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Climate Change Program Director for Latino Outreach, World Wildlife Fund – Washington, DC

Organization: World Wildlife Fund

Position Title: Director, Latino Outreach, Climate Change Program

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted November 12, 2014)

Description: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Director, Latino Outreach, Climate Change Program. With technical guidance and support from the Vice President, Climate Change and the Vice President for US Government Relations, the Director supports the WWF Climate Change goal and influence strategies through the design and execution of a program to engage and mobilize US Latino communities and leaders to advance US climate policy.


  Develops, refines and adaptively manages a strategy to: (1) engage US Latino communities and leaders (grassroots/Latino leaders); (2) develop partnerships that promote mutual benefit and advance WWF’s climate change goal and other priorities; and (3) test, monitor and evaluate various engagement approaches to promote internal learning and future program development.
  Serves as WWF-US’s primary relationship manager for engagement with US Latino leaders and represents WWF-US in related meetings, at events and with the media to advance the strategy.
  Collaborates with WWF-US staff within the Communications & Marketing department to execute the public engagement element of the strategy.
  In collaboration with the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Secretariat, engages extensively with WWF offices within Latin America to leverage WWF activities, experts and understanding for purpose of using those assets to engage US Latino communities and leaders.
  Collaborates with the Vice President of USGR and team to execute the elements of the strategy designed to influence US government leaders and institutions.
  Collaboratively designs and develops processes and approaches for evaluating and monitoring the impact and progress of the strategy, as well as harvesting lessons learned to assist WWF-US in evaluating future engagement strategies.
  Performs other duties as assigned.


  A Bachelor’s degree is required plus at least 10 years relevant experience in at least two of the following areas of focus— climate change/energy, US Latino engagement, issue campaigning, community organizing, government advocacy, NGO strategy design and implementation. Preference given to candidates who hold a Master’s degree.
  Must have experience communicating complex issues clearly to diverse audiences, as well as experience in project management.
  Experience working effectively within large complex organizations or engaging with US Latinos or other communities of color a plus.
  Demonstrated ability to manage campaign activities, community organizing strategies or stakeholder engagement initiatives.
  Demonstrated ability to assess and effectively advance policy and political outcomes.
  Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a wide range of people and interests.
  Able to effectively manage and supervise programs and projects, including coordination with external entities (e.g., partners in civil society and government) to maximize impact.
  Communicates clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  Ability to accurately plan, schedule and budget entire programs as well as small and large projects.
  Strong interpersonal/cross-cultural/diplomatic skills required.
  Professional-level Spanish proficiency required; strong preference for fluency.

How to Apply:
–          Please visit our careers page and submit an on-line application.
–          Submit cover letter and resume to, job #15046
–          Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.

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