Senior Manager, Resilient Habitats

Senior Manager, Resilient Habitats Any WWF-Canada office
Posted 2 weeks ago


The Senior Manager, Resilient Habitats is a highly motivated and proactive individual that can facilitate and support the effective delivery of WWF-Canada’s Strategic Plan (2020-30) goals for resilient habitats. The successful candidate will provide strategic direction and leadership for a team of professionals to address terrestrial and marine protection, policy issues, and emerging conservation tools. These tools include but are not limited to Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas, formal government designations and other effective conservation measures from coast to coast to coast. This role requires experience and competence in applying professional and technical expertise for protected and conserved areas as well as a history of successful working relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations.


  • Initiate and deliver on WWF-Canada’s goals through projects that increase the amount of protected and conserved areas in Canada, consistent with Government of Canada commitments to achieve marine and terrestrial protections of 25 percent by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030.
  • Deliver on conservation goals in priority regions, ensuring consistency withRegenerate Canada and WWF-Canada’s commitment to support Indigenous-led conservation where asked to do so.
  • Provide high level strategic support to the VP of Resilient Habitats.
  • Lead a team of marine and terrestrial conservation professionals.
  • Develop and fosterpartnerships to realize large-scale terrestrial and marine protections and lead regional and national discussions with current and potential partners from a variety of sectors.
  • Lead project and policy analysis and briefings to align partners, supporters, government agencies and others to build awareness and support of WWF-Canada’s ambitious conservation goals.
  • Apply technical and practical expertise to recommend strategies to expand WWF-Canada’s scope of impact on resilient habitats.
  • Contribute to the proposal development and budgeting / financial planning processes and collaborate with the Marketing and Communications team as needed for external communications, as required.


  • 8+ years combined relevant education and/or career experience with a focus in conservation, terrestrial ecosystem science, Indigenous engagement, or a related field of study.
  • 3+ years’ experience leading a team in a professional environment.
  • Experience supporting Indigenous conservation.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse partners in promoting conservation objectives, specifically the ability to build respect, trust and partnerships with communities.
  • Experience on delivering protected and conserved areas goals.
  • History of effective collaboration with governments, Indigenous communities, and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong problem-solving, relationship building and strategic thinking capabilities, coupled with an outcome, delivery-oriented approach.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in highly collaborative team environments.
  • Deep conservation awareness and understanding of WWF-Canada’s mission and objectives with a passionate commitment to accomplishing them.
  • Knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset.

Other Information:

This is a full-time permanent position that will require safe travel.

Note safe travel will be determined by following the guidelines of Federal, Territorial and Provincial governments and following consultation with Indigenous communities.

Deadline to Apply

You can submit your cover letter and resume by clicking the “APPLY” button.

Please ensure that you application is received on or before January 24, 2022, 5pm EST.

Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility

WWF-Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal peoples.

WWF-Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Representative in a timely fashion of any accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining WWF-Canada. Given the volume of applications received, we request that you do not follow up your application with a phone call or email. We will contact only those candidates selected for interviews and thank you for your understanding

About WWF-Canada

WWF-Canada is a national conservation organization with an instantly recognizable brand and hundreds of thousands of supporters as well as Indigenous, academic, community and corporate partners from all regions of the country. As part of a global network, we have a half century history of fighting to strengthen and protect Canadian nature. Our vision is: A Canada with abundant wildlife, where nature and people thrive.

WWF-Canada has a long history of conservation success in Canada, none of which would have been possible without Indigenous and local communities, all orders of government, corporate, donor, academic and research institutions. With our ambitious new 10-year Regenerate Canada plan WWF-Canada commits fearlessly and determinedly to protect and conserve Canada’s nature and wildlife and the communities that rely on them. Our actions are focused on providing transformative benefits for biodiversity and climate in regions of greatest potential impact.