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Natural Resources Defense Council - Program Assistant, Forestry Program

Reference 46-427   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location California - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 30/09/2011
Company Name Natural Resources Defense Council
Contact Name
Telephone 3127807434
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit global environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


Essential Functions:

  • Proofreading, editing, researching, and preparing policy, scientific, legal, and technical documents, reports, publications, fundraising proposals, and other written materials;
  • Drafting correspondence, meeting summaries, and action alerts;
  • Providing member outreach, responding to inquiries from general public and outside organizations;
  • Providing general administrative support to scientific and legal staff;
  • Preparing expense reports, tracking grants, processing payment requests, ordering publications, and handling similar financial transactions;
  • Maintaining paper and electronic filing systems and databases;
  • Making travel arrangements, including transportation, hotel accommodations, vehicle rentals, and conference registration;
  • Handling accounting for project related expenses including credit card reconciliations and monthly business expense reimbursements;
  • Scheduling, organizing, and participating in meetings and conference calls with program staff;
  • Handling incoming and outgoing mail and faxes, and photocopying;
  • Assisting the receptionist and other program assistants as needed; and
  • Performing other projects as assigned.
Required Skills

Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Experience in an administrative position;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work well with people of varying backgrounds;
  • Strong organizational skills to prioritize and carry out multiple tasks, follow institutional procedures, and perform undirected work with meticulous attention to detail;
  • Superior proofreading skills;
  • Minimum of 50 wpm accurate word processing speed;
  • Ability to work accurately with multiple priorities and under deadline pressure;
  • Strong facility with spreadsheets, databases, the Internet, and electronic communication;
  • Commitment to accuracy and excellence;
  • Comfort working both independently and as part of a team;
  • Willingness to be available for occasional overtime work; and
  • Interest in environmental issues.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment and are committed to workplace diversity.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience, beginning in the low-mid 30’s.  The position is available immediately. To apply, visit www.nrdc.org/jobs and look for this job posting. Fill out the application and attach your cover letter and resume no later than Friday September 30th, 2011. No phone calls or faxes, please. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Location
San Francisco, CA, US.
Position Type
30,000-30,000 US Dollar (USD)
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