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World Wildlife Fund: Community Partnership Leader 21043

World Wildlife Fund

This is a Full-time position in Anchorage, AK posted March 31, 2021.

Major FunctionIn face of the rapid changes brought about by climate change, including increasing development such as mining and shipping in the region, WWF-Alaska aims to support greater local involvement in decision-making about marine conservation and sound development.

We seek a leader experienced in developing effective multi-constituency partnerships that improve the effectiveness of conservation programs while meeting local community needs.

WWF-US is looking for an experienced conservation strategist with deep experience working with communities and enabling Indigenous-led conservation.

This person has experience understanding the complex issues facing different Arctic communities including socioeconomic priorities, natural resources management, climate change vulnerability and more.

This person’s efforts will promote lasting conservation to benefit nature and communities in high-biodiversity landscapes and seascapes including the Bering Strait, Bristol Bay, Pribilof Islands, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and other locations.For additional details about the program, please click on this link:WWF-Alaska Program & WWF-US Arctic ProgramResponsibilitiesProgram Design and Implementation – Focus on Community PerspectiveFinds areas where WWF’s goals and community goals convergeSupports local visioning and action planning efforts to develop community-based conservation approaches that meet local needs and aspirationsDevelops, plans and supports development of community-based projects and grants.

Works with project personnel, grantees, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting.Supports development of fundraising proposals and plans for funding from private foundations and/or other donors.

Prepares and finalizes scopes of work, budgets, and administrative information for contracts and to ensure compliance with donor requirements.Reviews the performance outcomes and status of all relevant initiatives/ activities and evaluates and reports these results, as well as recommendations for adaptive actionMonitors and evaluates project progress and reports back, verbally and in writingLeads or participates in community and partner group meetingsResponsible for implementation of key elements of WWF’s environmental and social safeguardsDevelops and analyzes project plans and grant budgets related to communities and partnershipsMay supervise consultants in their work toward project and program goals and objectivesCommunity PartnershipSupports, develops and manages important relationships with Alaskan non-governmental partners, Alaska Native Organizations and any other stakeholders with respect to area-based conservationEngages partners in WWF’s efforts to strengthen transboundary collaboration in preparing for increased Arctic shipping, oil spills, collision, and noise.Leads WWF-Alaska’s community outreach efforts, including organizing and facilitating meetings and interviews, and traveling throughout the program areaAdvances opportunities for WWF to empower communities and Alaska Native Organizations to achieve results in their areas of workSeeks opportunities to create joint learning forums on emerging information about marine protected areas, best practices and experiences from other Arctic countries with Alaskan constituenciesResponds to partner or prospective partner requests for oral and written informationWorks directly with project personnel, grantees, donors, consultants, and others to facilitate communication and regular reportingInnovative CollaborationCreates opportunities for community involvement and leadershipCollaborates with US Coast Guard, NOAA, and other agencies to advocate for community role in agency plans.

(e.G., ensure community voices are represented in an on-site bi-lateral oil spill response exercise being planned in the next two years)Builds bridges between scientific entities and local communities, as needed, to support information sharing and integration of diverse types of knowledgePerforms other duties and assignedQualificationsMust have at least 8 years of relevant experience in program management, conservation strategy, natural resource management, climate change, or building and maintaining relationships with Indigenous communitiesMust have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field such as natural resources management, environmental science, rural development, program administration or conservation policyDeep and broad experience in Alaska and Arctic communities; a track record of developing and supporting partnerships is requiredPosition requires a deep understanding of Alaskan Native culture & values, and as such preference will be given to an enrolled member of an Alaska Native tribeBackground in community-based engagement is essentialProven ability to communicate, engage and manage relationships with partners, funders, and their own teamDeep experience as a listener as well as the ability to be communicate in a directive and persuasive mannerDemonstrated knowledge of fundraising, budgeting, and monitoring donor complianceExcellent organizational skillsExcellent facilitation skillsStrong project management skillsAbility to operate with independence, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitmentsAbility to work on initiatives with multiple and competing prioritiesAbility to travel up to 50% of the time primarily to Alaskan communities, and with occasional international travel and trips to Washington, DCAbility to work effectively as a team member with a wide range of individuals, possibly across cultures and time zonesFluency or familiarity with at least one Alaska Native language is preferredPlease Note:
· This position is based in Alaska.
· Candidates are encouraged to apply by March 25th, but we will start reviewing applications immediatelyAs an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’srace, 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.recblid 8hbp7rd4rs9wdz9eb2ol08zuji59a6