Director, Safety and Security – 23050 – United States of America


The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, is seeking a Director, Safety and Security.

Main function

Work closely with office security focal points to manage safety and security at WWF-US sites. Update and maintain the safety and security program for WWF-US managed staff and offices, including related policies, procedures, training and capacity building. Complete and maintain local safety and security plans for WWF-US offices, working closely with local office management, local security focal points, and external advisors as needed. Conduct risk assessments and security plans for specific countries, projects, donor proposals and trips. Provide pre-travel security assessments and staff briefings and manage our tracking system for traveling and on-assignment staff. Lead a network of office security focal points, providing regular communications, training, tools and resources. Manage the organization’s emergency communication system and protocols, including user training. Oversee incident reporting and response, including incident logging, trend analysis, and appropriate notification and coordination. Coordinate incident response notification and follow-up with Human Resources, Information Technology and General Counsel’s office. Lead the coordination of the crisis response team, advising senior management on crisis response procedures and incident response. Coordinate with safety and security peers at WWF-International and other network offices. Build and maintain strong networks with peer organizations, government and other security sector actors. Manage vendors and external resources for safety and security. Perform other assigned duties.


  • Minimum requirement of a BA/BS degree and at least ten years of related practical experience in safety and security management, or equivalent.
  • Experience working in safety and security for an organization with a global footprint, including working overseas in insecure and/or hostile environments.
  • Experience in risk assessment, incident reporting, incident mapping, and intelligence retention and analysis.
  • A formal security qualification or appropriate training in security management.

Qualifications– Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to provide exceptional customer service to a multicultural workforce operating in challenging environments.

  • Ability to travel (approximately 20%) internationally and in insecure or hostile environments.
  • Strong technology skills, both with security and communications related equipment, and computer skills in MS Office and related applications.
  • Ability to provide clear written and verbal advice.
  • Able to work independently as well as work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s Core Values ​​- Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration:
    • Shows courage by speaking out even when it is difficult or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, acknowledging mistakes and holding themselves accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizes and embraces different and conflicting perspectives with kindness, curiosity and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors and ways of working in many groups and individuals.

WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. WWF will consider requests to accommodate the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincere religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

To apply:

  • Submit a cover letter and resume through our Careers pageRequest #23050
  • Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to respond to telephone inquiries.

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or protection. Veteran status. WWF values ​​diversity and inclusion and invites a variety of applicants to apply.


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