The Program Associate will provide vital programmatic and administrative support to the Office of the Chief Economist. The individual will work to develop and implement efficient protocols for project tracking, scheduling, correspondence, budget coding/expenses, team coordination, and meeting and event planning. The primary responsibilities will be mostly administrative, but there may be opportunities to support research and associated tasks where appropriate. This position reports directly to the Program Director, Office of the Chief Economist (OCE).
- Manage the calendar of OCE's Chief Economist; schedule individual and team meetings, appointments, and conference calls (often across various time zones domestically and internationally) and manage booking of associated conference rooms and/or conference phone lines;
- Coordinate and make travel arrangements for multiple senior staff members, while anticipating and proactively resolving scheduling or logistical conflicts;
- Lead, coordinate, organize and execute the planning of OCE internal and external events including travel for both internal and external participants as well as meeting logistics (e.g. meeting space, catering, etc.), and material development (e.g. agendas);
- Process expense reports, invoices, and American Express statements for several senior staff; work with Finance and OCE staff to ensure project codes and proposal numbers are used appropriately to track expenses as needed;
- Assist with coordination and tracking of consulting contracts and grant agreements; ensure EDF internal policies and processes are followed, and work with Finance to ensure payments are made;
- Manage OCE internship program, identifying intern needs each semester as well as potential candidates; schedule interviews; liaise with HR to make offers; lead onboarding of new interns; help managers provide support during respective intern terms; track details of intern terms and associated budgetary expenses for OCE records;
- Organize task lists and project execution, and document and track deliverables and next steps from meetings and workshops;
- Act as a liaison between OCE and internal departments/external partners; actively stay up to date on team workflows; coordinate and disseminate information within and across teams
- Actively work to improve systems, operations, procedures, and processes; update file libraries/archives, including proactively managing and improving Dropbox, and/or other platforms for managing files;
- Track, manage and streamline program subscriptions and dues;
- Photocopy, fax and mail materials as needed, and be available and ready to support various on-site needs; broadly lend support to staff when needed;
- Take on special projects including initiatives to improve communications, project development and efficiency between OCE and other EDF programs or departments;
- Bachelor's degree;
- At least 4 years professional experience and a proven track record of excellence in administrative and logistical support;
- High level of organizational and logistical skills and extremely detail-oriented;
- Proactive self-starter with a strong ability to anticipate logistical needs, quickly resolve issues or conflicts and to think ahead to meet the needs of staff for successful results;
- Ability to track multiple projects, execute on complex and detailed logistics and manage workflows of a team towards a deadline;
- Ability to be responsive to and juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment, manage last-minute changes, and remain calm and focused;
- Strong written and oral communication skills for executive level logistics management, with proclivity for discretion and tact as well as prompt and detail-oriented follow up;
- Ability to oversee, coordinate, and execute projects with a high level of accuracy;
- Ability to work independently while managing multiple tasks and to prioritize requests from several staff;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point) and Adobe software programs;
- Excellent writing, proofreading and clerical skills;
- Interest in the non-profit sector, environmental issues, and economics and policy preferred.
Reporting to the Senior Director, Major Gifts in the New York office, the Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Senior Director’s efforts to cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of EDF’s leadership and principal donors. The Coordinator will be expected to employ the highest standards of a donor-centered approach to fundraising playing a key role in the solicitation and stewardship of EDF’s top donors. This position is a growth opportunity for someone interested in the Development profession and offers the opportunity to work with EDF’s senior fundraisers. The Principal Gifts Coordinator will be part of an aggressive and growing Development team. EDF is committed to the success and growth of fundraising and provides a stellar opportunity to learn the trade from top fundraisers.
- Work closely with Senior Director, Major Gifts and major gifts team to engage top donors; develop deep familiarity with the portfolios and work plans to assist and learn from the officers
- Compose, edit, and proofread talking points for donor meetings, briefings, proposals, stewardship reports and other communications; coordinating with the Donor Communications team, ensuring that donor documents meet the highest standards of writing and that the content reflects EDF’s priorities.
- Assist in the timely and accurate preparation for donor and prospect visits.
- Produce individualized acknowledgements and other correspondence for donors, ensuring their accuracy and consistency with EDF’s style and messaging.
- Analyze and develop various fundraising reports tracking goals, giving and fundraising activities.
- Conduct initial research on donors and prospects and create a portfolio of information for strategy and planning process.
- Participate in donor strategy sessions.
- Respond to donor and staff inquires and other special projects, as assigned.
- Actively manage and oversee Chief Development Officer’s calendar and administrative needs as necessary.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- A minimum of three years relevant experience, preferably in a fundraising, nonprofit or academic setting.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to compose, edit, and expertly proofread correspondence and other documents.
- Strong strategic and analytical skills and the ability to convey complex ideas in writing, with a level of clarity and sophistication expected by our highly integral 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.
- High ability to actively listen to colleagues, senior development management and donors to 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.
The Outreach Coordinator will play a significant role in informing and implementing EDF's strategy for building business support for our climate and energy policy goals. He or she will contribute to a growing knowledge base and set of activities to pave the way for federal and state action on climate change, enabling us to improve our effectiveness, increase our reach and respond quickly to new developments as they arise. The Outreach Coordinator will join a dynamic team including staff from the EDF+Business, Political Affairs and Marketing and Communications programs, working under the Managing Director, EDF+Business. The Outreach Coordinator will interface with EDF staff across programs as well as with companies, other NGOs, industry groups and other stakeholders at the intersection of business and public policy.
- Provide research and analytical support to inform our corporate engagement strategy. Monitor and maintain up-to-date information on companies:
- Commitments and actions related to climate and energy
- Engagement in climate and energy policy at the state and federal level
- Participation in industry groups that advocate on climate and energy policies, and positions taken by those groups
- Relationships with and influence on key lawmakers
- Identify potential new activities and opportunities for collaboration with specific companies, industry groups or other partners
- Conduct outreach to companies and assist in managing company relationships in coordination with other EDF staff and consultants
- Prepare briefings and talking points for conversations between senior EDF and company executives
- Identify opportunities for EDF thought leadership at the intersection of business and public policy; contribute to blog posts and other communications
- Monitor the landscape of organizations working with businesses on climate and energy and public policy issues and assist in coordinating our work with theirs
- Bachelor's degree in political science, economic, business or another related field with two to four years relevant professional experience (e.g., grassroots organizing, marketing, sales), or Master's degree with at least one year relevant professional experience
- Strong understanding of the political process; ability to explain complex policies and procedures to a business audience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to synthesize and convey information clearly and concisely (a writing sample and/or sample work product will be required as part of the interview process)
- Strong research and analytical skills
- Attention to detail and ability to see patterns across large volumes of data
- Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment with changing needs and critical deadlines
- Ability to take initiative and work independently with broad strategic guidance, as well as in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams
- Professional maturity and comfort working with senior staff
- Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
The Project Manager, US Oceans will work with the Director, Oceans Program Operations and project team to establish and implement appropriate planning, accountability and adaptive management systems, maintain effectiveness, and ensure program focus. While directly contributing to the overall goals and products of the team, the project manager also strengthens the team synergies by developing improved systems, fostering communications, and planning strategic meeting events. The project manager will also interface with other EDF teams including Finance, IT and Development to ensure collaboration and smooth functioning across our units.
- Ensure that the team's various program goals and milestones are achieved by:
- Working with the team to develop necessary tracking tools and documents for individual and group projects and fostering project flow and efficiency.
- Monitoring progress of projects to ensure grant milestones are met.
- Participating in strategic planning of team objectives and ensuing projects.
- Budget management including but not limited to:
- Working with team leadership to prepare annual team budgets.
- Analyzing budgets frequently, tracking expenses against budgets, and forecasting.
- Identifying and communicating important budget issues and proposing solutions.
- Manage the development of grant reports and proposals including communicating with EDF staff in other departments. May include interviews with team leadership, drafting language and budgets, document management and proof reading.
- Provide direct supervision of one or more Program Assistants whose work includes management of sub-budgets, efficient and accurate processing of expense reports, AMEX reimbursements and invoices, setting up new vendors, executing contracts for consultants and providing scheduling, meeting and other general project support.
- Work with staff to develop consultant contract deliverables, recruit consultants and track progress toward meeting those deliverables. Identify potential issues, communicate with Directors to propose solutions. Act as a liaison within the team and with consultants to ensure consistent, high-quality service.
- As needed organize special team events and meetings to ensure they effectively meet their desired objectives e.g. agenda, site research & selection, contract negotiation, travel arrangements, attendee needs, catering & activity coordination, post meeting review, productivity assessment, and participant communications.
- Prepare reports for senior EDF Oceans staff including operational reviews and other team summaries.
- As needed, develop standard operating procedures for team members and train them in their application.
- Assist with on-boarding for new team members. Serve as a liaison with other departments such as HR and IT.
- Bachelor's degree required with at least 4 years of relevant experience or an advanced degree with 2 or more years of experience.
- Experience with budgeting, accounting and/or bookkeeping.
- Previous experience managing or supervising staff.
- Research, analytical, and writing skills required in order to gather and summarize data for reports, find solutions to various problems, and prioritize work.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface well with all programs/departments in the organization and to represent the team in a highly professional manner.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must be well organized, motivated, and detail-oriented.
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work in a team setting and also to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Position requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy. Must be comfortable handling confidential and sensitive information.
- Demonstrated initiative and problem solving skills.
- Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software applications.
- Strong interest in planning, logistics and administrative tasks.
- Demonstrated ability to manage upward.
- Interest in and commitment to the mission of EDF and its Oceans Program.
- Event planning experience a plus.
About The Oceans Program
We work to find constructive solutions to the most critical problems threatening the world's marine environments. At the national, regional, and international levels, our team of scientists, attorneys and economists are working with fishermen to establish fair and sensible limits on their catch that will allow fisheries to recover. We also work to improve the health of the oceans via innovative and durable solutions to today's toughest fishery management challenges. We focus on fisheries in the waters of the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean and Europe and are beginning to implement a strategy to influence fisheries reform globally to ensure more fish in the water, more food on the plate, and more prosperous communities.
The Office of Chief Scientist (OCS) is the nexus of science at EDF, ensuring that the scientific backbone for all EDF policy positions is based on the best available information. To be effective in this role, OCS works with staff from across EDF and provides programmatic support for all EDF scientists as well as fosters relationships with scientists in academia, government and industry.
OCS collaborates with a wide variety of partners from researchers and academics to startups and large corporations to advance science and scale our solutions. With our air quality initiative, we have gathered high resolution spatio-temporal air pollution data and continue to do so. We have developed methodologies to analyze these data and derive meaningful insights, identifying persistent spatial air pollution trends. We are now embarking on an effort to automate and scale data analytics in the air quality domain. The term for this position is two-years, sponsored by the VoLo Foundation.
- Work with large, diverse and complex air pollution and spatial data sets
- Devise statistical methods to perform data profiling, cleansing, signal/noise separation and quality assure the data
- Understand the analytics workflow currently developed and executed manually, and create a design to automate
- Interact with domain experts to formalize requirements for valuable, frequently needed software functions and libraries (e.g., outlier identification), with a focus on generalizing individual, project-specific requirements, to facilitate reuse, automation and scaling
- Integrate machine learning to programmatically fetch insights about the data and reduce manual data analysis efforts
- Develop modular, plug-n-play software components that can be orchestrated into an automated workflow to scale data analysis processes
- Explore technology stack options and recommend the best fit
- Design and develop data visualization templates to present analytics results to the management, partners and general public
- Work with internal and external stakeholders to communicate analytical results to non-technical audiences.
- Master's degree in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Statistics, Engineering, Economics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or related fields
- 3+ years of relevant work experience as a data scientist
- Proficient in a scientific programming language such as Python, R
- In-depth knowledge of the latest statistical and machine learning algorithms such as GBM, Light GBM, Random Forests, Neural Networks, Deep Learning as well as feature selection techniques
- Experience with SQL
- In depth knowledge of regression techniques: linear, ridge, logistical, etc. and able to interpret results
- Ability to work independently and proficiently; accountable for own results
- Ability to articulate technical data analytics concepts to managers and executives
Preferred skills and previous experience:
- Background in air pollution chemistry and/or physics is a plus
- Experience with cloud computing, big data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL databases preferred
- Environmental data analysis or air quality data analysis experience is a plus
This position will be located in Boston, MA, Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA or New York, NY.
*All interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest in the role.
Location can be New York City NY / Washington D.C. / Bentonville AR
We are a cross-cutting division within EDF that engages the business community to drive large-scale environmental change. We believe companies, communities and the environment can thrive in unison, and we're making it happen by leveraging the power of the marketplace. For 25 years, we've combined cutting-edge science, economic expertise and unexpected partnerships to help high-impact companies - including Walmart, KKR and FedEx - transform business as usual in their products, operations, supply chains and advocacy.
Our world needs healthy environments and healthy businesses to truly thrive - EDF+Business is forging solutions that benefit both. For more information on our work, see www.business.edf.org and www.supplychain.edf.org.
Are you an organized planner and good project manager? Do you have an interest in marketing, communications, and basic-to-intermediate familiarity with social media and Adobe design software?
The Marketing and Communications Associate, Supply Chain will report to the EDF+Business Marketing Director and work directly with experts in EDF+Business' Supply Chain team to assist with the implementation of a new strategic marketing initiative. The goal? Elevate the efficacy of EDF+Business' supply chain work and help us serve as a resource hub for companies on every spectrum of the global supply chain. This, in turn, will grow EDF+Business as a thought leader in corporate sustainability, while advancing the overall mission and objectives of Environmental Defense Fund.
In short, we're launching something new, and this is your chance to help our team build an exciting, ground-breaking initiative from the ground up. As the Marketing and Communications Associate - Supply Chain, you will cover a wide swath of marketing and communications territory, including social media, thought leadership, strategic planning, graphics creation and project management. You will also coordinate and liaise with EDF+Business Marcomm departments, Supply Chain teams, EDF digital, Creative and Programs.
The Marketing and Communications Associate, Supply Chain will be responsible for assisting the EDF+Business Supply Chain team with communications initiatives and project management. Specific responsibilities include:
- Coordinating strategic planning between EDF Supply Chain programmatic experts and MarComm team.
- Graphics creation for social media, ads, blogs, webinars, conference presentations.
- Assisting with thought leadership presentation creation, scheduling and distribution.
- Scheduling and implementation of ad campaigns, social media campaigns, thought leadership roll-outs and webinar series.
- Building, maintaining and tracking electronic files, email lists, media lists, press clips, collateral, etc.
- A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience, a Bachelors degree is preferred.
- Fluency with all social media tools and outlets (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.).
- Fluency in Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.).
- Proficiency in navigating (not coding) basic Web design software (Drupal, WordPress)
- Basic to intermediate graphic and web design skills, with an interest in learning more.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Detail oriented, organized, a self-starter, able to map out a strategic plan and deliver milestones on time and on budget.
- Adaptable and flexible while working with a diverse team from varied backgrounds.
Reporting directly to the Compliance Manager, EDF seeks a Compliance Analyst to join our Legal & Compliance team. Strong organizational and communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate has two years' relevant experience, is detail orientated, communicates clearly while working independently, exercises good judgement and effectively prioritizes their workload. This role will also interact with members of the Finance department on a consistent basis.
- Conduct research and analyze compliance sources to prepare documentation for regulatory inquires and filings.
- Communicate internally with all levels of management and staff, and externally with government offices with respect to registrations, applications, reports and other compliance related matters.
- Draft and prepare written communication, correspondence, reports and presentations.
- Handle in-office support, as needed (i.e., copying, faxing, filing, on-line invoice preparation, AMEX lobby activity tracking, reports and spreadsheets, state registration filings, and mailings).
- Provide assistance with documentation requirements for corporate business registrations, state solicitation license renewals, federal fund-raising campaigns and lobby disclosure filings.
- Collect corporate governance documentation for exempt status applications.
- Assist with activity timesheet reports and follow-up.
- Assist with vendor due diligence and set up process.
- As instructed, follow-up with respect to status of registrations, applications, etc.
- Ensure smooth logistics for onsite and offsite meetings (conference room reservations, rsvp's, meal planning, preparation, and execution).
- Create and maintain well-organized and accessible paper / electronic files.
- A minimum of two years' work experience in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment.
- A Bachelor's degree is required. Paralegal experience is a plus.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion and work under pressure.
- Meticulous attention to detail, accuracy with numbers, and organizational abilities.
- Displays initiative and works independently to solve problems in an efficient and effective manner.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with all levels of staff as well as external counterparts. Ability to interface with poise and diplomacy.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience drafting, proofreading and editing correspondence, documents, reports, and presentations.
- Strong organizational skills, ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail and meet deadlines in a busy compliance environment.
- Flexibility to work in a team setting, and also work independently in accordance with routine practices and procedures.
- Proficient computer skills, including MS Office Outlook, Word, and Excel with a willingness and ability to adapt and learn.
High Meadows Post-Doctoral Fellowship
The Office of the Chief Economist seeks one recent Ph.D. recipient with expertise in environmental, energy or natural resource economics (a research focus on China is especially welcome) for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship.
With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.
The Office of the Chief Economist (OCE), led by EDF's Chief Economist, provides analytical support and thought leadership within the organization and beyond. We collaborate with programmatic and regulatory staff, blending economic insights from cutting-edge research with practical experience to design and implement market-based solutions to critical resource and environmental problems.
We publish original research in the leading peer-reviewed journals, write whitepapers and policy briefs, and produce digital content for the web and social media. We organize and participate in workshops on emerging issues with leading academics and experts, and regularly present our research at universities and conferences.
The Fellow will work collaboratively with other EDF economists, scientists, and policy experts to develop and advocate for economically and scientifically sound environmental policies.
The Fellow will work in a focus area, suited to his or her background and interests, from the range of EDF programmatic work including especially EDF China, climate and energy. Specific possibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
EDF China: Together with our office in Beijing, EDF's current priority is to ensure the success of China's upcoming national carbon market. OCE supports this endeavor through research, policy evaluation, bringing expertise from international carbon markets and engaging with the global economics community to deepen understanding of China ETS.
The China Energy Modeling Forum (CEMF) is a consortium of energy modeling teams that is organized from EDF China to address energy and climate scenarios and policy choices. Air pollution policy is seen as a complement to climate policy. An understanding of policy instruments directed at air pollution, their effectiveness, and the extent to which they complement climate policy, will be an increasingly important work stream.
Responsibilities will involve working closely and collaboratively with the China EDF team in Beijing to ensure that collaboration and mutual learning is maximized. A key task is to act as a bridge between research and policy development in regard to China ETS and the global economics community. Ability to communicate (verbal and written) in Mandarin will be an advantage.
Climate Policy: EDF works to advance durable, declining emissions limits achieved with a carbon price internationally by building capacity and linking existing programs across countries and regions. OCE's research includes evaluating existing climate policies and developing recommendations to support efforts at the international, federal, state, and regional level.
