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Marine Biologist, US-Arctic Program - 21053

World Wildlife Fund
Anchorage, AK 99501
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Marine Biologist, US-Arctic Program - 21053

Type: Limited Term (Fixed Term)
# of Openings: 1
US Alaska, Anchorage


Founded in 1961, WWF is a network of non-governmental environment organizations, with 6,500 staff operating in more than 100 countries, some six million members, and 22 million Facebook and 14 million Twitter followers worldwide. WWF's efforts are grounded in its work with local communities, businesses and governments and other actors to conserve and restore nature and secure sustainable development for people in priority places around the world. We also work extensively with major private and public institutions to reduce the impacts of climate change, infrastructure projects, unsustainable food production, and consumption on nature and people. In 2016, WWF launched a new global strategy to help the nations, states, and cities of the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Climate Agreement, and Convention on Biological Diversity. WWF works through strong country programs, linked through global practices, to drive local innovation and large-scale solutions that seek to safeguard nature and nature's contribution to people.

WWF-US, the largest organization within the WWF global network, works with partners across the United States and other countries to advance the WWF mission. WWF-US plays a pivotal role driving conservation and development action in the broader WWF network, collaborating closely with WWF offices around the world. President and CEO Carter Roberts leads the Senior Management Team out of the WWF-US Washington, DC headquarters.

We conceptualize our work and achievements in two pillars: area-based conservation and whole-planet solutions. These pillars represent our commitment to secure some of the most critical places in the world while bolstering the services they provide to local communitiesand at the same time addressing the systemic global threats to these landscapes and seascapes.

Area-based conservation is our approach to working in places. It puts people and nature as co-equal and ensures our programs balance conservation with economic growth, now and in the future. We strive for conservation that is locally led, with WWF providing support as needed.

We take the long view, designing interventions to be financially sustainable, sufficiently managed, and climate smart. As a science- based organization, our approaches are rooted in discipline while also seeking to contribute to new scholarship.

Whole planet solutions are important because our work in specific places can't be successful if we don't address some of the bigger challenges that threaten the planet as a whole. This pillar includes our approaches to drive solutions within global systems.


About You

Successful candidates will have some combination of the following experience:

  • Graduate degree in Marine Biology, Conservation Biology, Zoology, Ecology, or Wildlife Management, and 5-8 years of experience in field research, monitoring, management or conservation of biodiversity.
  • Knowledge of key issues in Arctic species conservation and marine eco-regions is required.
  • Professional experience in marine biology, ecology, natural resource management and conservation biology
  • Record of professional publications
  • Experience working with Alaska Native communities; enrolled members of an Alaska Native tribe are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Ability to think strategically and to incorporate input from a variety of stakeholders, collaborators and fellow staff members
  • Proactive, self-motivated person who works well within a team but demonstrated ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated success managing external consultants/contractors
  • Excellent communication skills, both one-on-one and in a group setting
  • Experience writing compelling funding proposals and delivering engaging presentations
  • Ability to take initiative and facilitate the work of others
  • Willingness to travel as necessary (post COVID-19 restrictions). Approximately 30-40% of travel is primarily within Alaska but includes trips to Washington DC and possible international travel.
  • Fluency in or familiarity with at least one Alaska Native language is a plus

Compensation and Location

Competitive salary and benefits including health care, retirement plan, vacation and family leave. For more information see: https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/wwf-benefits. This position will be based in Alaska, ideally in the Anchorage office.

To Apply

CEA Recruiting is assisting WWF with this search. To be considered for this position, interested candidates should click the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements through CEA's job portal.


Please direct all inquiries to Tamara Evans, Senior Search Lead | tamara@ceaconsulting.com.

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.

CEA Recruiting works with leading environmental nonprofits, foundations, and businesses to recruit top talent and design effective organizational staffing strategies.


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