Environmental Defense Fund

Outreach Coordinator, EDF Climate Corps

Job Summary


Environmental Defense Fund






Full Time





Close Date:




Not Applicable



With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.

EDF Climate Corps is Environmental Defense Fund’s innovative summer fellowship program that places specially trained MBA and MPA students in companies, cities and universities to build the business case for energy efficiency. If improving building energy efficiency were as simple as flipping a switch, organizations could easily cash in on big cost savings and emission reductions. Unfortunately, limited resources, information gaps and organizational barriers prevent many organizations from taking advantage of smart energy investments. EDF Climate Corps overcomes these barriers with ambitious young talent trained to develop customized energy efficiency investment plans for their host organizations. Since the program’s launch in 2008, EDF Climate Corps fellows have uncovered over a billion dollars in energy savings for participating organizations.

Overall Function

The Outreach Coordinator reports to the Outreach Manager, EDF Climate Corps, and plays a key role in EDF Climate Corps, which has ambitious plans to scale up over the next five years. Outreach Coordinator’s primary role will be to recruit and re-enroll EDF Climate Corps host organizations. The Outreach Coordinator will also work closely with the rest of the EDF Climate Corps team to deliver a consistently high quality fellowship experience for hosts and fellows, and to leverage the results and relationships developed through EDF Climate Corps to advance EDF’s climate and energy goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform research to identify new leads and grow the pipeline of potential host organizations for EDF Climate Corps;
  • Prepare host recruiting materials including emails, talking points, and presentations;
  • Manage and update organization and contact data, prepare reports, and perform other information management activities using Salesforce.com;
  • Generate and follow up on leads, performing direct outreach via phone, email, and in-person meetings;
  • Research, identify and build strategic relationships with business associations, NGOs, and other partners to facilitate host recruiting;
  • Organize and participate in marketing activities, including webinars, conferences, the EDF Climate Corps Network event, the development of marketing materials, and updates to the Climate Corps website;
  • Manage 15-20 EDF Climate Corps engagements during the summer, including gathering and vetting final project deliverables;
  • Track and evaluate program results through implementation check-ins with hosts, surveys, project data analysis, and after-action reviews;
  • Contribute to program content and thought leadership efforts;
  • Communicate program results to internal and external stakeholders through meetings, media and online outreach, conferences, presentations, and other methods; and
  • Support other programmatic functions such as matching of fellows and host organizations, pre-fellowship preparation, fellow training, vetting final reports, tracking of project expenses and event planning and logistics.



We are seeking a highly motivated self-starter with a background in sales and a demonstrated interest in corporate sustainability and/or environmental issues. Specific qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years of work experience in the corporate or non-profit sector.
  • Sales experience and a demonstrated ability to sell services and/or ideas;
  • Ability to identify, develop and nurture relationships with a wide range of organizations;
  • Basic knowledge of the business implications of environmental issues and building energy efficiency,
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience;
  • Exceptional personal organization, attention to detail; and the ability to multi-task.
  • An ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial environment;
  • Willingness to travel (up to 30% of the time, concentrated in the Fall);
  • Proficiency in the use of Salesforce.com, and Microsoft Office Suite

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer