National Director of Major Gifts

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

The National Director of Major Gifts is responsible for directing NRDC’s expanding major gifts program. This includes supervising the regional directors of major gifts located in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles who, in turn, oversee a growing team of major gifts officers.  The National Director will report directly to the Managing Director of Development, and will also collaborate with other senior leadership. NRDC is seeking candidates with 10+ years of fundraising experience as well as a history of involvement in large-scale comprehensive campaigns.