World Wildlife Fund
Washington, DC, USA
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Manager, Renewable Thermal Energy & Climate-Smart Land Use to join WWF's fast moving and influential US corporate climate and renewable energy team. The Manager leads WWF's strategic and technical work under the Renewable Thermal Collaborative. The RTC is a multi-stakeholder platform launched in September 2017 as a joint initiative of WWF, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and David Gardiner and Associates. The RTC is the leading coalition for organizations committed to scaling sustainable, renewable heating and cooling at their facilities and dramatically cutting carbon emissions. The manager is also the focal point for the Climate & Energy Team's work to advance accounting standards and scale implementation for corporate scope 3 targets that impact land use, forests and food systems.
Many large buyers (corporations, cities, education institutions, etc.) with large thermal energy loads are increasingly looking to renewable thermal solutions, just as they have been seeking renewable electricity solutions. However, renewable thermal solutions are far less commercially developed for a variety of reasons, including the availability and sustainability of bioenergy feedstocks. The goal of the RTC is to develop and implement sustainable, cost-competitive solutions. Within the RTC, the Manager will lead WWF's work to deepen the RTC coalition's strategy to develop buyer-focused solutions, particularly around biomass and bioenergy. The manager will also collaborate with staff across the WWF organization to drive standards for land-use accounting and target setting and to implement scalable solutions for companies with value chains touching land use, forests and food systems.
Strategy & Planning for the RTC: Drives the effective development and execution of a joint vision, strategy and work plan for RTC in collaboration with WWF's RTC partners, RTC members and other supporting organizations.
WWF and RTC Thought Leadership: Advances WWF and RTC thought-leadership on the impacts and accounting for biomass, bioenergy and land use on climate change with key audiences through research and writing, media engagement, stakeholder dialogues and discussions with policy makers.
Relationship Management and Recruitment: The Manager leads WWF's role in the RTC partnership, leads WWF's RTC recruitment and manages relationships with member companies and cities.
Fundraising & Budget: In cooperation with the WWFUS Development Team and the Private Sector Engagement Team, the Manager identifies funding opportunities from RTC donors and members, cultivates opportunities, and prepares funding proposals and reports to donors, including joint funding proposals with RTC partners. The manager develops and tracks budgets for WWF's portion of the RTC initiative.
Scope 3 Standard Development and Implementation Solutions: Manages internal processes within WWFUS to advance collaborative work among members of the Climate and Energy team, as well as WWFUS's Food and Forest teams, and WWF Network Climate & Business Hub, on development of accounting standards and scalable implementation solutions to address Scope 3 corporate emissions touching land use, forest and food systems.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must have at least 8 years of relevant work experience, including work on biomass, bioenergy and other renewable thermal technologies; accounting for bioenergy and land use emissions; and process and relationship management involving these issues. A graduate degree in a related field of study may substitute for up to 2 years of experience.
Must have a bachelor's degree, preferably in fields such as environmental studies, forestry, or business. An advanced degree in these areas of study is preferred.
Experience working within or managing multi-stakeholder processes is desired.
Strong technical understanding of bioenergy sustainability issues – understanding of the emissions profile compared to fossil fuels, various accounting methodologies and considerations, issues around land-use accounting, and sustainability issues for bioenergy feedstocks and supply chain.
In-depth knowledge of relevant accounting and sustainability standards for biomass and bioenergy, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and other related voluntary standards, as well as offsets and renewable energy credits.
Knowledge of and connections with groups/companies/organizations that can advance renewable thermal solutions.
Relationships with key players on bioenergy accounting and policy standards.
Experience developing and managing corporate relationships.
Strong coalition building and management skills.
Strong program management skills – plan, execute and follow through.
A problem-solving and positive attitude, including a strong level of emotional intelligence with an understanding of how her/his emotional responses impact others positively and negatively.
Communicates clearly and concisely orally and in writing, including ability to convey complex information simply to corporate, policy and other audiences.
Familiarity with trade-offs between natural gas for heating and cooling and renewable alternatives, including electrification preferred.
Knowledge of a variety of potential solutions for meeting renewable thermal needs, including geothermal, solar thermal, biogas, electrification, etc. preferred.
Preference is for the person in this role to be based out of our DC office, but alternate arrangements can be considered for the right candidate.
We are looking to fill this position asap, so applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received
Please visit our Careers Page , job# 19093, 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, and veteran or disability status.
World Wildlife Fund
Washington,Dist. Columbia,United States
Assists with the planning, coordination, writing, communication and implementation of Wildlife Conservation priorities and activities; manages a portfolio of funded field projects which includes support in writing proposals (including for US Government funding sources), managing delivery of reports to meet deadlines, and communications with WWF field offices and partners. Thi is a limited term position for 3 years.
