Administrative Assistant to the President
Posted on: February 7, 2020
Administrative Assistant, Executive Office of The Public Interest Network
The Executive Office of The Public Interest Network seeks an Administrative Assistant. We are looking for a smart, committed, and detail-oriented candidate to join our team to assist the President and Vice Presidents in managing the daily operations of the organization and in long-term planning.
The Public Interest Network is home to more than 15 organizations—including PIRG, Environment America, Green Corps, and the National Environmental Law Center—that share a vision of a better world, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to change.
Our mission is to tackle some of the big questions facing our country. How do we make sure the next generation has clean air, clean water and a livable climate? How do we transform our energy and transportation systems to meet the needs of today, not the last century? How do we grow and raise our food in ways that leave both people and our environment healthier?
Our country needs smart solutions to these and other problems, and our researchers and advocates have come up with dozens of them. But having good ideas isn’t enough. We have to find ways to cut through all the noise in today’s politics and win over decision makers, opinion leaders and the public.
We’re transpartisan. We value dialogue over polarization. We invest in people and strategies that deliver results, including advocacy, lobbying, campaigning, litigation, policy research and grassroots organizing.
Over the past 45 years, our coordinated approach has won hundreds of victories. Because of the laws and other policies we’ve won, people are buying healthier and safer products, getting more of our energy from the sun and the wind, and drinking cleaner water and breathing cleaner air.
In order to achieve these results, the groups in The Public Interest Network need a strong backup staff to provide the resources, guidance, and infrastructure it takes to make progress on these issues.
Job Description and Responsibilities
The Administrative Assistant will work closely with the President and Vice Presidents of The Public Interest Network and provide operations support to groups nationwide. Representative responsibilities include:
- Staff Support: Ensure that the President, Vice Presidents, and other senior staff have the resources they need to meet deadlines and goals. You will coordinate projects and schedules, create and maintain systems for tracking work, and maintain organizational files and records.
- Communications: Coordinate internal communication between staff including internal email updates, conference calls, and meetings.
- Event Logistics: The Public Interest Network hosts a range of events each year including staff retreats, campaign activities, trainings, and Board meetings. The Administrative Assistant is at the forefront of planning and organizing these events.
Applicants must be goal-driven and sharp, with a track record of exercising independent judgment and discretion to solve problems. Top candidates will be driven by the idea of building a non-profit organization, have an outstanding work ethic, and the maturity to manage confidential and/or sensitive information. Candidates must be able to make a two-year commitment to the position.
Compensation & Benefits
Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. The Public Interest Network offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
The Executive Office of The Public Interest Network is in Denver, CO. Regular travel to cities across the United States is required for the position. You may spend up to forty percent of your time traveling, with trips lasting anywhere from two days to two weeks.
To apply, please visit our website and complete the online application.
Things to Know When You Apply
The Public Interest Network is a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://publicinterestnetwork.org/core-values.html to learn more.
Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer.