Southeast Regional Outreach Manager

about 1 year ago
Full time role
Hybrid · Washington, DC, US... more
Hybrid · Washington, DC, US... more

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 Southeast Regional Outreach Manager to work with the Center for Policy Advocacy team in our Washington, DC office or remotely. 


Position Summary The Southeast Regional Outreach Manager is responsible for developing long-term, transformational relationships with local, state, and regional partners in collaboration with our regional campaign government affairs teams to achieve NRDC’s priorities.   


  • Develop long-term strategic relationships with state and regional coalition partners, facilitate relationships with new partners, and serve as regional point of contact with non-traditional allies, progressive organizations and coalitions, Latino and African American led organizations, labor unions, and national partner organizations. Identify regional engagement opportunities with national partners in consultation with the National Outreach Team.  
  • Provide direction, power mapping, and advice for developing effective coalitions to achieve the NRDC mission and priority campaign goals.   
  • Serve as primary point of contact for NRDC with state and local Civic Engagement tables, C3 roundtables, and State Voices tables.   
  • Manage regional outreach consultants and advise other departments on outreach for priority campaigns as needed.   
  • Develop a deep understanding of regional, state and local stakeholders and maintain internal database of state and regional partnership.     
  • Coordinate regional EJ coalition outreach in partnership with NRDC’s Environment, Equity and Justice Center.   
  • Represent NRDC through active participation in coalitions, providing collaboration and guidance to maximize effectiveness and grow support for needed policies.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Commitment to NRDC’s mission and values.  
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred, or equivalent experience required.   
  • At least 5-7 years of related work experience.   
  • Experience cultivating relationships with community-based organizations working on a variety of justice centered issues.  
  • Experience being part of large, cross-sector, multi-partner initiatives.  
  • Experience in coordinating with coalitions of NGO advocates, private sector allies, and/or government partners.  
  • Demonstrated ability to have and hold authentic relationships with communities of color and work in diverse teams.  
  • Experience utilizing and implementing equity frameworks or working with partners and communities to ensure equitable outcomes of policies and programs.  
  • Ability to participate in teams that work collaboratively towards shared outcomes.  
  • Excellent writing skills, strong verbal communication, and confident public speaker.  
  • Experience managing budgets.   
  • Willingness to travel within assigned region, as well as to other NRDC offices across the United States as needed.


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 $113,000 to $130,000. Internal equity considerations will be reviewed before making a final offer.


Our offices are open and we are operating in a hybrid model. We offer NRDCers flexibility, we ask them to come into the office and spend meaningful time there in collaboration with their colleagues.  We call this purposeful presence.


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.


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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