Office Administrator

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

About the organization

The Sierra Institute promotes healthy forests, watersheds, and communities by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource management. Our work is grounded by the concept of triple bottom line values, supporting initiatives that simultaneously benefit the environment, economy, and equity within a given landscape. Sierra Institute strives to cultivate innovative projects through a collaborative-minded office culture—staff often work on interdisciplinary projects both internally and with external partners. Sierra Institute staff must be adaptable, finding their roles must expand to fit the needs of specific projects and partnerships.


The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks an enthusiastic full-time Office Administrator to support office operations. The position is primarily responsible for supporting staff by ensuring smooth day-to-day functioning of the office, including answering phones, managing file organization, etc., but may include some financial duties, fundraising, and development support, and assistance with organizational communications as needed.

Job Tasks:
Prepare documents & PowerPoint for monthly Board of Director meetings including monthly meeting agenda and meeting minutes.
Report to and support the Executive Director in a variety of office tasks
Help the office run smoothly, tasks include but are not limited to: answering phones, collecting and dropping off the mail, ordering office supplies, email correspondence, vehicle, and facility management.
Update the Sierra Institute website
Support staff with their projects as needed
Manage/ track office equipment including computers
Onboard and Offboard Employees
Support the Finance Team as needed
Support the Development Director as needed
Support the organization's communications, social media, and marketing projects as needed
Post new job opportunities, work with hiring managers to track and organize applications
Support Executive Director during Monday morning staff meetings
Establish and maintain data management and collaboration tools



1-2 years of office administrative experience or other relevant experience
Interest and experience in non-profit operations
Detail-oriented, organized, and able to work well on simultaneous tasks
Results-driven achiever and flexible contributor with strong planning, tracking, and organizational skills
Willing to perform a range of tasks that span answering phones to contributing to larger organizational systems and projects
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Proficiency with Google Suite
Ability to create, establish and maintain policies and systems to workplace efficiency
Proficiency with data collection, management, and reporting
An ability to bring critical thinking skills, creativity, and laughter to the workplace


18.00/hr base line, DOE and Negotiable

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

How to Apply
Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references as one PDF to [email protected] with “Office Administrator” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2021, but the position is open until filled. Please call (530) 284-1022 with questions.

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