World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Talent Acquisition Intern, Technology. The intern for the Talent Acquisition team will support several functions that include general administrative tasks, research initiatives and collaborative talent acquisition projects.
The Talent Acquisition Intern, Technology (TAI-Tech) will help WWF in its work to help local communities conserve the natural resources they depend upon; transform markets and policies toward sustainability; and protect and restore species and their habitats by contributing to the management and improvement of the technology needed to attract and hire talent to create and support some of the planet's greatest conservation victories.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director, Regenerative Agriculture
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director, Regenerative Agriculture, to lead the Freshwater & Food Transformation team’s engagements on regenerative agriculture with the private sector. The Freshwater & Food Transformation team is a cross cutting team within the Freshwater and Food goals that focuses on engaging companies and their supply chains to advance WWF’s mission support on global priorities and in priority landscapes and basins. In this role, the Director leads and implements strategies to advance regenerative agriculture with companies including strategy development, evaluating GHG mitigation potential to support scope 3 and SBTI FLAG targets and integration with climate resilience and water stewardship.
In addition, the Director will represent the Freshwater & Food team in various partnerships, working groups, steering committees, meetings, conferences, etc., to drive alignment around WWF’s strategies on regenerative agriculture. The Director will work closely with the Food Team, Corporate Water Stewardship Team, Climate team, Private Sector Engagement, Policy and Government Affairs, and other departments at WWF to advance the regenerative agriculture strategy. Working closely with the Senior Director, the incumbent will develop a portfolio of projects with corporate partners on regenerative agriculture. This includes oversight of corporate partnerships, projects, internal budget, internal review of documents of engagement, developing work plans, and implementing strategic priorities. The incumbent will also work across a variety of food production systems and collaborate closely on food policy and metrics.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Program Associate, Policy and US Government Affairs
This position supports WWF’s Policy and US Government Affairs team (PGA), which is responsible for maintaining relationships with US government officials, promoting conservation through policy and advocacy, and the pursuit of new opportunities to partner with US agencies on specific conservation programs. The coordinator assists both the Partnerships and the Policy and Advocacy teams within PGA.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Program Officer, US Government Partnerships.
This position is a member of WWF’s Policy and US Government Affairs Department (PGA), responsible for managing relationships with US government officials, promoting conservation through policy and advocacy and pursuing new opportunities to partner with US agencies on specific conservation programs. The Program Officer sits within PGA’s US Government Partnerships team and works primarily on the design and development of new proposals in response to competitive grant funding opportunities issued by Federal Agencies, such as USAID, USDOS, USDA, EPA, USFWS, NOAA, NSF, and NASA, among others.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Foundations Development Associate.
The Development Associate supports the stewardship of key foundation grants across all of WWF’s programs. Key stewardship tasks include grants processing, reporting, and financial tracking of grants in the assigned portfolio. The Associate role also provides general administrative support for the foundations function.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Director, Community Bioeconomy Finance Strategy.
Improving the livelihoods of Indigenous people and communities in and around protected and conserved areas, including indigenous territories, is an essential element for delivering equitable, inclusive, and durable conservation results. The Senior Director will develop strategies that promote sustainable use of biodiversity, mobilize private and public, domestic and international biodiversity-related funding to finance nature-based enterprises, including blended finance structures, public-private partnerships, and impact investments.
For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As one of the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in more than 100 countries, connecting cutting-edge conservation science with the collective power of our partners in the field – more than one million supporters in the United States and five million globally, as well as partnerships with communities, companies, and governments.
Our vision for diversity, equity and inclusion at WWF is an organization as diverse as the world we protect; where the richness of all our unique views, experiences, and backgrounds combines to create the most sustainable and inclusive conservation outcomes possible — bringing the greatest benefit to the planet and every person who lives on it.
Across the many cultures and individuals that represent WWF, we are unified by one mission, one brand, and one common set of values: Courage, Respect, Integrity and Collaboration.
WWF seeks a Media & External Affairs (MXA) intern to help support the team’s overall functions and provide media relations and communications support, particularly around the organization’s work with private sector partners, food, forests, markets and climate. The team designs and executes media relations and influencer engagement strategies to support our conservation mission. The team engages in and influences the public discourse to: advance priority conservation and advocacy goals; enhance WWF’s relevance with key partners; increase understanding and support for conservation and sustainability broadly; and help expand the thought leadership of WWF experts.
