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Chief Development Officer

Natural Resources Defense Council New York City, New York, Washington, DC, or West Coast

Launched in 1970 at the forefront of the environmental movement, the Natural Resources Defense Council is the nation’s most effective environmental advocacy and action organization. NRDC is guided by the understanding that protecting the planet is about protecting people — our health, our communities, and our economy. At the core of its mission is a commitment to the belief that a healthy environment should be a basic right for all of us — regardless of where we live, what we look like, or how we vote. And it is relentless in its commitment to defend that right.

The Opportunity

The Chief Development Officer will raise support from across the individual and institutional philanthropic landscape to sustain and grow NRDC’s critical work. Leading an extraordinary team of fundraisers and partnering with a new President and CEO, this CDO will advance NRDC’s position to confront the challenges to our environment with integrity, honesty, collaboration, and the unwavering pursuit of fairness, equity, and justice.

The CDO will also take to the finish line NRDC’s most ambitious fundraising endeavor in its history, the For Our Future. Now. campaign. Launched in July 2018, the campaign is a seven-year, $1 billion-dollar effort to elevate and sustain NRDC’s operating revenue to a new and steady state of support. In 2020, a $100 million grant from the Bezos Earth Fund secured the campaign’s crossing the halfway mark to a total raised so far of $700 million.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join NRDC.

Still Looking

Be considered for future opportunities.

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