Climate Change AI (CCAI) is seeking an Administrative Assistant to support the activities of our organization. The Administrative Assistant will manage, oversee, and coordinate all administrative and some financial functions of the organization, and should be amenable to working in a fully remote, start-up style environment. Geographic location is flexible within the United States, and day-to-day communication will be virtual, as the CCAI team is distributed worldwide. We are an interdisciplinary and international team and believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not only fundamental to the organization but also to progress in addressing climate change as a whole.
Start date: As soon as possible
Commitment: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Location: Remote within the United States
Eligibility: The applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.
Compensation: $80K (USD)
Deadline for application: Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis
Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Process invoices and reimbursement requests, and execute payments.
- Assist with travel bookings for organizational personnel and event participants.
- Reconcile monthly accounts in local accounting system.
- Coordinate calendars and meeting scheduling.
- Assist with CCAI-organized events, e.g., by setting up online event registration.
- Support maintenance of the CCAI website by identifying needed updates.
- Help catalog and collect organizational metrics and statistics.
- Help with organization of digital file system and other internal infrastructure.
- Assist with volunteer and staff hiring and onboarding logistics.
- Identify and implement organizational process improvements.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Proficiency with Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets / Excel.
- Proficiency with Slack, Zoom, and other digital communication tools.
- Ability to adapt to changing deadlines or timelines, given the startup-style environment.
- Comfort working in a remote setting.
- Ability to work independently without close supervision.
- Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Experience coordinating or managing volunteers.
- Experience in supporting or managing online or in-person events.
- Ability to maintain basic website content, or a willingness to learn.
- Familiarity with workflow automation tools, or a willingness to learn.
- Demonstrated interest in climate change and/or machine learning topics.
- Knowledge of languages in addition to English.
Experience and requirements:
- A minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience is required.
We look for the following in all CCAI team members, in addition to the role-specific requirements listed above:
- Mission alignment: Team members must be passionate about catalyzing impactful work at the intersection of climate change and machine learning, per CCAI’s mission, goals, and guiding principles.
- Proactiveness and responsibility: Team members must be proactive and responsible to ensure our organization can run as effectively as possible.
- Attention to detail: Team members are mindful of the work that they carry out, which helps CCAI ensure high quality of its activities.
- Team ethic: Team members must be able to work productively and collaboratively with team members, and otherwise foster a collegial environment.
- Comfort working in a digital environment: CCAI’s team is based across the world, and communicates primarily using Slack and video conferencing tools. While we are happy to onboard newcomers to the particular technologies we use, team members must in general be comfortable working and collaborating in a primarily digital environment.
- Curiosity: CCAI is always embarking on new initiatives to catalyze impactful work. We encourage new ideas from within (and outside) the team!
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: We are an interdisciplinary and international team and believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not only fundamental to the organization but also to progress in addressing climate change as a whole. Team members are expected to hold DEI as a central consideration when organizing and executing CCAI activities.
Climate Change AI (CCAI) empowers a global community of innovators, practitioners, and decision-makers to accelerate responsible climate action through the use of AI, by addressing critical gaps in expertise, education, coordination, and research-to-deployment infrastructure. Since 2019, CCAI has inspired, informed, and connected thousands of stakeholders through networking and knowledge-sharing events, summer schools and other educational programs, international policy reports, and multi-million dollar global grants programs. See the CCAI website for further details.
To apply, please send the following to email@example.com:
- Your current CV or resume
- Cover letter discussing why you are interested in this position and providing examples of relevant past experiences
References may be requested at a later stage of the process.