Manager, Board Relations


: $192,290.00 - $192,290.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

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OverviewThe Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action 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 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 600 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:The Manager supports the Chief Board Relations Officer and Director in meeting planning and logistics, board management and trustee communications. The Manager serves a key role in a team that is the primary liaison between the Board of Trustees and the organization.The Manager will work with the Director to plan and execute quarterly board meetings, retreats, and other board related events, and will manage associated communications and materials. The Manager also supports the Director in creating and implementing systems and processes to increase efficiency in the board relations team and to enhance the Board of Trustee's access to information. In addition, the Manager supports the Chief Board Relations Officer in managing various board committees, including preparing workplans and communicating directly with trustees on committee work. The Manager will also be responsible for drafting and managing internal and external communications such as reports, decks, and other presentations, as needed. The Manager supervises assistants in trustee and board meeting-related tasks and provides guidance on scheduling, trustee communications, and meeting logistics.The Manager is supervised by the Director of Board Relations.Responsibilities* Under the Director's leadership, ensures smooth and successful quarterly board meetings and retreats.* Assists the Chief Board Relations Officer in supporting board committees and by coordinating/preparing agendas and other key information for internal meetings with leadership teams and the Board* Provides key support to department leadership in meeting planning, in drafting materials, and trustee management* Serves as a resource within the organization for board-related matters* Acts as gatekeeper to ensure that the Chief Board Relations Officer involvement in projects or processes occurs at key times* Supports the Chief Board Relations Officer in maintaining strong relationships with trustees and arranges meetings and communications to support ongoing relationship building* Oversees cross-functional projects or initiatives; brings together important stakeholders and help drive decisions; may collect data from across the organization to create concise schedules and dashboards* Proposes the creation of new systems and processes to streamline operations of the Board Relations teamQualifications* Minimum of eight (8) years of experience working in events planning, nonprofit administration and/or fundraising at mission-driven nonprofit or philanthropic organizations.* Excellent event planning experience; strong written and in person communication skills; ability to synthesize complex information and communicate to a diverse set of stakeholders; strategic thinking; excels at managing complex relationships; and has the ability to prioritize while balancing a high volume of tasks in a fast-paced environment.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 identity and expression, 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. Consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.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, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing:1-800-###-####.For further information about NRDC, please visit * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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