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?
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Reporting to the AVP, Strategic Operations EDF+Business**,** the Senior Manager, Strategic Operations EDF+Business works directly with the EDF+Business Net Zero Value Chain team senior leader and collaborates closely with the Value Chain team workstream leads to strengthen program operations, improve efficiencies and collaboration, and drive greater impact.
The Senior Manager advances the Net Zero Value Chain team goals through strategic prioritization and expert project management skills. They are responsible for ensuring that initiatives are structured, staffed, and managed to support EDF-wide goals, deliver on current projects and donor deliverables, and meet annual budget targets. The Manager will align the Value Chains work and deliverables with EDF’s impact, solutions and regional teams, as well as working closely with staff from across EDF+Business, to drive and amplify results in key workstreams.
To be successful, the Manager will demonstrate a strong spirit of collaboration, communicate with trust and transparency, and have a laser focus on achieving results, while building and maintaining strong teams.
This role can be performed either 100% remotely from home or on a hybrid arrangement out of any EDF office based in the United States.
At least 8+ years of relevant experience and college degree preferred. Relevant work including project management experience and experience supporting the development of organizational systems and protocols
Ability to forge collaborations and work in and across a complex, matrixed organization while delivering results
Positive self-starter with excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, high energy and the ability to work independently
Thoughtful and strategic approach to problem-solving, while not losing site of smaller details. Experience working with teams that deploy strategies that involve economic and market-based solutions to environmental challenges will be a distinct advantage
Expertise in managing multiple projects concurrently, both independently and as a member of teams in a dynamic and creative environment
Proven skill at building relationships to engender trust and influence cross-functionally in order to drive execution toward common goals
Sound, independent judgment to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload
Experience with fundraising and tracking and reporting outcomes a plus
Excellent written and verbal skills, particularly in communicating complex financial or corporate business matters to lay audiences
Willingness to take risks, try new approaches and tackle difficult conversations and barriers with innovative ideas
A broad understanding of environmental issues and demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders. Experience implementing DEI initiatives a plus
Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
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.