Title: Senior Specialist, Development Gift Administration
Job Family/Level: Development/Senior Specialist
Reports to: Director, Development Systems Partnerships & Reporting
FLSA status: Exempt
Revised: August 2023
The Development Gift Administration Senior Specialist serves as primary technical liaison between all stakeholders within the Development department and across Fundraising Operations, Accounting, and Program Operations departments to provide the full scope of gift administration support for WWF’s high-touch donors. This role ensures timely and accurate delivery of IRS tax acknowledgments (tax receipts) to high-level individual and foundation donors, through implementation of smooth and efficient processes and effective communication. The Senior Specialist is the first line of expertise for high touch gift administration, at the donor/transaction level, and is a key player on a large, cross-functional team focused on creating a donor-centered experience at WWF.
- Convene and lead a cross-functional Gift Administration Working Group to address process issues and specific priority gifts/transactions
- Ensure swift gift administration for high-touch donors including investigating and attributing high-touch Development gifts from all non-mail sources: stock transfer, wire transfer, Lockbox Anonymous, donor-advised fund, and other third-party gifts.
- Ensure strong departmental responsiveness to donors by vetting donor correspondence including reading gift back-up files on a daily basis to find, interpret, and route donor correspondence to relationship managers and other Development staff.
- Collaborate with Program Operations on the full scope of Development’s SmartSimple gift administration needs.
- Manage specialized SmartSimple data entry, integrity, and analysis for major individual donor gifts and pledges.
- Liaise across Development fundraising teams, ProgramOps, and FundOps to collate, organize, and direct all required information for swift gift administration: restriction & pledge documentation, soft credit donors, report & pledge schedule, etc.
- Ensure smooth transition of gift processing workflows among Development teams.
- Serve as administrator for quality control and quality assurance on adjustments for priority high-touch gifts.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities
- A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required, with a minimum of 6 years of program or other professional experience in development operations, customer service, project management, or other relevant field; or an advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience.
- Demonstrated success in gift processing and/or advancement services operations is required.
- Possesses a thorough understanding of the lifecycle of donor relations.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and situational awareness, deploying courtesy, tact, and diplomacy to effectively communicate with all constituents.
- Takes initiative to prioritize and complete work with minimal supervision within the agreed-upon timelines.
- Possesses strong organizational skills, managing many diverse activities and meeting competing deadlines.
- Demonstrates strong analytical skills and impeccable attention to detail.
- Demonstrates flexibility in changing situations and priorities.
- Knowledge of a CRM donor management system is required; Blackbaud CRM is highly preferred.
- Familiarity with Microsoft office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 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.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director, Integrity & Risk
The Director is responsible for (1) developing strategy, programs, and processes for managing concerns raised via the incident management system and other channels, (2) intake, assessment, evaluation, review, and investigation of specific workplace complaints, community grievances, and other incidents, as assigned, and (3) other programs and projects related to the expanding Integrity & Risk portfolio. The Director’s main responsibilities include conducting investigations into alleged violations of standards and policies, with particular emphasis on behaviors that are contrary to WWF’s values and Code of Conduct, including social policies. The Director will assess, evaluate, and review reports of concerns, wrongdoing, and misconduct, thoroughly and impartially, consistent with sector wide best practice, donor expectations, and WWF’s values and Code of Conduct. The Director also will develop strategies, including for communications and reporting; plan, conduct, and prepare reports; build systems and processes for integrity, risk mitigation, and accountability; conduct training and communications; and support other Integrity & Risk initiatives, as required.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Administrative Assistant, Global Science
Location: Washington, DC (hybrid)
This position performs a variety of standard and frequently complex administrative duties, accounting tasks and special projects to ensure the smooth functioning of the department using administrative skills, organizational skills, and a detailed knowledge of the organization and its programs and policies.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Chief of Party, Western Indian Ocean Marine Biodiversity Conservation Project
The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall vision and leadership for an anticipated five-year USAID Western Indian Ocean Marine Biodiversity Conservation Project, which aims to promote the recovery and resilience of marine biodiversity and coastal communities in the Western Indian Ocean. The COP directs the project’s core team, oversees planning, coordination and oversight of project activities, grants and consulting contracts, coordinates with project consortium members, consortium staff and their headquarters on a regular basis, and collaborates with government and other partners organizations across the region in accordance with USAID and WWF field operation regulations.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Seascapes Director, Western Pacific
The Seascapes Director for the Western Pacific (Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia) is responsible for the strategic development, implementation, and monitoring of the Western Pacific nature-positive seascape strategy. They will work collaboratively and cross-functionally to build out, manage, and implement a robust, integrated seascape approach with priority offices within the WWF network and will serve as a liaison and point of contact on issues related to science, protected area, fisheries, species and other marine conservation priorities in the Western Pacific seascape for the other WWF-US Goal and Influence teams. They will be responsible for supporting fundraising efforts, including focus on providing technical and programmatic support for both Public Funding and Blended Finance Pipelines.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Integrated Marketing & Membership Intern.
