Vice President, Wildlife & Industry

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Toronto, Canada

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18 days ago

Benefits of Working at WWF-Canada

You’ll work with a team of passionate people interested in creating a Canada with abundant wildlife, where nature and people thrive. Here are some other benefits of working here:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Paid vacation time and personal days
  • Training and development budget to support your professional goals
  • Flexible working arrangements and telecommuting

Conservation – Wildlife & Industry Work from any WWF-Canada office


WWF-Canada’s 10 year plan to Regenerate Canada aims to expand large-scale resilient habitats, undertake complex ecosystem restoration, and reduce or eliminate industrial impacts and, as a result, reverse wildlife and biodiversity loss and fight climate change. It’s an exciting time for WWF-Canada as we focus on improving ecosystem resilience in ways that bring benefits for wildlife, Indigenous and other communities, and climate.

The Vice President, Wildlife and Industry (VP) leads strategy and implementation of WWF-Canada’s efforts to reduce or eliminate harmful impacts from activities in the forestry, mining, shipping and energy infrastructure sectors, among others. The VP provides leadership to the Wildlife and Industry Team to end direct threat to wildlife habitat viability and carbon storage in WWF-Canada’s priority geographical focus regions, in collaboration with Indigenous organizations and communities as well as industry and commercial sector leaders.


  • Develop and implement strategies and projects with skillful leadership and collaborative partnerships to find solutions to actions or operations that pose a threat to wildlife habitat and climate stability in WWF-Canada’s geographical focus regions.
  • Assemble and maintain a strong network of mutually supportive partners, including a wide array of relevant business and commercial interests, Indigenous and local communities, academia and governments, to maximize benefits for wildlife, climate and communities.
  • Manage a team of subject-matter experts including establishing clear direction, setting ‘stretch’ objectives, overseeing the execution of day-to-day work, and responsibility for professional development.
  • Collaborate with and provide strategic guidance on wildlife and industry issues to WWF-Canada’s other Conservation units as well as the other divisions including Marketing & Communications and Development.
  • Track progress towards WWF-Canada’s Regenerate Canada goals and targets using established indicators, and actively support a culture of accountability for execution and results.
  • From time-to-time, serve as WWF-Canada’s liaison on global issues and initiatives relevant to wildlife and industry as part of the WWF International network.
  • Represent WWF-Canada at external fora such as conferences and international meetings, as assigned.
  • Manage and prepare budgets, financial and progress reports, and forecasts.


  • Post-secondary degree in science or policy fields relevant to conservation, or comparable work experience.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities coupled with an outcome, delivery-oriented approach.
  • Proven knowledge of the interface between industrial and commercial threats and conservation goals, including experience in respectful collaboration with Indigenous communities as well as industry and commercial leaders from a solutions-oriented perspective.
  • Knowledge of how to develop regulatory and policy options based on multi-partner interests and legislative contexts in one or more jurisdictions.
  • Proven leadership and relationship-building with diverse partners, including Indigenous partners, to achieve objectives in an inclusive and collaborative way.
  • Ability to identify issues requiring a campaign-style approach to achieve threat reduction in high priority ecological land and seascapes.
  • Strong team, project and budget management skills.
  • Exceptional ability to proactively manage complex, high profile or sensitive initiatives.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of an Indigenous language is a strong asset.
  • Written and verbal fluency in both English and French is an asset.
  • Passionate commitment to the mission and objectives of WWF-Canada and to its success in accomplishing these.

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Deadline to Apply

You can submit your cover letter and resume by clicking the “APPLY” button.
Please ensure that you application is received on or before October 5, 2022, 5 pm EST.

Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility

WWF-Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal peoples.

WWF-Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Representative in a timely fashion of any accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining WWF-Canada. Given the volume of applications received, we request that you do not follow up your application with a phone call or email. We will contact only those candidates selected for interviews and thank you for your understanding.