Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Project Coordinator

    Job Locations US-NY-New York | US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/11/2018 2:46 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Communications [102000]
  • 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:


    We are seeking a creative and experienced individual to join the NRDC Digital Technology Team and help manage the day-to-day workflow of web projects for both NRDC and its 501(c)(4) affiliate, the NRDC Action Fund. The position reports to the Digital Technology Director.


    As the Project Coordinator you will bring a high level of expertise and passion for project management to our team of developers, designers, and testers.


    This position will interface with other teams across the organization to help translate their needs into real web products for the organization. We're looking for a professional who has proven project management experience, interpersonal skills, the ability to work strongly in a team, and a desire to help the mission of NRDC.


    This is currently a term limited position of 2 years through 12/31/2020


    • Take overarching project deadlines and work out helpful task lists with realistic and achievable milestones that ensure the work happens successfully from start to finish.
    • Contact stakeholders internally and externally to liaise about deadlines and final deliverables and to respond to any real-time adjustments in schedule.
    • Manage NRDC’s internal project management software platforms Asana and Jira for all Digital Technology projects from start to finish, including creating projects, task lists and milestones; maintaining and adjusting templated task lists; and assigning tasks.
    • Follow up with team members to ensure they are hitting their deadlines.
    • Conduct morning meetings to keep team on track with tasks and milestones, determining any roadblocks with production and working with team members to resolve issues.
    • Strive for efficiency on every project, finding ways the staff can increase productivity.


    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in website management, web project management.
    • Strong understanding of the web design and development process.
    • Basic understanding of web technologies, databases and hosting platforms.
    • Strong experience managing multiple web projects at one time and meeting deadlines consistently.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Experience in communicating with other internal teams or clients in various ways.
    • Precision and quality focused; refusal to let details fall through the cracks
    • Detail-oriented and organized.
    • Understanding of waterfall and agile project management.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, handle and prioritize multiple simultaneous requests, manage laterally and upwards, all with a professional and courteous attitude.
    • Ability to identify and implement process and policy improvements.
    • Comfortable working in a small, collaborative team environment
    • Exhibit passion, creativity and commitment.


    Desired Experience:  


    Priority will be given to candidates with a combination of some of the following expertise:

    • 3+ years experience using website CMS platforms; WordPress and Drupal.
    • 3+ years experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, FTP.
    • 2+ years experience with responsive site development.
    • Agency or non-profit experience preferred.
    • Familiarity with Scrum.


    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.

    To apply, please visit 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.


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


    For further information about NRDC, please visit


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