Administrative Assistant

Washington, DC, US
17 days ago
Full time role


Natural Resources Defense Council

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 an Administrative Assistant to work with the Center for Policy Advocacy’s Campaigns and Outreach teams in our Washington, DC office.

Position Summary NRDC is seeking an Administrative Assistant to work with the Campaigns and Outreach teams in our Washington, DC office.  This role provides important administrative and day-to-day operations support for the Eastern and Western regional Campaign teams and supports key leadership members of the National Outreach team within the Center for Policy Advocacy. This is a heavily administrative, entry-level role, not a policy or strategy role. 


  • Scheduling and facilitating internal and external meetings. 
  • Managing calendar appointments and meetings. 
  • Contract development. 
  • Processing invoices and business expenses. 
  • Tracking Outreach and Campaigns team income, tracking actual versus projected budgets, and meeting with staff to reconcile spending.  
  • Ensuring communication, collaboration, and information-sharing within the department and with other institutional partners. 
  • Drafting, editing, formatting, and proofreading reports on team progress and campaign plans. 
  • Providing general operational support and performing ad hoc projects for the Outreach or Campaigns team as needed. 



  • Commitment to NRDC’s mission and values. 
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. 
  • Exceptional personal organization. 
  • Time management and multi-taking ability.  
  • Good judgment; attention to detail; follows instruction well; can-do attitude. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. 


  • Experience in or familiarity with political or advocacy campaign structures.
  • Willingness to learn new platform skills including voter file, analytics and budget platforms. 


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 $57,000. 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.


If you experience technical problems while applying or if you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying online, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care at 1-800-889-4422.


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Natural Resources Defense Council

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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