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PWSSC Position Announcement: Administrative Assistant

Summary description

The Administrative Assistant provides general support to Prince William Sound Science Center’s (PWSSC) mission to advance community resilience and the understanding and sustainable use of ecosystems. This individual reports to the OSRI Research Program Manager and works in close collaboration with the President/CEO, Finance Director, Development and Communications Manager, and management team. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the leadership team on various projects, including those related to the Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI), co-located at and administered by PWSSC. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: general office and facilities management tasks; bookkeeping assistance; report writing; logistics planning for meetings, conferences, and community engagement events; website maintenance; Board of Directors and committee support; transcription of minutes; event planning, advertising and registration; and equipment and database maintenance. The Administrative Assistant greets and directs visitors at the Science Center and may have the opportunity to assist other staff on diverse projects as requested by the President. This is a great opportunity to learn about and assist with non-profit management in an organization focused on improving understanding of ecosystems and the resilience of communities that depend on them.

You can read the full job announcement here. 

Start date

As soon as possible. The position is open until filled.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter explain how our mission resonates with you and why you are well-suited for this position, a resume, and a list of three references via email to W. Scott Pegau (, using the Subject: Administrative Assistant. Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States. Must work on-site in Cordova, Alaska.

The Prince William Sound Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment at PWSSC is at-will.