Gain valuable experience in digital marketing while supporting the world’s leading conservation organization. WWF’s Integrated Marketing & Membership team is seeking a paid intern to assist with email marketing, engagement and retention efforts, and optimizing the donor experience for its mid-level giving programs. This position will offer an exciting array of opportunities to grow and expand your marketing skills in a fast-paced environment.
The ideal candidate is forward-thinking, detail-oriented, and hard-working. We are in search of someone who is eager to learn, bring new ideas, and seek out ways to support and grow our marketing strategies. You will join a growing team of digital marketing professionals who are leaders in nonprofit fundraising and email marketing and are eager to share their knowledge with you.
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.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Arctic Fishery Officer
In coordination with the Managing Director, the Arctic Fishery Officer develops and implements the WWF-US Arctic Program fishery engagement strategy for Central Arctic and North Pacific fisheries. Works with the Global Arctic Programme and represents WWF-US at local, regional, national, and international fisheries forums and processes relevant to the Arctic. Engages and partners with US Oceans Team fishery projects. They also work closely with the Managing Director to ensure conservation programs operate efficiently and effectively, including developing fundraising strategies and proposals. Works closely with the Managing Director to establish annual program goals and with individual team members to establish and track performance. Manages and supervises programmatic staff.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer, US Government Partnerships
This position is a member of the US Government Partnerships team within Policy and US Government Affairs, which is responsible for managing relationships with US government officials who oversee conservation and related programs of relevance to WWF.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Country Director, Central African Republic (CAR)
To develop and lead a high performing Country Office with efficient operating systems, professional and skilled staff, and strong financial resources, delivering conservation impact in places that are key for WWF’s Network Initiatives and other global conservation priorities, positioning it as the leading Conservation INGO nationally, regionally, and globally.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer - Environmental and Social Safeguards and Gender
The SPO will manage gender mainstreaming and safeguards for a portfolio of projects working with the Lead Safeguards Specialist and the Director of Gender, Social Inclusion and Safeguards to oversee all safeguards related functions of the growing WWF Global Environment Facility (GEF) and WWF Green Climate Fund (GCF) portfolio in Washington, DC within the Integration and Performance team.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Administrative Assistant, Global Science
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Administrative Assistant for our Global Science Department and Education for Nature Program, at our Washington, DC office. This position performs a variety of standard and frequently complex administrative duties, accounting tasks and special projects to ensure the smooth functioning of the department using administrative skills, organizational skills, and a detailed knowledge of the organization and its programs and policies.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Vice President, Durable Conservation and Finance.
The Montreal Biodiversity Agreement and Paris Climate Agreement brought the nations of the world together to solve the twin problems of biodiversity loss and climate change, and to do so in a way that honors the rights of Indigenous communities and that harnessesblended sources of financing to ensure that the impact of initiatives and investments remain durable over time.
The conservation of nature looms large in both respects. Not only does deforestation and land use contribute an estimated one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, but habitat loss and degradation is the largest driver of biodiversity loss across the world.
Over the past 10 years WWF hasbuilt an area of expertise in Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) work, and a portfolio of national-scale projects in countries including Brazil, Bhutan, Peru, and Colombia to address the loss of nature ata scale that matters.PFPs have three hallmarks:
- Working with governments, civil society, and local communities on nationwide efforts to expand and sustain conservation areas (comprising protected areas, Indigenous reserves, sustainable use lands,and Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures [OECMs])using inclusive conservation approaches. This initiative supports Target 3 under the Convention on Biological Diversity’s post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Target 3 seeks to ensure that 30%of the world’s terrestrial, inland water, and marine areas are under effective protection and management by the year 2030.
