World Wildlife Fund - US

Assistant General Counsel - 24038

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/2/2023 10:05 AM)
# of Openings
General Counsel


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks an Assistant General Counsel.


Major Function 
Provide a full range of in-house legal services to WWF-US, with emphases in non-profit legal matters, data privacy, contracts and grants, corporate governance, charitable giving, litigation, technology, employment, intellectual property, and other relevant areas. 



  • Provides sound and constructive advice on legal and risk issues to colleagues in headquarters and country offices supported by WWF-US. 
  • Authors clear and precise memoranda and other written documents as needed.
  • Reviews and negotiates non-standard contracts, vendor agreements, grant agreements, MOUs, and other legal agreements. Advises on contract issues, including compliance, amendment, termination, and bankruptcy.
  • Keeps abreast of proposed legislation and regulations that may have an impact upon the organization, including US and international employment laws and data privacy laws and regulations.
  • Provides advice on intellectual property matters, including trademark filings and infringements and copyright advice and compliance.
  • Address legal needs of the organization assigned by manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • Law Degree and D.C. bar membership (or ability to become member of DC bar) and three years of experience in relevant practice area(s) are required.
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish (written and spoken) strongly preferred, additional language skills a plus.
  • Exceptionally strong and effective writer.
  • Solid legal research and analysis skills.
  • Behavioral Competencies:
    • Excellent judgment, with an ability to assess risk and provide alternatives.
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and lead through influence.
    • Organized, driven, and able to effectively manage multiple matters efficiently.
    • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
  • Ability to travel internationally as needed.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values:
    • COURAGE – We demonstrate courage through our actions, we work for change where it’s needed, and we inspire people and institutions to tackle the greatest threats to nature and the future of the planet, which is our home.

    • INTEGRITY – We live the principles we call on others to meet. We act with integrity, accountability and transparency, and we rely on facts and science to guide us and to ensure that we learn and evolve.

    • RESPECT – We honor the voices and knowledge of people and communities that we serve, and we work to secure their rights to a sustainable future.

    • COLLABORATION – We deliver impact at the scale of the challenges we face through the power of collective action and innovation.

  • This is a job located in Washington, DC, with a hybrid schedule (current policy requires 2 days a week in the office).


To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #24038
  • 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.


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