Clean Energy: EDF advocates for the introduction of efficiency-enhancing electricity pricing, and advanced energy policies that will promote clean energy. OEPA's research evaluates environmental impacts of U.S. electricity policies and regulations.
Gas and Electric Market Coordination: EDF works to reform U.S. natural gas markets to improve coordination between the electricity and natural gas markets. OEPA does research to evaluate existing market designs and their impacts.
Methane: EDF does pioneering work to address methane leakage from oil and gas systems, both in the U.S. and internationally. OEPA's research focuses on the economic damages associated with methane release, and designing incentives to internalize them.
- To perform original research, for publication in the Fellow's area(s) of focus, which will lead directly to the development or refinement of EDF's policy positions, and to contribute to EDF's advocacy based on the findings of that research.
- To contribute rigorous economic analysis in support of EDF's advocacy, and participate in the development of strategy and in outreach to policymakers, stakeholders, and the public.
- To monitor and synthesize the peer-reviewed literature relevant to the Fellow's area(s) of focus, and to synthesize and disseminate that information for EDF economists, scientists, lawyers and policy specialists.
- To work with the EDF China team in analysis of China ETS, capacity building, and
Successful candidates will:
- Hold a recent Ph.D. in one of economics, environmental economics, resource economics, economics and public policy
- Have a research focus on environmental economics as well as environmental policy-making in China
- Have proven interest in the application of economic theory or econometric techniques to relevant environmental, energy or natural resource policy issues;
- Have exhibited creativity (with a dose of pragmatism) in advocating for sound policy;
- Have demonstrated ability to work in a team setting, independently and to multitask to meet various deadlines;
- Be well organized, motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to take initiative;
- Have knowledge of statistical software (e.g., Stata or R) and coding languages (e.g., Python);
- Have excellent written and oral communication skills, with knowledge of Mandarin an advantage.
Term, Compensation and Location
The Fellowship term is one year. The Fellow will receive a highly competitive annual salary with a generous benefits package, and will have the option of working from EDF's Boston, New York City or Washington, D.C. office.
Please apply online and submit a cover letter indicating areas of interest, resume/CV, and two letters of reference. Questions can be directed to Jonathan Camuzeaux, Director in the Office of the Chief Economist, at email@example.com.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and suitable candidates will be invited to interview with our group over video conference, followed by a invitation to shortlisted candidates to present their research in person.
The Development Associate, Institutional Giving is responsible for providing proactive administrative and general clerical support to two to three team members of Institutional Giving (IG) staff. S/he will assist IG Officers in managing their donor portfolios, including supporting stewardship and cultivation processes through organizing meetings and performing a variety of data entry, record-keeping and clerical tasks. S/he will help ensure that team members and the department are well-organized and communicating smoothly, working with IG Officers and other staff to assess and meet administrative support needs. This position is based in San Francisco and reports to the Senior Foundations Officer.
- Provides 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 IG Officers.
- Data management:
- Creates and maintains accurate and up-to-date donor records in online system
- Responsible for creating and populating entries for donor meetings, reports, proposals and other activity
- Generates reports for IG team and other staff, including income projections, lists of upcoming deadlines and donor lists
- Manages list pulling and distribution process for weekly mass mailings
- Proactive assistance with grant solicitations, reports and donor cultivation. Tasks include:
- Building or formatting documents and spreadsheets; proof reading correspondence, reports and spreadsheets
- Gathering supporting materials and assisting IG Officers with preparation of reports and proposals
- Liaising with program and finance staff on reports and proposals; managing timelines and internal review processes, and assisting with review of financial reports and other related forms to ensure accurate and timely submission of donor materials
- Grant acknowledgement and tracking:
- Manages receipt and processing of awards; leads expeditious distribution of award letters and grant agreements to IG Officers and appropriate program and finance staff; drafts acknowledgments and communicates with IG Officers for edits and final approval.
- Updates donor database in real time to reflect incoming gifts and acknowledgement
- Provide research assistance as needed
- Other administrative duties, as needed
- Bachelor's degree with relevant experience
- At least two years' experience working in a non-profit organization, with at least one year in development
- Excellent oral and written English communication skills
- Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
- Proven ability to manage time effectively, juggle multiple tasks and perform under deadlines
- Disciplined self-starter
- Team player
- Willingness to take responsibility for assigned work, seeing it through to completion
- Proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Experience using development database(s) such as Salesforce and email software such as Outlook
Environmental Defense Fund is seeking a full-time, highly-motivated and hands-on Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) who has a solid foundation in all strategic and functional aspects of Human Resources. This job is a Director level and is located in EDF's New York office. S/he will report directly to the Vice President of Human Resources.
The HRBP serves as a consultant and strategic partner to program and/or department management on human resources issues both domestic and international. The HRBP will need to critically assess and anticipate HR-related needs and be able to communicate these needs proactively between program/department management to develop integrated solutions. The HRBP will formulate partnerships across the HR function including talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, organizational design and talent management to deliver the strategic HR goals of the organization.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Collaborate with program/department leadership to leverage a strong knowledge of business operations and people practices while strategically and proactively managing assigned client relationships
- Provide on-going, high-level human resources advice in relation to program and organizational goals while reinforcing culture, mission and values of EDF
- Participate in establishing overall goals, objectives and measurable outcomes as they relate to program/department partners
- Lead and facilitate planning, implantation and communication of significant change, especially as it affects employees in assigned groups
- Work with functional HR teams to determine the effectiveness of HR programs and policies; recommend improvement to policies, programs and procedures to improve human resources and programmatic operations
- Guide management and staff on questions and issues regarding general employee relations, counseling employees concerning work-related issues, as well as interpreting and applying company policies, procedures, practices, benefits, salary changes, etc.
- Proactively manage, resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations
- Consult with managers to provide day-to-day performance management guidance to include coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions, etc.
- In conjunction with other HRBPs, ensure that policies and procedures are implemented consistently across all programs/departments, serve as an employee champion and change agent
- Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with internal and external legal department as needed/required
- Keep abreast of current EEO guidelines, human resources legislation and regulations, as well as changes in the human resources field.
- Minimum of 10 years' experience in a human resources business partner role, with demonstrated experience working with diverse departments and across several HR disciplines including: organizational change, employee relations, diversity, performance management, talent acquisition, training and compensation
- Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred
- Expert understanding of human resources policies and procedures
- Exposure to international HR issues including talent acquisition, employment practices, expatriate policies and programs is highly desired
- Excellent relationship management, consultative and project management skills
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
- Ability to take initiative, make decisions, multitask, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
- Self-starter with high energy; ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Positive attitude and ability to remain flexible in an evolving environment
- Good judgment to manage sensitive and confidential matters
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook; knowledge of HRIS and applicant tracking systems preferred (Workday a plus).
