Foundation Relations Director

EARTHDAY.ORG’s (EDO) mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet.

All EDO staff are responsible for articulating and contributing to an inspired vision for the organization; taking projects from concept to lift-off to completion; learning and adapting from experience; listening and working as a team to generate and implement new ideas; building relationships to bridge differences and find common grounds with people inside and outside of the organization at all levels of society; communicating effective, orally and in writing; and demonstrating exemplary levels of personal integrity and leadership.

Reports To:

The Foundation Relations Director will report to the Director of Development.

Job Overview:

In partnership with the Director of Development, the Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships Director, and senior leadership, the Foundation Relations Director will play a critical role in supporting EDO’s development efforts. This opportunity is ideal for someone looking to build on their existing relationships and experience working with independent, family, and corporate foundations focused on furthering the environmental movement. This position will be responsible for utilizing both the candidate’s and EDO’s existing connections with foundations to bring resources to the EDO mission and will manage all aspects of grant development including cultivating independent, family, and corporate foundations.  Also responsible for research, proposal writing, reporting, stewardship, and cultivation. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Establish and manage a grant strategy and pipeline 
  • Outreach to foundations (independent, family, and corporate)
  • Work with global staff to develop and plan foundation proposals
  • Perform prospect research on all types of grants to determine most viable prospects based on alignment with EDO’s programs, goals, and financial needs
  • Work closely and in collaboration with the rest of the Development team on cultivation and stewardship strategies to maximize funding potential
  • Maintain careful and detailed records to track proposals and grant files
  • Develop and implement stewardship plan for all foundation funders, maintaining strong engagement and support of EDO mission and vision
  • Manage all grant reporting, ensuring adequate recording of data and measurable outcomes, timeliness, and quality
  • Stay up to date on funding sources and trends
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA, BS, etc.) 
  • 5+ years of experience working with foundations along with grant research and writing proposals in support of the environmental movement preferred
  • Strong connections with funders in the environmental movement preferred
  • Success in securing new foundation support and cultivating ongoing relationships with foundation funders
  • Passionate about the EARTHDAY.ORG mission
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to representing EARTHDAY.ORG with enthusiasm, warmth, and professionalism
  • Superior tact, discretion, maturity, and judgment in handling highly sensitive, often confidential information
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office software, especially PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Experience with CRM databases, especially NationBuilder, a plus
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to multitask and manage multiple projects and assignments often with competing deadlines
  • Able to work well on a team and individually
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong editing and proofing skills
  • Ability to work during the weekend or evenings
  • Required to travel as necessary when approved by the EDO President to support the organization’s mission


Currently this position is remote, post-pandemic this position would be in the EARTHDAY.ORG Washington, DC office. We welcome applications from qualified candidates located outside of the Washington, DC metro area provided they will relocate to Washington, DC when we return to the office. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

EARTHDAY.ORG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EARTHDAY.ORG does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format (please name the document “LastName_Foundation Relations Director”) to [email protected]. Please use the subject line “Foundation Relations Director” in your email.

Regional Volunteer Coordinator

EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO) is seeking qualified volunteers to unite their region and inspire communities to take action in recognition of Earth Day 2021. Build the bridge between Earth Day HQ and environmental action in your area!

EDO is a nonprofit organization that works with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to strengthen and support the modern environmental movement. Its mission is to unite humanity around the common cause of building a healthier, more sustainable future for the generations that will inherit our planet. The Regional Volunteer Coordinators will be crucial in ensuring that local Earth Day efforts are supported and expanded in all areas of the United States.

EDO is currently seeking coordinators in the following regions:

  • Northeast
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Southeast
  • Midwest
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Southwestern 

Ideal candidates will have the following skills:

  • A robust network of existing contacts throughout the environmental community in the target region
  • A focus on ensuring a diverse range of organizations are represented, especially including those on the front lines of environmental issues
  • Experience organizing grassroots volunteer efforts
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and exemplary levels of personal integrity and leadership

Some of your specific duties will include:

  • Expand, diversify and support EDO’s global network of faith–based organizations
  • Contribute to the coordination, resource development, and planning of events and activities
  • Help Earth Day staff create an outreach plan
  • Develop in collaboration with EDO staff customizable communications materials for campaign partners/influencers/stakeholders
  • Coordinate and work with interns to develop toolkits, web resources and other materials and to execute outreach plan
  • Amplify the Earth Day message to online faith communities through social media
  • Track metrics of email responses, social media and website traffic
  • Additional activities in support of the environment.

