World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Program Officer, Shipping Policy and Corporate Engagement
Based in Washington, DC and reporting to the Manager, Ocean Markets, the Shipping Policy and Corporate Engagement Specialist provides leadership, strategic direction, and technical support for the US-Oceans shipping policy work in priority seascapes, particularly in the US-Arctic. He/She also coordinates with members of the US-Arctic Program, WWF Global Arctic Program, and other WWF Oceans teams across the network.
- Lead development of conservation policies to reduce and mitigate impacts of global shipping, particularly in the US Arctic, for the US Oceans Program.
- Engage in US and international shipping forums (e.g., International Maritime Organization) to advance policy positions and reduce the climate, noise, and disturbance impacts of shipping through the Arctic, and worldwide.
- Incorporate input from internal and external stakeholders on prioritizing science and traditional knowledge to inform shipping policy and shipping sector asks.
- Contribute to or lead the US-Ocean implementation of projects to mitigate impacts to wildlife from shipping traffic and related noise, oil spills, collisions, growing infrastructure, and emerging issues.
- Contribute to implementation of protected areas, including WWF’s ArcNet program and WWF’s global Arctic and Latin America “Blue Corridors” project to protect critical marine mammal migrations routes through increased protection and effective industry voyage planning.
- Monitor and analyze new technical information, policy development, and trends related to the shipping industry, and advise involvement or consideration accordingly.
- Lead development of partnerships targeting shipping industry companies.
- Serve as a leader in the WWF network for supporting a unified shipping industry engagement strategy.
- Communicate conservation priorities and results to a region and national audience through conferences and meetings.
- In coordination with the Manager, Ocean Markets, develop proposals and assist in outreach to prospective funders.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- 4-6 years’ experience in the shipping industry or 2+ years with advanced degree in Environmental Science or Business Administration.
- Strong knowledge of maritime transport and marine environmental policy.
- Experience working with indigenous or minority communities is desired.
- Ability to think strategically and to synthesize and incorporate input from a variety of stakeholders, collaborators, and fellow staff members.
- Proactive, self-motivated individual who works well within a team and demonstrated ability to work autonomously.
- Excellent organizational and project implementation skills.
- Excellent communication skills in one-to-one and group settings.
- Experience writing complex funding proposals, delivering engaging presentations, and negotiating complex partnerships.
- Ability to take initiative and facilitate the work of others.
- Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% as necessary.
- 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.
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.
- Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page**, Requisition #23130**
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