The Executive Office of The Public Interest Network seeks an 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 the parent company of more than a dozen nonprofit advocacy groups, including PIRG, which advocates for consumers and the public interest; Environment America, which promotes policies and action that make the world a greener and healthier place; and the National Environmental Law Center (NELC), which takes legal action against companies that violate clean air and water laws.
Through these groups, we tackle problems from multiple angles: Environment America is fighting climate change by winning policies to move us to 100% renewable energy; PIRG is working to electrify our transportation system; NELC is suing companies who pollute our air and water to force them to bear the true cost of their business practices.
We take a principled, pragmatic approach in our work. We connect big ideas to concrete policy changes that improve the quality of our environment and people’s lives. We’re transpartisan — we want to reach everyone who might agree with us from across the political spectrum. We value dialogue over polarization. We are clear about what our mission is, and we stick to it. We invest in people and strategies that deliver results — we are advocates, lobbyists, campaigners, litigators, policy researchers and grassroots organizers.
Our Executive Assistant helps us make all of this happen. They work closely with the Network’s leadership team to decide and drive priorities, and provide guidance and backup support to our groups.
If our vision for a better world excites you, then we hope you will apply.
Job Description and Responsibilities
The Executive Assistant will work within the President’s Office and provide operations support to groups nationwide. This position requires exercising discretion and independent judgment in making decisions in matters of significance. 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 schedules, create and maintain systems for tracking work, and maintain organizational files and records. You will make decisions about who should handle which incoming items.
- Communications: Review, edit, and summarize all internal communication coming into the President’s Office; decide what to disseminate what information to staff. Coordinate internal communication between staff including internal email updates, conference calls, and meetings.
- Event Logistics: The Public Interest Network hosts a range of events both virtual and in-person each year including staff retreats, campaign activities, trainings and Board meetings. The Executive 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. Ideal candidates will have relevant skillls and experience (not necessarily in the non-profit arena), but we will consider entry level candidates with strong volunteer and/or campus leadership. Candidates must be able to make a two-year commitment to the position.
Compensation and Benefits
The starting target annual compensation for this position is $36,000 and depends on relevant experience, education, and location. The Public Interest Network offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, 401(k) plan with employer match, commuter benefit program, paid time off, parental leave and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Things To Know When You Apply
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Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer.
COVID-19: We take COVID-19 safety very seriously. Employees must follow our COVID safety protocols and be fully vaccinated and boostered. Accommodations are provided to the extent required by law.