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Program Assistant - Urban Program

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location New York - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 03/09/2011
Company Name Natural Resources Defense Council
Contact Name Susanne King
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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Natural Resources Defense Council

Job Announcement

 Program Assistant with the New York Urban Program

New York Office

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a global non-profit environmental organization with more than 1.2 million members and online activists.  We have offices in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Beijing.  Our staff of over 350 includes lawyers, scientists, economists, and policy analysts who work to protect the environment and public health through advocacy and education.

Position Summary:

NRDC seeks a Program Assistant to support four senior attorneys in our New York office (the New York Urban Program Director and Deputy Director, the NYC Environment Director, and an Environmental Justice Attorney) as well as several other junior advocates/fellows working on New York regional issues. The position provides administrative support, requiring strong organizational skills, ability to juggle multiple tasks and willingness to work with a diverse and fast-paced team.  Specific duties and required skills are described below:

Essential Functions:

Providing administrative support to senior staff members in the Urban East Program

  • Proofreading, editing, researching, and preparing legal, scientific, and technical documents, reports, publications, fundraising proposals, etc.
  • Preparing expense reports, processing American Express reports
  • Maintaining paper and electronic filing systems and databases
  • Making travel arrangements, including transportation, hotel accommodations, vehicle rentals and conference registration
  • Handling phone calls and incoming and outgoing mail and faxes
  • Scheduling and organizing meetings for project staff
  • Organizing and participating in project conference calls
  • Assisting the receptionist and other program assistants as needed
  • Performing other research projects as assigned
Required Skills

Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience in an administrative position;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work well with people of varying backgrounds in a team setting;
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills to prioritize and carry out multiple tasks;
  • Follow institutional procedures, and perform undirected work with meticulous attention to detail; 
  • Ability to work accurately and with composure under deadline pressure; and
  • Superior proofreading skills and high degree of proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, the Internet, and electronic communication;

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. To apply please go to www.nrdc.org/jobs. Please do not contact us about this position by phone. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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