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Director, Conservation Leadership and Education for Nature Program - 20020

WWF Washington, DC
Washington, DC 20037
  • Job Code
    115004708

Overview

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Director, Conservation Leadership and Education for Nature Program at our Washington, DC office. The Director provides oversight and management for the Conservation Leadership function and strategy and the operation of our signature Russell E. Train Education for Nature (EFN) program. Leads the capacity development strategy as part of the Global Science vision and mission and our Strategic Engagements delivery of outreach, communications, and capacity plan. Represents WWF globally on leadership, capacity, and diversity and inclusion in conservation. Provides research and analysis for capacity needs and opportunities directly and through partnering with universities and research institutions, in collaboration with our global lead scientists. Oversees the strategic direction of the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program, fundraising for and executing fellowship and grant programs strategically targeted to harness and support science capacity development in Africa, Asia and Latin America.



Responsibilities

  • Together with the Senior Director, Strategic Engagement, delivers on a strategic vision for leadership and capacity in support of WWF's practice goals and WWF's alignment to the Global Goals. Implements the strategy and workplan for conservation leadership and the Education for Nature Program. With the team, plans and recommends strategic updates and activities to ensure program outcomes and a sustainable funding plan.
  • Serves as an organizational representative for the conservation leadership, capacity and conservation, diversity and inclusion and the Education for Nature program. Promotes the organization vision and commitment and communicates effectively with various high-level audiences. Maintains relationships with partners, donors, WWF Network colleagues, consultants, grantees and alumni.
  • Accountable for a sustainable funding model for conservation leadership and EFN, including working with Development, Private Sector, and Public Sector colleagues to plan and implement fundraising plans. Manages new and existing relationships, in collaboration with WWF-US and WWF Network staff.
  • Accountable for the communication plan for conservation leadership and EFN, in collaboration with the Global Science and WWF communications team, to raise the brand profile of the program, promote our grantees and alumni, and to increase active engagement among our partners and priority audiences. Sets strategic priorities for communications efforts, in alignment with communications goals and tactics.
  • Accountable for the conservation leadership and EFN budget, in collaboration with Manager, Education for Nature, and Program Operations staff to align annual and 3-year budgets as well as expenditures with the sustainable funding plan and fundraising targets.
  • Plans, manages, and monitors capacity development initiatives with Practices, including direct engagement with WWF staff, partners, and grantees. Ensures that program monitoring, evaluation and learning reflects robust analysis of program intent, outcomes, and metrics.
  • Stays up to date on the science, issues, and trends in the field of leadership, capacity development, education for life-long learning, and conservation. Contributes to the academic and grey literature on conservation capacity and leadership. Convenes staff and partners and communicates the evidence and best practices to inform the sector's and WWF's program design and interventions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
<br /><strong>Overview</strong><br /><br /> <p style="margin: 0px;">World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Director, Conservation Leadership and Education for Nature Program at our Washington, DC office. The Director provides oversight and management for the Conservation Leadership function and strategy and the operation of our signature Russell E. Train Education for Nature (EFN) program. Leads the capacity development strategy as part of the Global Science vision and mission and our Strategic Engagements delivery of outreach, communications, and capacity plan. Represents WWF globally on leadership, capacity, and diversity and inclusion in conservation. Provides research and analysis for capacity needs and opportunities directly and through partnering with universities and research institutions, in collaboration with our global lead scientists. Oversees the strategic direction of the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program, fundraising for and executing fellowship and grant programs strategically targeted to harness and support science capacity development in Africa, Asia and Latin America.</p> <br /><br /><strong>Responsibilities</strong><br /><br /> <ul> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Together with the Senior Director, Strategic Engagement, delivers on a strategic vision for leadership and capacity in support of WWF's practice goals and WWF's alignment to the Global Goals. Implements the strategy and workplan for conservation leadership and the Education for Nature Program. With the team, plans and recommends strategic updates and activities to ensure program outcomes and a sustainable funding plan.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Serves as an organizational representative for the conservation leadership, capacity and conservation, diversity and inclusion and the Education for Nature program. Promotes the organization vision and commitment and communicates effectively with various high-level audiences. Maintains relationships with partners, donors, WWF Network colleagues, consultants, grantees and alumni.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Accountable for a sustainable funding model for conservation leadership and EFN, including working with Development, Private Sector, and Public Sector colleagues to plan and implement fundraising plans. Manages new and existing relationships, in collaboration with WWF-US and WWF Network staff.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Accountable for the communication plan for conservation leadership and EFN, in collaboration with the Global Science and WWF communications team, to raise the brand profile of the program, promote our grantees and alumni, and to increase active engagement among our partners and priority audiences. Sets strategic priorities for communications efforts, in alignment with communications goals and tactics.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Accountable for the conservation leadership and EFN budget, in collaboration with Manager, Education for Nature, and Program Operations staff to align annual and 3-year budgets as well as expenditures with the sustainable funding plan and fundraising targets.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Plans, manages, and monitors capacity development initiatives with Practices, including direct engagement with WWF staff, partners, and grantees. Ensures that program monitoring, evaluation and learning reflects robust analysis of program intent, outcomes, and metrics.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Stays up to date on the science, issues, and trends in the field of leadership, capacity development, education for life-long learning, and conservation. Contributes to the academic and grey literature on conservation capacity and leadership. Convenes staff and partners and communicates the evidence and best practices to inform the sector's and WWF's program design and interventions.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Performs other duties as assigned.</li> </ul> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/E5MAj2cDD4qYCY5bs7kmg"> <br/><br/><br /><strong>Qualifications</strong><br /><br /> <ul> <li style="margin-left: .25in;"><em><u>Education/Experience:</u></em> At least 10 years of experience working in capacity or international education, with preference for conservation capacity and leadership, directly or in partnership with academic, research, and non-governmental partners in the Global South. Experience in biological conservation, natural resources management, systems change, or international development with demonstrated success in developing and managing complex portfolios and programs.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">A master's degree in a relevant field such as international education, environmental education, international development, or natural resources management is required. A Ph.D. is preferable.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Demonstrated ability to manage fundraising strategies and plans, including alignment to annual budget planning and budgeting, and expense management.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Deep experience in advising on capacity and leadership strategies and interventions, preferably in an environment context. Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and monitoring large-scale capacity initiatives, as well adaptively managing change in programs over time.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Understanding of academic fellowship programs, including university and higher-education fellowship and grant requirements. Experience overseeing and managing large-scale grant programs.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Diplomatic skills and a desire to work with nationals from developing countries.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Able to lead, coach and mentor the work of others, including distributed team members. Demonstrated ability to take manage teams, take initiative, use independent judgment, and work effectively as a member of a team.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Excellent project management and organizational skills.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Strong communications skills in-person, remote, and in writing. Strong facilitation, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Experience and a record of thought leadership in the academic and grey literature.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Able to analyze, prioritize, and complete work within deadlines with minimal supervision.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Ability to travel up to 40% of the time, and often to remote locations.</li> <li style="margin-left: .25in;">Spanish and/or French working proficiency highly preferred.</li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>To Apply:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Submit cover letter and resume through our <a href="https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Careers Page</a></strong><strong>, Requisition #<span style="background-color: #ffff00;">20020</span></strong></li> <li><strong>Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone</strong></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's </strong><strong>race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.</strong></p><p>PI115004708</p>
Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2019-12-01

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Director, Conservation Leadership and Education for Nature Program - 20020

WWF Washington, DC
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