- Harnessing blended financing needed to underwrite these efforts ranging from philanthropy, bilateral and multilateral support, market-based financing, and other mechanisms unique to each country.
- Making sure that the goals, commitments, and measures that underpin these efforts ensure accountability, and are monitored and adapted to make progress over time. All of this will be brought to a head through multi-party single closings, with closing conditions, and disbursement conditions designed to expand conservation toward Target 3.
More recently, WWF has built a core partnership known as Enduring Earth with The Nature Conservancy, Pew, and ZomaLabto advance on global conservation goals. This has brought in other partners including the Moore Foundation, Bezos Earth Foundation, Global Environment Facility, MAC Philanthropies, Wyss Foundation, and many other individual, bilateral, and multilateral institutions to create a movement and replicate this work widely. These efforts may constitute the largest single conservation initiative in the world, not just in scale of finance but also in terms of the scale of impact across protected area systems. It is an unparalleled opportunity to match country-level commitments to expanding and effectively managing conservation areas to external financing and support, and to deliver durable results at a scale that benefits biodiversity and climategoals.
The Senior Vice President manages this work, overseeing our PFP efforts across the world and serving as the WWF lead with the Enduring Earth partnership. The Senior Vice President will oversee WWF’s PFP deals and collaborate intensively with Enduring Earth partners to advance deals country by country that expand conservation areas. This will necessitate, amongst other things, bringing in coalitions of NGOs and investment partners, devising creative financing and capacity initiatives, creating local funds/special purpose vehicles to monitor and disburse funds on a performance basis, and creating tangible benefits for local and Indigenous communities.
Founded in 1961, WWF is a global non-governmental organization comprising the largest network of multinational conservations organizations in the world. With 6,500 staff globally, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than five million members worldwide. WWF acts at every level, from local to global, to ensure deliveryof innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature. Its mission is toconserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.
WWF-US is the largest legal entity of the WWF global network, managing offices in the US,parts of Latin America, and parts of Africa and Asia. Headquartered in Washington, DC, it has 1.2 million members, over 1,200 employees worldwide, and program expenditures last year of more than $330 million. The organization is led by President & CEO Carter Roberts and governed by a 24-member Board of Directors(Leadership | WWF).
WWF’s Work on Conservation Areas
WWF is pursuing work in two areas relating to conservation areas: the Enduring Earth Partnership and Protected and Conserved Areas Strategy.
Enduring Earth Partnership
Enduring Earthis an ambitious collaboration of four institutions that works alongside nations and communities to accelerate and amplify conservation for a more sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous future for people and our planet. The initiative is built on the success of a model called Project Finance for Permanence (PFP).This approach secures long-term investment in conservation initiatives by tying full and sustained funding to measurable goals, including social and environmental gains. Projects are collaboratively designed, locally led, nationally supported, sustainably funded, and highly accountable, with the goal of inhibiting nature’s decline and producing robust conservation outcomes at a global scale.
Protected and Conserved Areas Strategy
Area-based conservation is part of WWF’s foundation and a consistent driver of our work, both past and present. The last meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Conference of Parties (CBD COP) set new biodiversity targets, including Target 3 on conservation areas. Meeting this target will require formally recognizing more areas that conserve terrestrial, freshwater, and marine biodiversity and provide ecosystem services for people, while ensuring ecological representation and connectivity, and promoting effective and equitable management. WWF-US’s approach to supporting efforts to achieve these targets brings together our deep expertise in landscape planning and management, protected areas management, climate adaptation and mitigation, and conservation finance, and a growing capacity in OECMs. It aims to secure nature and its benefits for people through inclusive, durable, and resilient systems of conservation areas The Protected and Conserved Areas Strategy effort is led by a senior staffer supported by a small team who work collaboratively with the Senior Vice Presidents for Forests, Oceans, Wildlife, and Global Science, who collectively support area-based conservation, protected areas, and OECMs in priority landscapes and seascapes.