September 16, 2008

Reef Check HQ Looking For Volunteer Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Seeking 1-2 volunteer Administrative Assistant(s) to help with the day-to-day running of an exciting environmental nonprofit, the Reef Check Foundation. Reef Check is a volunteer organization dedicated to the conservation of reef ecosystems worldwide. We train certified scuba divers in scientific methods so they can monitor their local reefs, use that data to inform good marine management and government policies, and help educate the public on the worldwide reef crisis. We’re headquartered in the Los Angeles area and have programs in California and numerous tropical countries. This is cutting edge “citizen science”, and we need the help of 1-2 volunteers to keep it running smoothly.


– Unpaid position
– To start ASAP
– Can be 2 part-time or 1 full-time position
– Regular office hours (9a-5p)
– 6 month commitment preferred

Duties and Responsibilities include:

– General clerical – eg answering phones, filing
– Maintain office supplies – track and order as needed
– Prepare mailings
– Word processing and data entry
– Assist preparations for annual gala fundraiser


– Strong oral and written communication skills
– Self-starter and can work with minimal supervision
– Proficient with Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel


– Contribute to the conservation of reefs worldwide, and enable local communities to become good ocean stewards
– Friendly work environment with dedicated professionals
– Best work location in the world (on the beach in Pacific Palisades, in a beautiful historic building)
– Learn the inner workings of environmental nonprofits
– For scuba divers, opportunities to dive for free at various locations in CA and elsewhere; For non-divers, opportunities to go out on the boats on the weekends

Send resume and cover letter to Jenny at