Leads or supports various projects, working with goal team staff and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting
Works with Wildlife Conservation team to guide the design and development of team project portfolio as well as manage the portfolio to ensure delivery against the larger goal;
Develops, plans and implements oversight of new and ongoing field project grant proposals. Works with project personnel, grantees including WWF Network partners, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting.
Manages or supports special projects and short-term efforts across the Wildlife portfolio as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree is required.
Position requires a minimum of 4 years program or other professional experience or advanced degree with 2 plus years' experience.
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent writing and communication skills
Strong research and analytical skills
Strong project management skills
Ability to operate with independence, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments
Good interpersonal skills
Knowledge and experience working in wildlife conservation
Available to travel 10%
Please note this position is limited term for 3 years
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World Wildlife Fund
Washington, DC, USA
Helps provide strategic and operational leadership for the Wildlife team, with an emphasis on priority wildlife conservation initiatives and opportunities in Asia. Leads and manages development of projects and initiatives for impact, including their integration with relevant WWF thematic and geographic teams. Undertakes fundraising, project development, partner engagement, coordination with field teams, staff supervision, communications, and administration. Represents the organization in key external events, meetings and fora. Advises the SVP and WWF-US leadership on relevant issues, opportunities and needs.
Strategic vision: Defines the impact and results that need to be achieved by WWF-US in Asian wildlife initiatives, including species protection and recovery, protected areas, wildlife crime, and community-based conservation needs. As part of the WWF-US Wildlife Team, works closely with WWF Network field leaders and experts to develop the long-term plans and strategies to achieve those results. Balances long-range needs with short-term demands in establishing priorities.
Leadership: Provides the intellectual, programmatic and operational leadership for WWF-US on Asian wildlife conservation priorities, including WWF's global tiger conservation initiative. Leads planning and budgeting, oversees reporting and deliverables, ensures compliance, and monitors program & project performance to ensure maximum impact. Represents WWF-US on initiatives and partnerships, including with donors and program partners to secure needed resources and commitments for priorities. Serves as spokesperson on key issues.
Cross program linkages and integration: Ensures appropriate integration and linkage of priority wildlife initiatives with other WWF-US Goal and Influence Teams and WWF Network programs. Identifies opportunities for strengthening WWF-US conservation work through creation of synergies and joint strategizing.
Creativity and innovation: Identifies and creates solutions to the political, social, scientific, and management issues that confront WWF's wildlife conservation work in Asia and elsewhere. Develops innovative approaches to addressing challenges. Ensures that learning and best practices are shared across portfolios and geographies.
Technical and scientific expertise: Serves as the organization's lead for technical and scientific input on Asian wildlife conservation priorities. Provides technical assistance, scientific information and policy advice to internal and external audiences and maintains up-to-date knowledge in relevant technical areas.
Fundraising and communications: Serves as a champion for Asian wildlife conservation issues and priorities. Identifies and leads major fundraising efforts in conjunction with Development, Public Sector Partnership, and Private Sector Engagement teams. Engages conservation partners, policymakers, and institutions in building public awareness of and commitment to WWF wildlife conservation priorities. Works closely with communications teams to raise the profile of Asian species and related wildlife conservation issues through social and traditional media and other external channels.
Team building and management: Develops and leads a high-performing team to deliver impact and results. Supports staff development including defining growth opportunities and career pathways. Works across the organization to ensure the best talent is brought to bear in cross-cutting initiatives and creates new opportunities for appropriate staff participation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A graduate degree or equivalent experience in the field of wildlife or natural resource management, conservation, ecology, conservation science, policy, international development or related field required.
Minimum of 12 years of experience required, including leading and managing teams and complex conservation projects at the landscape or larger scale.
Extensive knowledge of, and on-the-ground field experience with, Asian wildlife conservation is required.
Knowledge of and experience with tiger conservation priorities strongly preferred.
Proven ability and experience in networking and partnership development with international conservation organizations and agencies, governments, and diverse stakeholders is required.
Skills and abilities:
Superior program management skills
Proven ability to direct formulation of complex conservation projects and drive projects through to results, and take measured risks to break new ground to further conservation goals
Strong strategic and analytical capacity, use of independent judgement, and problem-solving and decision-making skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Proven ability to lead and manage high-performing teams and provide coaching and development to staff
Ability to work in an international context and as part of a global network
Proven track record in fundraising for conservation projects
Available to travel 25% international and domestic