Position Summary:


NRDC is seeking a Program Assistant to work with the American Cities Climate Challenge team in our Santa Monica office. The Program Assistant position will provide support for the project team, including: providing logistics support on convenings and meetings, facilitating information flow, and managing key administrative functions.


  • Support the team’s daily operations by managing calendars and meetings, booking travel, and providing other general administrative assistance.
  • Process and manage expenses, invoices, and contracts.
  • Manage grants and project budget reports.
  • Manage contracts with consultants and vendors.
  • Provide logistics support for convenings and meetings.
  • Facilitate information flow within the Climate Challenge team, including taking and distributing notes and keeping files organized.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1-3 years administrative experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple work streams and remain calm under pressure.
  • Team player with a professional manner and positive attitude.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work discretely with sensitive information.
  • Inclination to learn, digest, and apply information.
  • Ability to quickly develop proficiency with a range of business applications and platforms.
  • Commitment to NRDC’s values and mission.