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Manager, Private Sector Engagement - 22110

WWF Washington, DC
United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 3, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Employment Type
Full Time
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Manager, Private Sector Engagement.

Major Function

The 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 areas.


  • 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 staff.
  • 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 corporate relationships.
  • 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, conservation finance)
  • 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 team
  • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills
  • 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 #22110 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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