Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Program Assistant

    Job Locations CN-Beijing
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/19/2018 8:06 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    International [404000]
  • Overview

    The Clean Power Project (CPP) works to drive deep carbon reduction in China’s power sector through policy advocacy and implementation support, focusing in particular on promoting demand side resources, end-use energy efficiency and renewable energy integration. The Program Assistant will provide administrative and research support for the CPP, and work collaboratively with other NRDC teams to help meet overall China program goals.


    • Prepare periodic project reports and project status updates, working with project team members to collect information and conducting independent research as needed.
    • Schedule and coordinate various external and internal meetings and seminars (e.g. training workshops, report releases, publicity events, staff field visits, etc.), including but not limited to administrative and logistical arrangements, meeting material preparation, and the recording and distribution of meeting minutes.
    • Draft, proof, edit and distribute correspondence, memorandums, presentations and other documents, and if needed, translate project-related materials.
    • Process invoices and expense reports, help with budget tracking, prepare monthly expense forecast and fund request, and support compliance reporting as required.
    • Maintain project contract and document library, ensuring project files (electronic and paper) are well organized and up to date.
    • Maintain the Clean Power Project website, including regularly updating project news, uploading project publications and materials, coordinating with the Communications team and/or vendor for website maintenance, and other actions needed.
    • Help manage incoming phone calls in coordination with office receptionist, and provide backup to other administrative staff in the Beijing office.
    • Foster team work and help enhance team satisfaction with work and work environment. Work to create a culture of team work, high performance and accountability.


    • Master’s Degree in energy, environmental policy or science, or a related field. Experience working in the public and/or non-profit sector desired.
    • Fluency in English and Chinese, with excellent oral and written skills as well as bilingual translation ability.
    • A high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely detail oriented and organized.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with great team spirit.
    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, follow organizational procedures, and perform accurately under deadlines.
    • Demonstrated interest and experience in environmental issues a plus.


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