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Environmental Defense Fund NYC, NY, USA
Aug 09, 2018
Full time
Overall Function 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. Key Responsibilities 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 Qualifications 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 Environmental Defense Fund  is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environmental Defense Fund New York, NY, USA
Aug 01, 2018
Full time
The Program Coordinator will provide operational and programmatic support to the India team within the Climate Program. The support will be for a broad range of initiatives with an immediate focus on tracking projects related to air quality and climate change in India and support for setting up a formal EDF presence in India. Key Responsibilities: Track and monitor the execution of EDF’s strategy in India and projects related to air quality and climate change in India; ensure that deliverables are completed in a timely manner; Ensure that the SVP of Climate and other program leaders are well informed of project status, outcomes, challenges, and necessary actions through suitable updates; Serve as the point person for Global Operations in matters relevant to operations in India; facilitate the process of setting up a formal EDF presence in India; Enable cross-functional collaboration between Climate and other Programs and Departments; coordinate well-integrated relationships in support of mutual goals; In collaboration with SVP of Climate and EDF’s Development staff, help develop and facilitate the execution of a fundraising strategy to raise the necessary resources to meet EDF’s program objectives in India; coordinate closely with Development liaison for India; and  closely  track all development activities Organize and coordinate internal and external meetings for the India team and develop agendas as needed; communicate regularly with and serve as a point of contact for India-based consultants and staff; Draft, review, edit papers and reports as needed; create and manage information and document storage mechanism; Provide comprehensive operational support for the India team such as processing financial invoices, contracts, travel, etc. Track program expenditures against budget and assist in updating monthly financial reports, work with the program financial analyst to identify and  rectify   variances Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or above, preferably in environmental science, economics, or a related field; Demonstrated project management skills, preferably in a nonprofit setting; Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks, priorities, and deadlines concurrently; Excellent research, and written and oral communication skills; Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively, especially with colleagues and partners in a multicultural setting; Ability to work productively and collaboratively with colleagues located in multiple offices and time zones; Ability to adeptly handle confidential and non-routine information; Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail Knowledge of environmental and climate policies and Indian landscape; Environmental Defense Fund  is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environmental Defense Fund Washington, DC, USA
Aug 01, 2018
Full time
Overall Function 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. Key Responsibilities 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 Qualifications 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. Environmental Defense Fund  is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com