The Program Coordinator is a key member of the Political Affairs team, which is based in the Washington, DC office. The Program Coordinator is responsible for all administrative support for the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Political Affairs, the President of Environmental Defense Action Fund (EDAF) and the Senior Legislative Director for Political Affairs. Independent judgment is important and required to plan, prioritize and organize your workload within this busy program. Ideal candidates are driven self-starters with the ability to grasp administrative processes quickly and work well within a team. This is an excellent opportunity to use core business and administrative skills. The Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Finance and Operations.
- Responsible for all administrative tasks including travel planning, preparing expense reimbursements, scheduling and all additional administrative tasks necessary to support the Senior Vice President, President of EDAF and Senior Legislative Director.
- Manage program's legislative database including tracking of all congressional meetings, letter requests and program's progress toward goals.
- Attend internal and external meeting and be able to document, identify and track key takeaways, next steps, including research needs
- Coordinate with the program's financial analyst on administering contractual agreements for consultants, including working with program staff and consultants to ensure the obligations of contracts are fulfilled and invoices are submitted in a timely fashion.
- Apply excellent organizational, communication, and planning skills by responding to requests for information, helping to coordinate activities and projects for the legislative team and preparing correspondence as needed.
- Manage other administrative tasks associated with staff, including logistics, office needs, and telecommunications.
- A minimum of two years' work experience in office administration.
- A Bachelor's degree or Master's degree with 0-1 year of work experience in office administration.
- Creativity, energy, and the ability to multi-task and get work done under pressure.
- Excellent organizational and administration skills.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Superior skills in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
- Presence, confidence and integrity.
- Ability and willingness to work as a strong team player, while at the same time able to work independently and as a self-starter.
- An understanding of and commitment to Environmental Defense Fund's mission of protecting the natural environment and limiting humankind's impact on the planet.
The Advocacy Field Project Manager will report to the Senior Political Director to develop and implement a national grassroots field and organizing strategy for the 2018 election and beyond. The Advocacy Field Project Manager will enhance our advocacy engagements by activating EDFAction, EDF, Moms Clean Air Force, and Defend Our Future's members, activists, and grasstops in politically important states. This local organizing will be strategically focused on EDF's top environmental priorities to support political and policy goals and to influence state and federal legislators and other key decision makers.
This work will focus on crafting a national field strategy in and around the 2018 election, strategically harnessing membership and activist lists throughout the organization to maximize political impact, including effective use of the political identifying grassroots leaders in target states, building relationships with these leaders, providing content to support local organizing, coordinating local events and other on-the-ground engagement opportunities, and establishing benchmarks and goals for our grassroots organizing efforts. Beyond the election, the position will focus on building out and leveraging these field assets to target, influence local, state, and federal decision-makers, and coordinate closely with leadership development programs in EDF to enhance and strengthen our activists' influence.
The Advocacy Field Project Manager will also work in partnership with field organizers from other EDF initiatives as well as other environmental organizations.
- Assist with developing national field strategy for achieving state and federal political and legislative priorities, working to coordinate across programs and brands to effectively harness all existing resources.
- Organize and develop materials for online and offline activism.
- Strategically manage member and activist data to set, meet and exceed benchmarks for voter contact, volunteer recruitment, grassroots engagement, and GOTV.
- Establish a strong professional culture within the field organization focused on accountability, specific goals, innovation and sense of purpose.
- Maintain records of EDF organizers and activists, including updating contact information and tracking communications and activities.
- Maintain up-to-date overall activity calendar for engaging key audience targets, share and coordinate planning with other appropriate teams.
- Recruit new volunteer organizers and manage their development.
- Reach out to field organizers from other organizations and to other key allies.
- Implement strategies to follow up with new contacts.
- Bachelor's degree is required
- At least 4 years of experience in grassroots organizing or 2 cycles in field operations on political campaigns at the statewide, Congressional or higher level (volunteer management experience a must).
- Strong understanding of the political process; comfortable breaking complicated policies and procedures down for a lay audience.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Comfortable with public speaking in front of large groups. Ability to inspire action in others, leading by example and instill purpose into daily campaign operations.
- Proficiency in data management software including SalesForce/Common Ground, Convio, and NGP/VAN.
- Exceptional time management and prioritization skills; ability to multi-task and get work done under pressure. Strong personal organization skills and a relentless dedication to
- Good judgement, initiative, and ability to anticipate problems and follow through with confidence.
- Ability to work in a team setting.
- Proficiency in the use of IBM PCs and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
- An understanding of and commitment to Environmental Defense Fund's mission of protecting public health and the environment.
- Familiarity with online organizing tools and with how to leverage digital content to expand outreach and campaign engagements.
- Political and/or advocacy campaign experience
- Understanding of environmental priorities
- Able to work flexible hours
- HTML and design/Photoshop skills preferred
The Legislative Analyst will be an integral member of Environmental Defense Fund's US Climate Political Affairs program legislative team, working in a high-intensity and multi-disciplinary setting, to advocate on range of climate clean air and other environmental policies.
The Legislative Analyst responsibilities will include:
- Building relationships with Congressional offices and serving as an advocate with Congressional offices on a range of clean air, climate, and other EDF priorities in coordination with Environmental Defense Action Fund
Representing EDF at environmental coalition meetings and other outreach efforts
Conducting research related to various aspects of clean air, climate, and policy including summarizing and tracking legislative proposals, hearings, and votes
Drafting and disseminating correspondence, fact sheets and other advocacy and outreach materials, including via social media channels
Managing internal processes, coordinating congressional outreach across the political affairs program, maintaining information databases
- Two or more years of Hill or Hill-related experience, preferably serving as a Legislative Correspondent or Legislative Assistant; Political campaign or Executive Branch experience would be a plus.
