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Environmental Defense Fund Raleigh, NC, USA
Apr 18, 2019
Full time
Overall Function The Program Coordinator is a key member of the Political Affairs team based in the Raleigh, NC office, and plays a critical supporting role in the development and execution of campaigns to advance priority goals of EDF’s core program teams located in the Raleigh Office. Independent judgement is important and required to plan, prioritize and organize workload within this busy program. Ideal candidates are driven self-starters with the ability to learn and implement workflow processes quickly and work well within a team. The Program Coordinator will report to the Senior Manager for North Carolina Political Affairs. Position Term This opportunity will be offered as a 24-month term position. Key Responsibilities Responsible for various administrative tasks including, preparing expense reimbursements, scheduling, travel planning, and other non-routine assignments as necessary to support effective policy advocacy. Assist with budget management for project work, develop work plans, help negotiate consulting agreements and scopes of work, and help identify and procure necessary resources. Coordinate with program financial analyst on administering contractual agreements, including working with program staff and consultants to ensure obligations of contracts are fulfilled and invoices are submitted in a timely fashion. Become sufficiently knowledgeable about the scope and breadth of the core program activities carried out by teams located in EDF’s Raleigh Office in order to support and participate effectively in cross-programmatic coordination, advocacy strategy discussions, and long-range planning. Attend, participate, and represent EDF in meetings with policymakers, advocacy coalition partners, and other various external stakeholders. Identify, track, and ensure accountability for action items and critical tasks identified in both internal team meetings and coordination sessions with advocacy partners and other stakeholders. Monitor and report on legislatives activities related to EDF”s legislative agenda and other priority policy issues. Support the Political Affairs program through research, coordination, strategic input, discrete project management and relationship development. Apply excellent organizational, communication, and planning skills by responding to requests for information, helping to coordinate activities and projects for the Political Affairs team, and preparing correspondence as needed. Synthesize issue research and policy analysis to draft and edit documents and other materials to support EDF’s advocacy agenda, strategic communications efforts, internal and external reporting requirements, and other purposes Qualifications At least three years of relevant work experience with bachelors or advanced degree with some related work experience. Strong preference for previous advocacy and/or political campaign experience. Detail oriented, organized, self-starter, able to adapt to frequent change and prioritize effectively under constant deadline pressure. Creativity, energy, and the ability to multi-task and get work done under pressure. Ability and willingness to work as a strong team player, while at the same time able to work independently. Excellent organizational and administrative skills. Strong written and oral communications skills. Excellent strategic thinking skills and judgment. Adaptable and flexible while working with a diverse team from varied backgrounds. An understanding of and commitment to Environmental Defense Fund’s mission of protecting the natural environment and limiting humankind’s impact on the planet. 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 San Francisco, CA, USA
Apr 18, 2019
Full time
The Senior Operations Specialist, Ecosystems is a key member of the Ecosystems Program operations team reporting to the Senior Director of Operations. As the Senior Operations Specialist, Ecosystems your role is defined first by providing advanced, diversified, administrative support of a substantial and confidential nature to the Senior Vice President (SVP), Ecosystems. You will anticipate the SVP’s needs and proactively solve problems and/or independently handle issues. As Senior Operations Specialist, you will also coordinate and facilitate program-wide operational projects and initiatives, including administrative support to other senior leaders on the Ecosystems team. Supporting the SVP is roughly 70% with the remaining 30% of time working on other projects and administrative duties. This position is an operational and administrative role and is suited for a professional who has made or wants to make a career in this line of work. Administrative Support Manage the SVP’s extensive meeting schedule and maintain calendar on Outlook, keeping track of deadlines and important events and reconciling conflicts at least two weeks ahead. Book all conference rooms and video conferencing services. Settle daily priorities and time-sensitive issues for the SVP. Coordinate the SVP’s activities, negotiating and handling the needs of individuals or groups requesting time or information from the SVP; independently commit the SVP’s time to those requesting access based on an in-depth understanding of the executive’s priorities, needs and role in the organization’s framework. Screen correspondence and telephone calls; keep the executive informed of all matters requiring their attention. Assist the SVP in preparing for meetings and appointments with Board Members, donors, staff and external constituents, securing information and supplemental materials from other departments, as necessary, providing hard copies one day prior to meetings. Handle all travel booking (air, hotel, and ground transportation) impeccably and provide detailed travel itinerary before travel, anticipating and resolving all logistical travel issues prior to trip. Draft communications and correspondence on behalf of the executive. Take notes at meetings and prepare timely, clear and accurate minutes to stakeholders, including agendas and supporting materials. Coordinate regular meetings with all direct reports and other key EDF staff members; schedule all conference calls. Oversee information flow and documents requiring signature in and out of SVP’s office. Continually maintain and update the SVP’s contact list. Maintain the filing systems of the office. Track all expenses for SVP; prepare monthly expense reports on time. Provide limited administrative support to other senior members of the Ecosystems program (scheduling, expense reports, travel booking, meeting logistics). Project Management Lead program-wide projects in conjunction with Senior Director of Operations. Perform work autonomously with delegated authority to exercise discretion and discernment regarding matters of significance on behalf of the SVP. Maintain current list of Board members and files of relevant Board committees, and coordinate quarterly EDF board and Ecosystems committee reports and dashboards. Ensure the SVP is in full communication with the Development department about the actions to take with each donor. Ensure that weekly internal communication updates from program leads flow to the SVP for reporting purposes. Work closely in cloud-based project management tool (Podio) and serve as a resource to the Ecosystems program. Help plan and lead program events and retreats. