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?
The Project Management Fellowship will provide two recent graduates the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills towards solving critical issues related to climate change and other environmental threats. Fellows will work as project managers in research, advocacy, or related fields of EDF work while receiving formal and informal training and mentorship as they develop high quality project management skills. The role will position the successful applicant as an effective team leader and provide support and training towards becoming an accredited Project Manager.
The Project Management Fellow will report to the Enterprise Operations team and work in partnership with relevant project teams. EDF is engaged in a wide range of projects including, but not limited to, reducing atmospheric methane, supporting sustainable fisheries, ecosystem resilience, stabilizing the climate and promoting clean air. EDF will endeavor to place the successful Fellow with teams working on projects aligned with their preferred environmental career interest and direction. Applicants are encouraged to review the EDF website and identify potential areas of interest in their cover letter.
Fellows will be involved in the day-to-day operational planning and coordination of projects in support of EDF's mission, as well as adding subject specific expertise to the team as relevant. They will play a key role in ensuring project objectives are met while coordinating team and stakeholder communications, resources, and risk management. Fellows will be trained in project management best practice and will be responsible for implementing these practices in their daily work as well as playing a direct role in and ensuring the success of the project. The Fellows will also work with the Project Management Center to establish project management processes for their associated teams to use in future projects. EDF will support the successful Fellow in training and experience required in pursuit of CAPM, PMP (or equivalent) project management accreditation.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
Any EDF US office location. Work-from-home or hybrid work arrangements may be possible depending on project requirements.
12 months beginning in June 2023.
Interested applicants should attach a resume and cover letter to the EDF application. Applicants are encouraged to review the EDF website and identify potential areas of professional interest in their cover letter, explaining how this fellowship fits with their overall career interests.
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.