Program Officer, US Government Partnerships - 24033

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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Program Officer, US Government Partnerships.

Major Function
This position is a member of WWF’s Policy and US Government Affairs Department (PGA), responsible for managing relationships with US government officials, promoting conservation through policy and advocacy and pursuing new opportunities to partner with US agencies on specific conservation programs. The Program Officer sits within PGA’s US Government Partnerships team and works primarily on the design and development of new proposals in response to competitive grant funding opportunities issued by Federal Agencies, such as USAID, USDOS, USDA, EPA, USFWS, NOAA, NSF, and NASA, among others.
  • Acts as a coordinator for proposals led by the USG Partnerships team. This includes analyzing funding opportunities and assisting Senior Program Officers in developing proposal outlines and calendars; planning and facilitating working meetings with technical staff and partner organizations; tracking inputs from internal and external staff, WWF country offices, partners, recruitment, and budget preparers.
  • Manages the development of proposals of less than $1 million.
  • Supports proposal production for large, complex proposal submissions, including copy editing and formatting and compiling documents for submission.
  • Develops knowledge of WWF goals, programs, standards, and priorities and keeps abreast of relevant USG agency programs and priorities.
  • Contributes to the drafting and editing of documents developed by the USG partnerships team for various audiences, including USG officials and partner organizations.
  • Conducts background research and contributes to desk studies and other capture work.
  • Monitors government websites relevant to the partnership team, analyzing and sharing information.
  • Maintains USG partnership databases, tracking systems, and files.
  • May require occasional domestic or international travel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • 4-6 years of professional experience or 2+ years with an advanced degree in natural resource management, environmental science, international development or public policy. Familiarity with relevant USAID, USDOS, USDA, EPA, USFWS, NSF environment and conservation programs and grants is highly preferred.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required (Master’s degree preferred) in a field such as natural resources management, environmental science, international development, or conservation policy.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent research, writing skills, editing, and document production skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to meet deadlines and commitments.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and produce high-quality work under time pressure.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with online databases and proposal submission portals.
  • Facility using Microsoft Office software.
  • 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 #24033
  • 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.