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 New York, NY, USA
Sep 25, 2018
Full time
Position Summary :   NRDC is increasingly focusing on winning key environmental fights in cities, states, and regions around the United States. This new position will plan and execute the social media components of this work, by creating content and campaign plans that help achieve our local objective, as well as supporting our overall national goals.   Ideal candidates will have strong editorial skills, an expert-level understanding of social media and experience working on advocacy campaigns at the local, state and national levels.   The position reports to the Social Media Director and will be working closely with the Regional Digital Advocacy Campaign Director and others on the campaign and social media teams.   THIS IS A TERM LIMITED POSITION THROUGH 6/30/2021 Responsibilities Coordinate and execute multi-channel social media strategy for political policy and advocacy campaigns focused on local, state and regional issues. Key campaign tactics will include geo-targeted social media content (Twitter and Facebook), boosted posts and social media ads, social media storytelling, live social media coverage of on-the-ground events, and some community management. Provide strategic social media guidance and project management support for regional and state-based advocacy campaigns, including project intake, content creation, scheduling, launch/execution and quality control. Create content for NRDC’s Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts, with some assistance on Instagram and Instagram Stories, as needed. Monitor breaking news and social conversations, crafting creative and responsive social media messages and memes that illuminate key NRDC positions in real time. Plan and execute paid social media strategies using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn advertising tools, including identifying target audiences, drafting social post copy and working with the multimedia team to design creative assets, such as videos and graphics. Increase NRDC’s audience size and engagement metrics, especially in key states. Represent NRDC at some offline advocacy events. Produce live social media coverage (i.e. live tweets, Instagram Stories, Facebook Live) of on-the-ground events, such as government hearings, marches, protests, conferences or other relevant events related to regional campaigns. Work with colleagues to develop and execute strategies for promotion and awareness of major reports, congressional or state legislature votes, court decisions, and other public education and engagement opportunities related to regional campaigns. Expand NRDC’s thought leadership by helping create content and provide promotion of NRDC experts. Willingness to travel, cover some weekends and holidays as needed. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or greater. At least 3-5 years of experience in a social media or engagement role, preferably at a political campaign, nimble nonprofit or advocacy organization. The ability to work under intense pressure, in high-stakes situations. Strong understanding of the issues within the regional states ( East:  NY, NJ, PA, DE, ME, NC, VA, MD, FL ). Familiarity with the political atmosphere and community dynamics within the regional states. Excellent writing skills with a knack for distilling stories into short, compelling copy for a digital audience. The ability to understand and adopt NRDC’s “voice.” Strong strategic and tactical editorial skills, honed by previous experience. Strong project management skills, with the ability to coordinate multiple projects and shifting requests and timelines. Familiarity with creating and launching geo-targeted and paid social media campaigns. Experience working effectively on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, organize time, and identify resources for projects as needed. Experience organizing and managing live online events, such as Instagram Stories, Facebook Live, Reddit AMA, Twitter Q&A’s, etc. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Natural Resources Defense Council San Francisco, CA, USA
Sep 25, 2018
Full time
Position Summary :   NRDC is increasingly focusing on winning key environmental fights in cities, states, and regions around the United States. This new position will plan and execute the social media components of this work, by creating content and campaign plans that help achieve our local objective, as well as supporting our overall national goals.   Ideal candidates will have strong editorial skills, an expert-level understanding of social media and experience working on advocacy campaigns at the local, state and national levels.   The position reports to the Social Media Director and will be working closely with the Regional Digital Advocacy Campaign Director and others on the campaign and social media teams.   THIS IS A TERM LIMITED POSITION THROUGH 6/30/2021 Responsibilities Coordinate and execute multi-channel social media strategy for political policy and advocacy campaigns focused on local, state and regional issues. Key campaign tactics will include geo-targeted social media content (Twitter and Facebook), boosted posts and social media ads, social media storytelling, live social media coverage of on-the-ground events, and some community management. Provide strategic social media guidance and project management support for regional and state-based advocacy campaigns, including project intake, content creation, scheduling, launch/execution and quality control. Create content for NRDC’s Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts, with some assistance on Instagram and Instagram Stories, as needed. Monitor breaking news and social conversations, crafting