Associate Specialist, Freshwater Communications - 19043

Job Type

Full Time




Dist. Columbia
United States


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Deputy Program Officer for the Freshwater team in our Washington, DC office. The Freshwater team has four primary initiatives that work to ensure the conservation of water for people and nature – Free-Flowing Rivers, the Pantanal Challenge, Corporate Water Stewardship, and Water in North America, specifically work on the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo river basin. The Deputy Program Officer would support key communications, development, outreach and partner engagement across the Freshwater team.

The Associate Specialist, Freshwater Communications, assists the Freshwater Team in the development and dissemination of communications that advance some of WWF's top goals. This position plays a critical role in bridging freshwater conservation activities with the brand's public-facing outlets, including the website, social media channels, media, and donor-communications.

  • Support day-to-day communications activities for all freshwater initiatives
  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of freshwater-related content, including web and social pieces, on-boarding materials for new team members, and promotional collateral for other internal WWF colleagues as well as external partners
  • Manage data systems/design/delivery for internal and external outreach
  • Support communication, planning, and logistics between the Freshwater team and Development, Private Sector Engagement, and Multilateral teams that drive resource mobilization
  • Support development and execution of special communications/outreach projects and partnerships
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's Degree Required in environment, communications or related area
  • 2+ years relevant experience
  • Detailed organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and commitment to meet deadlines
  • Ability to write, edit, and distill volumes of technical content into easy-to-consume formats
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, experience working on matrixed teams
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook required
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience preferred


Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree