The need to protect and restore the rich bounty of life on Earth has never been greater, or more urgent. Wildlife populations have declined dramatically over the last fifty years. The devastating impacts of climate change – from rising seas to raging wildfires – threaten communities and national economies. As demand for food, water, and energy rises, more people face the specter of collapsing ecosystems and dwindling resources. The time for change is now and substantial action is needed to change course. Together, we can address the greatest threats to life on this planet and protect the natural resources that sustain and inspire us.
Over the last half century, WWF has helped drive large-scale solutions to our greatest conservation challenges. And one of the central pillars of achieving our mission is partnerships with the US government (USG) to influence policies and programs that help protect the world’s most important places, the bio-diversity they sustain, and the communities who inhabit them. The leadership role the US government plays to ensure the continued survival of wildlife, wild places, and communities around the globe cannot be understated, and we are making progress.
To that end, we are looking for a Senior Vice President (SVP) of Policy and Government Affairs to champion WWF’s engagement with the Executive and Congressional branches of the USG. This individual will support WWF’s mission to protect the natural world—and the communities it sustains—in the following ways:
The SVP manages 4 direct reports. This person is also a member of WWF’s Senior Management Team and is expected to collaborate with colleagues across our global network.
Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred. Fifteen years of relevant work experience in the nonprofit, public, and/or private sectors is required.
The ideal candidate will have the following skills sets:
WWF is one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, working in nearly 100 countries for over half a century to help people and nature thrive. With the support of more than 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat the climate crisis.
At WWF, our employees know they are making a difference every day. We share a spirit and devotion for wildlife and nature and our unique backgrounds and qualifications blend together to help us fulfill WWF's mission. By joining our team, you have the benefit of knowing that everything you do is part of WWF's global effort to conserve life on Earth.
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.