World Wildlife Fund-United States (WWF-US), one of the world’s leading environment organizations, seeks a Vice President, Program Operations to provide strategic and operational leadership to ensure WWF’s conservation program strategically deploys its financial and staffing resources, and that the systems underpinning these efforts are efficient and pragmatic. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the position also works in close coordination with the Chief Conservation Officer and Chief Operating Officer to oversee WWF’s programmatic budgeting and planning processes and coordinates the financial and operational adaptive management of WWF’s conservation program.
The VP, Program Operations coordinates with the Chief Conservation Officer, the VP, Conservation Program Management, and programmatic Senior Vice Presidents on annual and multi-year budgeting and planning processes. The VP, Program Operations provides leadership and vision for a team that designs and deploys systems and business processes that support budgeting, management of incoming and outgoing grants and agreements, reporting, compliance, problem solving, and sub-recipient monitoring and the sound programmatic administration of WWF’s projects and program operations.
As a representative of the organization, the VP, Program Operations builds and maintains effective partnerships with donors, partners, and staff at all levels of the organization.
Founded in 1961, WWF is a 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. In 2016, WWF launched a new global strategy to help the nations, states, and cities of the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Climate Agreement, and Convention on Biological Diversity. WWF works through strong country programs, linked through global practices, to drive local innovation and large-scale solutions that seek to safeguard nature and nature’s contribution to 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, Nepal, Bhutan, and Namibia. WWF-US has just over 1,000 staff located throughout its domestic and international offices, with 2021 total revenues and support of over $450 million. President and CEO Carter Roberts leads the Senior Management Team out of the WWF-US Washington, DC headquarters.
Conservation Program Budgeting and Financial Management
Compliance & Risk Management
Grant Management & International Accounting
The position will be located at WWF’s US headquarters in Washington, DC.
WWF-US is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this appointment. To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 5472. The deadline for applications is November 29, 2021.
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.