Project Manager, Healthy Communities

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 850 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?


Washington, New York, Boston and Remote - US Eastcoast


Overall Function

The Project Manager, Healthy Communities is a critical support role in the development, execution, and communication of EDF Health’s projects. He/she will manage multiple projects, working with many teams, and managing external partners as well as careful coordination ranging from science, policy, data and GIS related projects. He/she will assist in conducting literature reviews, data analyses, spatial analyses and other materials for chemical policy, global clean air and more general environmental health work. The Project Manager, Health will report to the AVP, Program Operations, Health and will work closely with other senior Health Directors.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support EDF Health Program with focus on relevant policy analysis, research, writing, and translating environmental health policy work for broader consumption
  • Develop work plans, negotiate project agreements and scopes of work, identify and procure necessary resources, and manage project work and deliverables
  • Support and manage key components of ongoing projects with internal and external partners, including from academia, industry, and research organizations
  • Develop and apply appropriate means for measuring the success of Health projects
  • Perform literature reviews, complete GIS analyses, as well as analyze and synthesize scientific/technical information on a variety of topics to support the Healthy Communities team and related EDF activities
  • Help develop reports, fact sheets, blog posts, and other materials for general and specific audiences on the topics of focus. In addition to these responsibilities, the Project Manager will play an integral role in other activities including fundraising, project evaluation, identifying new opportunities, thought-leadership development, and disseminating and communicating sector results
  • Participate in advancing EDF DEI 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
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • At least 4 years of experience in related experience or advanced degree with 2 or more years of experience
  • Strong quantitative background in geospatial data analytics and tools (e.g., geostatistics, ArcGIS, QGIS)
  • Intellectual agility and comfort with working on a wide variety of environmental topics
  • Experience in project management and exceptional personal organization and attention to detail
  • An ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, both independently and as a member of small teams in a dynamic and creative environment
  • Strong analytical skills and experience performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience
  • Ability to juggle many tasks and deadlines and to respond quickly to changing opportunities
  • A broad understanding of environmental issues and demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse scientists and industrial stakeholders in large-scale, multi-initiative studies
  • Ability to work independently and support a multi-disciplinary team, using independent judgment to plan, prioritize, and organize a diverse workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Proficiency in the use of PCs and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Interest in environmental and health advocacy

Hiring Range

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 68,000 - 75,000 USD 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.