The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. 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 of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.
NRDC Action Fund is seeking Program Assistant to support the Executive Director and work with our team in NRDC’s Washington, DC office. The NRDC Action Fund is an affiliated but separate organization from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Our mission is to build political support in the United States for protecting the planet and its people. In addition to holding elected officials accountable for their votes and lobbying political leaders to implement the Clean Power Plan, we have endorsed a presidential candidate for the first time, as well as a powerful list of environmental champions for the U.S. Senate. This year will be pivotal in our fight to protect our nation’s environmental legacy.
The Program Assistant will bring a high level of organization and initiative to supporting the Executive Director and the six-member staff, as well as their interactions with the Action Fund board and the NRDC staff. This position offers the opportunity to learn/gain exposure to political advocacy strategy and management early in their career while also supporting the Executive Director.
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 identity and expression, 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 www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. 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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