creative and responsive social media messages and memes that illuminate key NRDC positions in real time. Plan and execute paid social media strategies using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn advertising tools, including identifying target audiences, drafting social post copy and working with the multimedia team to design creative assets, such as videos and graphics. Increase NRDC’s audience size and engagement metrics, especially in key states. Represent NRDC at some offline advocacy events. Produce live social media coverage (i.e. live tweets, Instagram Stories, Facebook Live) of on-the-ground events, such as government hearings, marches, protests, conferences or other relevant events related to regional campaigns. Work with colleagues to develop and execute strategies for promotion and awareness of major reports, congressional or state legislature votes, court decisions, and other public education and engagement opportunities related to regional campaigns. Expand NRDC’s thought leadership by helping create content and provide promotion of NRDC experts. Willingness to travel, cover some weekends and holidays as needed. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or greater. At least 3-5 years of experience in a social media or engagement role, preferably at a political campaign, nimble nonprofit or advocacy organization. The ability to work under intense pressure, in high-stakes situations. Strong understanding of the issues within the regional states ( West: CA, NV, NM, CO, UT, ID, MT, ND, SD, OR, WA). Familiarity with the political atmosphere and community dynamics within the regional states. Excellent writing skills with a knack for distilling stories into short, compelling copy for a digital audience. The ability to understand and adopt NRDC’s “voice.” Strong strategic and tactical editorial skills, honed by previous experience. Strong project management skills, with the ability to coordinate multiple projects and shifting requests and timelines. Familiarity with creating and launching geo-targeted and paid social media campaigns. Experience working effectively on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, organize time, and identify resources for projects as needed. Experience organizing and managing live online events, such as Instagram Stories, Facebook Live, Reddit AMA, Twitter Q&A’s, etc. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Natural Resources Defense Council Bozeman, MT, USA
Sep 25, 2018
Full time
Position Summary :   NRDC is seeking a Director of the Northern Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. This is a Senior Wildlife Advocate position that will be responsible for, among other things, leading NRDC’s work in the Northern Rockies region by identifying and engaging in critical policy and management decisions that will result in the long-term conservation of wildlife and other natural resources in the region. The Director will help inform and implement the strategic direction of NRDC’s work in the Northern Rockies, lead substantive advocacy campaigns to advance wildlife conservation, be responsible for fundraising and managing a budget as well as a small staff, and build the presence of NRDC and its work in the region. This position reports to the Senior Director for Wildlife in the Nature Program.   Responsibilities Leading and working on substantive advocacy campaigns that contribute significantly to the conservation of wildlife and other natural resources across the Northern Rockies region; Developing and executing a strategic vision and direction for NRDC’s portfolio of work in the Northern Rockies region in consultation with senior leadership; Serving as the point of contact for NRDC’s Northern Rockies office both externally and internally; Working with NRDC’s Center for Policy Advocacy on federal defense work in Montana and the West; Working with Development to maintain relationships with current donors and foundations, helping draft funding proposals and reports, and cultivating new donors and business partners to support NRDC’s work in the Northern Rockies;  Collaborating with a wide variety of NRDC colleagues on a range of issues as they relate to Montana and the Northern Rockies; Working with NRDC’s Communications, Social/Print/Television Media, and Membership teams to highlight and advance NRDC’s work in the Northern Rockies; Handling various internal administrative matters; Leading NRDC’s annual Yellowstone Wildlife Donor Trip each spring; Managing and mentoring individual staff members; Helping interview and hire both new staff members and interns; Qualifications JD, MA or other graduate degree(s) in relevant fields; 7-10 years of advocacy experience in a relevant field (ideally wildlife conservation in the Northern Rockies or Western US) with proven leadership and management experience; Ability to think big about conservation issues in the Northern Rockies and build new campaigns on important issues; Excellent interpersonal and people skills including experience interacting with donors and foundations; Availability to travel to other NRDC offices around the country as well as regional travel for substantive work in the Northern Rockies; Strong writing ability for both formal writing (e.g., comment letters) and informal writing (e.g., blogging); Strong public-speaking ability in front of various audiences; Excellent ability to comprehend and explain complicated scientific and legal issues; Solid understanding of litigation and state and federal government processes; Ability to effectively work with print, radio, television, and social media; Ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups and people from a wide array of backgrounds. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com