Communications Specialist - 22012

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/12/2021 1:50 PM)
# of Openings


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Communications Specialist, Private Sector Engagement.


Major Function

Develops and implements communications with WWF’s 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) division 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. This position is based in Washington DC. All candidates are requried to be availble Eastern Standard Time.


  • Develops and delivers communications priorities for WWF’s priority corporate partnerships, including HP, McDonald’s, P&G, Royal Caribbean, and The Coca-Cola Company. Works with PSE, goal team, and media and external affairs staff to ensure accuracy and consistency. Finalizes communications materials with media and external affairs staff and ensures legal approval.
  • Works directly with colleagues at priority WWF partner companies to develop and implement communications plans to advance WWF’s mission and conservation goals.
  • Collaborates and provides expertise for the development of the sustainability social media strategy, focusing on WWF’s Linkedin channel. Develops social media content including posts, video, and graphic content.
  • Contributes to content development strategy and develops content, including blog posts, web stories, conference pitches, and stakeholder letters. Project manages asset development with third-party vendors.
  • Provides technical input to the implementation of an executive outreach strategy aimed at business executives at corporate partner companies to help secure conservation wins and strengthen WWF’s brand.
  • Oversees implementation of a strategy for internal communications to inform and inspire WWF about the conservation impacts of our corporate partnerships. Manages internal newsletter to the WWF corporate engagement community of practice.
  • Provides technical support and leadership to corporate engagement on WWF communication initiatives (e.g. Earth Hour) and PSE priority initiatives (e.g. No Plastic in Nature).
  • Collaborates with all WWF goal team communicators to ensure alignment with WWF principles, standards and objectives of external communications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Skills and Abilities

  • A bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of relevant work experience (e.g. communications agency or in-house external communications position) is required. Graduate degree in a relevant field is desirable (e.g. communications or journalism)
  • Demonstrated success in conceptualizing, developing, implementing and managing communications strategies
  • Strong organizational and communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent ability to build internal and external relationships
  • Experience working with external partners
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of sustainable business practices is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
    • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #22012
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

**This is a two year Limited Term position based upon hire date.


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.


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