Administrative Assistant

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an Administrative Assistant to work full-time in our Chicago office.

ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders.  We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 40+ talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities.  ELPC’s offices are in Chicago (HQ), six other Midwest cities and Washington D.C. For more information, please see

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide administrative support, including data input, word processing, research, and scheduling to members of ELPC’s policy staff. Greet visitors, answer and direct incoming telephone calls, coordinate incoming and outgoing mail and deliveries; oversee operation, scheduling, set-up and maintenance of office equipment, conference rooms, production area and kitchens.  Order office and kitchen supplies, coordinate food service for meetings and conferences.  Other duties as assigned.  This position has occasional early morning and late evening work.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, excellent verbal, written and communication skills and enjoy working with others. Great opportunity for a self-starter who is passionate about ELPC’s mission, comfortable in a fast-paced office, and proficient in Microsoft Office.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and with ELPC’s salary structure that is competitive with other large public interest environmental organizations.  Excellent benefits provided.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references to: Libby Prakel, with “Administrative Assistant” in the subject line.  Telephone inquiries are strongly discouraged.

The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.


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