World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Vice President, Oceans Area-Based Conservation, to be based in Washington, DC.
In light of the momentum behind protecting 30 percent of the world’s oceans by 2030, the WWF-US Oceans team is furthering its oceans area-based conservation strategy and regional implementation efforts. This important work takes a science and data-driven based approach in delivering on-the-ground and integrated conservation interventions, as well as market driven approaches and multilateral finance at scale. Our work includes improved management of protected areas, such as MPAs, and other effective area-based means of conservation (OECM). We deploy our solutions holistically in coastal areas and on the open water, and seek local and global impact for people, biodiversity, the climate, and peace and security. Throughout this work, WWF ensures an inclusive, equitable approach that respects the rights and aspirations of Indigenous peoples and local communities.
The Vice President will report to the Senior Vice President of Oceans. This role leads WWF-US’s work on area-based conservation and OECMs, as well as spearheading major aspects of key projects, such as the Bezos Earth Fund. To that end, the Vice President works as part of a team to select and implement priority seascapes, supports in designing and closing major blended finance deals, rolls out new initiatives to support area-based conservation, and represents WWF-US in relevant forums and events. The Vice President will collaborate across WWF-US and the broader WWF network to align this initiative with ongoing complementary work to maximize opportunities to promote durable financing for networks of protected areas and OECMs.
Diversity and Inclusion
WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities to apply. 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 has long understood that the people who live in the places we work are critical leaders in conservation. Over time, WWF’s work with people has supported community efforts and led to transformative social and environmental results. This is a socially inclusive conservation approach. Together, WWF finds practical and beneficial ways for both people and nature to thrive.
Compensation and Location
WWF offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. For more information, please visit WWF’s benefits page. The position will be located at WWF’s US headquarters in Washington, DC. This opportunity is open to international candidates. WWF will sponsor HB1 visas and in some instances will cover relocation expenses.
CEA Recruiting is assisting WWF with this search. To be considered for this position, interested candidates should use this link to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements through CEA’s job portal.
Please do not apply through this portal; direct any inquiries to Tamara Evans, Search Lead firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover letters may be addressed to Johan Bergenas, Senior Vice President, Oceans.
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.