Program Assistant

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.; Beijing; and New Delhi.


NRDC is seeking a Program Assistant to work with the Northern Rockies, International Wildlife, and Marine Mammals teams in our Bozeman office.


Position SummaryThe Program Assistant will provide research, budget management, and administrative support for NRDC’s policy and advocacy efforts. The Program Assistant will support members of the Nature Program’s Northern Rockies, International Wildlife, and Marine Mammals teams to ensure sound wildlife management policies and adequate habitat for keystone species such as grizzly bears and beavers, advocate for biodiversity conservation at international forums, and reduce threats to marine mammals like ocean noise. On occasion, addressing general needs within the Nature Program will be required in collaboration with program assistants in other NRDC offices.


  • Provide administrative support for members of the Northern Rockies, International Wildlife, and Marine Mammals staff.
  • Process and track invoices, contracts, grant spending, and other expenses in a timely manner.
  • Support and coordinate the team’s logistical and travel needs at internal or external events and meetings.
  • Coordinate with the Workplace Strategies team to ensure general management and efficient operations of the Northern Rockies office in line with NRDC’s commitment to maintaining environmentally sustainable business operations, including managing vendor relationships and ordering office supplies.
  • Manage onboarding for new, Bozeman-based employees and interns in cooperation with Human Resources, Workplace Strategies, and Information Technology staff.
  • Support NRDC’s Northern Rockies, International Wildlife, and Marine Mammal team staff to advance priority issues.
  • Research topics as needed with a focus on wildlife and biodiversity issues.
  • Write, edit, and proofread policy documents, external correspondence, reports, and other written materials.
  • Contribute to special projects as they arise.
  • Support NRDC’s partnership efforts as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team and navigate a dynamic work environment
  • Highly organized and excellent time-management skills
  • Interest in environmental and social justice issues
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of and competency in equity and inclusion, including contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • Commitment to NRDC’s mission and values


  • Professional or related experience working with an advocacy organization, non-profit, or equivalent entity
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with budgeting, accounting and finance systems
  • 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 $50,000 to $55,000.


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.


To apply, visit and upload your résumé and cover letter. Please mention where you saw this posting and upload any additional materials that showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications, we will contact only those candidates we would like to interview. Please no phone calls, emails, or in-person résumé drop-offs.


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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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