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Board Liaison

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name Environmental Defense Fund
Contact Name
Telephone 1-800-684-3322
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Founded in 1967 as the Environmental Defense Fund, we tackle the most serious environmental problem...a scrappy group of scientists and a lawyer on Long Island, New York, fighting to save osprey from the toxic pesticide DDT. Using scientific evidence, our founders got DDT banned nationwide. Today, we’re one of the world's leading environmental organizations. In the U.S., Fortune magazine called our board one of the country's most influential nonprofit boards. You can see the jobs of the EDF on their website.
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Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Board Liaison will manage the relationships with the Members of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Board of trustees, the Environmental Defense Action Fund (EDAF/c4) Board of Directors, and the EDF –EU/UK Board, ensuring that Board members receive relevant information from the staff and practical orientation about how EDF works.


The Board Liaison will track and facilitate communication between Board members and executive, program and development staff, including:

  • Ensure that all Board members have meaningful engagement with appropriate members of the organization on a regular basis, including monthly communications at a minimum.
  • Identify any lapses in engagement and recommend ways to proactively re-engage them.
  • Manage relationships  and processes to ensure Board members receive regular and insider information about the organization
  • Regularly confirm that all trustees are on Board committees;  that internal  staff are managing Board committees proactively and effectively
  • Facilitate all activities related to the Board nominating committee, including scheduling meetings, developing agenda, supplying background materials for meetings and tracking all relevant governance issues.
  • Collaborate with Development to provide the President, Board Chair and other appropriate staff and volunteers with accurate information in advance of conversations with individual Board members.
  • Identify potential new Board members.  Working in co-ordination with the Chief of Staff and research team, the position should be able to identify and track potential new candidates for the Board of trustees.
  • Prepare for Board Meetings – the Board Liaison will assist event coordination staff as needed in maintaining Board contacts, developing agendas, coordinating and scheduling meetings and meeting rehearsals, preparing, drafting, editing, formatting and distributing correspondence and other Board-related materials, and otherwise providing practical support for Board meetings to ensure that Board meetings run smoothly and efficiently.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Programs staff to in order to oversee additional programmatic and development responsibilities with regard to the Board.


As the Board Liaison will need to operate with access to all Board and Development Department files and records, tact, discretion, judgment and the ability to function in a confidential capacity are required. Additional requirements include:

  • BA degree required and demonstrated professional experience in relationship management or development.
  • Demonstrated experience with and ability to interact diplomatically with high net-worth individuals including Board, donor, and other external contacts
  • Self-motivated, extremely well-organized, collegial, and able to function under pressure and handle numerous tasks simultaneously
  • Willing to take initiative, prioritize with minimum supervision, and work independently as well as function as a member of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer literacy, including Word, Excel, and donor management databases.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills and the ability to convey complex ideas in writing, with a level of clarity and sophistication expected by EDF leadership and our donors and prospects

New York, NY

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.

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