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Manager, WA Species Conservation - Broome


We are creating a world where people live in harmony with nature. Join us. Because together, anything is possible.

  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • 3-year full time role, with flexible working including monthly RDO

About the organisation

WWF’s global mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s leading, independent conservation organisation. We are active in over 100 countries and have close to 5 million supporters internationally.

In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we use the best available science while working in partnership with communities, Indigenous groups, government and business, so that people and nature can thrive. The world is changing fast. Our wildlife and wild places face unprecedented challenges. The result is people yearn more for nature and are connected with each other like never before. We know that we can achieve more by partnering, sharing, empowering communities, forming alliances and building a movement for the environment. Working together is the answer. It is our goal to bring about this unified voice for nature.

About the role

WWF-Australia's Species Conservation Program includes a national and international portfolio of priority species and geographies, involving a combination of field-based solutions, market transformation and science-based policy.

The role manages the Western Australian species program to conserve biodiversity and threatened species, with a focus on the Kimberley. In the Kimberley, WWF works hand in hand with Traditional Owners and Indigenous rangers - with a strong focus on women rangers - on sustainable land management to conserve threatened and culturally important species. Leading the growth of one of WWF's major priority programs, the role co-develops and implements innovative solutions to alleviate environmental threats at landscape scale.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Extensive managerial experience in the application of complex biodiversity conservation principles & practices in Australia.
  • High level skills in multi-stakeholder engagement & facilitation of complex programs that combine Indigenous & scientific approaches.
  • Understanding of the cultural context when working with Aboriginal or other Indigenous people with experience engaging & working with Indigenous people to deliver environmental conservation programs.
  • Proven conservation planning & project management, analysis & reporting skills, including risk management together with field work experience.
  • A track record of delivering conservation outcomes through advocacy.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills including media relations, presentations, conflict resolution & group facilitation.
  • An ability to contribute to fundraising efforts including grant writing, appeals, & pitches to key funders.
  • People management experience.

WWF-Australia is looking for a candidate ideally with knowledge of, and experience with environmental and social issues affecting the Kimberley region, with an understanding of market-based approaches in delivering conservation outcomes. The ideal candidate will have an ability to work autonomously from the Broome office, manage a small team, work closely with multiple partner organisations and be aligned with WWF’s vision, mission and I-KODE Values.

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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