Workplace Strategy Manager

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Natural Resources Defense Council

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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30+ days ago

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 Workplace Strategy Manager to work with the Workplace Strategy team to oversee the general management and efficient day-to-day operation of the San Francisco office. The position is responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for staff, developing policy and procedures, managing projects, planning and improving workspaces, responding to emergencies, engaging in long-term planning for the office, managing renovations and participating in developing institutional projects that impact all offices. The successful candidate will maintain a high level of customer service, support a workplace that embodies sustainability and health and wellness practices, have a holistic and innovative approach to facilities management and endure that office policies and procedures are aligned with the Workplace Strategy Team’s mission and goals.
Institutional Support
  • Collaborate with Workplace Leadership Team on institutional projects that are focused on improving efficiency and, areas such as purchasing and real estate, with the objective of being efficient with resources, planning for long-term, and improving staff experience.
  • Ensure alignment of organizational goals and implementation of Sustainability, Health and Wellness practices and Community Building efforts.
Facilities Management
  • Oversee facility maintenance and repairs, maintaining related building logs and follow up with building management and ownership.
  • Work, along with Workplace Strategy leadership, on capital projects related to office expansions, renovations, and moves.
  • Manage and review space needs and process for space assignments and ensure alignment with NRDC’s Workplace values.
  • Oversee purchasing, maintenance, and installation of equipment and furniture.
  • Identify, develop and implement cost reduction initiatives and advise on and monitor energy efficiency opportunities in the San Francisco office.
  • Support implementation and success of sustainability initiatives for the SF office and institutional as needed.
  • Develop and execute annual administrative plan and budget with full review of operations and maintenance costs.
  • Manage the processing, review and approval of Workplace Strategy invoices and expenses.
  • Oversee emergency management for the San Francisco office including updates and protocols, coordinating workshops and training, and acting as the main point of contact for emergency related issues.
  • Organize monthly all staff meetings and staff engagement through staff events that support community building.
  • Manage communication for the San Francisco office for all facilities-related issues.
  • Conduct office policy orientation for new employees, interns, and volunteers.
  • Maintain NRDC energy management software for the San Francisco office/
  • Additional related duties as assigned.
People Management
  • Supervision of Workplace Strategy Coordinator and Assistant
  • Motivate, train, and develop employees to build their skillset
  • Oversee employees’ performance and provide guidance and support
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred (experience or interest in environmental advocacy a plus)
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of Facilities Management
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of supervisory experience required
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Desire to provide excellent customer service to office staff.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, manage a heave and diverse workload and execute duties independently.
  • Computer literacy essential: MS Office, spreadsheets, databases, project management software and electronic communication required.
  • Aptitude for facilities management and be detail oriented.
  • Must have the ability to lead, plan and delegate responsibility and function under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with staff and external contacts.
  • Knowledge of sustainability, LEED system, LBC standards
  • Ability to handle conflict and resolve complex problems
  • Interest in environmental and/or social issues
  • 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. Job grade for this role is Solves 4 with a salary ranging from $110,000 to $125,000. Internal equity considerations and the average salary of the peer range will be reviewed before making a final offer.

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.

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