Sr. Director, Oceans Area-Based Conservation - 21075

World Wildlife Fund

About the organization

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Director, Oceans Area-Based Conservation, to be based in Washington, DC.
This is a momentous time to join the Oceans team at WWF. Oceans represent an unprecedented opportunity to bring about prosperity and peace for local and global communities.


Sr. Director, Oceans Area-Based Conservation - 21075

Type: Regular
# of Openings: 1
WWF Washington, DC

About the Role
Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Oceans, (SVP), the Senior Director is a member of the Oceans Leadership Team. The Senior Director is responsible for successfully executing the BEF Mangroves for Community and Climate project, with partners in Fiji, Colombia, Mexico and Madagascar. The Senior Director will help identify additional geographies and resources for area-based conservation as well as strategies for leveraging the entire Oceans team competencies (fisheries management, market driven initiatives, nature based solutions, conservation finance, policy and advocacy) to support conservation in those geographies.
This role requires an experienced conservation leader and practitioner who can inspire and mentor staff, design and implement large scale international conservation programs with minimal direction, who is eager to be hands-on day-to-day when needed, while also holding the big-picture context to serve as a strategic thought partner to the SVP. To be successful, the Senior Director will need to have a bias towards action, tempered by grace under pressure; a disposition to go big, and a genuine commitment to communication, partnership, and collaboration.


• Minimum 12 years’ experience in the design, management and implementation of large-scale, multi-country area-based conservation programs, in partnership with local communities.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in conservation, marine science or related science fields. Master’s degree preferred. Experience with mangroves and coral ecosystems a plus.
• Five+ years staff management experience, including the ability to motivate, set objectives and manage the performance of an experienced, multi-disciplinary team.
To be considered for this position, interested candidates should use the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements through CEA’s job portal.
Please direct all inquiries to Tamara Evans, Senior Search Lead [email protected]
Cover letters may be addressed to Johan Bergenas, SVP Oceans.
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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