Environmental Defense Action Fund
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Aug 30

Position description

EDF Action is the advocacy partner of Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), one of the world’s largest environmental organizations. With a dedicated team of lobbyists, political strategists, and communications professionals, EDF Action builds strong, bipartisan support for transformative environmental protections. By cultivating unlikely political support and mobilizing an army of concerned citizens, we work toward revitalizing our fragile wetlands, keeping toxic chemicals out of our homes and bodies, and delivering climate change solutions big and small.

For more information on EDF Action, please visit website.

The Opportunity

The President of EDF Action is charged with leading and growing an organization that has more than tripled in size since its founding more than a decade ago. The President represents the interests of EDF and EDF Action before national governments, political and regulatory audiences, and other relevant stakeholders. The President promotes environmental safety policies and ideas in line with EDF’s policy aims among members of Congress, state and local elected officials, regional organizations, advocacy organizations, think tanks, and other stakeholders. The President of EDF Action possesses a strong combination of political leadership, business experience, functional expertise, and communication skills.

The President serves as the lead political and electoral strategist, chief fundraiser, and inspiring spokesperson for EDF Action in various public, high-visibility forums. The President reports to and engages with a dynamic board, ensuring transparency and support for governance functions. The executive leads a passionate and high-performing team in a fast-paced and inclusive environment. The President oversees and ensures sound financial and operational management of the organization.

The President of EDF Action also serves as an advisor to EDF’s Senior Vice President of Political Affairs, a key position entrusted to serve as a voice for the political strategy for the organization and help drive a performance-based culture that has the capability to change and adapt as the environment and competitive context changes. The President serves as a Vice President in EDF’s leadership structure, working collaboratively with EDF’s senior leaders to ensure political and advocacy strategies align with the organization’s goals.

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