Global Climate & Energy Lead Scientist - World Wildlife Fund

Opportunity Type: Job

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Global Climate & Energy Lead Scientist.

Position Overview

The Global Climate & Energy Lead Scientist (Lead Scientist) will provide the scientific leadership for WWF’s Global Climate & Energy Practice. The Lead Scientist will be a key partner to the Chief Scientist and the Climate and Energy Practice Lead, providing thought leadership, science direction for goal setting, scientific analysis in support of strategy development and the management of internal and external science talent to support the Global Climate & Energy team in advancing their ambitious agenda. The Lead Scientist will serve as a member of the WWF Global Science Leadership Team to provide expertise and support for interdisciplinary analyses to advance cross-functional strategies. This is an unparalleled opportunity for a dynamic, strategic thinker who is passionate about WWF's mission and has had demonstrated success in leading rigorous scientific research to support issues related to the mitigation, adaptation and risks associated with climate change.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree with commensurate experience required; doctorate strongly preferred
  • Broad knowledge and expertise in ecological and/or socioeconomic aspects of climate change – climate modeling, biogeochemistry, risk analysis, economics, ecology, sociology, ecological/environmental economics, and/or behavioral psychology
  • Sophisticated understanding of large-scale trends in climate mitigation and resilience, and of the major opportunities and threats that must be addressed
  • At least 8-12 years’ experience leading collaborative conservation research projects and integrating science into large-scale strategies and outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience leading and fundraising for major initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to convene and direct high-level scientific capacity to inform climate change issues
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals across cultures and time zones
  • Extraordinary communication skills—written, oral, strategic; experience leveraging the full range of modern media to realize programmatic goals
  • Vision—the ability to think and act on a global scale
  • Proven ability in the development and management of strategic partnerships and alliances
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration

How to Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume through WWF's Careers Page, Requisition #21066.
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.

Please see the link below for the full job description, requirements and to apply.