Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

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Front-End Developer/Designer

Front-End Developer/Designer

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US-NY-New York
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Communications [102000]

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Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of nearly 500 scientists, lawyers, policy advocates, and other professionals across the globe ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.  NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff – a force for nature - work out of offices in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.


Position Summary:


NRDC is seeking a front-end web developer with a strong design background to join our digital team. This is a one year position working alongside our in-house teams (and contractors, as necessary) to create web products that align with NRDC’s strategic mission, and will take an active role in determining how those web products look and function. Ideal candidates have experience working with non-technical stakeholders, ideally as part of an in-house team. The ideal candidate should love working in a face-paced environment with multiple projects in progress at once.


  • Collaborate with in-house design, editorial, and web colleagues, as well as with outside vendors to transform UX wireframes into code
  • Assist in technical implementation strategies and creating implementation plans
  • Design and build engaging advocacy and fundraising forms and campaign pages
  • Assist in the design and delivery of standalone campaign websites/microsites
  • Assist the web team to diagnose and resolve bugs as needed, and to prepare for our regular site deployments


  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5 and CSS.
  • Familiarity with PHP, Rails and Django
  • Experience working in Drupal, WordPress and other CMS platforms
  • Proficient understanding of JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery. (Understanding of advanced JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS and KnockoutJS is a plus.)
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as SASS
  • Working knowledge of Git and command line tools
  • Familiarity with Jira, Assembla, or similar project management platforms
  • Familiarity with ActionKIt or a similar CRM platform strongly preferred
  • Experience working in-house and/or on a product team is a plus
  • A curiosity and willingness to master new technologies and concepts
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively across teams and projects
  • Strong communications skills especially with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple projects
  • A good sense of humor and the willingness to experiment and innovate.

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion.  We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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