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?
We'd like to request for individuals interested in this role to please submit a cover letter with their applications. Additional writing/work sample attachments are optional but also highly appreciated - all provided application materials will be evaluated cumulatively when selecting our slates.
While there is a preference for candidates who reside in or near Washington D.C., this position can be performed 100% remotely or on a hybrid arrangement out of any other EDF office location in the Eastern or Central timezones of the US.
Environmental Defense Fund is a matrixed organization, with teams collaborating across solutions and impact areas at a global scale. The People and Nature impact area is centered on the EDF vision that people and nature can thrive together in a climate impacted world and that working lands and natural ecosystems can be an important part of the climate solution. Healthy land, freshwater and ocean ecosystems are more resilient to climate change, are part of the climate solution, and provide healthy abundant food, improved livelihoods and cultural well-being for all communities. Furthermore, we must work to ensure all people benefit more equitably as we implement climate solutions.
As part of our People and Nature program, EDF’s Climate-Smart Agriculture initiative, led by Britt Groosman, aims to put farmers at the center of climate adaptation and mitigation and embed principles of a just rural transition by focusing on productivity and technological solutions that work for farmers.
The U.S. Region, led by Joe Bonfiglio, is made up of six teams working to create bold policies, climate-smart regulations and political will in order to stabilize the climate, build thriving communities and sustain human health across the U.S.
The U.S. Region Initiatives, led by Derek Walker, is home to many U.S.-focused projects including clean energy, domestic methane, state carbon markets, ZEVs, energy decarbonization, western water, climate-smart agriculture and health. Staff nested here pull together matrixed teams across EDF to execute our strategies on these organizational priorities in the U.S.
The Policy Manager will work on the U.S. regional team in partnership with our Climate-Smart Agriculture initiative to conduct rigorous policy and technical analysis as the foundation for advancing Climate-Smart Agriculture in the U.S.
Working directly with the Senior Policy Director for Agriculture, the Policy Manager will lead research and analysis forwarding the development and execution of projects, as well as managing specific tasks and projects independently. Specifically, the Policy Manager will be responsible for engaging in state and national level ag events and building EDF’s reach in the agricultural community. This includes hosting booths and other events at state and national ag events. This person will need to be able to represent our values and our strategy directly to farmers, environmental groups and the public. This person will represent EDF within a number of coalitions, either as the main representative or as a substitute when needed. This person will also help build out our advocacy approach, Farm Bill strategy and other opportunities as they arise.
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Senior Policy Director for Agriculture
Up to 25% per year in the U.S., with some travel concentrated on convention seasons (generally Fall and late Winter).
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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.