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Administrative Assistant to the President

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI)
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Website Further Details / Applications
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


Administrative Assistant to the President

The Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) is seeking a highly organized professional to fill the full-time position of Administrative Assistant to the President/CEO. 

Located on the mid-Maine coast, the Marine Environmental Research Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to protecting ocean life and human health through scientific research, education and advocacy.

The organization is poised to expand its influence on marine and toxics policy on a national scale and the individual who fills this key position will be instrumental in assisting the President in the implementation of this strategy. 

Job Summary
Assists the President by providing administrative support for all aspects of her work. Serves as liaison for the President’s internal and external constituencies. Contacts include Board of Directors, staff, business, professional and environmental organizations’ staff and executives, and government staff. 

This position manages support and communication functions for the President. 

Representative Duties
• Manages the President's schedule; coordinates meetings, interviews, appointments, and travel arrangements
• Serves as liaison for the President’s diverse constituencies
• Monitors the universe of environmental news; briefs the President on developing trends and issues
• Monitors President’s communications including email and phone calls 
• Develops background research for projects, media and/or development opportunities
• Coordinates information for strategic communications, branding, and development 
• Edits speeches, press releases, presentations, and other documents as needed
• Coordinates and updates the President’s presence on the website 
• Performs other duties as assigned.

At minimum, a Bachelor’s degree with five years of professional experience is required. Applicants must possess excellent communications and research skills, written and oral; knowledge of organizational procedures, events management, and scheduling. High degree of computer literacy. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite and familiarity with a Mac platform. Must be familiar with the environmental science, law and/or policy fields. Knowledge of nonprofit management and development a plus. 

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes: highly professional, self-starting, dedicated to the mission, creative, original thinker and problem-solver; strong organizational ability; sense of purpose – goal and achievement oriented; ability to work under stress, meet deadlines; strong people management skills; strong sense of humor. 

Salary: Competitive, DOE

Benefits: Full benefits package

To Apply
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit by e-mail with “Assistant to the President” in the subject line, a cover letter of application with your updated resume, two writing samples, and contact information for three references to:

Search Committee/ Assistant to President jobs@meriresearch.org

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline
Position to be filled immediately. Applications will be accepted until a qualified person is found. 

Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI)
P.O. Box 1652, 55 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614
Tel: (207) 374-2135 
Fax: (207) 374-2931

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