Education & Experience:
- Must have 12+ years of work experience in the relevant US Government and External Affairs, particularly with relevant experience engaging the US Congress.
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a field of study relevant to WWF’s work. A Masters will substitute for 2 years of work experience.
- Familiarity with US Government and other environment and climate policy issues, the federal budget process, the appropriations cycle, and conservation issues required.
- Strong familiarity with international development or natural resource conservation beneficial.
- Substantive expertise in one or more areas of international conservation of strategic importance to WWF’s mission, including: climate change; energy; wildlife conservation; forestry; fisheries; agriculture; etc.
- Preference for experience as a professional staffer for a Member of Congress or for a Committee with jurisdiction related to appropriations, foreign affairs or energy and environment. Alternately, progress experience in environmental or development advocacy with a primary focus on engagement with Congress, conservation programs, policies and appropriations.
- Strong experience and credibility working with congressional leadership, especially current congressional leadership. Experience in administering, leading, and managing professionals engaged in development of policy
Skills and Abilities:
- Fluency in English required. Other languages are an advantage.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills, with an ability to move easily among policy, technical and PR materials.
- Excellent organizational skills with an emphasis on program and project development and management.
- A high-level of interpersonal skills is required. Especially relationship management skills and the ability to work as part of a high-level international team.
- Ability to work well with both senior- and mid-level Government officials and multilateral finance institutions staff, both in the U.S. and internationally.
- Ability to set goals and expectations, drive to achieve success, measures and communicates progress on an ongoing basis. Creates opportunities for recognition and development. Provides feedback, counseling & coaching.
- Creative and innovative thinker and problem-solver who can identify and carry out solutions to the political, social, scientific, and management issues that confront WWF in achieving its goals. Solves problems and makes things happen under complex circumstances.
- Negotiation and facilitation skills.
- Ability to effectively prioritize and work accurately under time constraints.
- Ability to conduct national and international travel.
- Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #18017
- Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone
As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.