National Public Pension Coalition

Program Assistant

Based in Washington, DC

Overview of the Coalition
The National Public Pension Coalition (NPPC) is comprised of the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, AFT, IAFF, NEA, NCPERS and SEIU. NPPC organizes and supports state-based coalitions and conducts national media strategies in defense of public employee defined benefit pension systems. NPPC is a 501(c)(4) grassroots and political organization.


  • Provide all administrative support for NPPC.
  • Schedule all meetings with NPPC staff and in-state partners.
  • Coordinate special events/projects.
  • Continuing upkeep, coordination and on-site management when applicable for upcoming events.
  • Process expense reports consistent with policy and in a timely manner.
  • Screen, manage and prioritize visitors, calls and mail.
  • Inventories and orders supplies.
  • Maintain and organize all project & program files.
  • Utilize the Internet as a basic research tool for information gathering.
  • Independently respond to correspondence and prepare reports/memos and spreadsheets.
  • Compose, format and edit routine correspondence, memoranda, reports and other materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Direction and Decision Making:
This position reports to NPPC’s Executive Director.

Education and Experience:
A combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Excellent verbal, written and analytical skills;
  • Positive attitude and excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Professional, courteous and tactful;
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Power Point, and Google;
  • Excellent proofreading ability;
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills related to correspondence;
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating multiple schedules;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments and meet competing deadlines;
  • Ability to work well within a team;
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply organizational policies and procedures;
  • Ability/willingness to work with many people and juggle many projects;
  • Experience with utilizing and navigating the internet for information finding;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and to make independent decisions;
  • Demonstrated work performance as a self-starter and detail oriented;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a high pressure environment and meeting unpredictable deadlines;
  • Excellent problem solving skills and experience identifying problems and finding potential solutions;
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter.

Physical Requirements:
Work is generally performed in an office setting in Washington DC, but may require travel. On occasion, long and irregular hours may be required.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package.

To Apply
Please send résumé and cover letter to Bridget Early, bearly@protectpensions.org.

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