- A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years’ professional work experience required, with at least 4 years’ work specific to philanthropy writing (developing proposals, concepts, reports, and presentations for high-net-worth individuals and/or foundations or corporations, and packaging fundraising or marketing materials).
- Able to quickly learn about evolving conservation issues and trends; familiar with environmental or related sciences.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write in a range of voices and styles for varied projects with diverse audiences. Experienced and dependable proofreader and editor. Fluency with style guides. Strong research skills. Able to translate complex information into clear, jargon-free language that conveys key messages.
- Excellent visual sense for presenting written, photo, and graphics information in a compelling way for individual donors. Experience with design tools or interest in learning.
- Capable of setting priorities and managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, including urgent and high-level requests. Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail and timeliness.
- Able to work effectively and maintain composure and good humor under pressure.
- Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a wide range of colleagues, including senior leadership, across the organization, including Development, Goal team, Communications, and other staff.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a team—and to communicate in a cross-functional, global organization environment.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, basic Excel. Prefer proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop as well. Capacity to learn recent technologies as relevant. Donor database experience preferred.
- 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.
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.
- Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #23116
- Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone
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.