This is a volunteer position, with the possibility of a stipend should it become available

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email a resume in PDF format (please name the document “LastName_Regional Volunteer Coordinator”) to Cyrus Crevits, National Campaign Coordinator, at [email protected] Please use the subject line “Regional Volunteer Coordinator” in your email.

Digital Media Manager

EARTHDAY.ORG is seeking a Digital Media Manager to run the day-to-day management of our digital platforms, including our website, our email strategy, and our social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.  

The Digital Media Manager should be metrics-driven, with an ability to analyze and interpret results to maximize engagement and drive action. This position is creative and open-ended, with wide opportunities to create content that is compelling, strategic, and substantive. This position will work with colleagues in our offices around the world to develop content that is inclusive, translatable, and global.
We are seeking an individual who is detail-oriented, creative, and collaborative, with an eye for visually appealing and compelling content that can help to drive our strategic goals and build a global coalition for action. An understanding or background in the environmental and/or climate space is a plus. 

This position reports to the Chief Creative and Content Officer.  

Job requirements will include: 

  • Day-to-day management of Earth Day Network’s social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, with unique voices and engagement tailored for each.  
  • Development of best practices to guide and optimize engagement across our social platforms 
  • Partner engagement and management – Engagement in partner digital events and activations to grow the network and establish strategic partnership opportunities with partner organizations around the world 
  • Live event coverage on social media, as needed 
  • Development of email communication strategy to organize, coordinate, and optimize the timing, tone, and outreach of EDN’s email communications 
  • Some writing and content creation, including social media share graphics, event photography, and other shareable content to support and complement the priorities of EDN’s strategic communications and editorial calendar 
  • Daily updates to the EDN site (new site to be launched later this year) to provide content in a clear, consistent, and dynamic way to maximize user experience and engagement 
  • Some experience in website development and or videography or video editing is a plus 
  • Other duties as required. 


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Public Affairs, or science-based degree preferred 
  • Knowledge: Understanding of and experience with social media platforms, website platforms, some email marketing experience preferred 
  • Work Experience: 2-3 years’ work experience preferred 
  • Skills: Website experience (WordPress), knowledge of social media best practices, email marketing skills a plus 
  • Capabilities: Ability to work well with a wide range of people, work well under pressure, and adapt to changing situations. Detail-oriented, creative, and collaborative, with an eye for visually appealing and compelling content that can help to drive our strategic goals and build a global coalition for action. An understanding or background in the environmental and/or climate space is a plus. 


EARTHDAY.ORG offers competitive salary commensurate with experience and a complete benefits package including paid vacation, sick leave, and retirement. 


Send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to [email protected] 

Global Earth Day Director

EARTHDAY.ORG is seeking a Global Earth Day Director who can help us build a broad, coordinated active 21st century environmental movement worldwide using Earth Day as the vehicle.

We are seeking an experienced self-starter, a highly motivated person who cares deeply about environmental issues and who has experience in global movement building.  We are seeking a person who cares about broadening the environmental movement and who can build diverse and deep partnerships with organizations across all segments of society.  The Director will lead the global effort to build broad civic engagement.   Working with senior management and a team of staff and volunteers, the Director will play a key role in developing the overall strategy for this campaign and will lead the effort to build momentum each year for Earth Day and turn out millions of people in cities and towns around the world.

This job requires the applicant to:

