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Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco | US-MA-Boston | US-NY-New York | US-DC-Washington
Overall Function   EDF is seeking an AVP, Environmental Justice & Equity Initiatives to inspire and align program work aimed at minimizing disparate environmental impacts and ensuring that disadvantaged communities have a full voice in environmental policymaking. The AVP's primary tasks will be to clarify and align environmental justice and equity goals across the organizational units of EDF, to craft goals and measurements that reflect our collective impact, and to help EDF staff to forge authentic, mutually beneficial and trusting relationships with community organizations and leaders, including non-U.S. geographies where EDF works. The AVP will work closely with members of EDF's Executive Team and internal Environmental Justice Council, and is a partner to our AVP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, who is focused on recruiting, retention and inclusion within EDF.   The position reports to the Executive Vice President for Programs. The location is flexible with preference for EDF's offices in New York, Boston, Washington D.C., or San Francisco.   Key Responsibilities:   - Develop, socialize and maintain a clear and consistent set of goals and principles for EDF's approach to environmental justice and equity issues, covering policy development, community engagement, advocacy campaigns, and messaging for both domestic and international work. - Develop and refine an organizational strategy for achieving those goals through environmental justice and equity assessments and initiatives that are integrated into EDF's programmatic priorities. - Work with program leads to ensure that EDF's policy proposals, activities and messages are informed by, reflect, and underscore, where appropriate, the importance of achieving environmental justice goals and to integrate EJ analyses and assessments into the above activities. - Inspire, facilitate and coordinate program initiatives associated with environmental justice, equity and community empowerment, actively engaging with program leaders and staff to create stronger collaboration between and across programs and to ensure that equity and justice principles are routinely and systematically reflected in program work.  - Develop and manage a community partnerships engagement strategy that includes a clear and consistent set of goals and principles for EDF engagement and guidelines on setting up and measuring the success of such engagements. This strategy will include both an U.S. and a non-U.S. lens. - Build a deep understanding of and a robust internal dialogue about environmental justice principles and frameworks, grounded in EDF's past and present dynamics with environmental justice communities - Identify and help cultivate potential sources of funding for our work and for the work of community partners. - As appropriate in consultation with Programs, build and maintain relationships with leaders, organizations and officials representing disparately impacted communities; actively identifying opportunities for partnership and advancing justice and equity strategies. - Regularly update senior executives and the EDF Board of Trustees on activities and results; communicating program achievements to stakeholders at board meetings, donor events, etc. - With the co-chairs, help lead EDF's Environmental Justice Council, an internal body of EDF staff who work closely on environmental justice issues and/or with frontline communities and partners. - Work closely with the AVP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to implement EDF's broader strategy on diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. - Provide support to EDF executives as needed to promote attention to these issues within their teams, to strengthen relationships with community leaders and to advance equity and inclusion within the environmental movement. - Provide leadership, mentorship and guidance to EDF staff addressing environmental justice and equity issues.     Qualifications   The ideal candidate is a thoughtful strategist and an experienced and effective organizational change agent grounded in principles of equity and justice. This person is energized by working within an organization to change the way it understands and approaches its mission and interacts with other organizations and communities.  The ideal candidates would have:   - 12+ years' experience in the field of environmental justice and/or working for or with community-based organizations. - Deep expertise and experience in environmental justice issues, policies and solutions - Demonstrated success as an organizational change agent, developing and implementing a strategic vision with buy-in from staff and leaders and measuring the success and impact of those strategies. - A collaborative leadership style, with proven ability to empower and inspire staff and encourage staff development even without direct report-to relationships. - Commitment to and ability to help foster organizational growth and awareness, including increasing cultural competence across international contexts, deepening knowledge of the history of environmental and social justice movements, and understanding intersectional dynamics including race, class, gender and geography. - Demonstrated success in building collaborative, productive and respectful relationships and alliances with leaders and organizations representing a variety of interests, including local communities and businesses. - Demonstrated success raising funds in a nonprofit setting is preferable. - Personal and professional commitment to addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness, environmental and social justice, and community empowerment. - Positive self-starter with excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, high energy and the ability to work independently. - Willingness to take risks, try new approaches and tackle difficult conversations and barriers with innovative ideas. - Ability to represent EDF's equity and justice work externally to a broad range of audiences. - High emotional intelligence, strong interpersonal skills, humor, humility, and compassion. - Bachelor's degree in related field required.   TO APPLY: In addition to completing the required application & resume, please also include a COVER LETTER that addresses what motivates your interest in this job with us at this time.  
Requisition ID
2903
Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco | US-TX-Austin | US-CO-Boulder
  Overall Function   The Institutional Giving Coordinator is a support function working closely with senior fundraisers to provide the top notch administrative and project management skills needed to cultivate, solicit, and steward EDF's most generous donors. The ideal candidate will draw on previous experience, bringing project and grant administration skills, as well as research capacity, financial acumen and an analytical mindset to support a principal-level portfolio.   The Institutional Giving (IG) team sits within EDF's Development Department. The Development Department raises 90% of EDF's $200M+ budget annually; the IG team is responsible for raising about half of the department's revenue.  This position will be located in EDF's San Francisco, Boulder or Austin, TX office and will report to a San Francisco-based Senior Foundations Officer.    Key Responsibilities - Work closely with 2-3 IG portfolio managers to cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of donors by contributing to development of funder materials--e.g., proposals, reports, email updates, financial reports and other financial information, etc.   - In coordination with portfolio managers and program staff, develop realistic and efficient timelines for donor products, and manage process workflow for these materials, working across departments, cultures and time zones. - Compose drafts, proofread and/or edit funder materials as well as internal communications, using the highest writing standards, utmost accuracy and EDF's style and messaging. - Maintain timely and accurate donor information in EDF's Salesforce database. - Maintain financial projections, as well as track and analyze various fundraising metrics and activities. - Assist with donor research, and keep abreast of EDF's priorities to help portfolio managers identify alignment with funding opportunities. - Provide top-notch administrative support including processing and tracking department correspondence; scheduling, attending and taking notes for internal meetings; scheduling supervisor's and team members' meetings and travel; and completing expense reports for Sr. IG Officers.    Qualifications - A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university - A minimum of three years of administrative fundraising and project management experience, preferably in a non-profit or academic setting. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to compose, edit, and expertly proofread donor materials and correspondence, among other documents; exceptional attention to detail. - Experience reviewing and analyzing financial reports strongly preferred. - Strong strategic and analytical skills and the ability to write clearly and concisely. - Excellent judgement and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality while representing the organization and interfacing with all levels of staff, volunteers, funders, and vendors. - The ability to work effectively across a complex, dynamic organization and among geographically dispersed colleagues. - Demonstrated initiative and creativity; the ability to work independently as well as within a team. - Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and with donor database(s) required; experience with Salesforce preferred. - Commitment to the mission of Environmental Defense Fund.    
