Philanthropy Communications Specialist

UNIT: Resource Generation and Partnerships 

REPORTS TO: Director of Resource Generation and Partnership


Internal: BOT/NAC Coordinator, Executive Director, Director of Resource Generation and Partnerships, Corporate Partnerships Team, Communications Team, Conservation Project Team, IDP Team, Finance and Admin Team 

External: HNWIs and their trusts and foundations, BOT/NAC members, WWF Network – mainly philanthropy/development counterparts 


Reporting to the Head of Resource Generation and Partnerships, the Philanthropy Communications Officer is responsible for providing communications support and stewardship/admin support for WWF PH’s various engagements with philanthropists. 


  • Identification and qualification: Conduct prospective donor research and preparation of documents, including bios and profiles of HNWIs/impact partners 
  • Cultivation and engagement: Write, design, adapt/repackage and identify various communication and news materials and provide coordination support for donor events/meetings/trips; keep track of points of contact
  • Proposals: Working with the conservation and project development teams, write project proposals, i.e. cases for support, conservation project concepts, pitch presentations for major donors/partners 
  • Populate/Manage major donor database/CRM and generate reports for management use
  • Input into wider organizational comms plan to ensure relevance to philanthropy audience 
  • Prepare gifting requirements (included in stewardship), billing statements, donation certificates, requests for payment, and other related administrative tasks.  
  • Provide operational and administrative support to the Director of Resource Generation and Partnerships to effectively implement fundraising strategies 
  • Ensure compliance with WWF-established policies and procedures 
  • Coordinate with WWF Network counterparts to ensure coherence of approach/maximize opportunities 
  • Perform other relevant and related tasks not specifically mentioned in the foregoing


  • Graduate preferably with a degree in Communication Arts, Advertising, Journalism, Development Communications, Marketing, or a related degree 
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in philanthropy or environmental communications, fundraising, high-level sales/relationship management, with proven success
  • Appreciation for/understanding of current environmental and conservation issues
  • Outstanding verbal and written English communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail and experience in preparing material for/corresponding with major donors, HNWIs, and other C-suite level execs
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational skills, and self-motivation 
  • Excellent coordination and work in virtual teams, including working well with all levels of internal  management and staff 
  • Strong IT and internet research skills
  • Proficiency with applications such as MS Office, Gmail, and collaborative platforms (Google Drive, Zoom, Workplace); Proficiency in In Design, Photoshop and other visual / design applications
  • Clearly demonstrates behaviors aligned to the culture of WWF: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly and Innovate Fearlessly 
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration


As an equal employment opportunity employer, WWF does not discriminate based on an applicant’s race, religion, sex, gender, or disability status. Submissions by mail will not be accepted to reduce the use of paper. Due to the high volume of applications, inquiries via phone cannot be accepted.

Interested applicants can email their CV with a cover letter to with the subject line: Philanthropy Communications Specialist [First name initial_Middle name initial_Full last name].