Legislative Advocate

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
Washington, Ohio, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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 a Legislative Advocate to work with the Federal Affairs team in our Washington, DC office. This position will join NRDCs Federal Affairs team to help craft federal governmental advocacy strategies, advocate on a range of environmental issues and represent NRDC in Congress and with partner organizations and coalitions. A strong understanding of Congress and the legislative process are required.

Work to build NRDCs influence with members and staff of Congress, partner organizations and coalitions.Work closely with Program substantive experts to design effective strategies and federal policies and advocate for that federal policy agenda before Congress.Create strategies to forward positive environmental outcomes on priority policies for NRDC. Formulate and execute engagement on the Hill, including briefings and preparation of materials.Implement federal rapid response in close collaboration with policy, communications, and campaign colleagues.Conduct legislative research, respond to inquiries from Congress and develop and work with coalitions to enhance advocacy.

Experienced knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory processes critical.Must possess at least five years of Hill or related advocacy experience, preferably with strong emphasis on environmental issues, or significant experience in other positions that involve working closely with Congress.Experience in formulating environmental policies, external communications, and managing coalitions.Persuasive oral and written communication.Experience in conducting media interviews.Good judgment, strong work ethic, empathy.A minimum of a bachelors degree. An advanced degree is desirable.Commitment to NRDCs values and mission.NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming a diversity of 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 commensurate with skills and experience. Job grade for this role is Solves 2 with a salary ranging from a minimum of $85,000 to a midpoint of $95,000. Internal equity considerations and the average salary of the peer range will be reviewed before making a final offer.To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/careers 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. Due to the high volume of resumes, only qualified candidates will be contacted. 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, or if you are a person with a disability and you need assistance applying online, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care by dialing 1-800-889-4422.For further information about NRDC, please visit www.nrdc.org.