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Coordinator, Energy Transition

Job Location

Remote - US, Boulder, San Francisco


Type of Job



56,000 - 64,000 USD

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Published Date

Oct 17, 2022

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Coordinator, Energy Transition

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?


Remote opportunity for the right candidate within CST or PST timezone preferred, or Hybrid working out of our EDF San Francisco or Boulder office


Energy Transition Overview

The goal of EDF’s Energy Transition Team is to bend the curve on global greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel production and use by 2030, cleanly and equitably. We will achieve this through a defined set of strategies targeted at 1) reducing emissions from fossil fuel production, delivery, and use, and 2) reducing demand for fossil fuels in power generation, transportation, buildings, and industry. To achieve this goal, we seek reforms in law, regulation, and/or business practice through a mix of strategic corporate partnerships, direct engagement with policymakers, and mobilizing investor and public sentiment in favor of change. In formulating and achieving our strategies, we will work in close collaboration with EDF regions, draw on cutting-edge science and rigorous economic and financial analysis, and act on principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to develop durable solutions.


Overall Function

The Coordinator, Energy Transition provides advanced, diversified, administrative support to two Associate Vice Presidents, Global Energy Transition (AVPs), who are Leadership Team members. In addition to anticipating needs, proactively solving problems, and independently handling issues, when necessary, this position works to ensure a highly organized and consistent workflow. The Coordinator will report to the Associate Vice President, Global Energy Transition.


Key Responsibilities


Manage calendars for the AVPs in Outlook, keeping track of deadlines and important events and reconciling conflicts.
Book conference rooms and video conferencing services, as required.
Negotiate and assist with the needs of individuals or groups requesting time with or information from the AVPs.
Serve as the AVPs’ liaison to various internal and external stakeholders, including screening correspondence and telephone calls.
Assist the AVPs in preparing for meetings with staff and external constituents, securing information, and supporting materials from other departments, as necessary.
Manage all travel booking (air, hotel, and ground transportation) and resolve all logistical travel issues prior to and during trip.
Organize and attend weekly team meetings; coordinate and communicate logistics for staff; prepare draft of agenda for the AVPs’ review, distribute agenda and supporting materials to attendees in timely manner.
Take notes and prepare clear and accurate minutes, including preparing and tracking a list of key takeaways and action items from each meeting.
Coordinate regular meetings with all of AVPs’ direct reports and other key EDF staff members.
Coordinate information flow and documents with internal and external stakeholders.
Track all expenses and prepare monthly expense reports on time.
Collect and analyze information, as well as read, draft, research, and route correspondence and make follow-up phone calls as needed.
Assist in execution of events and team retreats.
Manage Salesforce contacts logging on behalf of AVPs and help to set up and manage electronic filing systems and information management systems.
Participate in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values.
Additional relevant responsibilities as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree preferred with at least 3 years working for senior-level executives required.
Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work independently, as well as part of a team.
Strong problem-solving skills ability to troubleshoot issues before they escalate.
Remains calm under pressure while balancing multiple demands.
Excellent communication skills via written, verbal, and graphical means.
Well-organized and adept at managing busy senior-level executive schedules to maximize their effectiveness.
Proficient in coordinating events and executing projects.
Excellent judgment and discretion and demonstrated ability to handle sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook, etc.).
Fluency in another language a plus.
Adept at interfacing with senior-level management, administrative staff, board members, internal and external constituencies, donors, and politicians.
Reliable, proactive, positive, and resourceful with the ability to anticipate needs of executives and the organization.
Build and sustain momentum with an eye on the big picture and attention to details.
Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and background

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 56,000 - 64,000 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.

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