Fields: climate change, science, environmental justice, research, sustainability
Location: Oakland, California
About the Organization: The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices. Our experts work on some of the most complex and daunting problems in our history stemming the tide of global warming, finding sustainable ways to feed, power and transport ourselves, and reducing the threat of catastrophic war. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.
About the Position: As Program Assistant, you’ll provide a broad range of administrative and logistical support for the Climate & Energy Program (C&E) within UCS, whose members work on climate change mitigation and education, and sustainable energy, among other issues. The right candidate will primarily support activities related to our Western States work (in California, Oregon, and Washington). You’ll provide scheduling, travel, communication, and general support for the UCS Western States Director, as well as other support for projects and legislative priorities within the Western States Campaign team and the Climate & Energy Program.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is preferred. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, detail-oriented, familiar with office and administrative support procedures, excellent with Microsoft Outlook email and scheduling software, and web research skills.
Experience using Concur travel and reimbursement service is preferred. Strong organizational abilities, good written and oral communication skills, and excellent personal relation skills are needed. You should be experienced with anticipating needs and taking initiative, and capable of following through on assignments with minimal direction. You must be also able to work both independently and in teams, and to interact professionally with senior scientists, policymakers and UCS colleagues in sensitive matters.
Position requires one to two years of comparable experience as an administrative, executive, or research assistant. Experience with conducting web research, maintaining databases, and event planning is preferred. At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
Estimated Salary: Annualized salary is around $42,000. UCS offers excellent benefits
Deadline: June 2, 2019 or until filled
Union of Concerned Scientists