Feb 01, 2020
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION Shelter Island, New York, USA. NY409 A LITTLE ABOUT US Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 74 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter. The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond. YOUR POSITION WITH TNC The Events and Administrative Assistant will participate in a broad range of activities for fundraising events and outreach programs and will provide administrative support to Mashomack Preserve team members. This is a short-term position; shared housing accommodations are available. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Duties may include: Event Functions: Assisting Operations team with various aspects of producing Annual Benefit, Mashomack Open House, Conservancy conferences, and various other fundraising and outreach events; Working with vendors, obtaining estimates, placing orders, following up on required paperwork; Keeping track of mailings and responses; Helping with the coordination and execution of event set-up and tear-down; Helping prepare displays and reports for fundraising and outreach events, and Working with and help to direct volunteers at events. Administrative Functions: Providing office-wide administrative support and back-up phone coverage, as needed. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE Does not supervise any employees, but may help plan the work of volunteers or interns; Ability to work under closer supervision or independently; Duties are performed according to instructions or established practices; supervisor will resolve any problems or questions; Limited financial responsibility, may purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget and in consultation with supervisor; Requires good interpersonal and communication skills for regular interaction with other employees, volunteers, donors, and visitors; May serve as a team member for assigned work teams; Must be organized and detail oriented; Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays, as needed; and Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma and 6 months of related experience or equivalent combination; Experience using Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; Experience providing administrative support including one or more of the following: phones/customer service, mail distribution, photocopying, correspondence; and Experience writing, editing, and proofreading written materials. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated; Creative writing and display skills; Event coordination experience; Strong written and oral communication skills; Excellent organizational skills; and Ability to manage several projects simultaneously. HOW TO APPLY To apply to position number 48487, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 1, 2020. Click "submit" to apply for the position or "save for later" to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact email@example.com . The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law. The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.
Professional Diversity Network Shelter Island, NY, USA Full-Time