• Senior Communications Specialist - 18060

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/16/2018 2:12 PM)
    # of Openings
    Private Sector
  • Overview

    World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Senior Communications Specialist at our Washington, DC office. Develops and implements communications with WWF’s major corporate partners as part of a broader strategy to inspire and motivate business audiences to take on the mantle of corporate leadership. Supports the Private Sector Engagement (PSE) unit by helping implement a communications strategy focused on increasing awareness of the WWF brand through transformational business practice engagement and mission focused communications, including executive-level outreach.



    • Develops communications materials (including core content and messaging guidance) related to priority corporate partnership accounts with PSE staff, goal team staff, media and external affairs staff to ensure accuracy and consistency. Finalizes communications materials with media and external affairs staff and ensures legal approval.
    • Works with Director, Communications in devising communications strategies for priority corporate partnerships.
    • Works directly with colleagues at priority WWF partner companies (e.g. Coca-Cola, Royal Caribbean, Walmart) to develop and implement communications plans to advance WWF’s mission and conservation goals.
    • Supports implementation of an executive outreach strategy aimed at business executives at corporate partner companies to help secure conservation wins and strengthen WWF’s brand. The outreach strategy includes a newly-formed Board of Directors-level Corporate Council and events on the East and West Coasts.
    • Supports implementation of a strategy for internal communications to inform and inspire WWF about the conservation impacts of our corporate partnerships.
    • Supports corporate engagement on WWF communication initiatives (e.g. Earth Hour, We Are Still In)
    • Collaborates with all WWF goal team communicators to ensure alignment with WWF principles, standards and objectives of external communications.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.




    • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required along with at least 5 years of relevant work experience
    • Demonstrated success in conceptualizing, developing, implementing and managing communications strategies is required
    • Strong organizational and communications skills, both verbal and written needed
    • Critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills
    • Excellent ability to build internal and external relationships
    • Experience working with external partners is highly preferred
    • Strong project management skills with proven ability to work as part of a high-level, multi-dimensional, international team
    • Comfortable interacting with corporate personnel at all levels is a must
    • Working knowledge of sustainable business practices is preferred
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
    • Ability to travel both national and internationally (up to 25%) is required

    To Apply:

    • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #18060  
    • 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.


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