Development Coordinator, Information & Strategy

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 630 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 that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.



The Development Coordinator for Information & Strategy will support the AVP for Information & Strategy. S/he will help develop and deliver plans and materials to ensure that people across EDF understand how the Development Department works. The Coordinator will also help manage processes that help us build and maintain strong relationships with our current and future donors.





  • Manages calendar, task board and expense reporting for the AVP of Information & Strategy
  • Manages Development Research budget, subscription renewals and associated vendor relationships
  • Works closely with AVP of Information & Strategy & Director of Prospect Research on pipeline management

Orientation & Training

  • Develops and manages 4-6-week orientation plans for all new Development Administrative staff
  • Trains new Development Administrative staff on tasks including expense reporting, travel planning, calendar management and building visit “wish lists”
  • Works with the AVP of Information & Strategy and relevant hiring managers to develop orientation plans for all other new Development hires (Gift Officers, Operations Professionals, Management hires), and manages their execution
  • Identifies, documents and provides ongoing training sessions on best practices and new Departmental processes
  • Helps develop orientation plans and materials for other EDF staff and new trustees
  • Solicits feedback to identify necessary additions and changes to future orientation and training content
  • Trains new Program Administrative staff on collaborative functions

Data & Process Visualization

  • Develops visual tools to illustrate new and existing Departmental processes
  • Develops presentations that clearly and concisely illustrate processes and data to EDF Trustees (e.g., to help onboard new trustees, to illustrate board demographics, to update the Leadership Gifts Committee, etc.)
  • Develops relationship maps in Kumu (relationship mapping tool) to illustrate funder landscapes and volunteer relationships and political influence

Inter-Departmental Collaboration

  • Serves as a Development liaison to Program Administrative staff and other select internal program partners
  • Coordinates with Program Staff and Development Staff to build, prioritize & manage Program visit schedules with donors and prospects both reactively, in response to Program travel, and proactively, in response to Development needs
  • Helps develop briefing materials for Program staff who participate in conferences attended by EDF donors & prospects
  • Works closely with Membership on projects and tasks to support the strategic engagement of Members with Major Gift capacity
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience, preferably in a fundraising, nonprofit or academic setting is preferred
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment and identify problems
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and manage multiple high-priority projects to completion on tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

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.