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 Online Advocacy & Community Coordinator will report to the Activism & Engagement Manager and will need to stay on top of - and even ahead of - the latest breaking news in order to help develop and implement online and offline grassroots engagement strategies. The Coordinator will work strategically to help recruit and activate EDF's members and activists through inspiring messaging campaigns focused on EDF's environmental priorities that target state and federal legislators and other key decision makers. The Coordinator will also manage and cultivate our EDF Action Ambassadors online community in order to engage, train, and activate high-level grassroots advocates on local and national issues.
In this work, the Coordinator will help build and maintain our "ladder of engagement" to provide multiple opportunities for our advocates to stay engaged in our work - from "point and click" online activism to helping activists deliver calls and messages over social media, training them to write constituent letters and inviting them to attend events on the ground. A passion for grassroots advocacy and community engagement is a must - as is the ability to craft clear and concise messaging materials to inspire, activate and build/deepen relationships with our most engaged constituents on our most important issues. Some travel will be involved to facilitate on-the-ground trainings and events with our EDF Action Ambassadors. Candidates for this position must be flexible and willing to adjust to priorities and needs as political priorities evolve.
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.