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Administrative Assistant:


The Izaak Walton League MN Division is seeking a part time (20%) Administrative Assistant to assist the Director of the Upper Mississippi River Initiative in Duluth. The Upper Mississippi Initiative is a four-state project aimed at addressing water quality issues in the Upper Mississippi River Watershed. The program works with farmers, concerned landowners, government agencies and non-profits to achieve stewardship of our land and waters.

* This position reports directly to the Director of the Upper Mississippi River Initiative and will be assisting them in project organization and technical support.

* Responsibilities include: – Assisting the Program Director in communication with program partner groups and the Minnesota Division staff members. – Technological support including, but not limited to: organizing online project management platforms (google drive, basecamp, etc.), sending emails, scanning documents, organizing and streamlining existing communication practices, and updating social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram). – Tracking recent news and upcoming events related to the project. – Assisting with event logistics and coordination including, but not limited to: preparing power-point presentations, booking venues, coordination with event hosts, outreach for event attendance, etc. – Writing and sharing monthly progress reports as needed by Director. – Basic bookkeeping; tracking monthly expenses and reimbursements, filling out timesheets, etc. – Other duties as assigned by the UMRI Program Director.

* Applicants must have:

– Knowledge of social media platforms and best practices. – Excellent computer skills especially typing. – Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite. – Attention to detail and problem solving skills. – Strong organizational and planning skills. – Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work. – Ability to work alone with little supervision at times, and in team settings. – Strong written and verbal communication skills. – Work well with people and enjoy helping others.

* Preferred Qualities: – Familiarity with WordPress – Interest and background in sustainability and conservation preferred. – Experience working in Non-profit space. – Experience working with and coordinating among multiple stakeholders/partner groups.
– Experience with event planning and organization.

* Position location: Duluth, MN * Office hours are flexible and will be determined upon hiring * $15.00/ hr

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