Environmental Defense Fund

  • Senior Specialist, Intern and Fellow Program Manager

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/16/2018 2:16 PM)
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  • Overview

    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.


    Overall Function:

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, the Senior Specialist, Intern and Fellow Program Manager will develop, manage, and maintain all aspects of EDF's Intern/Fellowship Program.  The Sr. Specialist will support all departments in securing the best available diverse talent, expand resources to support programs, provide a recognized education for future environmentalists, and develop stronger relationships with academic institutions. The role is high volume and busy during the spring/summer months with onboarding and Intern Program Management.


    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Manage the EDF Internship/Fellows Program - onboarding, funding and recruitment from job sites and university programs
    • Draft job descriptions, screen/interview/evaluate candidates, perform reference checks,  extend offers, and complete all required forms and documentation for new hires
    • Oversee management of the EDF Intern Ambassadors, including recruiting of ambassadors, designating team leaders, and managing the event budget
    • Develop structure (strategies, policies and procedures) that identifies EDF as an employer of choice
    • Identify opportunities for increased effectiveness of diversity outreach recruiting programs
    • Build, cultivate and expand relationships with academic institutions
    • Attend career fairs, etc. as appropriate to develop EDF's brand as necessary
    • Collaborate with colleagues to develop a structured support program that includes brown bag lunches, specific training sessions and lunches with our President, Fred Krupp
    • Assess management and program feedback, review exit survey results and incorporate program recommendations to enhance/streamline programs and identify/implement efficiencies
    • Conduct onboarding and offboarding requirements for all interns and fellows
    • Extend Intern or Fellow contracts as need and make job description changes
    • Utilize HRIS and applicant tracking system (i.e. Workday, iCIMS)
    • Keep abreast of current EEO guidelines, human resources legislation and regulations, as well as changes in the human resources field
    • Assist with other HR-related tasks as assigned



    • Minimum of 4+ years' experience supporting high volume recruiting in a fast paced HR environment/Academic Program management experience a plus
    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, related field or equivalent work experience
    • Interviewing skills and placement
    • Experience using tactical and administrative skills for an internship program or other academic program
    • Experience with managing budgets/funding allocations
    • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines
    • Expert administrative and organization skills
    • Ability to take initiative, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; knowledge of HRIS and applicant tracking systems 
    • Interest in EDF's mission and business objectives preferred

    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.


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