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Program Assistant, Natural Resources Defense Council – Illinois

Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council

Position Title: Program Assistant

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: May 4, 2015

Description: NRDC is seeking a Program Assistant to work with the Midwest Advocacy Director, Associate Campaign Director, and Senior Attorney with the Sustainable FERC Project in our Chicago office. The candidate must be able to efficiently handle administrative tasks such as: scheduling and coordinating internal and external meetings, coordinating and booking travel, processing expenses, managing budgets, research projects, proofreading and preparing written materials.


  • Scheduling and facilitating internal and external meetings;
  • Maintaining calendar appointments and meetings;
  • Coordinating travel arrangements;
  • Editing, formatting, and proofreading documents and presentations;
  • Producing and assisting in gathering project materials and donor research;
  • Processing invoices and business expenses;
  • Providing general administrative support and ad hoc projects as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 2 years previous administrative experience;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, organize and coordinate multiple tasks, set priorities, follow organizational procedures, and perform quickly and accurately under deadlines;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality a must;
  • Excellent time-management skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be detail-oriented; and,
  • Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

How to Apply: To apply, please visit our website ,create a profile and upload your resume, cover letter and a writing sample. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please email us at [email protected].

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