With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 630 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and working closely with the President and his staff, the Director of Trustee and Board Relations is responsible for the successful and effective functioning of the Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) c3 and c4 governing boards (EDF Board of Trustees, Environmental Defense Action Fund (EDAF/c4) Board of Directors) and their attendant committees. The Director will also provide guidance and oversight for advisory boards, including but not limited to the the EDF Europe Board, and the EDF China Advisory Board.
Success in the role means ensuring a first-in-class board experience, that appropriate organizational governance standards are met, that the engagement of trustees and advisors in the work of EDF is rich and deep, and that their relevant experience and networks are well leveraged. This position has the support of EDF's legal, finance, events, development and program staff, and manages a Board Relations Coordinator. Meeting locations and logistics are handled by the development department's events team.
The Director of Trustee and Board Relations has access to all Board and Development Department files and records. Tact, discretion, judgment and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality are required.
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.