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National Public Pension Coalition


Program Assistant

Based in Washington, DC
[Headquarters]


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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Compensation:
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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