World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Director, US Corporate Climate Engagement to join our dynamic, influential and growing team at our Washington, DC office. With guidance and support from the Senior Director, US Climate & Renewable Energy, the Director, leads two of the three major priority program areas for the US Climate and Renewable Energy (USCRE) team – harnessing the power of businesses to scale climate action in line with science and mobilizing business voices for climate action in the United States. The Director will serve as a senior member of the WWFUS USCRE team which will be responsible for collectively driving achievement of all the USCRE goals set forth in the WWFUS climate & energy strategy.
Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred. Must possess 10 years relevant experience in environmental and development fields and familiarity with government, private sector and civil society actors and institutions working on climate and energy issues.
Strong knowledge of and experience with corporate climate strategies, with deep understanding of how businesses approach these issues, including science-based targets is a must.
Strong coalition building and management skills required.
Strong preference for relevant experience working in a business or with another organization that supports businesses climate strategies, innovation and science based targets.
Familiarity with United States government and state and local government policies and processes. Knowledge of climate issues and familiarity with academic, government, and non-governmental organizations active in the climate change fora and debates in the United States and globally.
Able to identify and evaluate appropriate strategies for WWF at national and regional levels, taking into account scientific, political and social considerations.
Substantial skills and experience in program design, management, monitoring and evaluation; a commitment and drive to achieve challenging goals.
A problem-solving and positive attitude.
Communicates clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
Able to accurately plan, schedule and budget programs as well as small and large projects.
Prior management experience strongly preferred.
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