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SF Program Assistant

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location California - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 19/08/2011
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.


NRDC seeks a Program Assistant to support three initiatives in our San Francisco office.  The Program Assistant will work closely with a group of four NRDC staff working in the following areas: Promoting more sustainable food and agriculture systems in the United States; advance clean energy and climate change projects in India; and implementing market-facing strategies to promote waste reduction and recycling and other organizational “greening” initiatives. The position provides administrative support to each of these initiatives, 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 general administrative support to policy, scientific and legal staff;
  • Researching and fact-checking questions related to pesticides, sustainable agriculture, heavy metals, air quality, global warming, drinking water, endocrine disrupting chemicals, international and bilateral climate negotiations, India-specific climate change and clean energy issues, energy efficiency, renewable energy, heat stress, environmental compliance, and other environmental health issues;
  • Proofreading, formatting, and helping to prepare letters, action alerts, reports, fact sheets, blog posts, and other project materials;
  • Responding to and directing inquiries from the general public and outside organizations;
  • Processing expenses, preparing budget reports, maintaining financial records
  • Maintaining paper and electronic filing systems and databases;
  • Making travel arrangements, including transportation, hotel accommodations, vehicle rentals and conference registration;
  • Scheduling and organizing meetings and conference calls for program staff;
  • Handling incoming and outgoing mail and faxes;
  • Collecting press clips and helping to put together reports to funders;
  • Assisting the receptionist and other program assistants as needed;
  • Arranging travel logistics for small and large groups across India; and
  • Performing other projects as assigned.
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