Project Manager, Healthy Communities

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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 :
Washington, New York, Boston and Remote - US Eastcoast

Overall Function
The Project Manager, Healthy Communities is a critical support role in the development, execution, and communication of EDF Health's projects. He/she will manage multiple projects, working with many teams, and managing external partners as well as careful coordination ranging from science, policy, data and GIS related projects. He/she will assist in conducting literature reviews, data analyses, spatial analyses and other materials for chemical policy, global clean air and more general environmental health work. The Project Manager, Health will report to the AVP, Program Operations, Health and will work closely with other senior Health Directors.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support EDF Health Program with focus on relevant policy analysis, research, writing, and translating environmental health policy work for broader consumption
  • 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 Health projects
  • Perform literature reviews, complete GIS analyses, as well as analyze and synthesize scientific/technical information on a variety of topics to support the Healthy Communities team and related EDF activities
  • Help develop reports, fact sheets, blog posts, and other materials for general and specific audiences on the topics of focus. In addition to these responsibilities, the Project Manager will play an integral role in other activities including fundraising, project evaluation, identifying new opportunities, thought-leadership development, and disseminating and communicating sector results
  • 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 is required.
  • At least 4 years of experience in related experience or advanced degree with 2 or more years of experience
  • Strong quantitative background in geospatial data analytics and tools (e.g., geostatistics, ArcGIS, QGIS)
  • Intellectual agility and comfort with working on a wide variety of environmental topics
  • 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
  • Ability to juggle many tasks and deadlines and to respond quickly to changing opportunities
  • A broad understanding of environmental issues and demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse scientists and industrial stakeholders in large-scale, multi-initiative studies
  • Ability to work independently and support a multi-disciplinary team, using independent judgment to plan, prioritize, and organize a diverse workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Proficiency in the use of PCs and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Interest in environmental and health advocacy
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.