World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the
world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Manager,
Private Sector Engagement.Major FunctionThe Manager for Private Sector
Engagement manages corporate partnerships in support of our
mission. This position is responsible for the planning,
development, and management of corporate partnerships which could
provide resources (funding or in-kind), brand awareness, and/or
reduction of environmental threats through improved business
practices. Provides key technical input in design and
implementation of strategies to meet goals of the Private Sector
Engagement (PSE) team. Collaborates closely with PSE colleagues and
with other teams in both “Program” and “Influence” subject-matter
Serves as the relationship manager for key WWF corporate
partners in the tech sector. Continually works to steward and
strengthen relationships through excellent service and
communications of relevant materials.
Works closely with internal stakeholders to manage all
elements of the corporate partnership development and stewardship
process – from due diligence, development, pitch, negotiation,
contracting, budgeting, due diligence, project management,
milestone delivery, communications, and reporting.
Initiates and coordinates meetings and project updates with
corporate partners. Prepares briefing materials and research
summaries in concert with Senior PSE and/or Program team
Works with program, communications, marketing and legal
teams as needed to approve internal, network, and external
communications about partnership.
Works closely with business services, program operations and
accounting teams to track and report on project budgets.
Works with Legal to create partnership agreements from terms
to draft form through final version.
Performs functions relating to above mentioned corporate
accounts, including tracking the status of all agreements, renewal
dates, payment dates, and coordinates activities and communications
with all relevant program teams.
Provides monthly updates and as needed partnership overviews
to PSE and WWF management.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A bachelor's degree and at least 6 – 8 years of relevant
work experience developing and managing corporate relationships,
executing sustainability projects or philanthropy.
Agency experience or experience with conservation and
corporate philanthropic engagement is a plus as are existing
Knowledge of and interest in the technology sector,
including key players, product and business trends, environmental
impacts/challenges, and examples of innovative tech solutions that
could solve pressing conservation issues.
Knowledge of standard partnership practices and techniques,
proposal writing, and prospect research.
Working knowledge of sustainable business practices and
terminology (nature-based solutions, forest restoration,
Exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills
for internal and external relationships
Strong project management skills with proven ability to work
as part of a high-level, multi-dimensional, international
Committed to building and strengthening a culture of
inclusion within and across teams.
Strong organizational, oral and written communication
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
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genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and
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