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Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc

Program Coordinator

Job Details

Hiring Organization Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
Post Name Program Coordinator
Qualification Bachelor’s Degree
Industry Private
Employment Type Full-Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 63000 To USD 72000 Per Year
New York City, New York, United States 10011

Job Description


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 and our people helped write some of America’s bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act and many of the implementing regulations.
Today, our team of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and the globe from our offices in Bozeman, Montana; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Santa Monica; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing. NRDC is seeking a Program Coordinator to work with the New York Regional team in our New York office.

Position Summary

NRDC is seeking a Program Coordinator based in the New York office to help support the New York Regional team. The Program Coordinator will provide administrative and advocacy support to the team in a variety of capacities, including budget and grants management, invoice and contracts processing, scheduling of internal and external meetings, making travel arrangements, proofreading and preparing written materials, and performing basic research and advocacy work as needed.
On occasion, addressing general needs within these programs will require collaboration with program assistants in other NRDC offices. NRDC’s New York work exemplifies our strength in combining strong place-based advocacy with deep subject matter expertise—as well as a theory of change rooted in deep collaboration with regional and grassroots groups and allies. Partnering with communities, local stakeholders, and governments, our staff works towards larger systems-level change to ensure equitable access to clean food and water, fight the fossil fuel industry, and defend against toxic chemicals in our environment.


  • Serve as a critical member of the New York Regional team by providing general administrative and logistical support to New York Regional Team Staff
  • Budgeting and accounting support including processing invoices and monthly expenses, tracking budgets, and maintaining contracts and financial records
  • Work with internal subject matter experts to coordinate grant proposals, renewals, and report submissions
  • Managing and maintaining paper and electronic filing systems and databases
  • Scheduling and organizing meetings and assisting with event planning and management, which may require working with external parties
  • Proofreading, formatting, and helping prepare and track legal documents, advocacy letters, reports, fact sheets, and other project materials
  • Researching questions related to advocacy as needed
  • Assisting with the advocacy efforts of the team as needed
  • Assist with the development and/or drafting of blogs and reports
  • Assisting the receptionist and other program assistants as needed
  • Occasional travel
  • Performing other duties as assigned


  • Commitment to NRDC’s mission and values
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous administrative experience
  • Highly detail-oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse set of personalities
  • Ability to work independently, following organizational procedures, and perform accurately under deadlines
  • Self-directed with the ability to prioritize, manage and follow through on multiple tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, and PowerPoint
  • Strong facility with spreadsheets and databases
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Willingness to be available for occasional overtime work
  • Interest in environmental issues
  • Excellent project management and project coordination skills
  • Ability to organize and manage external events

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