World Wildlife Fund – Vice President, Oceans Area-Based Conservation

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Title: Vice President, Oceans Area-Based Conservation
Job Family/Level: Program / Vice President
Reports to: Senior Vice President, Oceans
FLSA status: Exempt
Revised Date: October 12, 2021

About the Role
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Vice President, Oceans Area-Based Conservation, to be based in Washington, DC. In light of the momentum behind protecting 30 percent of the world’s oceans by 2030, the WWF-US Oceans team is furthering its oceans area-based conservation strategy and regional implementation efforts. This important work takes a science and data-driven based approach in delivering on-the ground and integrated conservation interventions, as well as market-driven approaches and multilateral finance at scale. Our work includes improved management of protected areas, such as MPAs, and other effective area-based means of conservation (OECM). We deploy our solutions holistically in coastal areas and on the open water, and seek local and global impact for people, biodiversity, the climate, and peace and security. Throughout this work, WWF ensures an inclusive, equitable approach that respects the rights and aspirations of Indigenous peoples and local communities.

The Vice President will report to the Senior Vice President of Oceans. This role leads WWF-US’s work on area-based conservation and OECMs, as well as spearheading major aspects of key projects, such as the Bezos Earth Fund. To that end, the Vice President works as part of a team to select and implement priority seascapes, supports in designing and closing major blended finance deals, rolls out new initiatives to support area-based conservation, and represents WWF-US in relevant forums and events. The Vice President will collaborate across WWF-US and the broader WWF network to align this initiative with ongoing complimentary work to maximize opportunities to promote durable financing for networks of protected areas and OECMs.