National Major Gifts Officer, West

Natural Resources Defense Council

San Francisco or Santa Monica, California

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 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 an experienced National Major Gifts Officer, West to focus on emerging markets across the western half of the United States, including Boulder, Houston, and Seattle. The National Major Gifts Officer will manage a high-value portfolio of at least 100 prospects and existing donors with the capacity to give at the six- and seven-figure levels, working in collaboration with NRDC leadership and program staff. S/He must be a highly skilled fundraiser with a track record of successfully and strategically identifying, cultivating and stewarding donors at the $100K+ level. This individual will serve as a senior representative of the national development team. This position is based in San Francisco or Santa Monica, CA.