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 Beijing, China
Dec 12, 2019
Position Summary:   The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)’s China Program is seeking a full-time Urban Policy Analyst (consultant) for its China Sustainable Cities Project. Using international experiences, the China Sustainable Cities Project promotes best practices in carbon peaking strategies, sustainable transportation, sustainable consumption, and green buildings for Chinese cities. This position is based in Beijing. Responsibilities Successful candidates will assist the China Sustainable Cities team in the following capacity: Conduct research and case studies; analyze urban data with appropriate tools to offer policy recommendations Draft and publish reports, briefs, and other substantive documents Assist in the coordination and development of key partnerships (government, research institutes, academia, other NGOs) Support daily work in Cities Project as needed. Qualifications Master’s degree(s) in areas related to urban planning, transportation, green buildings, etc. Two or more years of relevant work experience; Understanding and knowledge of urban sustainability and China-specific urbanization issues; Strong analytical skills on policy and data-based assessment; Proven ability to conduct research tasks independently; Excellent professional writing and oral presentation skills in Chinese; Fluency in English; A good team player and quick learner; self-motivated and hardworking   NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
Natural Resources Defense Council USA
Dec 12, 2019
Position Summary NRDC is seeking an experienced advocate for a newly endowed position in our Marine Mammal Protection Project. This position, the Ken Balcomb Senior Advocate for Quiet Seas, will help lead our work to protect marine wildlife from ocean noise pollution, which has become a major issue for marine conservation in the United States and internationally. The work includes corporate campaigning, international advocacy, lobbying at various levels of government, advancing science-based policy, and building cross-sector coalitions, with an initial focus on reducing noise from large commercial ships. Success is about developing strong strategic goals, identifying opportunity, and achieving progress over time through smart, persistent advocacy.   The successful applicant will join NRDC’s Marine Mammal Protection Project, a team of lawyers and scientists that fights to save marine mammals and their habitat from ocean noise, bycatch, harmful development, and other threats. Responsibilities Develops and executes high-impact campaigns to prevent and reduce underwater noise pollution, including a corporate responsibility campaign aimed at controlling noise from commercial shipping; Represents NRDC on legislative issues related to ocean noise and marine wildlife at the federal, state and local level, including communication with elected officials and their staffs and drafting of legislative and regulatory proposals; Advances ocean noise code and guidelines at intergovernmental organizations, including the International Maritime Organization and the Convention on Migratory Species; Builds alliances and maintains relationships across the shipping sector, including with shipowners, ports, technical experts, and regulators; Helps lead coalitions of environmental organizations to lobby for national and international ocean noise control; Speaks publicly on ocean noise pollution in a wide range of public contexts, including in traditional and social media and at public events; Develops science-based policy on quieting commercial ships, including by directing naval architects, economists, acousticians, and other experts in the preparation of technical papers on ocean noise solutions; Participates in related legal cases brought by NRDC; and Contributes to marine mammal project fundraising by assisting in proposals and engaging in regular, consistent outreach to foundations and major donors. Qualifications At least 8 years of experience in environmental advocacy, with demonstrated leadership, creativity, and accomplishment. An advanced degree in a field relevant to the position, such as law, engineering, ocean science, or public policy; Experience working with government agencies, with Congress, and with intergovernmental organizations; Ability to lead complex coalitions with diverse national and international membership; Ability to manage and prioritize an independent workload while also working as a member of a team; Exceptional research, writing, communication (in both traditional and social media), listening, and analytical skills; Ability to understand and explain scientific material to non-specialists; Courtesy and diplomacy in dealing with colleagues, government agencies, corporations, and the public; and Strong grant-writing and reporting skills and an ability to communicate effectively and in a timely way with donors.   Please note that we are prioritizing advocacy experience and accomplishment over other factors. It is not required that candidates have a background in oceans issues.   We are willing to consider candidates in all U.S. locations, not only those based in cities where NRDC has offices. The candidate must be able to travel as needed for advocacy purposes.   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. Consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
Natural Resources Defense Council
Dec 12, 2019
Position Summary :   The NRDC Action Fund is seeking a Political Director who will guide and implement its 2020 electoral program. This position reports to the Action Fund’s Executive Director and will also be guided closely by Action Fund Advocacy Campaigns and Government Affairs leaders. Responsibilities Guide and manage the Action Fund’s 2020 electoral program with internal colleagues, and with external partners. Develop the multi-cycle electoral strategy and plan in close collaboration with Advocacy Campaigns and Government Affairs teams and the Director of PAC & Candidate Services. Run cross-functional processes that are efficient but sufficiently inclusive and maximize consensus. Work with the Executive Director and the Development Director to support fundraising for electoral programs, including through the development and presentation of proposals. Represent the Action Fund externally in coalitions and partner convenings and spearhead its relationship-building with partners in the progressive community. Interface with the Action Fund Board of Directors as needed and appropriate. Serve as a senior advisor to the Action Fund Executive Director on internal and external matters. Co-supervise a junior associate and manage consultants. Other responsibilities as directed by the Action Fund Executive Director. Qualifications At least 10 years of experience in campaign politics, including as a campaign manager on federal or statewide races and/or directing political programs at major national organizations. Successful track record of managing high performing teams and juggling multiple priorities. Deep experience in formulating political campaign strategies and tactical plans. Superior communication and presentation skills for use in settings with donors, VIPs, and partners. Exceptional judgment, strong work ethic, and collegiality. Willingness to travel >30%. A bachelor’s degree.   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. Consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !