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DC - Program Assistant - International & Nuclear

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location District of Columbia - America North
Town/City Washington, DC, US
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First 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.  Founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys at the forefront of the environmental movement, our people helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws. Today, our staff of more than 300 lawyers, scientists and policy experts work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing.

Position Summary:

NRDC seeks a Program Assistant to work in its Washington, D.C. office located at 1152 15th Street, NW, Suite 300.  The Program Assistant will provide administrative support in both the International and Nuclear programs. The successful candidate must have good communication and problem solving skills and be able to handle administrative tasks such as: management of budgets, contracts and processing expenses, formatting and proofreading documents, photocopying, coordinating and booking travel, scheduling meetings, coordinating meetings and events, and researching and preparing materials.

Required Skills

(Administrative – International & Nuclear)

  • Coordinates staff schedules and sets up meetings
  • Coordinates and books travel 
  • Processes and tracks invoices, contracts, grants, and budgets
  • Coordinates with finance, development, IT and other support departments to ensure smooth running of program work
  • Copies, scans and distributes documents
  • Proofreads and edits correspondence and various documents including fact sheets and fundraising reports and proposals
  • Researches and writes background information for projects


  • Assists with media and other communication outreach and maintains press database
  • Helps develop and run campaign actions and events
  • Provides research support for corporate, technical, legal and other projects
  • Maintains and updates Congressional and Administrative contact database
  • Helps educate policy makers
  • Focus in for Dirty Fuels/Tar Sands project area, but will help with other parts of the International program when needed (global, India, and Latin America)


  • Assists with coordinating media and other communications work with program staff
  • Takes notes at meetings and reports back to program
  • Maintains/organizes computer files of the Nuclear program’s work, including correspondences, reports and pertinent media articles
  • Maintains nuclear litigation files including Nuclear Regulatory Commission petitions
  • Blogs on Nuclear Program issues and topics
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s required
  • Previous administrative experience a plus 
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be detail oriented
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in environmental issues
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure
  • Must possess a high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook, Microsoft Access a plus

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, citizenship, 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 www.nrdc.org/jobs. No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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