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Program Assistant

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
Washington, Ohio, US
Closing date
May 24, 2022

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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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 Program Assistant to work with the Federal Water Policy, Alaska Conservation, and Water & Agriculture teams in our Washington, D.C. office. We seek an enthusiastic and organized individual who can facilitate the work of NRDC's Nature program. Strong research and writing skills are important.

Execute traditional clerical responsibilities, including word-processing, copying, filing, and mailingProofread, fact-check, edit, research, and generally assist in the preparation of policy, scientific and legal documents, reports, fundraising proposals, blogs and relevant program materialsCoordinate staff calendars, schedule meetings and calls, handle travel arrangementsDraft contracts, process invoices, complete expense reports, assist with budget management, and track expenses and grant allocationsMaintain paper and electronic filing systemsOrganize and facilitate program events, including outside functions

Bachelor's Degree requiredPrevious administrative experience requiredPlease submit a Writing Sample along with cover letter and resume.Accounting skills and experience highly preferredHighly detail-oriented with excellent written and oral communication skillsAbility to work independently, follow organizational procedures and perform accurately under deadlinesSelf-directed with the ability to prioritize, manage and follow through on multiple tasksStrong research, writing, and editing skillsStrong facility with spreadsheets and databases; GIS expertise is a plusExperience in or willingness to learn legal filing requirements and certain paralegal skillsAbility to organize and manage small external eventsInterest in environmental issues is a plus.Commitment to NRDC's 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. Salary is set at $55,000. Salary may be higher as appropriate for the selected candidate, with internal equity considerations taken into account. Since March 2020, NRDC's offices have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be attached to the Washington, D.C. office, but until circumstances allow us to re-open, we will continue to support staff with remote working arrangements. Should you relocate from your current location in the future, we will review any change to your compensation, and relocation assistance, at that time. To apply, please visit 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 applications NRDC receives, we will only contact candidates we would like to progress through the search process. 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
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