Program Administrative Assistant, Forest Trends


Forest Trends Program Administrative Assistant




Forest Trends is an international non-profit organization that works to expand the value of forests to society; to promote sustainable forest management and conservation by creating and capturing market values for ecosystem services; to support innovative projects and companies that are developing these new markets; and to enhance the livelihoods of local communities living in and around those forests. We analyze strategic market and policy issues, catalyze connections between forward-looking producers, communities and investors, and develop new financial tools to help markets work for conservation and people.

Forest Trends is seeking a Program Administrative Assistant to support the activities of the Katoomba Incubator, a program that develops forest carbon projects and other activities that promote Payments for Ecosystems Services on behalf of rural communities in Africa, Latin America, and potentially Asia. For more information on Forest Trends and these programs, please visit and


Timeframe and commitment

  • Approximately 20 hours per week
  • Beginning February through May 2011
  • Potentially convertible to full-time, permanent position pending funding and performance.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support proposal writing and grant reporting processes
  • Contribute to preparation of reports, publications and presentations for public dissemination of Incubator activities
  • Manage website content via on-line interface updating current and uploading new information and resources
  • Provide general program administrative support including matters concerning agreements and contracts
  • Provide logistical support for program meetings



  • Arial">Excellent analytical, research and time management skills
  • Arial">Strong ability to organize and clearly communicate information
  • Arial">Undergraduate or preferably graduate degree in related field
  • Arial">Demonstrated experience and interest in promoting environmental services
  • Arial">The ability to work independently and with a team
  • Arial">Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Arial">Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, or French a plus
  • Arial">Web-design skills are a plus


Location: Washington, DC


Rate:  Range: $15 to $20 per hour commensurable with level of education and experience.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Phil Covell at by 15 Feb 2011.