From: Corporate Watch in Japanese <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 16:22:57 -0800
Seq: 140

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2001 Start Date: late April or early
May, 2001

Position Overview:

The Program Assistant is primarily responsible for providing research and
writing assistance, and logistical support in the area of international
finance and trade policy that impacts the environment. Pacific Environment
is a non-profit organization that works to protect the environment in the
Pacific Rim region by educating the public, building the capacity of
citizen groups and reforming policies. The international finance program
works to prevent export credit agencies and other finance institutions from
supporting environmentally destructive projects in Pacific Rim countries.
The trade program protects forests in Pacific Rim countries from
irresponsible forestry and trade policies. The Program Assistant will
report to the Policy Director (located in DC) and work closely with the
Timber Trade Campaigner. The Program Assistant will be based in Pacific
Environment's main office in Oakland, California, but will travel to
Washington DC at least two times a year and may attend an ECA conference.

=B7	Providing web, library and other investigative research assistance,
including tracking and gathering information on industrial projects and
trade and finance policies.=20
=B7	Performing basic office tasks including managing email accounts,
answering information requests, organizing files and distributing
information to staff and outside parties.=20
=B7	Assisting with the production and dissemination of project and campaign
outreach materials, including policy papers, press releases, citizens'
guides, fact sheets and case studies.=20
=B7	Providing logistical coordination of outside events such as local
meetings, inter-organizational strategy sessions and regional workshops.=20
=B7	Managing program information on Pacific Environment websites and email
=B7	Other tasks as needed.

Skills and Experience Needed:
=B7	Strong written and verbal communications skills.=20
=B7	Research skills and an aptitude for investigative research into agencies
and policies.=20
=B7	Computer skills (Internet and word processing).=20
=B7	Ability to juggle a variety of tasks simultaneously and work under
pressure both as a part of a team and independently.=20
=B7	Personal commitment to environmental and social justice.=20
=B7	Sense of humor is essential!

This position is ideally suited for someone with a BA or BS in
environmental studies, international affairs or political science that has
1-3 years of experience working in a not for profit. Knowledge of a foreign
language (Russian or Japanese language skills) is helpful but not required.
This position is full time and provides a competitive salary ($28,000 to
$30,000 depending upon experience) plus medical, dental and vacation=

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample and contact
information for three references to:
Pacific Environment
Program Assistant Search
1440 Broadway
Suite 306
Oakland, CA 94612 USA
(510) 251-8800 Tel.
(510) 251-8838 Fax
Pacific Environment works to protect the living environment of the Pacific
Rim. For more information, see

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