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Program Assistant

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Illinois - America North
Town/City Chicago Office
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 27/02/2012
Company Name NRDC
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.


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a global non-profit environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists.  We have offices in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Beijing, China.  Our staff of over 350 includes lawyers, scientists, economists, and policy experts who work to protect the environment and public health through advocacy and education.

 Position Summary:

NRDC seeks a Program Assistant to work in its Chicago Office.  The Program Assistant will provide administrative support to the Director and Deputy Director of the Midwest Program, and the Midwest Director of Development. The candidate must be able to efficiently handle administrative tasks such as: coordinating and booking travel, handling phone calls, scheduling and coordinating meetings, processing expenses, handling budgets, proofreading and preparing materials.

Essential Functions:

  • Scheduling and facilitating various internal and external meetings;
  • Maintaining calendar appointments and meetings for Director and Deputy Director of Midwest Program;
  • Processing invoices and business expenses;
  • Tracking restricted grants and discretionary spending;
  • Coordinating schedules and travel arrangements;
  • Proofreading and editing correspondence;
  • Coordinating mailings to donors and members;
  • Providing general administrative support and ad hoc projects as needed;
  • Researching prospective donors and maintaining prospect lists for eight Midwestern states; and
  • Providing support for development events.

 Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree and interest in environmental issues a plus; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • 2-5 years previous administrative experience;   
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with the capability of handling multiple tasks at once;
  • Must have the ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects, and perform well under deadlines;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality a must;
  • Excellent time-management skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be detail-oriented; and,
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

NRDC offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment and is committed to workplace diversity.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.  To apply please visit www.nrdc.org/jobs. Once you complete the initial application page, please attach a formatted copy of your cover letter and resume. Please include salary requirements in your cover letter. Please apply no later than February 27, 2012. No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 For further information about NRDC, please visit www.nrdc.org

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