Program Officer, Coalition Partnerships, America Is All In - 24067

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Overview:
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Program Officer, Coalition Partnerships, to join the America Is All In team to focus on private sector action.

Major Functions:
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Program Officer, Private Sector Action, to join the America Is All In team.
America Is All In ( All In), a program of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is seeking an experienced and dynamic coalition builder to serve as the initiative’s Private Sector Program Officer.
The Program Officer will support the design and execution of strategies to engage large corporations, investors and financial institutions, small- and medium-sized businesses, and other private-sector entities in the broad efforts of America Is All In. The Program Officer will develop, in partnership with colleagues, a strategy focused on corporations that operate, serve, or otherwise impact energy and climate at-risk communities with an environmental justice lens. The role will involve the curation of resources and opportunities relevant to accelerating private-sector climate action. Moreover, this position will include building and maintaining relationships with private sector institutions that are existing and future members of the America Is All In coalition and with partner organizations that drive and support private sector action on climate.

All In
members include thousands of U.S. cities, states, tribal nations, businesses, schools, and institutions of faith, health, and culture that work together to champion a whole-of-society approach to addressing the climate crisis. All In seeks to build stronger engagement by subnational and non-state actors – particularly the private sector – to influence regional, federal, and international climate policy so that they can implement equitable climate action in their jurisdictions and institutions.
Responsibilities:
  • Maintains and manages key America Is All In partnerships focused on private sector climate action and directly engages with large businesses, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), financial institutions, and other private sector constituencies.
  • Develops fit-for-purpose strategies to support the different private sector entity needs that resonate and mobilize climate action; fosters relationships with colleagues, including WWF's private sector engagement, climate, and business teams, to support a cohesive approach and to identify high-impact opportunities.
  • Identifies gaps in coalition membership and develops strategies to bring in more members.
  • Leads efforts to drive U.S. SME engagement with the SME Climate Hub, a resource hub for small businesses working to reduce their emissions, and encourages SME uptake of federal resources and programs relevant to their own mitigation and resilience efforts – particularly in highly vulnerable communities, including energy communities.
  • Identifies storytelling opportunities from leading private sector entities to inform All In communications, tailors resources to business-specific audiences, and ensures robust private-sector representation in convenings and events.
  • Oversees the exploration and possible development of consumer-centered campaigns and engagement strategies, thinking creatively about the private sector’s role in maximizing the impact of new federal climate policies.
  • Supports the delivery of coalition services to other All In constituencies, including but not limited to labor, health care organizations, faith groups, and higher education institutions; helps manage and track engagement from coalition members.
  • Represents WWF and America Is All In in relevant meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • MUST have:
    • A Bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years of professional experience OR master’s degree and 2+ years of professional experience
      • Banking, business administration, sustainability, finance, or other relevant fields.
    • Background in implementing corporate sustainability policy or practices or engaging on sustainability issues is preferred; direct private sector experience or prior tenure with nonprofit or advocacy organizations with a focus on private sector engagement is highly valued.
    • Knowledge of U.S. climate policy, familiarity with federal legislative and administrative processes, and understanding of policy advocacy are highly valued.
    • Familiarity with climate-related methodologies and platforms relevant to corporate climate ambition and implementation is valued but not a prerequisite.
    • Outstanding relationship-building and corporate liaison skills.
  • Project management experience, a proven track record of being a self-starter, and an ability to manage multiple tasks with appropriate supervision.
  • 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 #24067
  • 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.