Requisition ID
2902
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Overall Function   The Senior Executive Assistant provides executive-level support to the office of the CAO (Chief Administrative Officer) in the Washington, D.C. office. The Senior Executive Assistant will support in five key areas: administrative support, project and contract management, research, and eventually board management meetings.    Key Responsibilities - Represents the CAO and EDF with Trustees, donors, staff and high-level external contacts such as attorneys, bankers and auditors in a professional manner, exhibiting tact and diplomacy at all times - Provides full range of administrative support including managing calendars/ schedules, responding to internal and external meeting requests, planning travel itineraries, arranging travel, screening/ routing telephone calls, emails and other correspondence/ communications, and processing expense reports and invoices - Prepare executive for meetings including printing documents, collecting supporting documentation and researching background information - Keep informed about major projects; learn and stay abreast of current priorities as they relate to the executive's goals and strategy - Prepare written communications and correspondence on behalf of the CAO, including research as required - Organize meetings with internal programs as well as outside organizations - Facilitate expense reports, invoices, contracts, and other documents requiring executive's approval - Professionally handle confidential information including administration and personnel information - Manages small projects assigned by the officers named above by establishing objectives, determining priorities, garnering/allocating resources, problem solving and seeing efforts through to completion. - All other duties and responsibilities as assigned Qualifications - Minimum of 6 years' experience supporting a senior-level manager with demonstrable knowledge of impactful schedule management - Undergraduate degree preferred - Extremely organized and detail-oriented with a commitment to excellence - Proficiency with MS Office applications and impeccable technical skills - High comfort level with numbers and the ability to interpret budgets - Strong written and oral communication skills.  Research-savvy; internet and resource proficient - Good interpersonal skills, as this job requires frequent interaction with diverse individuals including board trustees and funders - Ability to create strong relationships, both inside and outside the organization, and represent the program in the most effective and gracious manner - Poised, confident, self-directed and assertive with high energy, resourcefulness, adaptability and creativity - Intuitive, with a proactive focus on supporting the goals of the CAO staff - Formidable coordination ability in true partnership with CAO - Ability and maturity to manage up as well as down - Excellent judgment and discretion - Ability to focus, multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines in a rapidly moving environment  - Enjoys a team-oriented, fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture - Knowledge of environmental issues and/or policy is a plus - Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus  
Requisition ID
2901
Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-Various
Solving the climate crisis requires a suite of strategies, including efforts to increase carbon held within natural systems like forests, soil and oceans while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from these systems. The potential magnitude of these pools has led to a variety of bold proposals with varying levels of scientific-standard integration for evaluating the scale, efficacy or potential tradeoffs involved. The situation risks under-delivering on the climate benefits possible by drawing attention and investment to efforts with limited or even damaging impacts.  EDF intends to develop a neutral, curated on-line platform where suites of global experts on specific nature-based solutions for carbon storage can share and build the natural and social evidence that defines realistic scales for each pool.  The platform would be dynamic and subject to ongoing review and updating, potentially run like a curated wiki, ensuring that the community at large debates assumptions based on best available data. Such a process would make both positive and negative claims more transparent, as they would have to address the current best assumptions as captured on the platform and justify any reasons for disagreement. The intent of this project is to accelerate the effective evaluation of assumptions, constraints, and measurements of carbon dioxide removal and greenhouse gas emissions mitigation in natural ecosystems as well as agricultural and forestry systems. The resulting syntheses and conclusions will then be the basis for sound policy development to enable global net zero emissions by 2050.   OVERALL FUNCTION Environmental Defense Fund seeks a recent Ph.D. recipient to help design and coordinate content and curation of a neutral, transparent evidence platform on which data and knowledge from experts across diverse scientific communities can be integrated and synthesized. The fellow will identify and convene experts to develop specific questions for analysis, analyze datasets, and develop estimates of the realistic scale of nature-based solutions. The fellow will also be responsible for working with a web developer on design specifications for the platform.   KEY RESPONSIBILIITES - Help design the nature-based solutions program and oversee its implementation; - Identify and coordinate scientists, economists, and social scientists in developing the design of a platform focused on transparent and dynamic discussion on the factors that determine the scale of realistic implementation of nature-based climate solutions; - Oversee the development of the web-based platform to meet identified criteria; - Foster input and help curate the data, synthesis, and discussion on the platform to resolve current disparities in estimates of carbon dioxide removal possible in various natural pools; - Use analytics to integrate and synthesize the input received, focused on catalyzing data-driven science and advocacy; - Write papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and reports/fact sheets/blog posts for general audiences on the realistic versus theoretical potential of nature-based climate solutions; - Maintain and build ties to the academic/research communities, through outreach, presentations at workshops and conferences, informal contacts, etc.; - Pursue projects and collaborations in her/his own areas of interest; - Participate in EDF's professional development program for post-doctoral fellows. QUALIFICATIONS - A recent Ph.D. in carbon cycling or climate science with interest in working at the interface of science and policy - Strong analytical, statistical and synthetic skills - Demonstrated record of scientific work - Superior oral and written communication and networking skills - Familiarity with nature-based climate solutions - Interest in and demonstrated capacity for translating scientific theory into real-world applications and practice - Ability to work with and communicate effectively with researchers and non-scientists - Ability to work as a member of a highly collaborative team in a fast-paced environment Location This Fellowship will preferably be based in EDF's Washington, D.C. office, but is open to other locations and remote postings.   Term This position is a two-year post-doctoral fellowship.   Application Materials  Please apply to this position using a CV, a letter of interest, and any publications relevant to the above project.    
