Advocacy & Mission-Driven Nonprofits

Administrative Director, Development Natural Resources Defense Council, Illinois or New York

Launched in 1970 at the forefront of the environmental movement, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation’s most effective environmental advocacy and action organization.

NRDC brings together the expertise of more than 600 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates with the goal of safeguarding the earth: its people, plants and animals and the natural systems on which life depends.

Thus, NRDC is positioned like never before to confront these new dangers with integrity, honesty, collaboration, and the unwavering pursuit of fairness, equity, and justice.

NRDC aims to ensure the rights of people to clean air, clean water and healthy communities through its important efforts to stop climate change and improve the state of our energy, food, oceans, water and the wild. Some of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws are the result, including the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. NRDC uses data and science to find root causes for the problems that confront us, developing transformative solutions, mobilizing support, and using business efforts, litigation, partnership and advocacy to make change and have a positive impact on society and the world.

As NRDC prepares for its 50th anniversary, it is investing resources to grow its development team in order to meet the increasing demand for its advocacy. There has never been a more critical time to join the team that helps protect the air, land, and water on which all life depends.

The Opportunity

NRDC is in the midst of a process to realign and restructure development operations. Part of this effort includes the creation of a new position, Administrative Director, Development. This director will be responsible for the administrative functioning of a large and growing national development team, helping to streamline internal processes to bring the greatest efficiency and effectiveness. Areas of focus will include budgeting, contracts and procurement, and staff training and internal communications. NRDC is seeking a candidate with at least five years of experience and an understanding of the fundamentals of business contracts and negotiations and project and budget management. 

Past searches and placements for Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Natural Resources Defense Council Director, Donor Relations
  • Director of Development, Midwest
  • Major Gifts Officer, Washington D.C.
  • Administrative Director, Development
  • National Director of Major Gifts
  • Major Gifts Officer, San Francisco
  • Major Gifts Officer, Chicago
  • Major Gifts Officer, New York City
  • Director of Development, Northern California
  • Major Gifts Officer, Santa Monica
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