Bachelor or Master Degree in environmental and/or energy related field, political science or public policy preferred
Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to recognize and build on political opportunities
Experience working with coalitions
Results-oriented, proactive individual with the ability to think strategically and carry out responsibilities in a timely and effective manner with minimal supervision
Interest and working knowledge of current issues relating to climate change, energy efficiency, clean energy, and air quality
The Florida Diverse Engagement & Partnerships project is a collaborative and intersectional effort involving Moms Clean Air Force (Moms), Defend Our Future (Defend), EDF National Field Operations (Field), and EDF Latino Engagement & Partnerships, along with external partners such as Mi Familia Vota (MFV). The objective of this project is to build out an educational advocacy campaign with diverse communities by integrating current on-the-ground resources. This campaign will help mobilize communities around environmental and public health protections, along with community-identified issues, and foster conversations with lawmakers at every level of government to build support for diverse voices.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead strategic outreach in a battleground state that is experiencing climate change and is a top destination to thousands of Americans seeking refugee from Hurricane Maria. The Fellow will have the support of Moms and Defend - two special projects of the EDF, that combined have more than 1 million members currently organizing to combat air pollution and the changing climate crisis. In addition, the Fellow will conduct new research to better understand how EDF and partners can reach out to diverse constituencies that environmental organizations have been slow to reach engage.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
- Lead research on how to better engage millennial voters/voters in rural areas of the state
- Research, identify and engage new diverse partners at the local, state and federal levels, especially in the environmental justice field; serve as the relationship manager for selected groups and individuals
- Research targeted Congressional districts and legislators
- Work with special projects from EDF and their communications staff and consultants to develop and manage the social and traditional media communications that target diverse communities on behalf of EDF, always looking for new opportunities to better communicate with these constituencies, including researching and identifying new bloggers, creating memes and other visuals and messaging to engage EDF's membership, and ensuring there is consistent and robust engagement of communities of color across EDF's social media platforms
- Spearhead multiple district visits, including scheduling meetings with Members of Congress or their staff, developing and compiling lobbying materials, leading lobbying delegations on the Hill, and conducting follow-up to hill meetings including writing and filing lobbying reports and issuing thank yous to constituents and Members of Congress and staff
- Conduct 2-4 trips into the field to work with partners, EDF field consultants, and Moms organizers on in-district lobbying visits, events, conferences and outreach
- Investigate grant opportunities to support this program and potential programs in other priority regions, and work with EDF supervisors to develop and submit grant proposals
- Organize a Moms event emphasizing their various projects - Moms & Mayors, MadreTierra, Health Justice, District Play-In, etc.
- Organize an event specifically targeting millennials, where the Fellow will represent Defend
- Organize a field event targeting diverse business community members
- Produce notes and reports for events, field actions, and meetings
- Demonstrated interest in environmental justice, health and/or field organizing
- Preferred experience in field organizing, campaigns, or communications work
- Highly proficient in social media applications
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Must be well organized, motivated, and detail-oriented
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-moving environment
- Ability to work in a team setting and have the ability to work independently when projects are due
- Demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills
- Bilingual preferred
- Ties to Florida ideal
Washington, DC (EDF's offices)
1 year Fellowship
Full-time (35 hours/week)
Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application, together with two writing samples.
EDF's brand is funded by scientific solutions and market-based incentives to ensure natural resource's sustainable management. California's water team is in a unique position of pioneering the first water transfer market in California. We get to design an environmental market from scratch, and the Tom Graff Fellow will develop a key part of the project.
In addition, the Tom Graff Fellow will be part of Tom Graff's legacy of the idea of using market forces to improve the environment by pushing for water marketing in California. Finally, the Tom Graff Fellow will spear-head a unique research process that combines, science, markets, and fieldwork. To test and promote the viability of water markets that benefit disadvantaged communities, the Tom Graff Fellow will work with urban and agricultural water users, policymakers, state and local agencies, environmental NGOs, and rural community leaders to design pilot projects in select basins at risk of groundwater overdraft. The project will require the Tom Graff Fellow to help lead the outreach, data collection and analysis of different water, geographic and socioeconomic indicators to support the development of water markets that benefit disadvantaged communities. And ensure sustainable groundwater management strategies for improving the reliability and resiliency of the water system.
Tom Graff Fellow will play a key role in the expansion of EDF's California Water Program to reform California's water markets aimed at making more water available for ecosystems and disadvantaged communities.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
Partnering with and securing support from local communities for an approach that will help improve groundwater quality and accessibility to safe drinking water.
Exploring appropriate methods and tools to measure groundwater recharge aimed at increasing groundwater tables and thus improving groundwater quality by lowering concentrations of arsenic, nitrates, selenium etc.
Supporting outreach and communications with local Central Valley stakeholders, and investigating the opportunity to pilot a groundwater recharge and water exchange project.
Building partnerships with Latino organizations, grasstop influencers, political leaders and policymakers.
Identifying opportunities for the development of water transfers and groundwater recharge on upstream fallowed lands that will improve groundwater quality of aquifers used by disadvantaged communities.
Identifying any obstacles or barriers to the development of local water markets and suggestions for how to eliminate those obstacles or barriers.
Participate in multidimensional efforts, round tables, and multi-stakeholder groups to gather information around the impact of groundwater threats on disadvantaged communities and other neighborhood pollution indicators in Central Valley census tracks.
Investigating socio-economic impacts of water markets such as land fallowing and the effects it will have on rural local economy as well as health inequality in San Joaquin Valley (SJV) such as higher poverty, accessibility to safe drinking water etc and Social Determinants of Health - place, economic and social history and policy connected to overall lower health of SJV communities.
Cultivating and strengthening local leadership from within communities to help promote practices that will make these communities more sustainable for the long-term.
Assisting Project Manager in the implementation of the Leadership Institute, a capacity building workshop aimed to train a new generation of leaders to advocate for safe, reliable drinking water in their communities through hands-on communication, storytelling, market-based incentive design and advocacy training modules that translate water challenges and community stories into engaging talking points for policymakers and live audiences.
Bachelor's Degree in social sciences, environmental science, public policy, international relations or other relevant disciplines.
Meticulous attention to detail and organizational abilities.
Displays initiative and works independently to solve problems in an efficient and effective manner.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with a wide variety of stakeholders especially vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Highly proficient computer skills including MS Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Spoken and written Spanish is a plus.
Must be well organized, motivated, and detail-oriented.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
Ability to work in a team setting and have the ability to work independently when projects are due.
Targeted start date is October 1, 2018.
An experienced program support person; performs difficult and/or specialized programmatic, content driven, bilateral activities in addition to more routine administrative or technical assignments. To assist with all EDF China program programmatic, communication and operation related work in EDF's NYC office.
- Manage schedule, organize meetings, conference calls and video conferences for the Senior Manager and the team.
- Process expense reports and submit program-related invoices for the Senior Manager, China related initiatives.
- Support Senior Manager in cross programs/teams communication needs.
- Administer and help draft contracts for consultants or other vendors.