Requisition ID
2899
Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco | US-NY-New York
Overall Function   The Principal Gifts Coordinator will be part of an aggressive and growing Development team. Reporting to the Major Gifts Director in the San Francisco office, the Coordinator will be responsible for supporting three major gifts officers' efforts to cultivate, solicit, and steward portfolios of EDF's leadership and principal donors.  The Coordinator will be expected to employ the highest standards of a donor-centered approach to fundraising.  This position is a growth opportunity for someone interested in the Development profession and offers the opportunity to work with EDF's fundraisers.  EDF is committed to the success and growth of fundraising and provides a stellar opportunity to learn the trade from top fundraisers.    Key Responsibilities - Work closely with the major gifts officers to engage top donors; develop deep familiarity with the portfolio and work plan to assist and learn from the gift officers. - Draft, edit, and/or proofread talking points for donor meetings, proposals, stewardship reports and other communications. - Oversee the proposal and report development process, ensuring teams stay on track and deadlines are met. - Assist in the timely and accurate preparation of donor and prospect visits. - Assist with tracking of donor relationships, workplans and projections. - Produce individualized acknowledgements and other correspondence for donors, ensuring their accuracy and consistency with EDF's style and messaging. - Help develop fundraising reports to track goals, giving and fundraising activities. - Participate in donor strategy sessions. - Other special projects, as assigned.   Qualifications - Bachelor's degree required. - A minimum of three years of relevant experience preferably in a fundraising, nonprofit or academic setting is preferred. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to compose, edit, and expertly proofread correspondence and other documents. - Exceptional organizational, planning and administrative skills and ability to juggle multiple priorities. - Strong attention to detail. - Strong strategic and analytical skills and the ability to convey complex ideas in writing, with a level of clarity and sophistication expected by our donors and prospects. - Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality while representing the organization and interfacing with all levels of staff at the national and affiliate offices, as well as with volunteers, donors, and outside vendors. - Strong ability to actively listen and deftly navigate and manage relationships. - Demonstrated initiative and creativity; the ability to work independently as well as within a team. - Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet research. Experience working with Salesforce, fundraising or relational databases strongly preferred. - Desire to learn major gifts fundraising. - Commitment to the mission of Environmental Defense Fund.    
Requisition ID
2893
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Energy Program EDF's Energy Program works to reduce the climate, health, and environmental impacts of the current energy system while accelerating the transition to a low carbon energy economy with clean energy access for all.  We have successfully won climate and clean air protections across North America and internationally, including playing an instrumental role in the passage of sweeping clean energy legislation in Texas and Illinois; establishing oil and gas methane pollution as a priority environmental issue; and prompting regulation of oil and gas methane in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.   Energy Markets and Utility Regulation Advocacy The Energy Program's Wholesale Energy Markets & Utility Regulation project is focused on reducing our reliance on natural gas, fostering markets and regulatory structures that will allow clean energy resources to compete and flourish, avoiding overinvestment in long-lived natural gas infrastructure and reducing emissions from gas transmission and distribution systems.  Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), EDF is helping provide a pathway for clean energy integration by refining market rules to accelerate the trend to a more dynamic and responsive energy system.  Before state public utility commissions (PUCs), EDF is working to integrate advanced leak detection technology and data analytics into gas utility operations and harmonizing gas policies and programs with ambitious state climate goals.    Overall Function Under the direction of the Senior Director and Lead Counsel, Energy, a highly qualified and deeply motivated attorney will help advance these goals. The Senior Attorney will focus on developing, advocating and defending solutions in EDF's interests both before FERC and PUCs. The Senior Attorney will also develop key alliances and partnerships both internally, with other EDF initiatives, and externally, with environmental groups, consumer advocates, and key market participants.    Key Responsibilities - Analyze, interpret, and provide counsel on relevant FERC and PUC decisions, rulemakings, and policy statements - Interpret key court decisions  - Lead the development of briefs, motions, and other litigation documents - Prepare detailed legal and policy comments in response to regulatory proposals - Analyze key legal authorities and develop legal memoranda in support of strategic decision-making - Advocate before federal and state regulatory bodies on various energy policy matters - Develop reports and white papers to influence decision-makers - Advance EDF's objectives throughout the US with active involvement of senior EDF legal, policy, economics, scientific and technical staff and external experts and company partners - Maintain strong relationships with energy, environmental, and academic allies - Identify, advise, and mentor legal interns - Represent EDF and the Energy Program at various important internal and external events and conferences - Respond to emerging organizational priorities as appropriate - Additional relevant responsibilities as assigned   Qualifications - Professional law degree from a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association, with background in energy and administrative law - Current member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, or District of Columbia - More than five years of professional legal experience, including experience before both FERC and PUCs - Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to translate legal, technical and utility policy information for non-experts. A writing sample and/or sample work product will be required as part of the interview process - Excellent research and analytical skills, as well as experience using empirical and quantitative analysis in legal proceedings - Demonstrated intellectual leadership and independent thought - Must be well organized, motivated, and detail-oriented - Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines - Ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience - Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial environment
Requisition ID
2889
Job Locations US-Various | US-MA-Boston | US-CO-Boulder | US-NY-New York | US-Various | US-CA-San Francisco | US-DC-Washington
You are applying for a job with MethaneSAT LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Defense Fund.   MethaneSAT, LLC, an affiliate of Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is launching a new, high performance, purpose-built satellite--MethaneSAT--to map and measure oil and gas methane emissions worldwide, with the potential to assess emissions from the full range of man-made sources. The satellite will enable us to gather methane emissions data on a global scale and with data from other sources, locate and quantify these emissions.  Data from MethaneSAT will help EDF reduce methane emissions by 45% by 2025 and holds the potential to help reduce the temperature of our planet by as much 0.5 degrees C by the end of the century.  This could be the most impactful environmental project yet conceived.   Overall Function    The MethaneSAT Mission Systems are comprised of MethaneSAT mission operations command/control, mission planning, data processing, and communications capabilities.  It will use Cloud services to provide the computing, data archiving and operational interfaces between these functions. These systems are under development by project team members to meet a Launch Readiness date of July of 2022. The command and control development and on-orbit commissioning operations are the responsibility of Ball Aerospace, the flight systems integration contractor. Post commissioning operations will be transitioned to the New Zealand located Mission Operations Center and team responsible for long term MethaneSAT Mission Operations. The mission planning tools, science data processing algorithms and software, and science data product operations is the responsibility of the Harvard based science team. MethaneSAT, LLC is responsible for providing the Cloud Service architecture and services as well as managing the end data products for the various user communities.   The Senior Director, MethaneSAT Mission Systems will be responsible to lead mission systems and operations development, to ensure operational readiness for launch, and to provide overall supervision of all aspects of mission operations.The Senior Director, MethaneSAT Mission Systems will report to MethaneSAT LLC Chief Executive, Dr. Steven Hamburg, and will work closely with other MethaneSAT, LLC staff, key contractors, and EDF staff.    Key Responsibilities    The Senior Director, MethaneSAT Mission Systems will be responsible for the following: - mission systems and operations meeting technical, schedule and cost goals - minimize operational risks - commissioning and long term operations meet EDF and external stakeholder mission goals - continuous improvement to increase data return and reduce cost - meet regulatory license, security and data protection requirements - regular status communications to EDF executive leadership and to the MethaneSAT donor groups - manage budget and resource allocation  To accomplish these, the Senior Director, MethaneSAT Mission Systems will provide the overall leadership for the mission systems development to include: - Ensuring all teams understand and are working to a common set of requirements - Ensuring development and validation of the commissioning operations and mission operations nominal and contingency plans - Assessing progress of the individual mission systems, and where required, leading the resolution of requirements, interface and schedule problems - Managing the development and successful execution of the integration, test, and launch readiness of the mission systems and operations - Ensuring the successful transition from Ball Aerospace to NZ Mission Operations - Ensuring operations readiness to support all phases of operations Post MethaneSAT on-orbit commissioning the Senior Director, MethaneSAT Mission Systems role transitions to being responsible for: - All mission operations and data products are generated safely and efficiently to meet mission goals - All operations, data management and information exchanges meet MethaneSAT regulatory license requirements  - Improving scientific productivity and reducing operations costs - Budgets and expenditures are understood and managed Qualifications  - At least 12 years of scientific or earth remote sensing satellite systems engineering, system development and operations experience with demonstrated progressive responsibility - At least 5 years in operations management - Demonstrated experience leading teams and collaborating with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience. - Excellent communication skills - An understanding of lean operations capabilities, requirements and risk management - Engineering or technical degree - Experience managing complex budgets - Strong ability to work independently on a multi-disciplinary team of internal and external stakeholders, using independent judgment required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workload. - Affinity for a fast-paced work environment. - Respect for economic and cultural diversity and ability or experience working with diverse groups of people. - A high degree of diplomacy to manage and influence key stakeholders, teams, and new, developing partnerships. - Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship. MethaneSAT, LLC is unable to offer employer-based sponsorship at this time. Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, MethaneSAT, LLC is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.
Requisition ID
2888
Job Locations US-NY-New York | US-Various | US-DC-Washington
Overall Function   This is a unique opportunity for a development professional with success in individual major gifts fundraising to become part of the development team at one of the nation's premier environmental organizations. The Major Gifts Officer will be part of a national development team responsible for generating more than $200 million in annual major gifts, with plans to double that amount in the coming years.  S/he will be responsible for managing a portfolio of around 150 donors and prospects nationally.  Working closely with senior professionals in the national development department and program staff, the Major Gifts Officer is expected to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals in support of Environmental Defense Fund's national and international agenda. The Major Gifts Officer will report to the Director of Major Gifts.   Key Responsibilities   - Execute a strategic plan for increasing the revenue generated from donors in portfolio with a concentration on five and six figure gifts. - Design and implement overall engagement and fundraising strategies as part of the national development team, in order to continue the exponential growth of revenue coming from individual gifts. - Identify, cultivate and steward major gifts prospects with an identified gift level of $25,000 and up. Qualify prospects and determine whether appropriate for major gifts. - Meet one-on-one with prospects/donors and coordinate program staff and volunteers in the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts prospects. Staff meetings and appropriately brief program staff for meetings. - Effectively represent and articulate the work of EDF, presenting a compelling case for support of the organization. - Stay abreast of changes and innovations in federal and state tax laws that may be relevant to major gifts prospects. - Oversee the drafting and editing of proposals and reports for potential donors, working closely with the donor communications department to ensure there are compelling, visionary program ideas to present to donors and prospects. - Assist in setting and meeting annual income goals for major gifts prospects in portfolio. - Assist other development officers on special projects or efforts that contribute to the organization's larger regional and national development goals.   Qualifications   - Demonstrated success as a front-line fundraiser. - Well-honed skills in developing donor cultivation and solicitation strategies. - At least six years of professional experience in nonprofit fundraising. - A commitment to Environmental Defense Fund's mission and values. - Outstanding interpersonal skills; a high level of comfort with direct donor interaction, including discussions of personal and family finances. - Well-developed communication skills, including excellent writing ability and public speaking skills. - Knowledge of and ability to use fundraising databases. - Creativity, energy, confidence, and integrity. High level of discretion and respect for donor privacy. - Initiative and independence combined with the ability to work well as part of team. - Bachelor's degree from an accredited university. - A valid driver's license and ability to drive. - Willingness to travel out of state.
Requisition ID
2887
Job Locations US-NY-New York | US-Various | US-DC-Washington
  Overall Function   This is a unique opportunity for a development professional with success in individual major gifts fundraising to become part of the development team at one of the nation's premier environmental organizations. The Principal Gifts Officer will be part of a national development team responsible for generating over $200 million in annual major gifts, with plans to drastically increase that amount in the coming years.  S/he will be responsible for managing a portfolio of between 25 and 50 donors and prospects nationally.  Working closely with Senior Development professionals, Research, Events, Communications, Stewardship and Program staff, the Principal Gifts Officer is expected to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals in support of Environmental Defense Fund's national and international agenda.   The Principal Gifts Officer will report to the Senior Director, Development. Key Responsibilities   - Execute a strategic plan for increasing the revenue generated from donors in a portfolio with a concentration on seven and eight figure gifts.   - Design and implement overall engagement and fundraising strategies as part of the national development team, in order to continue the exponential growth of revenue coming from individual gifts. - Generate approximately $10M per year in sustainable annual revenue, with appropriate increases in each subsequent year. - Identify, cultivate and steward major gifts prospects with an identified gift level of $1,000,000 and up. - Meet one-on-one with prospects/donors and coordinate program staff and volunteers in the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts prospects. Staff meetings and appropriately brief program staff for meetings. - Effectively represent and articulate the work of EDF, presenting a compelling case for support of the organization. - Stay abreast of changes and innovations in federal and state tax laws that may be relevant to major gifts prospects. - Oversee the drafting and editing of proposals and reports for potential donors, working closely with the donor communications department to ensure they are compelling, visionary program ideas to present to donors and prospects. - Assist in setting and meeting annual income goals for major gifts prospects and donors in portfolio. - Assist other development officers on special projects or efforts that contribute to the organization's larger regional and national development goals.   Qualifications   - Demonstrated success as a front-line fundraiser. - Well-honed skills in developing donor cultivation and solicitation strategies. - At least ten years of professional experience in nonprofit fundraising. - A commitment to Environmental Defense Fund's mission and values. - Outstanding interpersonal skills; a high level of comfort with direct donor interaction, including discussions of personal and family finances. - Well-developed communication skills, including excellent writing ability and public speaking skills. - Knowledge of, and ability to use, fundraising databases. - Creativity, energy, confidence, and integrity. High level of discretion and respect for donor privacy. - Initiative and independence combined with the ability to work well as part of team. - Bachelor's degree from an accredited university. - A valid driver's license and ability to drive. - Willingness to travel out of state.
Requisition ID
2886
Job Locations US-NY-New York | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-Various | US-CA-Sacramento | US-CA-San Francisco | US-DC-Washington
Overall Function   This is a unique opportunity for a development professional with success in both management and individual major gifts fundraising to become part of the development team at one of the nation's premier environmental organizations.  The Director of Major Gifts will be responsible for ensuring that his/her team is as focused, productive and proactive as possible in order to meet or exceed their fundraising goals.   The Director of Major Gifts will be part of a national development team responsible for generating over $200 million in annual major gifts.  S/he will be responsible for managing a portfolio of approximately 50 donors and prospects nationally, and for providing leadership, direction and day-to-day management.  Working closely with Senior Development professionals, Research, Events, Communications, Stewardship and Program staff, the Director of Major Gifts is expected to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals in support of Environmental Defense Fund's national and international agenda.   The Director of Major Gifts will report to the Vice President, Major & Principal Gifts. Key Responsibilities   - Execute a strategic plan for increasing the revenue generated from donors in a portfolio with a concentration on seven and eight figure gifts.   - Design and implement overall engagement and fundraising strategies as part of the national development team, in order to continue the exponential growth of revenue coming from individual gifts. - Generate approximately $10M per year in sustainable annual revenue, with appropriate increases in each subsequent year. - Lead and manage a team of major and/or principal gift officers, as well as support staff in generating revenue for EDF, motivating talent and guiding staff in reaching their goals and fundraising totals. Provide oversight of and assist in developing sophisticated communications and strategic work plans. - Identify, cultivate and steward major gifts prospects with an identified gift level of $1,000,000 and up. - Meet one-on-one with prospects/donors and coordinate program staff and volunteers in the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts prospects. Staff meetings and appropriately brief program staff for meetings. - Effectively represent and articulate the work of EDF, presenting a compelling case for support of the organization. - Stay abreast of changes and innovations in federal and state tax laws that may be relevant to major gifts prospects. - Oversee the drafting and editing of proposals and reports for potential donors, working closely with the donor communications department to ensure they are compelling, visionary program ideas to present to donors and prospects. - Assist in setting and meeting annual income goals for major gifts prospects and donors in portfolio. - Assist other development officers on special projects or efforts that contribute to the organization's larger regional and national development goals.   Qualifications   - At least 10 years of progressively responsible management positions in fast-paced fundraising organizations with demonstrated success as a front-line fundraiser. - Well-honed skills in developing donor cultivation and solicitation strategies. - A commitment to Environmental Defense Fund's mission and values. - Outstanding interpersonal skills; a high level of comfort with direct donor interaction, including discussions of personal and family finances. - Well-developed communication skills, including excellent writing ability and public speaking skills. - Knowledge of, and ability to use, fundraising databases. - Creativity, energy, confidence, and integrity. High level of discretion and respect for donor privacy. - Initiative and independence combined with the ability to work well as part of team. - Bachelor's degree from an accredited university. - A valid driver's license and ability to drive. - Willingness to travel out of state.
