Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Development Associate, Donor Systems - Gift Processing

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Development [201000]
  • Overview

    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.

    Position Summary:

    The Development Associate will support the Development Donor Systems Gift Processing function, with an emphasis on gift processing, data integrity, and reconciliation with Finance.


    • Process gifts from all donor constituencies, as needed and assigned, with emphasis on major gifts, foundations, and special projects.
    • Report on and review gift entry in Salesforce to ensure data integrity.
    • Participate in reconciliation process with Finance.
    • Adhere to established data standards and practices.
    • Work with Data Management colleagues to ensure that donor data is appropriately reflected in Salesforce and data issues are addressed.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • 2-3 years of experience required.
    • 2 years Development experienced preferred.
    • Extensive Excel experience strongly preferred.
    • Salesforce experience strongly preferred.
    • Systems based thinking skills.
    • Project management skills.
    • Sound judgement and the ability to work autonomously.
    • Ability to effectively interact with a wide range of internal constituents.

    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 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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    For further information about NRDC, please visit



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