Posted on January 24, 2013
Climate Program Manager
WildAid - Climate Program Manager
WildAid, is seeking a passionate, entrepreneurial team player for the newly created position of Climate Program Manager (CPM). Reporting to the Managing Director and based in San Francisco, the CPM is responsible for the successful implementation of the “5 To Do Today” campaign in China and the United States. From establishing goals and success factors for the campaign, to developing project plans and growing the budget from $200,000 to $1,000,000, the Climate Program Manager will balance overall campaign program management, cost and scope.
Established in 1999, WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade by reducing demand through public awareness campaigns and providing comprehensive marine protection. The illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be worth over $10 billion per year and has drastically reduced many wildlife populations around the world. WildAid is the only organization focused on reducing the demand for these products, with the strong and simple message: when the buying stops, the killing can too.
With an unrivaled portfolio of celebrity ambassadors and global network of media partners, WildAid is able to deliver high-impact, culturally-sensitive multimedia campaigns, leveraging well over $200 million in pro-bono media support, and reaches one billion people every week. Headquartered in San Francisco, WildAid’s work spans over 80 countries and has regional offices in China, India, Ecuador, Canada and the UK.
The Ideal Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate will be an experienced climate change professional committed to WildAid’s mission. Since WildAid is a growing, global organization, the successful candidate will be comfortable with ambiguity and excited by the opportunity to work in a dynamic, nimble, start-up-like environment. Self-motivated and driven to get things done, the ideal candidate is an excellent, proactive communicator and successful collaborator with stakeholders internally and externally. Ideally, candidates will have past fundraising experience and have spent part of their career working in the area of international conservation and/or international development. The ideal candidate will be well versed in media and producing creative content that aligns strategically with campaign goals.
A minimum of 5 years related work experience in a climate change, environmental, or alternative energy agency, organization or company, in relevant positions of increasing scope and responsibility
Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Personal qualities of integrity and credibility are essential
A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is a plus
Spoken Mandarin is an advantage
Grant writing, corporate partnerships, and innovative resource development are highly valued
A background in media, communications, public relations, new media, marketing, advertising, or experience in television/video production is an asset
For a more detailed position profile, please visit http://www.waldronhr.com/images/stories/Position_Specifications/wildaid_climate_program_manager.pdf
WildAid is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. For immediate consideration, please use the reference code FC235 and address your cover letter and resume to Melissa Merritt. Please email your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org