World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Director, Conservation Areas. This position will be based in Washington, DC.
WWF is making a concerted effort to contribute to the new area-based conservation (ABC) targets that are likely to be adopted by the conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2021. To this end, WWF is currently reviewing several ABC efforts and scaling up its efforts to work with teams in its priority places to enhance ABC for nature and nature’s services to people, for current and future conditions. This important work takes a science-based approach and includes improved management effectiveness of protected and other effective area-based means of conservation (OECM); renovation of degraded areas; redesign of both landscapes/seascapes and individual areas; and expansion to new areas. Throughout this work, WWF ensures an inclusive, equitable approach that respects the rights and aspirations of Indigenous peoples and local communities. The programs promote sound governance practices, support populations in reaping enhanced benefits from their localities while adapting to changing conditions such as climate change and withstanding unwelcome external threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services.
The Senior Director will report to the Vice-President of the Earth for Life Initiative. This role leads WWF-US’s work on Protected Areas and OECMs under the Area Based Conservation Framework, working with teams to roll-out a new initiative to support protected area and OECM efforts in selected WWF-US priority places, and representing WWF-US in relevant forums and events. The Senior Director will collaborate with WWF’s Earth for Life team to align this initiative with ongoing complementary work on Project Finance for Permanence, in order to maximize opportunities to promote durable financing for networks of protected and OECMs.
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.