Natural Resources Defense Council

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of nearly 500 lawyers, scientists and other professionals to fight for the planet and its people in the halls of Congress, communities across the country, and nations around the globe.  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 – a force for nature - work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.

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, 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.

Natural Resources Defense Council Bozeman, MT, USA
Feb 16, 2018
Internship- Paid
Position Summary : NRDC is seeking a Summer Intern to work with our Nature Program in NRDC’s Northern Rockies Office in Bozeman, Montana. This internship will support NRDC’s advocacy work on wildlife and energy issues in the Northern Rockies (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming). Some travel may be required. This is a paid internship. Responsibilities Research factual and policy issues relevant to NRDC’s wildlife and energy advocacy; Draft, proofread, and edit documents (e.g., research memoranda); Help with outreach and education efforts; and Generally assist program staff with various projects. Qualifications Recent graduate or undergraduate with at least two years of undergraduate study; Outstanding academic record; Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple demanding tasks; Ability to work both on a team and independently, prioritize multiple projects, and meet deadlines; Exceptional research, writing, and communication skills; Strong interest in conservation issues in the West; and Enthusiasm for NRDC’s mission. Additionally, the ideal candidate will either have never lived in the Northern Rockies or have no significant prior experience interning (or working) for an environmental advocacy organization. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter Resume Copy of undergraduate transcript Two references One writing sample (no more than 10 pages)   Applications will be accepted through February 23, 2018. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs.     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, 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  www.nrdc.org/jobs  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.    Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care at  1-800-889-4422.   For further information about NRDC, please visit  www.nrdc.org
Natural Resources Defense Council DC-Washington
Feb 15, 2018
Overview NRDC seeks a Program Assistant to provide administrative support to the Health and Food Program in our Washington, D.C. office. The Program Assistant will work closely with a group of NRDC staff working to in the United States to protect families and communities from toxic chemicals in their food, water, and shelter. The position provides administrative assistance to the various initiatives, requiring strong organizational skills, ability to juggle multiple tasks and willingness to work with diverse personalities and a fast-paced team. Responsibilities  Providing general administrative support to staff;  Scheduling and organizing meetings and conference calls for program staff;  Processing expenses, preparing budget reports, maintaining financial records  Serving as an intermediary between the program and NRDC’s finance, accounting, and communications departments.  Maintaining paper and electronic filing systems and databases;  Handling incoming and outgoing mail and faxes;  Making travel arrangements, including transportation, hotel accommodations, vehicle rentals and conference registration;  Responding to and directing inquiries from the general public and outside organizations;  Formatting, and compiling edits on letters, action alerts, reports, fact sheets, blog posts, and other project materials;  Helping to put together expense reports for funders;  Assisting the receptionist and other program assistants as needed; .  Performing other projects as assigned. Qualifications  Experience in an administrative position preferred;  Strong facility with Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, databases, the Internet, and electronic communication;  Strong organizational skills to prioritize and carry out multiple tasks, follow institutional procedures  Ability to perform undirected work quickly and with meticulous attention to detail with minimal supervision  Excellent oral communication skills and the ability to work well with people of varying backgrounds in a team setting;  Willingness to be available for occasional overtime work; and  Interest in food, health, and environmental issues Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Natural Resources Defense Council Chicago, IL, United States
Jan 26, 2018
Full time
Position Summary :   NRDC seeks a Staff Attorney or Policy Analyst to work on drinking water and source water protection issues in our Chicago office.  The successful candidate will be an integral part of NRDC’s Safe Water Initiative, which works to  ensure that everyone has access to safe, sufficient, and affordable drinking water—regardless of our background, or where we live, work, or go to school. NRDC’s Safe Water initiative is a multi-faceted, cross institutional campaign that is centered on addressing the legal, health, environmental justice, and governmental failures that compromise the safety of our water. We know these problems are not unique to one community and this person will work in the Midwest region to help tackle the roots of these problems.   The successful candidate will collaborate with a team of attorneys, policy analysts, and other staff engaged on drinking water and source water protection issues within the Healthy People & Thriving Communities program as well as across the organization and with key Midwest partners. Responsibilities Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong independent track record of success and the ability to contribute effectively as a member of a team and collaborate across organizations. Specific responsibilities include:   Assist the Director of the Safe Water Initiative in developing a long-term regional strategy to build NRDC’s advocacy efforts around water. Review, research and analyze current federal, state, and local water policies; and promote relevant innovations. Provide strong expertise and advocate at the state and federal level on Midwest water policy, especially relating to drinking water and source water protection. Pursue and/or support litigation in state and federal court, where necessary, to achieve our programmatic objectives. Manage productive working relationships and represent NRDC to variety of partners at environmental organizations and non-traditional allies while establishing new relationships to support improved water polices in the Midwest. Under the direction of the Director, work with a variety of NRDC staff to help coordinate project tasks, creating an organized, comprehensive and unified campaign that works to further the Safe Water Initiative’s effort. Work with the Director and other members of the team, to set priorities, budgets and timelines and effectively deploy consultants and partners to meet project timelines and objectives. Respond to media requests and develop advocacy materials to spread NRDC’s message as appropriate. Travel as necessary to implement work plan objectives in national, state, and local areas of focus. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Law degree or advanced degree in public policy, water resources, public health, engineering, or a related subject. Minimum of 7 years work experience in a related field. Knowledge of Midwest or Great Lakes water policies, especially as they relate to drinking water, is a plus. Strong advocacy and/or campaign experience on environmental issues; experience working with underrepresented communities is a plus. Excellent oral and written communication and advocacy skills. Ability to work hard, efficiently, and independently and represent NRDC with maturity, judgement and professionalism. Comfort interpreting scientific and technical concepts. Demonstrated commitment to public service or social justice work. Significant project management experience. Strong quantitative and analytical skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a member of a team to build upon strengths of the program. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com