Based in Washington, D.C., the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) is looking for an Associate Director of Policy Advocacy to assist with promoting the organization's core mission of protecting the planet's natural resources. The chosen candidate will work with NRDC's Director of Policy Advocacy on various institutional matters, serve as liaison to the nonprofit's program and communications staff, interface with NRDC's executive leadership, provide budget guidance, and offer issue campaign advice for strategic priorities.
The Associate Director of Policy Advocacy will also be responsible for the following:
- Assist in aligning NRDC's campaign efforts with organizational objectives;
- Contribute to senior NRDC institutional committees and help in the development and implementation of overall issue campaign strategies;
- Provide budgetary review and assistance;
- Assist Director with staff management and preparation of materials;
- As needed, represent NRDC in various contexts to external stakeholders, coalition partners, the general public and the media; and,
- Provide strategic advice to NRDC programs and departments.
Now that you know the basic responsibilities of the job, it's time to determine whether you have the correct qualifications. NRDC requires all applicants to meet the following requirements to be considered for the position:
- Demonstrated ability to build consensus, develop effective coalitions and manage collaborative projects;
- Strong communication/writing skills;
- 10+ years of political, policy advocacy or issue campaign experience;
- Broad knowledge of environmental policy a plus;
- bility to work collegially, be a self-starter, prioritize multiple projects, and perform well under deadlines; and,
- Advanced degree in environmental policy, public administration, non-profit management, related field or equivalent is preferred.
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