- Maintain well-organized and accessible electronic and paper files.
- Apply excellent organizational, communication, and planning skills by responding to requests for information and project management, helping to coordinate activities and projects for the China team and preparing correspondence and reports as needed.
- Support meetings and document meeting via excellent note-taking and meeting minutes;
- Facilitate in internal and external information collection, translation, summary and compilation;
- Translation or editing between English and Chinese documents required;
- Apply excellent organizational, communication and planning skills in preparing written products, responding to information requests, and helping coordinate and track activities among staff members.
- Organize internal and external meetings as assigned, attend meetings and document and track key takeaways, next steps, and resource or research needs.
- Assist with research and analysis related to key program goals.
- Collaborate on preparation and distribution of reports and other written materials.
- Manage materials development and production.
- Manage website updates.
- All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree is required. Master preferred.
- At least 2 years of work experience in fast-paced, detail-oriented environment.
- Fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese, verbal and written required.
- Meticulous attention to detail and organizational abilities.
- Excellent oral and written communications ability.
- Strong research skills.
- Ability to work independently, and successfully handle and prioritize diverse, simultaneous tasks.
- Proficiency in the use of PCs and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
Preferred Education and Experience
- Interest in environmental advocacy is preferred.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The Director Information Security will be responsible for building and maintaining the vision, strategy, and programs necessary to ensure Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) information assets and technologies and data are adequately secured. As the champion of the organization's next generation strategy, this individual will also drive the success of a platform of state of the art global shared security services. This individual is also responsible for providing leadership and guidance on the adherence to and implementation of the Company's IT security policies and controls. The role will also be responsible for promoting IT security policies, practices and decisions through the consulting services offered by the team.
This leader also represents Information Security Architecture on various working groups. This role leads and develops others technical curiosity, careers and deliverables while leading by example through hands-on engineering consulting and relationship development across the EDF.
Proven expertise in Developing and maintaining plans to implement the information security strategy.
Specify the activities to be performed within the information security program.
Ensure alignment between the information security program and other assurance functions (e.g., physical, human resources, quality, IT).
Identify internal and external resources (e.g., finances, people, equipment, and systems) required to execute the security program.
Ensure the development of information security architectures (e.g., people, processes, technology).
Establish, communicate and maintain information security policies that support the security strategy.
Design and develop a program for information security awareness, training and education.
Ensure the development, communication and maintenance of standards, procedures and other documentation (e.g., guidelines, baselines, codes of conduct) that support information security policies.
Integrate information security requirements into the organization's processes (e.g., change control, mergers and acquisitions) and life cycle activities (e.g., development, employment, procurement).
Develop a process to integrate information security controls into contracts (e.g., with joint ventures, outsourced providers, business partners, customers, third parties).
Establish metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of the information security program.
Leading the development and publishing of up-to-date security policies, standards and guidelines, and the enterprise-wide training and dissemination of security policies and practices.
Managing the enterprise's security organization, including hiring, training, talent development and performance management.
Ensuring that security programs are in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and policies to minimize or eliminate risk and audit findings.
Setting and implementing consistent standards for IT security operations and support (i.e. intrusion detection systems, cyber security, firewalls, vulnerability assessment systems, penetration testing, secure email system, access control & identity management systems, network security, etc.).
Managing research and development activities designed to assess need, analyze costs and benefits, and develops strategies for deploying and integrating progressive security techniques and technologies.
Coordinating the use of external resources involved in the information security program, including, but not limited to, interviewing, negotiating contracts and fees, and managing external resources.
Providing strategic risk guidance for IT projects, including the evaluation and recommendation of technical controls.
Creating, communicating and implementing a risk-based process for vendor risk management, including assessment and treatment for risks that may result from partners, consultants and other service providers.
Facilitating a metrics and reporting framework to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, facilitating appropriate resource allocation, and increasing the maturity of the security.
The ideal candidate will be a thought leader in the area of information security and privacy. He or She will be a consensus builder with a track record of integrating people and processes to drive a cohesive security strategy for a globally complex and diverse enterprise.
Minimum 15 years in technology organizations
10+ years of success leading a security discipline within large organizations
Experience with Digital Rights Management technology
Deep experience with:
AWS / Azure / other cloud platforms
Service Organization and Controls
Media/Video Transport systems
Familiarity with GDPR and similar data privacy regulations for other countries
Proven technical knowledge to enable efficient team management
Proven record of delivering business critical projects within challenging time frames, multiple stakeholders groups and competing priorities
Demonstrated experience in information security, privacy or a data protection-related function
Proven understanding of information security risk assessment and risk management procedures and methodologies
Ability to correlate enterprise risk with appropriate administrative, physical and technical security controls
Strong knowledge of information security principles, standards, practices and technologies
Strong knowledge of industry and regulatory requirements (i.e., PCI, SOX, Safe Harbor)
Proven strong background in IT Security and Operational processes
BA/BS in business or computer science or bachelors and appropriate work experience
Require one of the following certification: CISSP, CISM, CISA or industry equivalent
The Help Desk Specialist, based in EDF's Austin, TX office, will be a member of our IT team responsible for installing, configuring and troubleshooting computer networks, systems, telecom, video conferencing and associated assemblies for 700+ users in 13+ EDF locations.
Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- End user support – 13+ locations (Austin, Beijing, Bentonville, Boston, Boulder, La Paz, London, New York, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Francisco, Washington DC, as well as several domestic and international hubs)
- Active Directory/Exchange account creation
- Outlook e-mail configuration
- Shared drive configuration
- Telecom support
- Video conferencing support
- Network / Printer mappings
- Mobile Device Management for iPhone, Android, and Windows Mobile
- Application usability and troubleshooting
- Remote control of end user laptop or desktop for administrative/push services
- Standard configuration – PCs, Macs, and Mobile Devices
- Standard images for specific laptop/desktop models
- System testing - component troubleshooting
- System update and maintenance
- Software deployment for updates and applications
- Installation and User Overview
Call tracking and Asset allocation
- ACD queues and announcements
- Trouble ticketing system and reports
- User inventory of asset, support, warranty and maintenance history
- Tracking transfers and costs associated with each asset
- Building and maintain active knowledge base for end users
- Asset component queries - For future technology upgrades and needs
Hardware/Software Technical Support
- Overall support for end user hardware technology
- Overall support for end user software applications (Office automation)
- Managing specific vendors and obtaining the proper support
- Provide guidance to "up and coming" technology for hardware and software
- 24-hour hotline support on a rotation basis for emergency coverage
- High school diploma plus technical courses, B.S. Degree in Computer Sciences or related field, or equivalent experience.
