World Wildlife Fund - US (WWF-US) seeks a Program and Learning Manager (PLM), for a new conservation leadership fellowship that will cultivate a new generation of leaders to protect the world’s most vital ecosystems. The fellowship will provide long-term mentorship, camaraderie, and experiential learning to a diverse set of early-to-mid-career conservationists. The long-term goal of the fellowship is to build a vibrant community of conservation leaders who can solve complex problems, reach across disciplinary divides, and serve as effective ambassadors for their home ecosystems in international contexts.
The Program and Learning Manager will drive the design and on-the-ground implementation of the fellowship’s programming and learning activities. This will include building meaningful relationships with fellowship participants, attending to their learning needs, and helping them acquire the resources, mentorship, and tools they need to successfully protect their home ecosystems.
The PLM will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure that the high-level vision and philosophy of the program are translated into effective field-learning opportunities, including visits to sites of critical conservation importance and hubs of global decision-making.
The PLM will bring experience in teaching and/or group facilitation and is passionate about helping others succeed. Since fellowship participants will be comprised of people from across the Americas, the PLM’s ability to work effectively in multi-cultural and multi-lingual environments is essential. This position will involve domestic and international travel several times per year.
Required Skills and Abilities
This position will be located in Washington DC, and requires adherence to the organization’s hybrid work policy, currently set at two days per week.
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.
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.