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OPEN POSITIONS AT NACD

Director of Membership – Click here to view position description

NACD is seeking a Membership Director that will be responsible for providing valuable customer service and coordination to membership through annual membership campaigns, timely communications to members on membership activities and invoices, coordinating effective meeting and events planning, and delivering quality membership services, reports and data management. The NACD Director of Membership manages a diverse portfolio in support of national conservation objectives and other duties as assigned. This position is located at NACD’s headquarters office in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

To apply: Email resume, cover letter and two writing samples to the attention of NACD HR with ‘Membership Director’ in the subject line to hr[at]nacdnet.org no later than Friday, September 24, 2021 to receive priority consideration.

Director of Education – Click here to view position description

NACD is seeking candidates for a full-time position, responsible for providing assistance to the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) member conservation districts and NACD Board of Directors to advance the association’s conservation education programs. The NACD Director of Education manages a diverse education portfolio in support of national conservation objectives and other duties as assigned. This position can be remote or based out of the NACD’s headquarters office in Washington, D.C. and reports to the NACD Chief Operating Officer.

To apply: Email resume, cover letter and two writing samples to the attention of NACD HR with ‘Education Director’ in the subject line to hr[at]nacdnet.org no later than Friday, September 24, 2021 to receive priority consideration.

Chief Program Officer – Click here to view position description

NACD is seeking experienced candidates for a full-time Chief Programs Officer, based in the Washington, D.C. headquarters. This position is responsible for providing assistance to the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) member conservation districts and NACD Board of Directors to advance conservation, resource development and to provide leadership in the implementation of the association’s soil and water conservation programs. The NACD Chief Program Officer serves as a key member of the executive management team. The position coordinates key stakeholder relationships through communications and government affairs and manages a federal grants and agreements portfolio in support of national conservation objectives and other duties as assigned.

To apply: Send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to the attention of NACD HR with ‘Chief Program Officer’ in the subject line to hr[at]nacdnet.org no later than Wednesday, September 15, 2021 to receive priority consideration.

HR and Finance Coordinator – Click here to view position description

NACD is seeking candidates for a full-time HR and Finance Coordinator, based in the Washington, D.C. headquarters. This position is responsible for supporting an array of accounting and human resource functions.

To apply: Send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to the attention of NACD HR with ‘HR and Finance Coordinator’ in the subject line to hr[at]nacdnet.org no later than Friday, September 10, 2021 to receive priority consideration.


Internships at NACD

NACD interns work with NACD’s government affairs and communications staff to advance the association’s legislative agenda. Interns are given projects to enhance their understanding of Congress and the legislative process. Additionally, they will learn the interworkings of federal natural resources and environmental agencies as well as the roles conservation districts and state conservation agencies play in the development of natural resources, agricultural and environmental policies.

NACD interns are often college juniors or seniors who are interested in natural resources policy, environmental science or agricultural fields. They traditionally work for 10 weeks during the summer or 15 weeks during the fall or spring and are expected to work full- time, although special arrangements can be made. A performance-based stipend is awarded at the end of the internship.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting in summarizing and disseminating policy information to conservation leaders;
  • Assisting with coordinating grassroots outreach efforts;
  • Representing NACD at meetings, press conferences, receptions and other events;
  • Helping write and edit newsletters and other special reports relative to policy and programs;
  • Attending hearings and briefings on subjects relative to private lands conservation funding and policies;
  • Interpreting data and creating reports and charts; and
  • Performing any and all related duties that advance the mission and purposes of NACD.

How to Apply

Internship applications are accepted year-round. To apply, send a completed application, cover letter and resume to hr[at]nacdnet.org.

Fall Session: 15 weeks, September through mid-December
Summer Session: 10 weeks, June through mid-August
Spring Session: 15 weeks (flexible), mid-January through May

*Arrangements for shorter internship terms, including winter mini-mesters, are available upon request.

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