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Administrative Associate

This Administrative Associate is a full-time position in Oakland that will provide administrative support primarily for the CEJA staff and programs. The Co-Directors are located in Los Angeles and Oakland. The Administrative Associate will process check requests and reimbursements, provide support and handle logistics for CEJA events and activities, and process monthly paperwork for the organization. They will assist with miscellaneous office tasks such as making copies and trouble-shooting printer needs, and will take on additional tasks as determined by the Co-Directors.

The fiscal sponsor for the California Environmental Justice Alliance is the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), a member of CEJA. The Administrative Associate will be an employee of EHC. The Administrative Associate will report to one of the CEJA Co-Directors. This position will be housed in the CEJA Oakland office.


Administrative Support (70%): Under the direction of the Los Angeles-based Co-Director, the Administrative Associate will:
• Organize and process financial expenses in a timely manner including submitting check requests and reimbursements, and reconciling and submitting credit card expenditures
• Collect lobbying hours from CEJA staff, and process and submit to CEJA Action (the 501c4 of CEJA) monthly
• Coordinate with Co-Directors and CEJA members to schedule relevant meetings; and send out meeting reminders as needed
• Work with Co-Directors, staff, and relevant contractor to improve internal systems including: upgrading computer back up system, improving online shared filing system, and helping to improve and maintain lists
• Help maintain contact with and secure potential new administrative vendors
• Help research additional administrative systems that can improve CEJA’s overall functioning
• Provide any support to fund development staff including supporting fundraising events, entering new donors into system, and sending Thank You letters.
• Responsible for setting up online and phone needs for meetings and activities such as sending out conference lines and video conference information, and responsible for troubleshooting phone or video issues
• Order office supplies for all CEJA offices
• Other duties as assigned by Co-Director

Office Support (10%): In coordination with Oakland based Co-Director, provide the following office support:
• Maintain and trouble shoot office equipment as needed, including working with contractors to address any issues that arise;
• Help create systems to ensure a orderly office space

Program Support and Organizational Responsibilities (20%):
• Provide logistical support in program events and activities including: researching and securing location, coordinating with vendors, coordinating travel with members, ordering meals, making copies, and ordering supplies
• Participate in monthly staff meetings
• Coordinate logistics for bi-monthly Steering Committee meetings, including scheduling of meetings, securing location, coordination with host organization on logistics, and making meeting copies
• Participate in relevant CEJA-wide events as requested by supervisor.
• Help foster an environment that promotes trust and cooperation amongst CEJA staff, community members, and affiliate organizations.
• Other duties as assigned by the Co-Director


• Commitment to environmental, social and economic justice
• 3 years of nonprofit experience
• 3 years of administrative experience
• High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
• High level of proficiency in managing online systems: Gmail, googledocs, google calendar, google hangout, dropbox, and similar online systems
• Internet fluency; web research a must
• Highly detail oriented and accountable
• Ability to work independently
• Is able to travel throughout the state as needed (approximately once every six weeks)
• Ability to work flexible hours to respond to position needs
• Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills


• Demonstration of leadership and coordination skills: self-motivated, able to take direction and implement projects
• Relationship builder and people person
• Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with CEJA staff, committees, organizational community members, and supporters
• Ability to handle a fast-paced work environment and take on additional tasks as needed to support CEJA’s overall mission

Starting Salary: $39,000 – $41,000, depending on experience
Benefits: Includes health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan, generous vacation and sick leave
Start Date: Applications due June 23, 2017 target start date July 17, 2017.
Applications: Email resume with cover letter to:, subject line to read: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE

Environmental Health Coalition is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, women, and LGBT persons to apply.

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