National Director of Campaign and Strategic Initiatives

Natural Resources Defense Council

New York, 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

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the National Director of Campaign and Strategic Initiatives will assist in the design, planning, implementation and supervision of all aspects of the day-to-day project management of a comprehensive campaign for NRDC. The National Director of Campaign and Strategic Initiatives will oversee all administrative aspects of the campaign, including timeline, naming opportunities, strategic priorities, donor capacity analysis, pipeline development and gift revenue projections. S/He will assist the Chief Development Officer with the staffing of various high-level campaign volunteer committees and work closely with the communications team to ensure a consistent look and feel for all campaign collateral, including web presence and social media strategy. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of development experience and five to seven years of campaign experience with demonstrated success in campaign planning and management, preferably in the nonprofit sector, with evidence of passion for the NRDC mission and goals.