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.
In 2017, Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico's electric grid, creating a public health emergency and threatening access to clean drinking water, medical services, food security, and other basic needs. Many areas of the island remained without electricity for many months. Both the physical electric grid, and the traditional utility mindset that governs it have failed the people of Puerto Rico, most particularly the rural poor. As climate change makes the frequency and severity of storms like Maria more common, a new approach to providing electricity to the island is needed.
EDF will use a combination of rigorous analysis, business and political partnerships, and grid modernization experience to advocate for rural, low carbon microgrids as a viable and essential strategy. This advocacy will be part of a larger effort to set the electric system in Puerto Rico on a path toward a more resilient, distributed, and cleaner electric system than the one that existed before the hurricane. We will draw on EDF's extensive experience creating robust coalitions of diverse voices to achieve focused goals.
EDF's Clean Energy team seeks a Senior Manager to assist in designing and implementing programmatic activities in Puerto Rico. The Senior Manager will develop and decide on recommendations and action steps based on analysis, using advanced knowledge of strategy, operations and environmental management. Reporting to the Senior Director, Clean Energy, and working closely in collaboration with a range of EDF's experts in energy, climate, finance, law and policy, and political affairs, she/he will shape and advance the program's priorities and strategies. As a key player on the team, the Senior Manager will be our primary representative in Puerto Rico and will inform and help advance our advocacy as we work with partners to advance a clean energy future for Puerto Rico.
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.