R&E Associate: Administrative Assistant

Cause Areas


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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About Us:

Save the Water(tm) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to conduct water research to identify and remove harmful contaminants in water; and to raise public awareness about water contamination and its health impacts. STW also offers educational programs to excite young minds about water science.

Our volunteers are diverse professionals from all over the world bringing their knowledge and experience to STW because we care deeply about our communities and water resources. We learn and collaborate in an open and empowering work environment to find long term solutions to water contamination problem. Our vision is "Contamination free, healthy water for all"

To learn more about Save the Water(tm), please visit www.savethewater.org

The Role:

Reports to the Vice President - Research & Engineering and is responsible for enhancing executive's effectiveness by providing information management support; representing the executive to others.

This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity and Administrative Assistants are expected to put in a minimum of 5 hours per week and be responsive to emails within 36 hours.

What you will be responsible for.....
  • Conserves executive's time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Complete the PWR at least on weekly minimum basis
  • Assist the Vice Presidents(s) with tasks including, but not limited to:
    • Maintaining Google Drive organization and structure
    • Managing shared calendar and events
    • Filtering inboxes for all STW general emails, delegating or responding to emails
    • Preparing and editing correspondence, documents, and presentations
    • Attending meetings & taking meeting minutes
    • Conducting research
    • Writing letters of recommendation
    • Sending e-cards

Your Take Away.....

  • Chance to develop or master your professional skills
  • Work with a team of diverse professionals from all over the world
  • Opportunity to handle multiple projects
  • Be a part of a mission to save our resources and make a deep impact

Apply Now if you have....

  • Preferably with a Science background
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills and internet research skills required
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internet management and staff
  • Knowledge of Google Drive and Gmail
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously.
  • Requires self-direction, tact, diplomacy and a clear, courteous and professional manner when dealing with the public.
  • Must demonstrate effective oral communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with staff inside and outside of the department.

How to apply:

If interested, please submit your resume to newvolunteers@savethewater.org . We would love to hear from you!


  • Program Management
  • People Skills
  • Google Apps
  • Internet Research
  • Reading / Writing
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • minimum of 5 hours per week
  • be responsive to emails within 36 hours.

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