World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Director, Renewable Energy Transition
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Director to develop and oversee its work on supporting a nature-positive and just transition to renewable energy. To reach net-zero emissions by 2050, annual clean energy investment worldwide will need to more than triple by 2030 to around $4 trillion. As funds flow toward this transition to renewable energy, it is critical that the siting of new renewable energy infrastructure and the mining of needed materials not only have minimal impacts on people and nature but are part of a larger global transformation toward a nature-positive future. WWF’s goal is to ensure that the benefits of the clean energy transition are maximized and fairly distributed while nature is valued and protected.
The Senior Director will manage the development and execution of an emerging body of work that aims to accelerate the global transition to renewable energy while minimizing its impact on people and nature. The role will call on strong technical, policy, and project management skills. A successful candidate will have broad experience and relationships in the renewable energy sector. Technical understanding of the U.S. energy and utility sectors is required. This position will report to the Senior Vice President, Climate Change for WWF-US.
Ideally, a successful candidate would be located in Washington DC. Exceptional candidates based elsewhere will be considered but would be expected to make regular visits to Washington DC.
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.