WWF is seeking a Vice President, Climate Change to provide the strategic vision and leadership that will shape WWF's efforts to prevent climate driven threats to nature. Areas of focus include: raising public and political awareness of climate change; guiding field-based efforts to ensure climatic-resilience among WWF's conservation priority habitats, promoting a climate agreement; and leading fundraising initiatives and information dissemination to advance the climate change program.
With the goal of achieving the greatest impact on climate change and biodiversity conservation, the WWF-US climate program is focusing on three areas of work:
1. Creating capacity, assessments, tools and methodologies to address adaptation to climate change through our field programs around the world;
2. Ensuring a new global climate treaty, domestic climate legislation and other key domestic and international climate policy initiatives;
3. Building on WWF’s climate change presence through external relations, policy promotion, partnership building, and communications.
This is an amazing opportunity to lead a multifaceted, multi-themed team whose work is at the forefront of climate change issues. This position reports to the Senior Vice President, Policy and is based in Washington, D.C.
An advanced degree, or equivalent work experience in the field of climate change or in closely related fields such as natural resource management, conservation, environmental policy, or environmental technology is required; Ph.D. is desirable. The ideal candidate must possess 15 years of senior-level leadership experience in climate change and in related fields of a scientific, policy, or diplomatic capacity.
The successful candidate must also have demonstrated experience managing multi-faceted teams effectively, outstanding communications experience and the ability to effectively engage a wide range of media and public fora including publications, governmental hearings, and media interviews. Demonstrated ability to present complex issues and solutions to key stakeholders in government, private industry, conservation organizations, as well as in the scientific and academic communities is also desirable.