With world attention on both the environment and the
economy, Environmental Defense Fund
(EDF) is where policymakers and business
leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science,
uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent
threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest
environmental organizations, with more than two million members and
a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy
experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22
geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You
will be part of a vibrant workplace where innovation and results
are a way of life.
EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds
and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we
face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We
seek talented candidates who share our Core Values of Respect,
Results, Innovation, Optimism, and Integrity, and support
our Commitment to
The Development Coordinator is a support function working
closely with senior fundraisers to provide the top notch
administrative and project management skills needed to cultivate,
solicit, and steward EDF’s most generous donors. The ideal
candidate will draw on previous experience, bringing project and
grant administration skills, as well as research capacity,
financial acumen, and an analytical mindset to support a
Department, Location and Reporting
The Institutional Giving (IG) team sits within EDF’s Development
Department. The Development Department raises 90% of EDF’s $250M+
budget annually; the IG team is responsible for raising a
significant portion of the department’s revenue.
This position will be located in EDF’s New York, Washington DC,
or Boston office with the flexibility to be partially remote for
the right candidate.
Work closely with 2-3 portfolio managers to cultivate, solicit
and steward a portfolio of donors by contributing to development of
funder materials—e.g., proposals, reports, email updates, financial
reports and other financial information, etc.
- In coordination with portfolio managers and program staff,
develop realistic and efficient timelines for donor products, and
manage process workflow for these materials, working across
departments, organizational hierarchy, cultures, and time
- Compose drafts, proofread and/or edit funder materials as well
as internal communications, using the highest writing standards,
utmost accuracy and EDF’s style and messaging.
- Maintain timely and accurate donor information in EDF’s
- Maintain financial projections, as well as track and analyze
various fundraising metrics and activities.
- Assist with donor research and keep abreast of EDF’s priorities
to help portfolio managers identify alignment with funding
- Provide top-notch administrative support including processing
and tracking department correspondence; scheduling, attending, and
taking notes for internal meetings; scheduling supervisor’s and
team members’ meetings and travel; and completing expense reports
for Sr. IG Officers.
- Participates in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from
all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and
empowered to address the environmental and organizational
challenges in alignment with EDF values.
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
- A minimum of three years of administrative fundraising and
project management experience, preferably in a non-profit or
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including
the ability to compose, edit, and expertly proofread donor
materials and correspondence, among other documents.
- Exceptional attention to detail.
- Experience reviewing and analyzing financial reports strongly
- Strong strategic and analytical skills and the ability to write
clearly and concisely.
- Excellent judgement and interpersonal skills, including the
ability to maintain tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality while
representing the organization and interfacing with all levels of
staff, volunteers, funders, and vendors.
- The ability to work effectively across a complex, dynamic
organization and among geographically dispersed colleagues.
- Demonstrated initiative and creativity; the ability to work
independently as well as within a team.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and with
donor database(s) required; experience with Salesforce
- Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and
inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders
across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
- Commitment to the mission of Environmental Defense Fund.
How to Apply
Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter on
our careers site.
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.