World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director, Food Policy.
This position will be based in Washington, DC. The Freshwater and Food team at WWF-US works to address the two biggest threats to nature: agriculture and infrastructure. The Director, Food Policy serves as the policy lead for the WWF-US Food team and is responsible for developing short- and long-term policy goals through a consultative process, engaging strategic partnerships with individuals, institutions, coalitions, and platforms, and representing WWF’s interests in external fora to drive achieving impacts aligned with WWF’s priorities related to sustainable food systems. The primary objectives of the incumbent will be to develop and implement a policy agenda that: 1) supports a scaled shift to regenerative agricultural production systems in the US and abroad making a clear link between achieving shared outcomes for food systems, climate change, nature and people; 2) conserves and protects critical landscapes especially halting conversion of critical biomes from the expansion of agriculture, especially grasslands, forests, and wetlands in North America and around the world; 3) addresses sustainable diets and consumption with a focus on access, equity, and social justice, and 4) supports generally WWF-US’s Food initiatives on sustainable aquaculture, livestock, feed, and food loss and waste.
The incumbent will proactively conduct policy research and analysis, develop thought leadership and policy positions related to food systems, and track and document relevant policy, legislative and resource mobilization opportunities and issues as they pertain to WWF’s freshwater and food agenda. The incumbent will also engage with internal and external stakeholders to stay up to speed on the latest policy proposals, analysis, tools, and approaches to influence and affect change in policy dialogues related to regenerative agriculture and sustainability of food systems. The incumbent will work closely with Food goal initiative leads, policy leads in other goal teams, especially Freshwater, as well as relevant colleagues in Policy and Government Affairs and Private Sector Engagement teams to provide strategic leadership on federal, state, and local policies.
This role will cover the following priority areas for the Food team:
Specific duties include:
This position is limited-term and is funded through 02/01/2025.
WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
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