Major Gifts Officer, New York

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 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 seeking to fill a Major Gifts Officer (MGO) role in New York City. The MGO will join a large and growing team of development professionals who are committed to donor cultivation and soliciting major gifts with individuals who care deeply about saving the planet. The MGO will build and manage a portfolio of 100 to 150 individuals and family foundations from current membership donors and personally solicit high-level gifts from current and prospective donors. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in major gifts, annual giving, and/or membership. S/He will also have demonstrated a track record of successfully and strategically identifying and stewarding donors.