At World Wildlife Fund, our mission is to create a world where nature and people thrive. Through our work, we strive to address the greatest threats to life on this planet, protecting our natural resources, wildlife and places and supporting the local and global communities that rely on them. To support our work in a complex and interconnected world, we are looking for a Senior Director of Enterprise Risk Management.
The Senior Director, Enterprise Risk Management, is responsible for promoting and supporting a culture of strategic risk management in WWF-US. The Senior Director (SD) is responsible for establishing a smart, dynamic enterprise risk management strategy that can guide decision making across the organization and drive innovation.
The SD will provide guidance and advice on risk management to teams across the organization; ensure issues raised through WWF’s Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework (ESSF) in landscapes overseen or supported by WWF-US are addressed and fully resolved; oversee the Internal Audit function; partner with HR, IT, Legal and Finance staff responsible for managing personnel and financial risks; and work with the Executive Team and the Board to ensure that programmatic risks are being appropriately tracked and monitored.
The Senior Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
Skills and Abilities
Founded in 1961, WWF is a huge network of non-governmental environment organizations, with 6,500 staff operating in more than 100 countries, some 6 million members, and 22 million Facebook and 14 million Twitter followers worldwide. WWF’s efforts are grounded in its work with local communities, businesses and governments and other actors to conserve and restore nature and secure sustainable development for people in priority places around the world. We also work extensively with major private and public institutions to reduce the impacts of climate change, infrastructure projects, unsustainable food production, and consumption on nature and people
WWF-US, the largest organization within the WWF global network, works with partners across the United States and other countries to advance the WWF mission. WWF-US plays a pivotal role driving conservation and development action in the broader WWF network, collaborating closely with WWF offices around the world. It also hosts the network’s Science and Markets programs and administers field offices in Latin America (excluding Brazil), Nepal, Bhutan, and Namibia. WWF-US has just over 1,000 staff located throughout its domestic and international offices, with 2019 total revenues and support of over $325 million.
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. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.