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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 850 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?
EDF has long been a leading voice on the design of U.S. climate policy and a champion of market-based solutions to environmental issues, including programs to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants.
A goal of the EDF’s Global Methane strategy is to bend the curve on greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas production and use by 2030, while meeting the world’s energy needs cleanly and equitably. We are achieving this through a defined set of objectives targeted at 1) reducing emissions from oil and gas production, delivery, and use, and 2) reducing demand for oil and gas in power generation, transportation, buildings, and industry. To achieve our goal, we seek reforms in law, regulation, and/or business practice through a set of strategic corporate partnerships, direct engagement with policymakers, and mobilizing investor and public sentiment in favor of change. In achieving our objectives, we facilitate cutting-edge science, technical innovation, and rigorous economic and financial analysis to develop durable solutions.
Our long-term vision is that effective government policies and industry practices will virtually eliminate methane emissions from the global oil and gas industry, thereby reducing total anthropogenic methane emissions by approximately one-third. Our goal of reducing oil and gas methane emissions 45% by 2025 represents a first, critical step toward achieving this vision.
EDF’s +Business and Energy Transition teams continue to be at the center of this policy analysis and development, incorporating economic, scientific, and legal expertise to secure effective and equitable policy change at the state, federal, and regional levels to curb climate pollution.
Under direction of EDF+Business’ Director, Energy Transition, the Manager will undertake advocacy activities with critical companies and investors in targeted states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, and California to secure adoption and implementation of federal and state programs to drive down emissions from the oil and gas industry. This position works collaboratively across relevant internal teams and cultivates external relationships with key stakeholders to move strategies forward and achieve results.
This role will be instrumental in implementing some of the most significant climate policy on the table in the U.S., setting a pathway for other countries to follow in regulating methane emissions from the energy industry, and working on the frontlines, winning the climate battle in tons of greenhouse gases while protecting local communities.
The Manager will work with the EDF+Business and U.S. Energy team to develop and implement strategies to secure ambitious state and federal rules to limit oil and gas climate pollution. Primary activities include:
The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:
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.