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Coral Reef High Impact Initiative Manager


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
  • 5 Star Green Office in Ultimo
  • Workplace flexibility including monthly RDO

About the organisation

WWF's global vision 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 work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet's natural resources.

WWF's mission is to halt the decline of threatened plants and animals and to support their recovery. We do this by addressing the threats that affect them using the best available science while working in partnership with communities, Indigenous groups, government and business. 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.

Learn more about our 60 year history: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OluzruE9zE.

About the role

This position manages the strategic development and coordination of the Coral Reef Rescue Initiative (CRRI) including managing effective engagement with partners, donors and internal stakeholders across a range of disciplines and practices. The role drives policy, funding and on-ground delivery of CRRI and documents the impacts and scaling of interventions.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Demonstrated experience in coral reef policy and conservation with a high degree of specialised knowledge of oceans issues, marine protected areas policy and emerging issues in marine and coral conservation.
  • A working knowledge and experience in the conduct of advocacy and fundraising gained through working on major campaigns.
  • A track record of delivery against income targets.
  • High level skills and experience in advocating and implementing policy to international governments and bodies.
  • People, project and financial management skills, and experience at a senior level.
  • Experience in leading and working collaboratively within a flexible team based environment.
  • Advanced relationship building, partnership management, and networking skills.
  • Well-developed negotiation, interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills including experience in cross-cultural communications.
  • Experience in co-creating content, writing and presenting business proposals, submissions and policies, and presenting to large groups.
  • Advanced conservation program and project management skills.
  • Proven fundraising track record including secure a pipeline of investments

Ideally you will have the ability to implement an impact monitoring, evaluation and learning framework and be aligned with WWF's vision, mission and I-CCaRe Values - Integrity, Courage, Collaboration and Respect.

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, ***, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community members, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Please see the job description for further details. Applicants can apply via the Apply Now button below. Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered. Please name your documents with last/first name & include:

  1. A cover letter/statements against the selection criteria &
  2. Your resume (CV), including two referees.

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