World Wildlife Fund - US

Director of Employee Giving and Engagement - 24076

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/21/2024 4:42 PM)
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director of Employee Giving and Engagement


Major Function

The Director leads WWF's employee engagement and giving efforts with corporate partners, focusing on the continued growth and development of the employee giving program, elevating key corporate sustainability issues to build momentum within companies around ambitious sustainability goals. This key role builds and maintains relationships with executives at major corporations and executes major employee engagement and giving campaigns. The focus and efforts of this role deliver conservation impact for WWF through energizing employees to drive sustainability forward in their workplace, and through growing employee giving programs.


  • Builds on, elevates and executes the strategy to grow WWF's employee engagement and giving efforts to become a partner of choice for a priority set of high-impact, highly-motivated firms.
  • On an annual reviews and refines goals and targets for the employee engagement program for specific industries and companies.
  • Serves as a leader within WWF’s Engagement Team, providing counsel and executive-level support to the Engagement Team-lead on key projects.
  • Focuses on priority objectives including expanding WWF’s portfolio of high-value employee giving campaigns through targeted engagement of key corporate decision-makers, overseeing the roll-out and growth of WWF’s employee engagement platform, stewarding the growth of WWF’s ongoing workplace giving efforts, and aligning pro-bono support opportunities for WWF with key consulting firms.
  • Directs overall employee engagement efforts for the organization, elevating employee interest and energy around key corporate sustainability issues to build momentum within companies around ambitious sustainability goals.
  • Develops successful stewardship strategies to drive seven-to-eight figure employee giving campaigns, focusing on priority sectors like technology and finance.
  • Identifies major corporate employee giving prospects and key individuals within those companies. Successfully develops executive relationships with select corporate partners and facilitates those relationships with WWF executive leadership, including Board and National Council members to secure significant employee giving programs benefiting WWF.
  • Oversees the ongoing development and optimization of engaging WWF content and materials for employee education, engagement, and giving efforts, tracking key performance indicators to measure and optimize programmatic effectiveness.
  • Supervises the Employee Engagement Manager and additional WWF staff and interns as appropriate to successfully deliver employee engagement and giving campaigns with key companies and other stakeholders like EarthShare, The CFC, Benevity and others.
  • Collaborates with the Fundraising Innovation and Development teams to develop strategic partnerships that enhance employee engagement, focusing on creating a seamless journey from workplace giving, to broader individual support of WWF’s conservation goals. This includes identifying employees with capacity and affinity to become long-term supporters and advocates for WWF’s mission within their personal networks.
  • Serves as an internal and external thought leader for WWF's employee engagement program, working to build and maintain high-level relationships within WWF as well as with key external stakeholders, driving greater awareness and utilization of WWF employee giving and engagement offerings, leveraging a variety of communications channels.
  • Engages WWF legal counsel and business services staff to oversee the successful use and tracking of contracts, agreements, NDAs and other documents of engagement related to WWF employee giving and engagement activities.
  • Interacts daily with a variety of diverse WWF stakeholders including organizational leadership, programmatic issue experts, legal counsel, operations personnel, marketing & communication specialists, development officers, and policy personnel.
  • Identifies successful workplace engagement and giving trends and works to improve and evolve offerings over time to drive greater impact for WWF.
  • Perform other duties and take on other responsibilities as required according to organizational needs.


  • A master's degree with a minimum of ten years of experience with the private sector in sales, business develoment, fundraising or relevant experience is required.
  • Deep expeirence in the cultivation and soliciation of corporate donors is requred.
  • Confidence and experience working in a complex, global, matrix-based organization, interacting with corporate personnel at all levels is required.
  • Able to comfortably engage and influence corporate leaders around WWF’s mission and key corporate sustainability issues.
  • Demonstrated successful track record of program/project leadership, including strategy development, execution, measurement, and optimization.
  • Experience in managing employee giving and engagement campaigns preferred.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and make informed strategic decisions.
  • Proven experience in seven-figure fundraising and/or business development.
  • Experience building successful internal and external relationships with senior executives.
  • Previous management experience preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of standard development practices and techniques, proposal writing, and prospect research.
  • Ability to effectively influence and lead others, both inside and outside of WWF.
  • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
  • 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 hybrid position that requires 2-days minimum in the WWF Washington, DC HQ office.


To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #24076
  • 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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