Earth Island Institute

2150 Allston Way, Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94707

Program Associate/Senior Program Associate

Earth Island Institute’s Project Support Program provides fiscal sponsorship, resources, training, technical assistance, and peer relationships to more than 60 environmental projects. Our goals are to strengthen the capacity of each project to effectively address environmental issues, create synergy between activists working on similar topics, and allow project directors to focus their energy on their campaigns and programs.

This position is part of the Earth Island team serving as liaison, administrative coordinator, and coach to Earth Island Institute sponsored projects under the supervision of the Director of Project Support.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


The ideal candidate will demonstrate, through training and experience, strong customer service, administrative skills, and a willingness to accept and take on new challenges. Familiarity with nonprofit regulations and compliance or federal grants management is required. Qualified applicants must be self-directed, well organized, and focused yet flexible when faced with constantly changing priorities. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, four or more years of nonprofit experience, and a basic knowledge of accounting principles. The ideal candidates will demonstrate attention to detail, initiative, flexibility, and an ability to juggle multiple priorities successfully. Candidates must be computer literate and have comprehensive working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, Gmail, and Google Docs. Database or web experience is a plus.

Distinction between Program Associate and Senior Program Associate title will be based on the candidate’s skills and experience.

Hours and Compensation

This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 11 paid holidays per year, paid vacation and sick leave. The position is located in the David Brower Center, 1 block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.

This position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until June 25, 2013 or until the position is filled.

To apply

Please send your resume along with a cover letter expressing your interest in Earth Island and how your qualifications align with the responsibilities of this position to with Project Support Associate in the subject line.

Earth Island Institute is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.