Administrative Assistant

Work must be performed in or near Denver, CO
Published 27 days ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
Full Time Schedule
Start Date
May 27, 2024
Application Deadline
May 24, 2024
At least USD $38,180 / year


Administrative Assistant, The Public Interest Network

Denver, CO

The Executive Office of The Public Interest Network seeks an Administrative Assistant. We are looking for a smart, committed, and detail-oriented candidate to join our team to assist the President and Vice Presidents in managing the daily operations and long-term planning of our national network of environmental and public interest organizations.

Key Responsibilities

The Administrative Assistant will work within The Public Interest Network’s President’s Office to manage communications, support, and logistics for our national leadership team. You will play a key role in driving priorities and providing guidance and backup support to our national network of organizations. This position requires exercising discretion and good judgment in making important decisions. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leadership Staff Support: Ensure that the President, Vice Presidents, and other senior staff have the resources they need to meet organizational deadlines and goals. You will coordinate schedules, create and maintain systems for tracking work, and maintain organizational files and records. 
  • Communications: Review, edit, and summarize all internal communication coming into the President’s Office. Coordinate internal communication between staff including internal email updates, conference calls, and meetings.
  • Event Logistics: The Public Interest Network hosts a range of events both virtual and in-person each year including staff retreats, campaign activities, trainings and Board meetings. You will be at the forefront of planning and organizing these events. 
  • Discretionary Projects: Drive, manage and/or participate in central projects that advance the long term goals of the organization. Provide guidance and evaluation as needed.  


Ideal candidates will have 1-3 years of professional experience but entry-level candidates with a passion for our issues, mission, and values and a strong desire to build a better world with their life are encouraged to apply. To be effective in this role, you need to be goal-driven, detail-oriented and highly organized, with the maturity to manage confidential and/or sensitive information. In other words, a top candidate will have these qualities: 

  • Highly organized and results-oriented. Do you love your planner? Are you able to do what it takes to get things done?  You’ll need to manage your time effectively and balance priorities.
  • Curious. Are you eager to ask “why” and then dig in to find the answer? Are you an observer that is constantly asking how things could be done more efficiently?
  • Passionate. Have you always wanted to do good in the world? Are you driven by protecting the environment? This is hard work, but you’ll wake up every morning knowing you’re working to solve some of our biggest problems with a team of people just as motivated to make a difference as you are. 
  • Eager to learn. Do you want to learn how a non-profit makes concrete change in the world? This job will give you the chance to learn how our organization operates, and we have opportunities for advancement and additional training. This is a great job for entry-level candidates looking for a place to start their career. Former staff in this role have gone on to run programs and organizations within our network and out in the larger community of nonprofits, foundations, and organizations working for the social good. 

Compensation and Benefits

The starting target annual compensation for this position is $38,180 and depends on relevant experience. The Public Interest Network offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, paid time off, our commuter benefit program, a 401(k) plan with employer match, parental leave, long term disability insurance, and may include needs-based student loan assistance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.


Denver, Colorado


To apply, complete our online application here.

About The Public Interest Network

The Public Interest Network includes more than a dozen nonprofit advocacy groups, all working for a greener, healthier country. Through PIRG, Environment America, Green Corps and other groups, we’re running campaigns to: 

  • transition our country to clean, renewable energy, 
  • transform our transportation systems to make them cleaner and better for us; and
  • steer food production away from the destructive overuse of pesticides and antibiotics. 

Through all of our campaigns, we’re challenging our country to stop tolerating problems that make no sense in today’s world of incredible technology and abundance. And we’re using research, advocacy and organizing to make a positive difference right now in people’s lives. 

If our approach sounds right to you, apply today.

Our Mission and Values

Why work with The Public Interest Network? Check out ten reasons:

The Public Interest Network operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Visit for things you should know about our network when you apply. Within the first document you will find a link to a second; please read both carefully. 

Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer.

COVID-19: We take COVID-19 safety very seriously. Employees must follow our COVID safety protocols and be fully vaccinated and boosted. Accommodations are provided to the extent required by law.

Administrative Assistant, The Public Interest Network

Denver, CO

The Executive Office of The Public Interest Network seeks an Administrative Assistant. We are looking for a smart, committed, and detail-oriented candidate to join our team…


Work must be performed in or near Denver, CO
Denver, CO, USA

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