Senior Director of China Program


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online supporters. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC works in countries and regions including the United States, China, India, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, and the European Union. 

For two decades, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has been a thought leader and trusted adviser to our partners in China. With a highly effective team of more than 40 based in our Beijing office, we have worked hard at both the national and local levels to recommend, develop, and help implement innovative laws, policies, technologies, and market tools that curb pollution and accelerate China’s transition to a clean, low-carbon economy. NRDC's Beijing Representative Office is registered under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and supervised by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China. 

Position Summary 

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking an experienced leader and manager to oversee the work of our China team based in Beijing. Since NRDC first began working in China more than two decades ago, our Beijing office has continued to grow as a recognized leader in China on climate and clean energy, nature protection, and promoting healthy people and thriving communities. As the Senior Director of our China Program – NRDC’s China country director – this position will lead NRDC’s work in China and collaborate closely with NRDC’s international teams working in other countries and at the global level. This position reports to the Managing Director of the International Program. 

As the leader of NRDC’s China team, this position will provide vision, leadership, and mentorship to our work and staff on implementing our strategies. The Senior Director will ensure the effective management of our teams and operations, guide our work with strategic partners, lead fundraising, and represent NRDC publicly. As a member of the international management team, the leader will help NRDC continue to expand its international impact by helping to leverage the breadth of NRDC’s expertise across the organization. As a result of the Senior Director’s leadership, we will have continued strengthening of our China strategies and impact on-the-ground. 



NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. 

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