Digital Project Manager

Dec 23, 2013
Jan 22, 2014
Human Resources
Full Time
Overall Function

Environmental Defense Fund uses a complex and growing set of online platforms. We’re looking for a project manager to help coordinate and guide our work. The project manager will help us get the most out of our efforts and increase support for EDF's work. We manage a wide variety of projects and products, working with both an extended in-house team and outside vendors.
If you are a resourceful and flexible project manager who is passionate about helping teams work together at a high level of excellence, this position is for you.

Key Responsibilities

Help meet EDF's digital goals by identifying, shaping, and managing projects involving multi-disciplinary teams of staff and consultants.
Contribute to projects' success by facilitating strong communication within project teams, within the web team and with stakeholders. This includes articulating project goals and keeping the team in sync on progress and desired results.
Identify, then resolve or escalate issues that impede project teams' progress.
Help us be consistent and efficient through strong documentation, from recording group decisions to ensuring that tools and processes well-documented.
Fill other roles as needed, as we don't have dedicated specialists for every function. Needs might include data analysis, user research, light-duty production and simple page layouts.
Take responsibility for the overall cohesion and quality of your projects, including quality assurance.
Supply the energy and leadership to keep projects moving in a decentralized, matrixed organization.
Contribute ideas and other help as needed on a small, close-knit web team.


Five or more years of experience with complex digital projects.
Thorough knowledge of online production environments, project phases and common challenges.
Excellent written and in-person communication skills, including meeting facilitation and follow-up.
Experience keeping project teams focused, organized and moving. Knowledge of Basecamp is a plus, but compulsive use of any similar tool is a good sign.
Strong background in user-centered web projects, including familiarity with common research techniques.
Familiarity with the basics of HTML, CSS, dynamic content, RSS feeds, incorporating social media components, design, multimedia production and photo editing. Knowledge of Drupal, Wordpress and Convio is preferred.
Fascination with emerging communications tools, and curiosity about how we can use them to advance EDF’s mission.
Flexibility to take on new roles as the evolution of the Internet leads us in unanticipated directions.
Commitment to environmental progress is not required, but it will make the work more interesting.


This position will be located in Washington, DC.

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

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