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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.
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Healthy oceans are the lifeblood of our planet. But they’re in peril – from climate change, overfishing, habitat destruction and other threats. That’s why EDF’s Climate Resilient Fisheries & Oceans team is working to safeguard the oceans and protect nature while feeding the planet, creating more secure livelihoods, and bolstering more equitable societies for human well-being. One of the greatest threats to the oceans is overfishing, which is why our dedicated team of scientists, economists, and fishery management experts are collaborating with partners around the globe to make sustainable fishing the norm. Through our work in the U.S., Latin America, and Asia Pacific, we draw on strong science and economic principles to advance sustainable fishing practices, forward-looking policies and innovative tools that support the health of our oceans and the people who depend on them for food and their livelihoods.
The Manager, Resilient Fisheries Policy will play a key role in advancing solutions for sustainable, profitable and resilient fisheries and fishing communities, with a focus in the United States. Specifically, this individual will help to build and manage relationships with fisheries stakeholders, plan and facilitate outreach and exchanges with key partners and assist in resilience-related advocacy efforts. The Manager will also manage key pieces of EDF’s strategy to advance climate resilient fisheries in the U.S. at the national policy level, including efforts to modernize fisheries data modernization and increase the uptake of electronic technologies through policy advocacy, champion building and communications. This individual will conduct research on key topics related to fisheries and oceans science and management, and climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience. They will communicate relevant findings, best practices, and emerging research with teams across EDF. This position will be an excellent opportunity to use policy insights, analytical and communications skills and a collaborative spirit to advance the concept of climate resilience in meaningful ways. This individual will work under the direction of the Senior Director, Resilient Fisheries within the larger People and Nature team. They will collaborate internally across EDF and externally with diverse stakeholders, policymakers, community leaders, and scientists to co-develop strategies for climate resilience.
Work in collaboration with members of EDF’s Climate Resilient Fisheries & Oceans team and People and Nature team to research and develop innovative science and policy solutions for achieving climate resilient fisheries
Track issues related to EDF priorities, including climate resilience and electronic technologies, at regional fishery management councils and the national policy level; work with the Resilient Fisheries team and fisheries stakeholders to engage at the regional level to advance policy priorities
Manage the implementation of core pieces of a policy engagement and outreach strategy to advance US Fisheries data modernization and facilitate the uptake of electronic technologies.
Manage key aspects of EDF’s fisheries/oceans national policy portfolio including advocacy efforts at the national, regional, and congressional levels (e.g., meetings, fly-ins etc. between key stakeholders, fisheries leaders and congressional champions)
Manage efforts to advance fisheries issues in Congress, including securing resources for key priorities through federal appropriations and building oceans and fisheries champions.
Conduct stakeholder outreach, build relationships and manage strategic partnerships with relevant policymakers, fishing leaders, scientists and other stakeholders with the goal of working collaboratively to identify and implement strategies to address climate impacts to fisheries and fishing communities
Plan and host meetings, workshops, briefings, and other convenings in support of climate resilience for fisheries and communities
Work across EDF (e.g., with the members of the Resilient Fisheries, Oceans Technology Solutions, and US Regional teams) to support the design and development of policy, science and technological solutions for building climate resilient fisheries and communities
Asist in fostering and building effective outreach strategies for sharing EDF products with internal teams, targeted external partners and the broader fisheries community
Develop reports, guidance documents, comment letters, blogs, and other communications materials as part of advocacy efforts to advance climate resilient fisheries and communities
Conduct research on climate resilience fisheries issues and document research findings in reports, case studies, and other communications and training materials
Meaningfully incorporate principles of equity into EDF policy recommendations and stakeholder engagement
Participate in advancing EDF’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 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
Assist in the development of strategies, work plans and proposals as needed
Serve as EDF’s representative in external settings such as conferences, workshops and other venues
Conduct additional responsibilities as needed as part of a dynamic team
We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization.
The pay range for this role is shown below which takes into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.
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.