Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Executive Assistant, Center for Policy Advocacy

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/17/2018 6:31 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Center for Policy Advocacy [101000]
  • Overview

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of more than 3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 600 lawyers, scientists and other professionals to fight for the planet and its people in the halls of Congress, communities across the country, and nations around the globe.  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 work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.


    Position Summary:


    NRDC is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to provide important administrative and special projects support to the head of the Center for Policy Advocacy department in our Washington, DC office.


    • Proactively managing the Director and one to two additional principals’ calendar appointments and meetings, travel arrangements, correspondences, and expense reports.
    • Drafting, editing, formatting, and proofreading internal memorandum and presentations.
    • Organizing and managing all logistical elements of department retreats and other meetings and events.
    • Compiling and editing periodic reports from department staff.
    • Track department budgets in close coordination with relevant budget managers and Finance staff.
    • Coordinating department interface with Human Resources, Finance, and IT.
    • Providing administrative leadership and guidance to department program assistants.
    • Being an accessible roll-up-the-sleeve problem solver, including occasionally on weekends and evenings.


    • Five or more years of experience in an administrative role. This is not an entry-level position.
    • Superior personal organization, time management, and multi-tasking ability.
    • Good judgment; attention to details; follows instruction well; a can-do problem solver.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build high-value relationships with administrative colleagues, departmental staff, and external partners.
    • Poised under pressure and ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
    • Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.


    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.


    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, for positions based in San Francisco, CA we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


    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. 


    If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care at 1-800-889-4422.


    For further information about NRDC, please visit


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