Program Manager - Prize Winner Outreach

The Goldman Environmental Foundation

About the organization

The Goldman Environmental Foundation (GEF) was established by Richard and Rhoda Goldman in 1989 to honor and inspire grassroots environmental activism around the world. GEF administers the Goldman Environmental Prize—known as the “Nobel Prize for the Environment”—the world’s foremost award for grassroots environmental leaders. The Prize is awarded each year to environmental heroes from six geographic regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands & Island Nations, North America, and South & Central America. The Prize is presented at ceremonies each April in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., with virtual ceremonies during the pandemic.

The Prize recognizes individuals for significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. Each winner receives a significant and unrestricted cash award, international recognition and publicity, and global visibility for the issues they champion. The Goldman Prize views grassroots leaders as those creating change.


In close collaboration with the Deputy Director, program officers, and external partners, the Program Manager – Prize Winner Outreach is responsible for managing relationships and activities with past Prize winners primarily through three programs: Defense of Prize Winners, Grantmaking, and Networking. The Program Manager reports to the Deputy Director and provides key information and insights for programmatic decision-making.


The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

- A bachelor’s degree and three-plus years of relevant work experience
- Strong project management skills and demonstrated experience managing multiple tasks
- Strong writing and editing skills (e.g., drafting grant reports and Prize winner communications)
- Fluency in Spanish (written and verbal)
- Strong crisis management skills
- Excellent verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills, including effectively communicating with both internal and external stakeholders
- Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
- Experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders, including communities in remote and non-US locations
- Knowledge of and interest in current international environmental issues
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google calendar, and Salesforce; demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Excel or other number tracking software preferred
- Works cooperatively and effectively in a small team environment


Our compensation range for this role is $85,000 – $100,000.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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