First listed on: 29 January 2018

Chief Conservation Officer - Australia


  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • Executive leadership opportunity
  • 3 year contract

Our planet and humanity stand at a crossroads.  To achieve an ecologically sustainable and equitable future for all, there must be an urgent step change at every level.

WWF is committed to seizing this moment and achieving its vision for a world in which people live and prosper in harmony with nature.  As part of achieving its aspiration, WWF-Australia seeks to appoint a Chief Conservation Officer (CCO) who will lead the organisation’s efforts, both in Australia and internationally, to achieve conservation goals and impact at scale.

This is an exciting and multi-faceted role that will provide innovative thinking and inspiring leadership to our broad sustainable development global framework. Our portfolio includes: on ground solutions, market based initiatives and campaigns that deliver on the SDGs.  The CCO will be an innovative and highly results oriented leader, who is passionate and committed to increasing impact and will bring a breadth of thinking to the role.

For nearly 60 years, WWF has been the leading voice for nature. It is the world’s largest non-governmental conservation organisation, operating in more than 100 countries with the support of 6 million members, and 22 million Facebook and 14 million Twitter followers worldwide.  The organisation is looking for candidates from a range of backgrounds with significant leadership in sustainability, innovation and orchestrating global change. 

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.

Applicants are encouraged to review the Job Specification including the Job Description and can apply via

Applications close on Friday, 2 March 2018 at 5pm.


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