WILDLABS Associate Specialist – 24043

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    negotiable / YEAR
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    6 months ago
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a WILDLABS Associate Specialist

Major Function

The Associate Specialist sits on WWF’s Wildlife Conservation team and supports WILDLABS, our conservation technology collaborative (www.wildlabs.net). The role will focus on engaging WILDLABS’ global community, managing communications, and driving awareness of initiatives. The successful candidate will have a strong background in community management, excellent communication skills, and a deep passion for work at the intersection of biodiversity conservation and technology. If you are an enthusiastic communications professional with a passion for community building and a knack for strategic storytelling, we invite you to apply.


  • Contributes to WILDLABS’ strategic engagement of the conservation technology sector; supporting ongoing development and implementation of an engagement strategy, fostering an inclusive community atmosphere to encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, and eliciting member engagement in discussions, content creation, and volunteer programs.
  • Coordinates content creation and management; developing and managing a content calendar that supports community engagement and advances organizational goals; curating high-quality content for public dissemination based on the latest news and developments in the field; creating strategic content highlighting diverse stakeholders and capturing the impact of our programs; and sourcing member-contributed content outreach, guidance, and editorial support.
  • Drives social media and external communications; collaborating across teams to ensure consistency and accuracy of messaging across all platforms; managing and growing our presence and following on a range of channels, regularly communicating about our evolving programs; monitoring and engaging in relevant discussions taking place across social media; and cultivating relationships with media and influencers to secure coverage aligned with our values and efforts.
  • Supports event coordination and promotion; planning and coordinating virtual and in-person events, including related content development, promotion, live engagement, and follow-up discussions.
  • Provides engagement analytics insights; monitoring community engagement levels and metrics, providing regular reports tracking shifts over time and assessing impacts of strategic activities, and refining community engagement and communications strategies based on data insights.
  • Lends general support to the WILDLABS partnership, supporting and mentoring interns and others. junior team members where appropriate, providing input into WILDLABS’ overarching strategy and program development, contributing to fundraising proposal development, representing WILDLABS at virtual and in-person events, supporting other elements of our project portfolio as requested by the Executive Manager, WILDLABS.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (required)
  • DC locals or willing to relocate strongly preferred (open to remote candidates within a 2hr time difference).
  • Open to traveling up to 10% of the year.
  • A minimum of two years of full-time professional experience in the conservation field, strong preference for demonstrated experience focusing on technology for conservation impact.
  • Strong verbal and written communications background, including an ability to write, deliver, and evaluate communications for specific audiences and outcomes.
  • Attention to detail, including editing and proof-reading skills.
  • Highly efficient and productive work style, ability to work independently and deliver against deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills, including ability to effectively prioritize and produce high-quality work independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong knowledge of PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Excel, Zoom.
  • Demonstrated history of leadership, initiative, and accountability for work.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member with diverse individuals, across cultures and time zones.
  • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values:
    • COURAGE – We demonstrate courage through our actions, we work for change where it’s needed, and we inspire people and institutions to tackle the greatest threats to nature and the future of the planet, which is our home.
    • INTEGRITY – We live the principles we call on others to meet. We act with integrity, accountability and transparency, and we rely on facts and science to guide us and to ensure that we learn and evolve.
    • RESPECT – We honor the voices and knowledge of people and communities that we serve, and we work to secure their rights to a sustainable future.
    • COLLABORATION – We deliver impact at the scale of the challenges we face through the power of collective action and innovation.

WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #24043
  • 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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