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Self-motivated and can adhere to deadlines
- Team Player
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Able to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
- Thorough and precise understanding of Windows 10, MS Office 2016 suite, including Outlook/Exchange, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
- Thorough and precise understanding of PCs, Macs
- Understanding of LifeSize Video Conferencing equipment, iPhones, and Android devices
- Knowledge of Shoretel IP telephony system
- A complete understanding of our helpdesk case management tool, and the importance of ticket and inventory tracking
- Able to swap parts from PC, Laptop, and Servers
- Able to lift 40 lbs (servers)
- Installing and replacing equipment in a server rack with guidance from network administrators
- Familiarity with patch panels
- Experience with telecommunications systems and circuits preferred
This is a newly created position designed to lead the Applications and Infrastructure teams to implement and shape the DevOps processes and practices, driving internal and external transformations to keep our team "ahead of the curve". The Senior Director, DevOps will lead a team of technical resources and will be responsible for building, implementing and directing automated cloud and development/operations principles as well as maintaining the quality of implementation and solution recommendations. This role ensures that the necessary guidance, processes and resources are in place to drive successful business outcomes.
The successful candidate will have a passion for monitoring, automation and optimization of global IT applications and infrastructure landscaping. The candidate should have strong business analysis skills and an aptitude for understanding/improving business processes using technology. This position will ensure that IT services are working seamlessly according to established service level agreements. He/she will be accountable for managing teams, allocating and monitoring work assignments and training/coaching staff. This position will report to the VP of Enterprise Software Solutions.
- Lead and direct multiple projects with a clear focus on technology landscapes as they relate to cloud and automation efforts.
- Evaluate the scope and complexity of IT projects and programs, implementing plans to achieve key outcomes.
- Make recommendations to senior-level management on procedures to improve and streamline processes and establish best practices.
- Provide complex technical IT support to identify project risks and mitigation strategies. Communicate project status, risks, and issues to stakeholders.
- Incident Management including triaging, logging, prioritizing, tracking, communicating and resolution of all incoming support requests. Lead problem analysis and root cause analysis on key issues.
- Identify opportunities for automation and optimization and build into the deployment cycle to improve quality, productivity and efficiency
- Collaborate with corresponding cross functional teams for issues/requests requiring code changes or support.
- Build and maintain a knowledge base for easy future reference.
- Manage global applications and implement new technologies to support business processes, including the introduction of a new global ERP.
- Bachelors / Advanced degree in Business, Marketing or Engineering.
- 12+ years’ experience in software development, product development, infrastructure management, and/or advanced analytics.
- 7+ years of leading IT teams (software and infrastructure) and balancing competing priorities.
- Experience with implementation and maintenance of ERP and / or CRM adn other enterprise wide business process automation systems. Implementation or working experience with Salesforce is a plus.
- Strong project management background including a detailed understanding of data analysis and manipulation to make decisions.
- Must be willing to wear many hats including Development, Solution Architecture, Project Planning and Resource Allocation in collaboration with the PMO.
- Adept at influencing others and driving change. Capable of partnering with the organization to deliver change management and project prioritization.
- Experience working with Global markets (Internationalization/Localization, LatAM/APAC/EMEA)
- Experience delivering software or online solutions in global enterprise environments.
- Experience leading and effectively managing a complex, reliable and scalable platform.
- High degree of organization and ability to manage multiple, competing projects and priorities simultaneously.
- Proven experience managing products, budgets and justifying resource needs to senior leaders and finance partners.
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
- Excellent communication (verbal and written) and collaboration skills and the ability to earn trust at all levels.
- Ability to think strategically and execute methodically.
- Experience working in the non-profit industry is a plus.
- Experience with service oriented architecture and Agile development methodologies.
- Experience using tools to capture user stories, test cases, sign-offs, etc.
- Experience or use of PMP/Lean
The Senior Development Officer will lead the fundraising efforts for a select portfolio of high-level foundation donors and prospects (6-8 figure gifts), as well as provide effective team leadership to up-and-coming Development Officers and junior staff on the Institutional Giving team.
Department and Location
This position is part of the Institutional Giving team within EDF’s Development Department. The Development Department raises 90% of EDF’s $175M+ budget annually; the Institutional Giving team is responsible for raising about half of the department’s revenue. This position is located in either EDF’s New York or Washington, D.C. offices.
The Senior Development Officer, Foundations reports to the Senior Director of Institutional Giving.
- Working closely with program, finance and executive staff, raise and manage 6-8 figure gifts from foundations to support the work and mission of EDF. This entails a range of strategic stewardship and cultivation activities, including but not limited to:
- Developing and implementing donor cultivation plans and gaining buy-in from EDF’s program and executive leadership.
- Preparing high quality proposals, reports and other donor-facing communications in collaboration with program staff and grant writers.
- Constructing strategic talking points and other materials for program and executive staff to use in donor meetings
- Developing relationships with foundation staff and participating in funder meetings.
- Leveraging the resources of department-wide research and donor engagement (communications/events) teams, as appropriate.
- Provide management oversight and mentoring to mid-level officers, junior staff, and/or administrative staff, including delegating and overseeing work, and, as appropriate, providing guidance to ensure smooth operations and high performance across the team.
- Develop and maintain strong knowledge of EDF’s program work to effectively represent, through both written and oral communications, a wide array of regional, national, and global environmental programs to inspire donors to support EDF.
- Lead and/or facilitate frequent and ongoing internal communication within the development department, with program, finance and administrative staff, and at times, with the executive team to ensure coordinated engagement with donors across the organization.
- Effectively make a wide range of both independent and collaborative decisions in cultivating and stewarding donors, using his/her best judgment and the input of program staff and development leadership, where appropriate.
- Work effectively with staff across all departments throughout all EDF offices.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- A minimum of 8 years of demonstrated success and increasing responsibilities in nonprofit fundraising, including strong track record of securing large gifts (at least six-figures) from foundations.
- Experience managing other staff.
- Strong strategic thinking and planning skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- The ability to work both as a team player and independently, as a self-starter.
- Strong project management skills, including the ability to work effectively across the organization and among geographically-dispersed colleagues.
- Outstanding interpersonal and listening skills.
- Interest in environmental issues, and demonstrated ability to quickly develop a strong command of EDF’s issues and work.
- Strong computer literacy, including Word, Excel, and donor management databases.
- The ability to travel.