The Public Policy Institute of California helps state leaders and other decision makers better understand policy issues—and make informed choices—by providing them with objective, high-quality, nonpartisan policy research. PPIC is seeking a Center Administrator to support the Water Policy Center in its mission to spur innovative water management solutions that support a healthy economy, environment, and society in a changing climate. PPIC is currently working virtually. When PPIC’s offices reopen, this full-time position will be based in San Francisco. This position reports to the WPC’s Associate Center Director.
- The Center Administrator supports the Center Director and Associate Center Director in all aspects of operations for the Water Policy Center, assuming primary responsibility for:
- management and upkeep of the center’s contacts and distribution lists;
- event planning including public events, workshops, and internal meetings;
- processing and tracking contracts and expenses;
- handling general administration of the center activities.
- The Center Administrator also supports the Associate Center Director and Center Director in budget tracking, grant proposals and reporting, measurement and evaluation, and development.
- The Center Administrator serves as the key contact for the center’s advisory council, communicates, coordinates, and collaborates with key staff across PPIC, and participates in selected institute committees and working groups.
- Solid organizational skills and computer skills including the use of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are needed.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential for communicating on behalf of the center.
- Strong detail orientation and ability to work individually and as a team member, to prioritize, multitask and meet deadlines under pressure.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills are needed.
- Aptitude with Workfront, Salesforce, or similar tools is a plus.
- At least two years of administrative experience involving senior management and event management is required, as well as a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
PPIC values the wide variety of backgrounds and experiences of our staff, and key elements in the consideration of qualified candidates include excellence; diversity of talents, backgrounds, and viewpoints; and a strong fit with our mission and goals.
Visit https://phh.tbe.taleo.net/phh04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PPIC&cws=1&rid=203 and follow the application instructions. Applications will be considered as they are received, and the position will remain posted until filled. Please tailor your cover letter to highlight how your credentials meet the qualifications listed above.
PPIC is committed to excellence through diversity. Our work is rooted in objective, data-driven policy analysis. We welcome and encourage applicants who reflect the full diversity of California. The expertise of our staff members is essential to the success of PPIC’s mission, and we assist career and personal growth through robust support of skill development at all levels of the organization. PPIC offers a collaborative, intellectually stimulating, impactful work environment with a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.