Requisition ID
2885
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Overall Function   Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Associate Vice President of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) plan for the global organization. The AVP will provide services, solutions and connections to enable a more engaged workforce, mirroring major green NGO's. This role will lead and manage all diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives, consult with internal and external partners as well as build DEI capability internally. The AVP of DEI has the opportunity to create pilots for DEI initiatives, drive DEI engagement through multiple stakeholders and develop DEI best practices.   Key Responsibilities   • Create a strategy to implement a comprehensive Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) plan • Develop and implement DEI policies that are consistent worldwide while navigating the legal obstacles of implementing DEI initiatives in various countries • Liaise with HR, Legal, and Finance teams to strengthen existing policies and practices with a racial equity and accessibility lens • Build global diversity and inclusion programs and learn from global initiatives to enhance and strengthen the domestic programs • Collaborate with all offices to develop appropriate DEI initiatives by location • Support Talent Acquisition's strategic efforts in sourcing and attracting talent from underrepresented groups and partner with the Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition to effectively track, measure, and communicate initiatives • Partner with the MarComm, Development and Talent Acquisition teams to regularly communicate internal and external diversity, equity and inclusion objectives, initiatives, events and progress • Build the base for DEI communications to support program initiatives by utilizing goals and solid measurements • Develop and implement an annual diversity report that includes data insights and strategic plans for growth • Develop strategic tools, techniques, and training programs; ensure DEI training is tailored for staff in each country • Work with a mix of local diversity and inclusion councils and employee resource groups • Sponsor and lead the staff Diversity Committee to ensure alignment with the comprehensive DEI plan • Research, construct and implement creative ways to engage staff to participate in DEI initiatives • Manage direct reports and perform other duties as assigned • Serve as EDF's representative for DEI Qualifications   • Minimum of 15 years of experience, with at least 5 years in a strategic or operational DEI position • Bachelor's Degree in related field required, Master's Degree preferred • Excellent leadership skills, including a keen understanding of how to lead organizational change, empower people and influence colleagues • Proven track record of implementing strategic initiatives, establishing metrics and measuring progress • Strong conflict management and conflict resolution skills • Strong knowledge of human resources management and employment law, including but not limited to EEO provisions; • Excellent interpersonal, communications, critical thinking and organizational skills • Non-profit experience and experience working across departments • Proficiency in Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Word and Excel    
Requisition ID
2884
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Overall Function   As a member of the Finance Department, the Financial Analyst will provide technical and decision support to the organization's department operations that may include Administration, Information Technology, Human Resources, Finance, Legal & Compliance, and Global Operations, as well as program operations and grants management.  S/he will assist in the annual budget submission process and in developing more effective reporting of the budget and actuals throughout the fiscal year.    The Financial Analyst will be tasked to organize data, build spreadsheets and financial reports, review contracts and grants, perform financial analysis and projections and reconcile variances.  This position reports to the Director and will work closely with other Program and Department Financial Analysts, colleagues in Finance, and Senior Management.     Key Responsibilities - Organize data and create clear and accurate presentations, including spreadsheets, graphics, and insightful summary material - Support Program and Department staff to produce timely month-end reports of actual vs. budget results, ensuring accuracy and completeness; investigate, analyze and explain variances from budget for income and expense line items - Assist in the preparation of financial reports for various stakeholders, including internal management, funders, etc.; identify variances and issues in budget management - Work with program management, program staff, finance staff and development staff to assist in the development of department annual budget submissions - Assist in financial operations including those related to invoices, coding of expense items, and review of organizational and department-specific financial and operational processes - Conduct analysis that support regular (weekly and monthly) review of financial performance - Participate in process improvement initiatives across the organization as it relates to finance - Participate in departmental meetings and trainings - Perform ad-hoc financial analytics that will provide decision-making support on strategic initiatives - Work on special projects as assigned by Finance Leadership and CFO Qualifications - Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting - Minimum 2-4 years of progressive experience in a Finance and Accounting department within a non-profit organization with a B.A., or advanced degree with at least 2 years' experience. International non-profit experience is a plus - Demonstrated familiarity of GAAP; thorough understanding of non-profit accounting principles and grants management - Government grant reporting experience is a plus - Proven knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and reporting: the ability to perform complex financial analysis and to create insight from a large-scale general ledger - Detail-oriented: the ability to spot trends and ensure accuracy - Experienced in MS Office Suite, with expertise in Excel: the ability to develop formulas, pivot tables, charts and spreadsheets that clearly present data to facilitate decision-making by management - Excellent communication, interpersonal, and diplomatic skills: the ability to effectively liaise with colleagues in a diverse environment - Solid organizational and problem-solving skills: the ability to be flexible under pressure with changing priorities, and perform well in a fast-paced team environment - Self-motivated: the ability to work productively and independently - Experience with forecasting, budgeting and reporting software packages is required - Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluency in both Mandarin and English is preferred   