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree is preferred, plus at least four years supporting a senior-level executive. Excellent judgment and discretion, proven ability to handle sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality. Proficiency in the use of common software applications (e.g., MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web and cloud based platforms). Deeply organized, timely and thorough in planning and execution. Adept at handling a busy senior-level executive’s schedule to improve their effectiveness. Significant work experience in coordinating events and managing and executing projects that meet timely deadlines. Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means. Solid research skills required with ability to produce executive briefings. Ability to work independently, lead and prioritize highly detailed tasks, use good judgment and initiative, and handle multiple contending priorities successfully. Preferred Qualifications Reliable, hardworking, trustworthy, discreet, poised, with a sense of humor. You are able to respect and keep confidences of others and work as part of a team. Seasoned, professional demeanor; adept at working with senior-level management, administrative staff, board members, internal and external constituencies, donors and politicians. Hardworking, resourceful administrator. Able to anticipate needs of the executive and organization, and trouble-shoot issues before they intensify. Ability to juggle multiple projects, activities and meet critical deadlines. Strong skills in constructive problem solving and in staying calm under pressure. Ability to build and sustain momentum, while keeping an eye on the big picture and important details. Ensures consistency and quality in all work products. This position is an operational and administrative role and is suited for a professional who has made or wants to make a career in this line of work. 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
Apr 18, 2019
Full time
Overall Function EDF’s Climate team seeks a Senior Analyst to provide critical research and analysis in support of our U.S. focused efforts to advance ambitious policy solutions to address climate change. As a key player on a growing team, the Senior Analyst will support our advocacy as we lay the foundation for climate legislation at the federal level, including limits and a price on carbon, and build our capacity to engage on a growing initiative for EDF focused on federal clean energy innovation. He/she will report to the Director of U.S. Climate Policy & Analysis and work in close collaboration with a range of EDF’s climate, economic, and political experts. Conduct research and economic analysis related to U.S. climate and energy policy - including federal carbon pricing legislation, regulatory policy, as well as existing and proposed innovation programs and policies Prepare economic and policy analysis of a range of U.S. federal policy proposals and potential legislation Develop and deploy analytical tools designed to educate external stakeholders (e.g., Congressional staff) and inform EDF’s internal thinking on policy design Review and synthesize academic literature and analysis as well as policy proposals on carbon pricing program design Develop timely, comprehensible, politically salient materials for policy makers, media outlets, and other stakeholders (including analyses, fact sheets, answers to specific queries, and other information as needed), in close coordination with relevant EDF staff Present analysis and findings through clear and compelling oral presentations to both internal and external audiences Write and prepare white papers, technical reports, policy briefs, and communications materials Respond to “rapid-response” queries relating to U.S. climate policy and/or economics from press/media, government, external partners, and internal sources Represent EDF in external settings (e.g., meetings with policy makers, Congressional staff, other environmental organizations, research institutions, or corporations) and collaborate with key partners Qualifications We are seeking candidates who have a demonstrated ability to conduct rigorous research and economic analysis in the area of environmental and/or energy policy, preferably related to the use of market-based solutions. Candidates must have exceptional problem solving skills, be extremely detail-oriented and able to ensure consistency and quality of research products. You should also have:  At least four years relevant professional experience, or advanced degree with at least two years of experience Experience working on environmental policy, particularly climate change and energy, and ideally the use of market-based solutions to address environmental problems Familiarity with energy and economic analytical tools as well as major data sources of energy, environmental, and economic information Familiarity with design and performance of carbon pricing and other market-based policies at the state, regional, and federal level, as well as federal regulatory approaches under the Clean Air Act Advanced Excel skills; proficiency with statistical analytical tools a plus Ability to effectively synthesize and communicate technical and policy findings in a clear and concise manner to colleagues internally and to external non-technical audiences through both written and oral communication 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 support of and in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams 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