Program Associate, Aquaculture - 22118

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Program Associate, Aquaculture.

Major Function
Under the supervision of the Vice President for Aquaculture, this role will assist with planning, coordination, communication and implementation of WWF’s global aquaculture network. Additionally, this role will assist with administrative duties and other activities associated with project work.
Coordination and Support to WWF’s Global Aquaculture Network (60% schedule)
  • Drafts, reviews, and edits written program materials. With appropriate approval, finalizes department overviews and reports.
  • Develops, plans, and implements oversight of new and ongoing field projects and grants. Works with project personnel, grantees, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting.
  • Monitors and analyzes new technical information, policy development issues, and trends related to aquaculture more broadly and advises others accordingly. Keeps abreast of issues in areas in which WWF has an ongoing interest in food-related impacts and conservation interventions to minimize or eliminate these impacts. Responsible for acquiring and gathering data relevant to specific conservation projects from conservation peers, governmental agencies, and universities.
  • Assists with program and project management by responding to requests for oral and written information. Works directly with project personnel, grantees, donors, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting.
  • May travel to project sites to monitor and evaluate project progress and reports back, verbally and in writing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Administrative Support (40% schedule)
  • Assists with administrative oversight of core aquaculture team: make calendar appointments, organize meetings and special events, prepare documents and Power Point presentations, buy office supplies.
  • Supports with travel and other expense reports, credit card expense reporting, airfare and lodging reservations and budget updates.
  • Performs other administrative and support duties as assigned.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. A graduate degree in an aquaculture or food production field is preferred, but focus could also be on natural resources management, environmental science, international development, or conservation policy.
  • Position requires two years of previous work experience.
  • A Masters student with some training in Aquaculture will be positively considered.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to operate with independence, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
    • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #22118
  • 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.