Project Manager - Global Clean Air, US Region

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Environmental Defense Fund

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

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 Diversity .
Responsibilities :
Overall Function:
The Project Manager will play a supporting role in the development, execution, and replication of a campaign to secure investments in hyperlocal air insights that drive actions to reduce health inequities. The Project Manager’s role is to support the US Health Policy Director on identifying campaign partners, outreach, developing the case for hyperlocal insights, developing and commenting on legislation and regulation, and serving as an external and internal resource on why hyperlocal insights matter. This critical work supports EDF’s efforts to accelerate policies that address health disparities from air pollution. This position reports to the Global Clean Air Policy Director – US Region.

This position can be performed on a hybrid schedule out of EDF's office in Washington, DC.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct targeted policy analysis, research, writing, and translating work for multiple audiences.
  • Contribute to success by facilitating strong communication within and among project teams and with stakeholders. This includes helping to identify campaign partners, managing the collaboration process with other NGOs, and building consensus on policy requests and political targets
  • Coordinate comments on federal and state health and equity legislation and policy proposals
  • Develop work plans, negotiate project agreements and scopes of work, identify and procure necessary resources, and manage project work and deliverables.
  • Support and manage key components of ongoing projects with internal and external partners, including from academia, industry, and research organizations.
  • Develop and apply appropriate means for measuring the success of campaigns & projects
  • Develop and support the dissemination of communications materials for diverse audiences through reports, fact sheets, blog posts, interviews, presentations, and other methods.
  • Play a supportive role in other activities including fundraising, evaluating and recommending new project ideas; disseminating and communicating project results; and being a team player in the development of a vibrant and entrepreneurial program.
  • Participate 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least four or more years of related experience, or advanced degree in a related field with at least two years’ related experience. Relevant degrees will focus on public policy, law, economics, public health, or related fields.
  • Ability to think creatively at the intersection of technical, scientific and policy issues;
  • Strong interest in using science and economics to influence public policy;
  • Demonstrated track record of building consensus and delivering results with diverse partners;
  • Ability to absorb and translate complex scientific and technical topics to different audiences
  • Experience in project management and exceptional personal organization and attention to detail;
  • An ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, both independently and as a member of small teams in a dynamic and creative environment;
  • Strong analytical skills and experience performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience;
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Ability to juggle many tasks and deadlines and to respond quickly to changing opportunities.
  • Proficiency in the use of PCs and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
EEO Information:
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.