Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

Employee Experience Specialist

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/9/2022 6:32 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Human Resources [204000]


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy 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 the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. 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. Today, our staff of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and internationally from our offices in New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Santa Monica; San Francisco; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing.

Position Summary:
NRDC is seeking an Employee Experience Specialist to work with the Human Resources team in our New York City office. The Employee Experience Specialist will be mapping out vital employee experience touchpoints, organizing resources, events and/or sessions to support a positive employee experience, and will be an important point of contact for the employee experience and talent development team at NRDC. We are looking for a dynamic self-starter, someone comfortable in front of an audience and is a consummate relationship builder.


  • Leads efforts in ensuring an engaging and positive onboarding experience for new employees
  • Lead and coordinate new hire orientation
  • Conducts new joiners’ surveys and compiles data to develop insights on the new employee experience
  • Collaborates with HR colleagues, employees, and leaders to build a culture of positive employee experience
  • Implements assigned employee experience initiatives and leverages current programs to drive and support specific aspects of engagement
  • Develops initiatives and methods to drive, enhance, and measure engagement.
  • Develops metrics, surveys and insightful analytics around onboarding, new hire engagement and general employee engagement. Conducts and reports on organizational engagement survey, including supporting administration and delivering on improvement plans.
  • Conceives, plans, and implements a rewards and recognition program for employees
  • Analyzes data and identifies key insights to make improvements.
  • Interfaces with external vendors to ensure delivery of contracted services in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Partakes in the annual employee review process and follows up on communicating specific deadlines and build momentum around the process.


  • Bachelor's Degree required, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience with the CultureAmp® employee experience platform is highly desirable.
  • Data analytics and reporting certification highly desirable.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience required

NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming diverse voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  


We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with skills and experience. For this position, the salary is $95,000 to $105,000. Internal equity considerations will be reviewed before making a final offer.  


Since March 2020, NRDC’s offices have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be associated with one of our offices, but until circumstances allow us to re-open, we will continue to support NRDCers with remote working arrangements. 


As a science-based organization, NRDC aims to do our part to help contain the COVID-19 public health crisis. For the sake of health, safety, and equity, we ask that people be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation or other exemption in accordance with state and local law. We consider a person to be vaccinated two weeks after receiving one full course of a CDC-approved vaccine. In accordance with state or local law, new hires will be asked to attest to vaccination, those wishing to do so may request medical or religious accommodations or other exemptions via NRDC Employee Relations. NRDC treats all vaccine-related data confidentially, in keeping with local, state, and federal laws. 


To apply, visit and upload your résumé and cover letter. Please mention where you saw this posting and upload any additional materials that showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications, we will contact only those candidates we would like to interview. Please no phone calls, emails, or in-person résumé drop-offs. 


If you experience technical problems while applying or if you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying online, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care at 1-800-889-4422. 


For more about NRDC, visit 


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