Administrative Assistant


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1793 Lafayette St. Suite 205Santa Clara, CA 95050


Position: Administrative Assistant

Type: Non Compensated, Volunteer Position

Time Commitment: 6+ months; 10-20 hrs/week

Reports to: Associate Director

About the position:

Working under the Executive Director, the Administrative Assistant oversees and manages all office procedures and other tasks as assigned by the SSV management.

This is a volunteer position. The ideal candidate should commit a minimum of 10-20 hours per week working at the SSV office location. It is assumed that the candidate will have his/her own laptop and communications tools. Microsoft Office skills a plus. In return for the volunteer hours, the benefits to the volunteer candidate include, but are not limited to the following: job reference letter from the Executive Director of SSV, experience gained while volunteering on various projects, networking opportunities, and current resume entry. Most importantly, you will be helping the organization work towards its vision of a sustainable region, a thriving economy, a healthy environment and socially equitable community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The administration team consists of several individuals, not all duties and responsibilities have to be managed by each administrator.
  • Oversee all aspects of general office coordination.
  • Maintain office calendar to coordinate work-flow and meetings.
  • Interact with partners, vendors and visitors.
  • Answer telephones and transfer to appropriate staff member.
  • Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email.
  • Sign for and distribute UPS/FedEx or similarly delivered packages.
  • Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries.
  • Perform general clerical duties to include, but not limited to, copying,
  • faxing, mailing and filing.
  • File and retrieve organizational documents, records and reports.
  • Coordinate and maintain records for staff, telephones, and office keys.
  • Coordinate and direct office services, such as records, personnel and housekeeping.
  • Create and modify documents such as invoices, reports, memos, letters and financial
  • statements using word processing, spreadsheet, database and/or other presentation,
  • software such as Microsoft Office or other programs.
  • May conduct research, compile data and prepare papers for consideration and
  • presentation to the Executive Director and staff.
  • Set up and coordinate meetings and conferences.
  • Prepare agendas and make arrangements for committee, Board or other meetings.
  • Compile, transcribe and distribute minutes of meetings and follow up on action items.
  • Collect and maintain inventory of office equipment and supplies.
  • Research, price and purchase or arrange for donations of office equipment and supplies.
  • Arrange for the repair and maintenance of office equipment.
  • Support staff in assigned project‐based work.
  • May supervise volunteers and other support personnel.
  • Assists in special events, such as fundraising activities and the annual meeting.

Qualities and Skills:

  • Previous experience as an administrative assistant required
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of partner, staff and agency information.
  • Good communication skills in interaction with partners, colleagues and visitors.
  • Experience with standard PC or MAC applications and WEB browser

About Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV):

Founded in 2000, Sustainable Silicon Valley is a nonprofit dedicated to addressing tough sustainability challenges. SSV brings together leading tech companies, cities, counties, and research and educational institutions to solve sustainability issues that cannot be solved alone. SSV envisions a net positive Bay Area by 2050 where we produce more energy than we consume, sequester more carbon than we emit, and optimize water resources to ensure water resilience. Our strategy is to facilitate measurable projects, education, events, and policies that deliver solutions by activating SSV’s member network to reach the net positive Bay Area goals. Membership with SSV is a great avenue to share knowledge and connect with leaders in the Silicon Valley

To apply, please submit your resume to:


  • Administrative Support
  • Office Management
  • Office Reception

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • 10-20 hours per week
Engage your employees, consumers, or students! VolunteerMatch provides the tools that make community involvement easy.