Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Program Assistant - EEFA Team

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/11/2019 1:48 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Healthy People and Thriving Communities [403000]
  • 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:


    NRDC is seeking a Program Assistant (PA) to support the Energy Efficiency for All project (EEFA) team. EEFA unites people from diverse sectors and backgrounds to collectively make multifamily affordable buildings healthy, energy- and water-efficient to improve housing in low-income communities so they can receive their share of environmental and economic benefits. The PA will be primarily responsible for administrative and budgetary support for the team and will work closely with the team on issues related to affordable housing and energy efficiency. The position requires very strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to juggle multiple tasks and complex schedules.


    For more about Energy Efficiency for All, go to


    Provide administrative support to EEFA team including:

    • Support the project’s daily operations by managing calendars, meetings, recording meeting notes, and providing general administrative assistance.
    • Scheduling and organizing numerous in-person and conference call meetings
    • Preparing monthly American Express and personal reimbursement reports
    • Tracking and updating EEFA expenses throughout the fiscal year
    • Processing contracts and invoices from consultants and outside vendors
    • Making travel arrangements including transportation, lodging accommodations, and car rentals
    • Working closely with EEFA team to coordinate meetings, calls, program budget, etc.
    • Organizing triannual retreats and/or conferences on and off-site
    • Help with maintaining and organizing EEFA’s social media and website content
    • Providing research, writing and editing support
    • Executing special projects as warranted


    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to handle multiple work streams and competing deadlines under pressure.
    • Self-starter who can work independently in a fast-paced environment.
    • Team player with a professional manner, positive attitude and sense of humor.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work discretely with sensitive information.
    • High proficiency with Microsoft office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • Highly experienced in administrative tasks.
    • Knowledge of excel spreadsheets, database management, and experience with budget tracking is preferred.
    • Strong ability to manage complex schedules and different working styles.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.
    • Passion for environmental issues is preferred.


    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.  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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