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 700 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.
EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share the Core Values that allow us to experiment courageously in our work while staying true to who we’ve been as an organization for 50 years. Are you a results oriented individual who is passionate about creating environmental solutions that make a lasting difference in the world? Do you respect diverse perspectives, talents and contributions? Do you value innovation and enjoy designing and using a wide range of problem-solving tools? Do you embrace environmental goals with a sense of optimism while taking into account real-world dynamics? If you have integrity and a strong desire to uphold a commitment to science, rigorous analysis, intellectual honesty and ethical action, then EDF is the place for you.
The Foundations Officer will serve as an integral part of a small team within Institutional Giving (IG), focused on cultivating and stewarding top-tier foundation relationships at the seven-figure level and above. This person will partner with senior staff to successfully cultivate a large and growing portfolio that provides significant base support for EDF to carry out its mission. The Foundations Officer will be an experienced Development professional with the skills and drive needed to make a significant contribution to a dynamic results-oriented Development program.
Department, Location and Reporting:
This position is part of the IG team within EDF’s 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. This position reports to the Austin, TX Sr. Foundations Officer and will be located in Washington, DC, Austin, TX or Boulder, CO.
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.