Position Title: Environmental Defense Fund Fellow, African American Mayors Association

Position Posting: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/environmental-defense-fund-fellow-at-african-american-mayors-association-3081826811/

About the job

This position plays an integral support role in AAMA’s Climate Change Portfolio and the Environmental Defense Fund Fellowship Program assisting in high-quality technical assistance to members, fellows, and grantees. Additional responsibilities include supporting cross-cutting federally funded environmental health projects particularly in the communities impacted by petrochemical facilities as needed.

Principal Functions

  • Independently completes assigned deliverables outlined in the Climate Change Portfolio and Environmental Public Health Tracking Fellowship Program.
  • Provides superb and timely member services, including support to peer groups, fellows, and grantees, as well as outreach and engagement to municipal staff.
  • Researches, collects, and synthesizes information for technical assistance requests and other environmental health resources related to climate change and environmental public health tracking.
  • Contributes to the development of written materials, including issue/policy briefs, training materials, and legislative tracking reports.
  • Organizes and executes webinars and virtual convenings.
  • Engages with key stakeholders, partners, and project officers to ensure project deliverables are met.
  • Represents AAMA at national meetings and conferences to promote AAMA’s projects and resources.
  • Uses independent judgment in completing activities while operating under general supervision.
  • Functions effectively, respectfully, and cohesively in a team environment.
  • Design the strategic vision for the program’s goals and activities, in close coordination with the CEO and other program directors
  • Organize, coordinate and implement the program’s activities, including conferences, workshops, and publications
  • Build partnerships in the United States and around the world with municipal offices, non governmental and governmental institutions, and multilateral organizations
  • Represent the program to the media and in expert discussions
  • Assume principal responsibility for the program’s website publications, including regular updates, preparation of reports, and other information
  • Manage funds in close cooperation with the finance manager, including budget planning, expense monitoring and project evaluation
  • Undertake literature reviews, policy research, and writing assignments


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health policy, environmental health, or related field; Master’s degree with a focus in environmental health or public health preferred.
  • 1-2 years of experience in areas such as public health, environmental health, or non-profits.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to promptly manage multiple priorities and complete assigned tasks.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a team environment with all levels of professional, technical, and administrative staff and toward shared objectives.
  • Ability to develop collaborative networks and represent AAMA at meetings and conferences when needed.
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of time to attend meetings, conferences and participate in site visits.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite and association management platforms.

We offer

  • Flexible work hours and a family-friendly office culture
  • A metro-accessible downtown office, with a pandemic-related hybrid work schedule
  • A dynamic, welcoming and non-hierarchical team environment
  • An office environment that encourages creativity and collaboration
  • A strong progressive values orientation
  • 20 vacation days; 10 sick days; pre-tax commuter benefits
  • An annual salary in the range of $95,000 to $105,000, based on level of experience

About AAMA

Exclusively representing the over 500 African-American mayors in the United States, AAMA exists to empower local leaders for the benefit of their citizens. The role of the African American Mayors Association includes taking positions on public policies that impact the vitality and sustainability of cities; providing mayors with leadership and management tools; and creating a forum for member mayors to share best practices related to municipal management.

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