Global Engagement Coordinator

about 1 month ago
Full time role


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of ...

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Job Description


NRDC is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our people helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our team of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and the globe from our offices in Bozeman, Montana; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Santa Monica; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.


NRDC is seeking a Global Engagement Coordinator to work with the International team in our Washington DC office.

Position Summary

The Global Engagement Coordinator will provide logistical, organizational, and administrative support to multiple NRDC staff who work within the International Program’s Global Strategies Division and will also interact with staff in other programs who work on multilateral environmental agreements. NRDC’s Global Strategies Division focuses international environmental advocacy through multilateral negotiations, with a particular emphasis on the UNFCCC and related multilateral activities. Their work also covers other types of bilateral and multi-lateral environmental initiatives, as well as efforts aimed to reduce carbon emissions in key countries and sectors. The individual in this position will help track and coordinate these efforts, and will be the main organizer of logistics and administrative support for program staff participating in international meetings related to multilateral agreement negotiations.


  • Provide general administrative and logistical support to deliver institutional priorities on multilateral environmental agreements.
  • Spearhead communication, collaboration, and information-sharing across the institution on multilateral environmental agreement activities, including in close coordination with NRDC Programs, Communications, Development, and the President’s Office.
  • Provide meeting support around multilateral environmental agreements, primarily for internal staff as well as some external stakeholders, and including across multiple time zones and geographies.
  • Provide dedicated administrative support for NRDC’s institutional engagement in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conferences of the Parties (COPs), including through: coordinating a shared calendar, a library of materials, and other content for the NRDC COP delegation; supporting travel arrangements, event planning, and contract management, including working with external parties; and maintaining and tracking budgets associated with NRDC COP participation.
  • Support budgeting and accounting for staff and projects as assigned, including processing invoices and monthly expenses, tracking budgets, and maintaining contracts and financial records.
  • Work with internal subject matter experts to coordinate the team’s grant proposals, renewals, and report submissions.
  • Manage and maintain relevant paper and electronic filing systems and databases.
  • Provide proofreading, formatting, and helping to prepare advocacy letters, reports, fact sheets, and other project materials.
  • Conduct research related to advocacy as time allows.
  • Assist other program assistants as needed.
  • Occasional travel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Commitment to NRDC’s mission and values.
  • 3-5 years’ work experience with administrative, expense, accounting, organizational, and basic research skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organization and planning skills
  • Ability to work well in a team setting, managing multiple priorities and projects, and navigating a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, and accurately under deadlines
  • Proactive and detail-oriented problem solver with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with professional software tools such as Microsoft Office, including Outlook and Excel.
  • Desire to contribute to the work of dynamic teams and pitch-in to take on discrete tasks when required
  • Interest in social justice and environmental issues
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of and competency in equity and inclusion, including contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.


  • Experience with budgeting, accounting and finance systems
  • Professional level fluency in a second language a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
  • Strong project management skills a plus

NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming diverse voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement.


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with skills and experience. For this position, the salary is $60,000 to $65,000. Internal equity considerations will be reviewed before making a final offer.


Since March 2020, NRDC’s offices have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be associated with one of our offices, but until circumstances allow us to re-open, we will continue to support NRDCers with remote working arrangements.


As a science-based organization, NRDC aims to do our part to help contain the COVID-19 public health crisis. For the sake of health, safety, and equity, we ask that people be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation or other exemption in accordance with state and local law. We consider a person to be vaccinated two weeks after receiving one full course of a CDC-approved vaccine. In accordance with state or local law, new hires will be asked to attest to vaccination, those wishing to do so may request medical or religious accommodations or other exemptions via NRDC Employee Relations. NRDC treats all vaccine-related data confidentially, in keeping with local, state, and federal laws.


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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of ...

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