Environmental Defense Fund is hiring a
Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.
We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 1,000 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.
Our culture, values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?
The Director of Development, Special Projects will be part of an international development team responsible for generating philanthropic revenue from a myriad of sources. This is a unique opportunity for a development professional with an extensive background in operational management and a deep familiarity with institutional and major gifts fundraising to become part of the development team at one of the nation’s premier environmental organizations. In collaboration with portfolio managers and other experts in Development, the Director will have varied leadership responsibilities with a primary focus on managing fundraising travel for EDF senior executives.
In concert with the Vice Presidents of Individual and Institutional Giving, the Director will prioritize, prepare for, and implement high-level travel for EDF executives as they cultivate, solicit, and steward top donors and prospective donors in the US and abroad. The Director will be responsible for managing travel priorities together with portfolio managers and support executive office staff throughout EDF. The Director will develop protocols and materials for donor strategy discussions by utilizing resources across the Development department, to inform those meetings including data, research, and financial details.
Reporting to the Senior Director, Major and Principal Gifts, and managing a small team, this individual will also lead other important projects in furtherance of the Development Department’s priorities.
This position can be performed remotely or on a hybrid arrangement out of any of our US-based EDF office locations - candidates must currently reside in and be based out of the United States.
Please submit a cover letter with your submission.
We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization. We take into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.
The pay range for this role is shown below.
Please note that pay ranges are country specific. As a result, the stated currency is not meant be converted into any other currency.
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.