Director, Executive Communications - 24045

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Overview:
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director, Executive Communications

The Director, Executive Communications is responsible for developing and executing an organization-wide communication strategy that elevates the role of organizational leadership and WWF’s senior management team. This position plays a key role in building the organization's reputation, ensuring that WWF leaders are well positioned as thought leaders in their field and are consistently communicating WWF’s mission, vision, and values to external audiences, including private sector leaders, policymakers, high-level donors, and media.
Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive executive communications strategy that aligns with WWF’s overall communication objectives and goals and raises the profile of key executives.
  • Work closely with the CEO, senior leaders, and key internal communicators to identify key messages and develop effective communication plans that engage, inform and inspire internal and external audiences.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to proactively identify opportunities for executive engagement, including media interviews, speaking engagements, and other external events.

  • Produce high-quality written content, including speeches, talking points, op-eds, and articles, on behalf of the CEO and other senior leaders.
  • Oversee the executive communications efforts, including monitoring and analyzing metrics such as media coverage, website traffic, and engagement on social media platforms.

  • Partner with the marketing and communications team to create executive focused content that is shareable across channels, including social media, web, and email.
  • Directs, develops, and manages executive communications budget, ensuring budget and funding allocations are structured to meet the needs of the institution and expenses are managed within budget constraints.
  • Represents WWF-US at appropriate conferences and events where strategic communications is a priority.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • At least 10 years professional experience in public relations or executive communications is required.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with a track record of producing high-quality written content for senior leaders.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with senior leaders, internal stakeholders, and external partners.
  • Must possess a keen interest in and familiarity of top-tier events and conferences.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and develop innovative solutions to complex communications challenges.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Successfully sell ideas within the organization and work cooperatively with people from other organizations and cultures; Strong interpersonal communication skills, especially relationship management skills and the ability to work diplomatically as part of a high-level, multidimensional, international team.
  • Knowledge of industry trends and best practices in executive communications.
  • Must possess appreciation and enthusiasm for conservation.
  • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values:
    • COURAGE – We demonstrate courage through our actions, we work for change where it’s needed, and we inspire people and institutions to tackle the greatest threats to nature and the future of the planet, which is our home.
    • INTEGRITY – We live the principles we call on others to meet. We act with integrity, accountability and transparency, and we rely on facts and science to guide us and to ensure that we learn and evolve.
    • RESPECT – We honor the voices and knowledge of people and communities that we serve, and we work to secure their rights to a sustainable future.
    • COLLABORATION – We deliver impact at the scale of the challenges we face through the power of collective action and innovation.

WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #24045
  • 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, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.