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Executive Assistant/Analyst

Organization

Center for Green Market Activation

Department

Administration/Executive

Job Location Type

TELECOMMUTE

Job Location

Remote

Applicant Location Requirements

Washinton, DC, United States    

Application Deadline

Until Filled

Context

The Center for Green Market Activation™ (GMA) is a US-based, globally-focused nonprofit that was launched in Spring of 2024. Through innovative book-and-claim systems, new and creative procurement approaches, and demand aggregating buyers’ alliances, GMA catalyzes and scales the uptake of low- and zero-carbon goods and services in the hardest-to-abate sectors. GMA’s organizational design combines shared expertise and infrastructure with sector-specific programs. By consolidating a range of value chain mitigation initiatives under a single non-profit umbrella, we will help companies ramp up their Scope 3 mitigation quickly, starting in one sector and easily moving into another.

GMA seeks employees committed to addressing the climate crisis who are highly entrepreneurial, possess strong people skills, and have the ability to learn new, technical subject matter and speak to it with authority. Our motto is “getting more done, together” so we only seek employees who love working collaboratively and are focused on implementation over perfection.

Work/Life Balance

GMA takes work/life balance very seriously. Outside of stakeholder meetings, we will be as flexible as possible on work hours to meet your particular home life needs. Staff will be expected to work an average of 8 hours/day.

Location

Remote, contiguous United States (no AK or HI due to time zone), DC area preferred for proximity to executives. Applicant must currently live in and have the right to work in the United States.

Key Responsibilities and Qualifications

The Executive Assistant & Analyst will directly support the CEO and other executive leadership with a high level of exposure to all of the exciting and cutting-edge work of GMA. The ideal candidate will have a high level of interest in innovative approaches to tackling climate change, including corporate supply chain mitigation efforts and environmental attribute certificates, as the role provides the opportunity to grow into programmatic or substantive support over time. The EA will be a key team member, providing strategic calendar support for the CEO, and the Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Programs as needed. They will work closely with the Chief of Staff to arrange and coordinate meetings, book travel arrangements, and prepare agendas, documents and presentations as necessary. The role requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to thrive working in an entrepreneurial, fast paced, highly collaborative environment.

The role will also require a desire to become immersed in the nonprofit climate change landscape as the EA will serve as a liaison between executives and internal/external stakeholders in a timely, communicative and professional manner. In addition, the EA will provide logistical and operational support prior to and during GMA Board of Directors meetings, as well as other in-person convenings held by GMA, including schedule coordination, material distribution, and record maintenance. The EA will provide critical research assistance to programmatic staff as needed and be involved in program development.

Responsibilities will entail:

• Manage the calendar for the CEO, book CEO travel, and support CEO email management.

• Ensure the CEO has appropriate information for meetings, reports, presentations, events and special projects on the calendar, in coordination with the Chief of Staff.

• Act as a liaison between executives and internal/external stakeholders, ensuring thoughtful, proactive, and timely communication and follow-up. Prepare agendas, documents, and presentations for meetings as required.

• Support and assist with administrative duties for the Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Programs.

• Support the Chief of Staff with the logistics and operations of GMA’s Board of Directors communications and meetings, including coordinating meeting schedules, assisting with materials distribution and maintaining records.

• Assist with organizing company events, workshops, and convenings.

• Provide analyst research support for GMA programmatic staff for initiatives in sectors including aviation, maritime, trucking, cement and concrete, chemicals, and others.

Special Requirements
Skills and Qualifications Required: • Strong commitment to and passion for addressing the climate crisis. Interest in growing into a more substantive programmatic role over time. • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, sustainability, political science, energy or a related filed • Strong organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple deadlines effectively with high attention to detail. • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. • Comfort working in an entrepreneurial, high-functioning remote team producing groundbreaking, first-of-kind work products. • Experience working or studying in a sustainability-related or industry-related field. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint). • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion. Preferred: • Work experience with an organization focused on energy, climate change or sustainability • Master’s Degree, ideally in environmental studies, sustainability, political science or a related filed • Lives in the DC area for in-person meetings Salary and Benefits • Salary: $59,000-$75,000/year depending on qualifications • Eligibility for 15% year-end bonus • Full health insurance coverage for employee and 50% coverage for all dependents • 6% matching 401k • 15 days paid vacation per year • Paid day off for all US Federal holidays, the day after Thanksgiving and the week between Christmas and New Years • Unlimited sick days (doctors notice required in extreme situations) • 2 months paid parental leave The Center for Green Market Activation is committed to equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Apply online or via email

ellen.palmer@gmacenter.org