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Arctic Policy Advocate

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location California - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name NRDC
Contact Name
Telephone 3127807434
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit global environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists.
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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.   NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 430 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.


Position Summary: 

NRDC is seeking an experienced policy analyst and advocate to work with the Land & Wildlife team in our Washington DC, office, to provide collaboration, leadership, and communication for challenging, high profile, high stakes conservation campaigns related to the Arctic, across a spectrum of advocacy forums, with periodic travel to Alaska and, potentially, Canada.



  • Executive Branch and congressional advocacy related to conservation of Arctic natural areas and wildlife;
  • Coordinating with and enhancing the advocacy efforts of coalition partners working on Arctic conservation;
  • Drafting briefing papers, formal comments, and other advocacy documents;
  • Communicating effectively with media professionals about Arctic conservation issues;
  • Contributing to NRDC social media on Arctic conservation;
  • Assisting with outreach to NRDC members about the Arctic;
  • Staffing NRDC leadership for high level meetings;
  • Contributing to development and strategic adjustment of NRDC’s Arctic initiatives;
  • Providing substantive expertise and strategic advice on Arctic issues to NRDC staff working on related issues;
  • Supervising consulting experts.



  • Five to seven years of professional experience related to federal policy advocacy (preferably including time in a policy-related congressional or agency staff position), or an advanced degree in the natural sciences and 4 years’ such experience;
  • Demonstrated success both (i) working collegially on and (ii) providing leadership in, policy advocacy;
  • Strong aptitude for mastering scientific and technical background for policy debates;
  • Very developed writing skills.


NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


To apply, please create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter. No phone calls or faxes please. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-866-803-9663.


For further information about NRDC, please visit www.nrdc.org

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