. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice
(DEIJ) 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.
We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and
talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job, therefore
our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules.
Your experience, which may include paid and unpaid experience,
including volunteer work, helps build the competencies and
knowledge that translates to our openings. Diversity of
experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation
and a culture of excellence. Therefore, we encourage people
from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
Please let us know if you require accommodations during the
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