Is taking care of people in your DNA? Are you known for making sure people have what they need, when they need it? Are people always telling you how grateful they are that YOU thought of whatever before they did? That's probably because you know that doing the job right the first time ensures that you have time to deal with all of those last minute details that pop out of nowhere and threaten to derail whatever you or your manager have worked so hard to make happen -- whether it be a meeting, a special event, or just daily life in the office. You take pride in your work, your manager, your environment, and your organization.
If this description speaks to you at a gut level, we want to talk with you. We are recruiting an Administrative Assistant for Friends of the Earth's Berkeley, CA location. Your role is critical to the smooth functioning of this important office and provides support to our VP of Programs. Your work provides a foundation for others to perform the important advocacy work of Friends of the Earth.
Who We Are
Friends of the Earth is working for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy. Our mission is to change the perception of the public, media and policy makers – and effect policy change – with impactful, well-reasoned policy analysis and advocacy campaigns that protect people and the planet. This hard-hitting advocacy has been the key to our successful campaigns over our four-plus decades in operation. Our programs address a wide range of domestic and international issues as they relate to the environment, including but not limited to: climate and energy, food and agriculture, oceans and water, economic policy and democracy reform.
What You'll Do
This job is not for everyone, but it is a perfect fit for someone who is can-do and willing to do whatever it takes to get a job done. Specifically, there are three main parts to the job -- scheduling and meeting support, providing class-A support for our Vice President, and operating the office in an efficient, orderly manner. You are in charge!
Scheduling and Meeting Support -- We are a busy office with a lot of meetings, comings and goings. You will be responsible for:
VP Support -- Looking out for our VP of Programs is critical to your success.
Operations -- And remember those duties as assigned? Here are some key parts to the overall functioning for which you are responsible.
Who You Are
To be successful in this job, you must be exceptional in these five areas:
What Else You Should Know
We are a culture of can-do people, working in open spaces, regularly supporting each other. You will be working out of our offices in Berkeley, CA, which is a highly collaborative environment and could travel occasionally to our Headquarters in DC.
Your salary will be competitive for the role and market and you will find our benefits to be generous – organization-sponsored medical/dental/vision care, generous paid time off, contribution to retirement, flexible spending accounts, commuter benefits, paid maternity/paternity leave and more.
We are an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff. Also, please note that references will be requested during the screening process and we will ask final candidates to tackle some exercises that directly relate to the job description.
To apply, please send us a resume or your LinkedIn profile by clicking on the link below. We look forward to learning more about you.