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.
The Director – Institutional Giving will be responsible for the effective strategic development and management of relationships for a portfolio of high-level foundations, including the successful cultivation and solicitation of 6-8 figure gifts that provide significant support for EDF to carry out its mission. The Director will also manage select staff within the Institutional Giving subgroup of the Development Department, providing strategic and administrative guidance to ensure team members' effective performance and success.
This position is located in EDF's New York (headquarters) office and reports to the VP of Institutional Giving.
The Institutional Giving team sits within EDF's growing Development Department. The Development Department raises 90% of EDF's $200M+ budget annually; the Institutional Giving team is responsible for raising about half of the department's revenue.
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.