Company Overview

NRDC attracts exceptionally talented people, both those at the top of their field and those who are starting out and show tremendous promise. People here are knowledgeable, dedicated, tenacious, and principled. Most of all, they are deeply committed to protecting the environment, from the senior attorney who wins a ground-breaking lawsuit protecting whales to the program assistant who starts an eco-committee to enhance recycling practices in the office.

Bringing together extraordinary people to realize a common mission creates a vibrant, dynamic workplace. Our offices bustle with team meetings, strategy sessions, and thoughtful deliberation. There is an entrepreneurial spirit running through the halls. People have autonomy to pursue victories, but they also have the support of a national organization behind them. And they have the backing of their colleagues, who proudly cheer them on.

Perhaps the best testament to NRDC's workplace culture is the tenure of our staff. Almost 50 people have been with the organization for more than 15 years—12 of them have been here almost from the start in 1970. When people join our dedicated, supportive team, they want to stay.


Medical Coverage

NRDC offers two medical plan options to select from, a PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) and a High Deductible plan paired with an HSA (Health Savings Account); both plans are affordable and provide high-quality healthcare with the flexibility to choose your physician. These plans offer coverage for services including hospitalization, inpatient and outpatient care, office visits, telehealth services, wellness exams, prescription drugs, and behavioral health care.

Dental Coverage

NRDC offers a dental PPO plan that emphasizes the value of preventative care and covers diagnostic and restorative services. The plan includes orthodontia benefits for adults and children, including implants.

Vision Care

NRDC offers a vision plan that provides coverage for eye exams, lenses, frames, and contact lenses when visiting an in-network provider. Out-of-network services will be reimbursed based on reasonable and customary rates.

Life Insurance

NRDC provides life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage to all eligible employees for 3x their base annual salary at no cost. Because everyone’s needs are different, NRDC also offers the flexibility to purchase Voluntary Life Insurance coverage for you and your dependents.


Disability Insurance

NRDC provides short-term disability coverage as part of the NRDC Paid Family Leave policy for 100% wage continuation in the event you are disabled and cannot work. NRDC also provides long-term disability coverage to its employees at no cost, which offers up to 60% wage continuations for more extended medical leaves. There is also the option to enroll in long-term disability buy-up to increase your wage continuation to 70% of your wages.


Retirement Benefits

The 403(b) plan is a tax-deferred annuity that allows employees to save for retirement on a tax-advantaged basis. The Roth option is also available to you, which takes deferrals on a post-tax basis but provides tax-free distribution of investments and earnings upon withdrawal.

Flexible Spending Accounts

NRDC offers flexible spending accounts to allow employees to deduct money from their paychecks to pay for eligible expenses with pre-tax dollars. Depending on the tax bracket, employees can save up to 30% on eligible expenses, including healthcare, dependent care, and work-related commuter expenses.

Paid Time Off

NRDC offers vacation, sick, personal, paid holidays, and leave time to support a work-life balance. NRDC Family Leave offers up to 12 weeks of paid time off and 26 weeks of job protection for eligible staff to take care of themselves, their family members, and bond with their newborns.


Company Summary
Natural Resources Defense Council
Number of Employees
(212) 727-2700
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY