Director, Employee Giving and Engagement – 22047

World Wildlife Fund Published: December 2, 2021
Washington, Dist. Columbia
Second Location
Washington, Dist. Columbia 20037, United States
Job Type
Fundraising / Membership /
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director, Employee Giving and Engagement.


Major Function:

The Director, Employee Giving and Engagement, leads WWF's employee engagement and giving efforts. This position will focus on the continued growth and development of the employee giving program, elevating key corporate sustainability issues to build momentum within companies around ambitious sustainability goals. This role will build relationships with executives at major corporations, leading to the execution of major new employee engagement and giving campaigns. Successful efforts will deliver conservation impact for WWF by energizing employees to drive sustainability forward in their workplace, while growing employee giving to WWF to further its conservation mission.


  • Shapes strategy to grow WWF's employee engagement and giving efforts to become a partner of choice for a priority set of high-impact, highly-motivated firms.
  • Outlines annual goals and targets for the program for specific industries and companies.
  • Priority objectives include, driving conservation impact by building future sustainability leaders within strategic industries, bringing WWF's conservation perspective and priorities into company conversations through employee engagement, and raising seven-to-eight figures in annual funding via employee giving and engagement campaigns.
  • Directs employee engagement efforts, elevating employee interest and energy around key corporate sustainability issues to build momentum within companies around ambitious sustainability goals.
  • Oversees the ongoing development and optimization of engaging WWF content and materials for employee education, engagement and giving efforts, tracking key performance indicators to measure and optimize programmatic effectiveness.
  • Develops successful stewardship strategies to drive seven-to-eight figure employee giving campaigns, focusing on priority sectors like technology and finance-industry.
  • Identifies major corporate employee giving prospects and key individuals within those companies. Successfully develops executive relationships with select corporate partners and facilitates those relationships with WWF executive leadership, including Board and National Council members to secure significant employee giving programs benefiting WWF.
  • Oversees WWF Employee Engagement Manager and additional WWF staff and interns as appropriate to successfully deliver employee engagement and giving campaigns with key companies and other stakeholders like EarthShare, The CFC, Benevity and others.
  • Serves as an external thought leader for WWF's employee engagement program, working to build and maintain high-level relationships with key external stakeholders, driving greater awareness and utilization of WWF employee giving and engagement offerings, leveraging a variety of communications channels.
  • Engages WWF legal counsel and business services staff to oversee the successful use and tracking of contracts, agreements, NDAs and other documents of engagement related to WWF employee giving and engagement activities.
  • Interacts daily with a variety of diverse WWF stakeholders including organizational leadership, programmatic issue experts, legal counsel, operations personnel, marketing & communication specialists, development officers and policy personnel.
  • Identifies successful workplace engagement and giving trends and works to improve and evolve offerings over time to drive greater impact for WWF.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of ten years of experience (or an advanced degree and seven years of experience) is required, including deep experience in the cultivation and solicitation of corporate donors, or relevant experience with the private sector in sales / business development, fundraising is required.
  • Able to engage and influence corporate leaders around timely and relevant environmental sustainability issues like climate change, corporate water stewardship, responsible sourcing among other topics.
  • Demonstrated successful track record of program/project leadership, including strategy development, execution, measurement and optimization is required.
  • Comfort or experience in working in a complex, global, matrix-based organization, interacting with corporate personnel at all levels.
  • Knowledge of employee giving and engagement campaigns is a plus.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and make informed strategic decisions.
  • Proven experience in seven-figure fundraising and/or business development.
  • Experience building successful internal and external relationships with senior executives.
  • Previous management experience a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of standard development practices and techniques, proposal writing, and prospect research.
  • Ability to effectively influence and lead others, both inside and outside of WWF.
  • 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 #22047.
  • 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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