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Program Coordinator

Company: Natural Resources Defense Council
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:


The Natural Resources Defense Council (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 staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our staff of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and internationally from our offices in New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Santa Monica; San Francisco; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing.

Position Summary:

NRDC is seeking a Program Coordinator to work with the Information Technology (IT) team in either our New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Santa Monica, Bozeman (MT), or San Francisco offices. The role is responsible for planning and managing the policies and procedures associated with the IT department. Duties include planning and maintaining the department's annual budget; planning and implementing IT strategies; executing the department's overall initiatives.


* Work with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the team leaders to plan and monitor the department's fiscal budget, maximizing cost-effectiveness
* Work with the Project Management Team to plan and monitor IT and Operations projects
* Work with Client Services Team to manage company mobile device strategy
* Strategize and implement IT policies and procedures
* Review and approve the procurement of technology services and equipment
* Strategize and implement IT policies and procedures
* Manage communications between the functioning IT teams and the relevant stakeholders within operations
* Plan, schedule, and facilitate internal and external program meetings and events
* Build partnerships with key stakeholders and leaders
* Managing contracts and agreements with consultants and service companies to ensure all project requirements are fulfilled


* Bachelor degree in business administration, computer science, or a relevant field
* 2 + years working with teams and departments on projects, strategies, and initiatives
* Strong verbal and written communications skills
* Strong budgeting, financial analysis, and reporting abilities
* Good knowledge of change management best practices
* Good project management and organizational skills
* Problem-solving skills
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team
* Active listening and capacity to communicate empathetically
* Attention to detail along with an aptitude in long-term planning
* Ability to adapt to a changing environment
* Commitment to NRDC's values and mission.

NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming a diversity of 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 commensurate with skills and experience. The salary for this position is $55,000 to $65,000. Internal equity considerations and the average salary of the peer range will be reviewed before making a final offer.

Since March 2020, NRDC's offices have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be attached to the NY, DC, CH, SF, SM or MT office, but until circumstances allow us to re-open, we will continue to support staff with remote working arrangements. Should you relocate from your current location in the future, we will review any change to your compensation, and relocation assistance, at that time.

To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of resumes, only qualified candidates will be contacted. 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, or if you are a person with a disability and you need assistance applying online, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care by dialing 1-800-889-4422.

For further information about NRDC, please visit

Keywords: Natural Resources Defense Council, Chicago , Program Coordinator, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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