  • Help carry out EDO’s mission to build environmental democracy and to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement
  • Help shape the vision and contribute inputs for the strategic development of the programs, campaigns and field operations of EDO by initiating new ideas on how to maximize the project effectiveness globally.
  • Manage and execute outreach to an extensive existing network of international and domestic non-profit leaders, public officials, and organizations including EDO volunteer network.
  • Research, identify, and recruit new international partners and coalitions to support EDO’s initiatives.
  • Create, expand, and maintain a global database of partnerships.
  • Lead campaign in the US and manage all EDO Earth Day Coordinators, Earth Day program staff and interns.
  • Coordinate global campaign initiatives with India Country Director
  • Work with communications staff to develop country and local media strategies, including new media, free and earned media events, media contacts, editorial mailings, and op-ed placement
  • Coordinate with program and communications staff to write blogs, social media posts and reports on programs for media outlets.
  • Coordinate with and connect the program staff and regional staff to promote, set regional performance goals and ensure success of The Great Global Clean Up, Citizen Science and other Earth Day Network campaigns in the region.
  • Consult and create materials that are culturally relevant for international and domestic audiences.
  • Assist Regional staff to build partnerships with organizations across all segments of society.
  • Securing funding for Earth Day campaigns and initiatives in partnership with the Development team, including research and writing of concept notes and proposals
  • Draft and disseminate regular program reports for board and senior management.
  • Represent the organization at high level meetings with stakeholders and in the media and identify and contribute to opportunities to position EDN as a thought leader in building the environmental movement in the region.
  • Other duties in support of the environment as required.


  • Education: College degree preferred.
  • Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of the environmental field, grassroots organizing, international field work, and building organizational capacity.
  • Work Experience: At least five years of field organizing at the international level. Significant supervisory and training experience.
  • Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal, supervisory strategic planning and training skills; excellent media skills; good computer skills; familiarity with database programs helpful. Foreign language proficiency a plus.
  • Capabilities: Ability to work well with a wide range of people, work well under pressure, and adapt to changing situations.

Long hours possible; travel required;


EDN offers competitive salary commensurate with experience.


Send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]

EARTHDAY.ORG 2021 Spring Remote Internship 

Want to save the planet? Join the world’s largest environmental movement.  

EARTHDAY.ORG is looking for qualified interns with a strong interest in the environment to help fulfill its mission: mobilizing people to protect the Earth for future generations. 

This is primarily a remote internship. Depending on the state of the pandemic in January, we may have limited space in our Washington, D.C. offices.

EARTHDAY.ORG is a nonprofit organization that works with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to sustain and support the modern environmental movement. Interns will work closely with EDO’s staff to write blogs, conduct research and coordinate grassroots outreach. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the workforce, bolstering their professional resumes and building connections in the environmental field. 

April 22nd marks Earth Day each year. EARTHDAY.ORG interns will be vital in preparing for this event, while working toward solving  climate change, ending plastic pollution, and protecting endangered species — all while activating the environmental movement across the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges which interns will help to overcome. 

Specific Responsibilities May Include

  • Supporting EARTHDAY.ORG in our efforts to connect our global network of grassroots organizations, local authorities, educators and youth 
  • Engaging in the day-to-day operations of EARTHDAY.ORG, including meetings, correspondence and events 
  • Monitoring domestic and international environmental efforts 
  • Participating in the planning, execution and promotion of year-round campaigns 
  • Creating blogs and social media posts to be published on our website and social media accounts 
  • Assisting in the research, evaluation and outreach to prospective and current partners 
  • Contributing to the coordination, resource development and planning of events, activities and programs 


  • A strong interest in and knowledge of current US and international environmental issues 
  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from an undergraduate or master’s degree program 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills 
  • Professional demeanor 
  • Experience with web and multimedia design and/or development is a plus 
  • Proficiency in a language other than English is strongly preferred 

Desired Professional Qualities

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Respectful, hardworking, results oriented individual 
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude that works well in a team but is also motivated, self-sufficient and can work well independently as needed 
  • Experience with web and multimedia design and/or development preferred 
  • Prior campaign experience preferred 
  • International background or experience, with intermediate to superior-level fluency in French, Spanish, Chinese Mandarin or Arabic preferred 


This internship is unpaid. College credit can be awarded if your institution supports it. The position includes optional training in new technologies, career development talks from staff, and assistance from a committed program manager. 


Interested candidates should email a resume to James Halsey Payne, Internship Program Manager, at [email protected]. Instead of a cover letter, write no more than three paragraphs in the body of the email about what you want to achieve at EDO, what skills you’d like to develop, and which EDO programs interest you and why.

Please fill in the subject line as: 2021 Spring— [Last Name]. 

Start Date*: January 2021 

End Date*: May/June 2021 

*Dates are flexible depending on interns’ school schedules