Requisition ID
2882
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Overall Function The Director of Data will act as the functional expert in analytics/reporting areas and as a technologist to meet business objectives with existing or emerging data-centric technologies. The candidate will play a critical role in working with the IT leadership and critical stakeholders in setting the vision for managing data and integrations for enterprise software applications throughout the organization. This person will have significant interaction with internal clients and will lead a team of technical resources and will be responsible for building, implementing and directing data warehouse and business intelligence projects. This includes ensuring that the necessary guidance, processes and resources are in place to drive successful business outcomes.    Key Responsibilities - Lead the overall architecture, design and development of a scalable Enterprise Data Warehouse from business requirements, through implementation to report development - Working collaboratively with leaders in IT and key stakeholders, develop strategy and approach for data integrations across the organization, including CRM, HCM, Finance and other systems - Play a leadership role in data integrations for new ERP system - Develop master data management strategy. Maintain complete and accurate metadata for source systems, data warehouse and data marts - Maintain Data dictionaries for source systems, data warehouse and data marts, and maintain documentation on data flows through integrated systems - Create enterprise policies, guidelines and processes for governing data and metadata - Provide oversight for database & server performance including recommendations for database performance and tuning, backup and disaster recovery - Manage a small team comprised of data integration, ETL and report developers, and provide guidance and support to ensure success in their goals and tasks - Maintain awareness of the evolving data privacy landscape, and coordinate with others in IT, Legal and business units to document and implement best practices - Develop close working relationships with business stakeholders to identify functional requirements and shape the long term vision for the data warehouse - Coordinate with analytics talent pools outside of IT, facilitate cross-training and innovation, and collaborate with staff in selecting, introducing and integrating new analytics/data tools into the organization Qualifications - Extensive experience with business intelligence tools, designing, reporting and delivering analytic solutions, data management and warehousing, and the strategic use of information - 10+ years of overall technology and data experience - 3+ years leading a business intelligence team consisting of data warehouse and reporting teams  - Expert in SQL and experience with enterprise data warehouse and BI tools (Snowflake, Looker, Tableau, etc.), as well as ETL and integration tools (Informatica preferred) - Expertise in the fields of data quality, data profiling, data security and master data concepts - Excellent facilitation, verbal and written communication skills that can be used to illicit technical needs, develop and document requirements, communicate status, develop and sell business cases, etc. - Ability to understand and translate business requirements to technical requirements - Experience with customer relationship management, marketing analytics and campaign management systems and/or financial reporting, particularly preferred within the non-profit industry - High degree of organization and ability to manage multiple, competing projects and priorities simultaneously - Proven experience of managing products, budgets and justifying resource needs to senior leaders and finance partners
Requisition ID
2880
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Program OverviewEDF's Health Program is committed to improving the public's health by dramatically reducing exposure to toxic chemicals increasingly linked to chronic disease risks on the rise in the U.S. population. We work on a range of legislative, regulatory, scientific and market-oriented projects aimed at improving chemical safety. EDF advocated for over a decade for reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  In June 2016, the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, a major overhaul of TSCA, was signed into law, paving the way to a more health-protective chemicals management system for the US.  A major priority for EDF's Health program is ensuring the new law results in significant reductions in the public's exposures to toxic chemicals.  Overall FunctionWorking within our team of attorneys, scientists, economists, and policy specialists, the Senior Attorney will lead development and implementation of legal solutions to protect public health and the environment from toxic chemicals. The Senior Attorney will work in a high-intensity, fast-paced, multi-disciplinary setting within the Health program. The Senior Attorney will report to the Health Program senior management.  TermOne year fixed term Responsibilities - Leading the development and implementation of EDF's legal strategy for strong Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act implementation. - Leading the development of briefs, motions and other litigation documents. - Preparing detailed legal and policy comments in response to regulatory proposals. - Preparing administrative petitions and other formal administrative requests. - Analyzing key legal authorities and developing legal memoranda in support of strategic decision making. - Coordinating program legal issues and actions with organizational legal issues. - Interpreting key court decisions. - Developing reports and white papers to influence decision-makers and engage in public education and outreach. - Advocating before federal and state policy-makers. - Maintaining strong relationships with public health, environmental, labor, and academic allies. - Identifying, advising and mentoring legal interns. - Professionally representing EDF and the Health program at various important internal and external events. - Responding to emerging organizational priorities as appropriate. Qualifications - Law degree. - Active Bar membership. - More than 5 years working experience in litigation and administrative law. - Exceptional written and oral communication skills. - Ability to manage a diverse work load. - A passion for environmental and health protection, a commitment to rigorous analysis, creativity and a healthy dose of pragmatism. - Experience or familiarity with TSCA or other federal environmental statutes desirable. - Some familiarity with chemical toxicity and exposure issues desirable.
Requisition ID
2840
Job Locations HK-Various
OVERALL FUNCTION   Under the leadership of the Senior Vice President of Development, the Director, Development provides key strategy and direction to help the organization meet its overall fundraising goals.   The Director, Development will be part of an international development team responsible for generating over HKD 750M (approximately USD 96M) in annual major gifts, with plans to double that amount in the coming years.  S/he will be responsible for managing a portfolio of around 75 donors and prospects throughout Hong Kong and Mainland China and other locations as the portfolio grows. Working closely with senior professionals in the Development department as well as with program staff, the Director, Development is expected to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals in support of Environmental Defense Fund’s international agenda.   KEY RESPONSIBILITIES - Plans (in partnership with US based Development Leadership) and executes overall fundraising strategy for EDF’s Hong Kong and Beijing offices. - Manages a portfolio of major and principal-level donors and prospective donors (25 initially) - Serves as the principal point of contact for fundraising in Hong Kong and Mainland China for all projects to be undertaken, such as: - Working closely with the China Program staff to identify new donors, develop fundraising campaigns, and to cultivate prospects in Hong Kong and Mainland China. - Creating timelines, scheduling, and conducting meetings with EDF executives and staff, trustees, and donors. - Exploring the creation of a volunteer committee to help with fundraising, education and outreach for EDF’s work. - Collaborating with the SVP for Development on communications, events, and special research projects. - Raising awareness of the EDF brand in the Hong Kong market. - May have supervisory responsibilities, including the management and mentoring of support staff, and assisting with the operations of the Hong Kong office such as finance and registration as needed. - Any other duties and responsibilities as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS   The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate an intellectual curiosity in EDF’s agenda and have experience in successfully fulfilling a similar role in non-profit, higher education or healthcare development, or in the family office arenas. Additionally, s/he should have a clear interest in EDF’s program of work with the ability to work collaboratively and strategically with regional leadership and the wider development team across the organization.   The ideal candidate should possess the following professional attributes: - Advanced degree and 8 years of demonstrated success in front line fundraising. - Possess a thorough understanding of the Hong Kong marketplace in order to serve as a trusted advisor to U.S. Development Leadership on which fundraising campaigns would have the highest degree of success in reaching desired donors in Hong Kong. - Strong political skills with a track record of building non-partisan alliances and a sophisticated understanding of public policy. - Strategic ability and big-picture problem-solving capacity.  Experience with strategies that involve economic and market-based solutions to environmental challenges will be a distinct advantage. - Well-honed skills in developing donor cultivation and solicitation strategies. - Public presence. Strong communications skills and the experience and inclination to be an effective, outgoing spokesperson for Environmental Defense Fund. A wide network of contacts and ability to develop new networks. - A high level of comfort with direct donor interaction, including discussions of personal and family finances. - Knowledge of and ability to use fundraising databases such as Salesforce. - Well-developed communication skills, including excellent writing ability and public speaking skills. - Demonstrate creativity, energy, confidence, and integrity as well as a high level of discretion and respect for donor privacy. - Self-motivated, extremely well-organized, collegial, and capable of functioning with grace under pressure. - Initiative and independence combined with the ability to work well as part of team. - Managerial or supervisory experience preferred. - Fluent in English and Cantonese. Mandarin a plus. - A commitment to Environmental Defense Fund’s mission and values.
Requisition ID
2836
Job Locations CN-Beijing
Program Overview - Oceans   Our vision is to create thriving, resilient oceans within our lifetimes that provide more fish in the water, more food on the plate, and more prosperous fishing communities, even in the face of climate change. We seek to reduce global overfishing by 30% by 20205 in order to have 50 percent more fish in the sea and improve the well-being of 400 million vulnerable people worldwide by 2030.   We cannot achieve this goal without China, which is by far the world's largest producer and consumer of seafood, responsible for nearly 20 percent of the global fish catch. However, rapid economic growth along China's coast over the last 40 years has imposed significant cost on the country's coastal and marine environment. Meanwhile, the country's distant water fleet has grown into the world's largest, harvesting fish from around the world, including places where governance is weak and overfishing is occurring. China's leaders today are looking to create an ecological civilization, restoring ecological balance while maintaining sustainable levels of productivity and profitability. China is also seeking to promote environmentally sustainable development regionally and globally by building partnerships with NGOs, academia, industry and other countries through its Belt and Road Initiative. We believe China can not only restore its own oceans to health and abundance, but that it can use its growing influence to create a shift toward oceans sustainability worldwide.   Overall Function   The China Oceans Director will be a marine expert based in Beijing and responsible for developing and implementing strategies to achieve EDF's vision for sustainable oceans, reporting directly to the Vice President of Oceans, Asia Pacific. S/he will also support EDF's Vice President for China in maintaining and growing the strength of EDF's political position and relationships with national and local policymakers in China to enable us to achieve Oceans Program goals.   Key Responsibilities - Lead the execution and evolution of a strategy, in collaboration with the VPs for Oceans and China, to achieve EDF's vision for sustainable oceans, build awareness of EDF's mission, and develop relationships with decision-makers, opinion-leaders, institutions and others who can help us advance our goals - Manage resources and capacities to execute our China oceans strategy successfully, including by managing financial resources in the China oceans project budget, China oceans staff and consultants, EDF's reputation in China and beyond, and other available resources - Represent EDF's oceans program in China to policy-makers, influential advisors to the government, industry and community stakeholders, partners, and the media - Recruit and hire staff, consultants, and partners, and develop and execute partnership and consulting contracts necessary to execute our strategy successfully - Developing and communicating proposals, plans and progress reports to donors and government agencies verbally and in writing - Represent the China oceans project in interactions with other EDF departments, within and outside the Oceans Program, including Development, Communications, the Chief Scientist's office, the Chief Economist's office, etc., in partnership with EDF's China Program leadership Qualifications - Must be able to manage significant budgets (e.g., up to US$3 million/year), staff (e.g., up to 10 people), and important relationships (e.g., with government officials, industry organizations, academic experts, partner institutions, and the media) - Experience communicating persuasively to audiences in government, industry, academia, and the media; can clearly communicate verbally and in writing complex and subtle issues; fluency in Mandarin and English a must - An ocean expert, preferably with an advanced degree in marine ecology, who understands the relationship between marine resource management and social, economic, and political concerns - Must be able to operate strategically in a political environment, be familiar with international and national political dynamics and understand how government works internationally and within China at the national and local levels - Must also exemplify the following characteristics: ethical and honest, inspires trust; diligent and responsible, gets job done; optimistic and pragmatic, determined to achieve big things; collegial and collaborative, draws on resources across EDF engages partners in a respectful way; and comfortable with Western culture
Requisition ID
2745