Strategic Engagements Associate - 18021

World Wildlife Fund, Inc.
Washington D.C.
Oct 05, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Strategic Engagements Associate at our Washington, DC office. The Strategic Engagements Associate collaborates with WWF staff and partners to plan strategic events and to develop science learning resources for the Global Science team to meet their strategic goals and outcomes.

S/he supports the Fuller Science for Nature Fund, Global Science Network, and the Strategic Engagements team within Global Science. S/he is responsible for managing logistics for events, conducting thorough review of scientific and science learning resources, developing communications to inform the WWF Network, and contributing to the achievement of knowledge management goals for Global Science. S/he will be responsible for conducting research of emerging scientific topics, convened through the Fuller program or through the Global Science Network, to contribute to Global Science's research agenda, strategic priorities, and science delivery toward practice outcomes.

In collaboration with an interdisciplinary, cross-cutting team, the Strategic Engagements Coordinator will:

  • Support the planning, development of an agenda, and strategic implementation of WWF's signature annual event, the Fuller Science for Nature Symposium.
  • Coordinate logistics for strategic science events (including seminars, webinars, social media communities of practice) within the WWF Global Science Strategic Engagements team.
  • Maintain the LENS (Learning Exchange for Network Science) Network Services for the Global Science Network and assist WWF staff with access to Global Science resources.
  • Collaborate with Strategic Engagements team to develop and provide internal communications and knowledge management tools and information to WWF Network staff.
  • Support the implementation of the Strategic Engagements strategy, including the Internal Communications Plan.
  • Assist with drafting communications for Strategic Engagements' programs and projects.
  • Conduct research to contribute to strategic planning of new endeavors for Strategic Engagements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

  • A graduate degree in social or natural sciences with a focus or concentration on conservation (science) preferred, or a Bachelor's and a minimum of four years relevant experience, preferably with conservation (science) experience.
  • Experience with science communications desirable.
  • Strong strategic thinking and planning skills with demonstrable experience required.
  • Experience and strong program management skills essential.
  • Experience in conservation planning and logistics desirable.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills essential.
  • Ability to work independently and in a cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, organize, and attention-to-detail essential.
  • Experience with Drupal or other CMS a plus.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and a cool head under pressure desirable.

This position is one-year, limited term, based at WWF-US with WWF's Global Science team in Washington, DC. Eligibility to work in the US required.

To Apply:

  • Please visit our Careers Page, job#18021, to submit an online application including resume and cover letter
  • 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.


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