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SF Program Assistant - Oceans/E2

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location California - America North
Town/City San Francisco, California
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 22/07/2009
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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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, 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 is seeking a Program Assistant to work with the Oceans Program (75% time) and Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) (25% time) in our San Francisco office. Essential Functions:
  • General administrative responsibilities including proofreading, editing, researching, and assisting in the preparation of policy, scientific, legal, and technical documents, reports, publications, fundraising proposals, and relevant project materials;
  • Drafting correspondence, meeting summaries, and action alerts;
  • Providing member outreach, responding to inquiries from general public, outside organizations and press;
  • Preparing expense reports, submitting invoices, and tracking expenses
  • Maintaining paper and electronic filing systems, databases and legal files;
  • Making travel arrangements, including transportation, hotel accommodations, vehicle rentals and conference registration;
  • Scheduling and organizing meetings for project staff;
  • Organizing and participating in project conference calls;
  • Assisting the receptionist and other program assistants as needed;
  • Ordering publications, maps, etc. and performing other projects as needed.
 Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience in an administrative position;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 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 attention to detail;
  • Minimum of 50 wpm accurate word processing speed; superior proofreading skills
  • Ability to work accurately with multiple priorities and under deadline pressure;
  • Strong facility with spreadsheets, databases, the Internet, and electronic communication;
  • Experience in or willingness to learn legal filing requirements and legal research skills;
  • Willingness to be available for occasional overtime work;
  • Interest in ocean issues and/or the business perspective of environmental policy a plus.

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, beginning in the mid to high 30’s. To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/jobs/ no later than July 22, 2009. No phone calls or faxes, please. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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