Program Assistant

Date: February 15, 2022

Pacific Environment seeks to protect communities and wildlife of the Pacific Rim. We support community leaders to fight climate change, protect the oceans, build just societies, and move away from fossil fuels toward a green economy. Learn more at

Pacific Environment is campaigning to end fossil fuel use, including to get ships off fossil fuels. Our strategies include creating strong regulatory frameworks to achieve zero-emission shipping on a timeline commensurate with the climate emergency, pressuring corporate customers to demand zero-emission ships, and influencing ports on the Pacific West Coast and beyond to end fossil fuel build out and ready themselves for zero-emission shipping instead.


Pacific Environment seeks a full-time Program Assistant to support our Executive Director, Climate Team, and Finance & Operations Team. This position is well-suited for someone who is interested in understanding how nonprofits operate and has a passion for solving the climate crisis.

You will work across teams, coordinating with both the Climate Team and the Finance & Operations Team, to support scheduling, meeting preparation, technology and office needs, and more. This position has strong potential for growth and promotion.


The position is based in our San Francisco headquarters. Our organization is actively reevaluating our in-office requirements and the possibilities of remote work.


  • Support scheduling for Pacific Environment’s Executive Director, Climate Campaign Director, and other staff as needed
  • Provide logistical support for key climate meetings and other Pacific Environment meetings or events
  • Support the team’s expense report submissions
  • Arranging travel plans (flights, hotels, etc.) for staff as needed
  • Assist with tech issues as they arise
  • Meet supply needs for colleagues, including supporting office needs for physical offices and remote workplaces
  • Assist with planning of social activities, partner or funder dinners, parties, and holiday events
  • Assist with special projects as needed

Key Qualifications

  • Previous work experience, particularly with environmental and social change organizations, a plus
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Meticulous attention to detail and quality of work product
  • Ability to problem-solve and take ownership of assigned tasks
  • Discretion in maintaining confidential information
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Experience with Dropbox and Microsoft Suite a plus

Compensation and Benefits

Pacific Environment provides compensation commensurate with experience and equitable with others on our team, plus a full benefits package for staff positions. The salary range for this position is $40,000-$53,000, which is carefully considered to account for equity. The employee will enjoy a flexible working environment with a dedicated, diverse group of colleagues.

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, three references, and an answer to the following question by email to [email protected] with “Program Assistant” in the subject line.

  • QUESTION: In 250 words, tell us what you think are the top three ways someone in this position could support the Climate team?

Applications encouraged by March 4, 2022. The position will remain open until filled, and we encourage even late applications.

Pacific Environment is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and believe that creating teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to the change we seek. We encourage people from communities harmed by environmental degradation and from backgrounds underrepresented in the environmental movement to apply.

No phone calls, please.