Government and Policy, Environmental, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
NRDC Action Fund Program Director
The Program Director - Contract has lead responsibility for guiding the advocacy strategies for the NRDC Action Fundís environmental defense campaign. Working with key program, communications and Center for Policy Advocacy staff, the NRDC Action Fund Political Director and the NRDC Action Fund Communications Director, the Program Director Ė Contract will ensure that all activities undertaken by the Action Fund advance the strategic direction of the organization and are aligned with the work of the communications team and the issue advocacy work of the institution. The Program Director Ė Contract will also work with Action Fund staff to develop and implement a powerful electoral plan.
This is a paid position as a contract employee for an initial 12-month period, with hopes of converting to FTE, depending on budget and funding. Applicants should apply with a resume and cover letter to www.nrdc.org/jobs. No phone calls or faxes. Please reference where you saw this posting. EOE
Be the lead Action Fund representative in the development and implementation of the joint NRDC/NRDC Action Fund advocacy and accountability campaigns.
Manage the Action Fund communications and political work, i.e., manage and work with the Action Fund communications and political directors.
Help to ensure that all NRDC advocacy and accountability plans incorporate an Action Fund component as appropriate.
Lead the drafting of the programmatic components of the NRDC Action Fundís strategic planning process.
Ensure that the Action Fundís electoral strategies are integrated and aligned with the Action Fundís programmatic work and goals, as legally permissible.
Oversee the NRDC Action Fund PAC contributions to ensure they are in alignment with the Action Fundís electoral strategy and that they are a strategic use of limited resources.
Lead the process for exploring opportunities to expand the Action Fundís electoral efforts to the state level
Manage the integration and coordination of the communications strategy into the Action Fundís larger campaign and electoral plans and efforts
Participate in the development of a communications strategy by the communication director
Assist in the development and presentation of fundraising proposals to donors
Provide strategic leadership in the development and management of the NRDC Action Fundís relationships with the progressive community and other key allies and partners
Strong writer to write plans for our colleagues and donor
Qualifications & Requirements Qualifications:
At least 10-15 years of relevant experience executing and managing issue and/or electoral campaigns
Familiarity with a range of online and offline campaigning strategies, including direct advocacy, grasstops outreach, digital organizing, and earned and paid media outreach strategies.
Strong project management skills.
Ability to facilitate team discussions and build consensus.
Ability to juggle multiple, complex projects simultaneously and effectively.
Environmental issue knowledge preferred
Good sense of humor