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Specialist, Board Relations - 22091

WWF Washington, DC
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 1, 2022

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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Specialist, Board Relations.

Major Function

Working closely with the Senior Vice President of Development and Board Relations and the Senior Director of Board and National Council Relations and Institutional Relationships, this position supports effective management and meaningful engagement of WWF's Board of Directors. The Specialist for Board Relations will support meeting planning and logistics, board management and governance processes, and communications with Directors.


  • Plan and support three Board meetings per year and other related meetings and activities, including but not limited to Board committee and working group meetings. Develop and maintain a running three-year Board schedule. Communicate meeting details and support scheduling activities with Board members and their respective offices. Ensure minutes for all Board and committee meetings are prepared in a timely manner.
  • Serve as primary point person for the collection and production of all Board and committee meeting materials, including identifying responsible staff for each document, reviewing and editing all documents, writing and editing some meeting materials, coordinating revisions, and ensuring materials are produced prior to distribution deadlines.
  • Support the SVP and Senior Director on agenda and content development for all Board and committee meetings, including working with presenters to develop presentations and coordinating reviews with senior leadership.
  • Manage and oversee the production of consistent, accurate, visually appealing informational materials, such as the annual Board Handbook and other informational and management materials necessary for the Board and its committees. Assist leadership with regular updates and communications to the Board.
  • Provide staff support to Board committees and ad hoc working groups.
  • Serve as a staff liaison for current and former Board members. Maintain accurate Board member records including contact information, terms, and email distribution lists, and ensure accuracy of Board member records in WWF's constituent relationship management system.
  • Assist SVP of Development and Board Relations and Senior Director of Board and National Council Relations with Board recruitment activities and orientation of new Directors.
  • Maintain the official documents for the Board, including true records of meeting attendance, minutes, current Bylaws and amendments, and ensures legal notice of business meetings as provided in the Bylaws.
  • Assist the Manager, National Council, as needed on planning and execution of two National Council meetings annually and other volunteer engagement opportunities as they arise.
  • Interacts regularly across several key stakeholders including the SVP of Development and Board Relations, General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Conservation Officer, President and CEO, other members of the Senior Management Team, program staff across the organization, members of the organization's Board of Directors and National Council, and prospective major donors and Board members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) is required with a minimum of four years of demonstrated and progressively responsible experience in board relations, development, events production, or executive administration (or, an Advanced degree with minimum of two years of experience).
  • Experience interacting with senior management, board members, and/or donors required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Donor, volunteer, and/or board relationship management experience
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, and project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the organization
  • Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well on a team
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize, and complete work with minimal supervision
  • Understanding of volunteer management, fundraising, events, and/or non-profit governance
  • 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 #22091 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.


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