Fields: sustainability, science, policy, climate change, transportation
About the Organization: The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit working to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis, effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for addressing global warming, advancing sustainable food and agriculture policy, promoting clean energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.
About the Position: The Clean Vehicles (CV) Program at UCS works to cut oil use and global warming pollution from transportation while building a cleaner more equitable transportation system. We are a multi-disciplinary, ambitious, and creative team using science to inform solutions to growing transportation challenges. The Program Assistant is the program’s backbone, providing administrative and logistical support to promote the effectiveness of the entire team.
- Considerable self-motivation and familiarity with office and administrative support procedures, competence in word processing and spreadsheet software including Microsoft Word and Excel, Microsoft Outlook email and scheduling software, database use and maintenance, and web research skills.
- Strong organizational abilities and good written and oral communication skills are needed. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential.
- A successful program assistant will have strong administrative skills, a proven ability to pay attention to details, the capacity to work on multiple projects at one time, the ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and to interact professionally. Two years of comparable experience as a program, administrative, or research assistant is required. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is preferred. At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
Estimated Salary: For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $41,800 annualized. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.
Deadline: April 17, 2019 or until filled
Union of Concerned Scientists