How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume through our application portal. The cover letter should explain your interest in the position and your relevant skills and experience.
California’s most pressing public policy issues require solutions that engage the State’s extraordinary research and innovation enterprise. CCST is a nonpartisan nonprofit created via the California Legislature in 1988 to provide objective advice from California’s leading scientists and research institutions on policy issues involving science and technology (S&T). Despite California’s rich intellectual capital and long tradition of crafting future-facing policies, structural barriers prevent its policymakers from readily accessing the S&T expertise in research institutions resident in the state. CCST works with a range of government, research, and philanthropic partners to build more agile, inclusive, and impactful S&T advisory frameworks; elevate policymaker awareness of the S&T contributions of California’s research institutions; and foster a more diverse and inclusive network of S&T-savvy policy leaders.
For more information, please visit https://ccst.us/.
The pillars of our organizational identity, our core values of service, independence, and partnership are anchored in our foundational commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
POSITION OVERVIEW: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Do you want to be part of an innovative organization that is helping California build a more just, resilient, and equitable future by connecting the state’s extraordinary science expertise with its policymakers designing lasting change? The Executive Assistant is a key member of our team who manages and provides administrative services and operational tasks vital to the continuing success of CCST. You will need to be a self-starting, independent worker who can thrive in a busy and motivated organization, with sharp attention to detail, strong organizational and problem-solving skills and an extraordinary ability to multitask. This position is responsible for providing high-level administrative support to our CEO and Board of Directors and, as needed, to each of our departments: Science Services and the Science and Technology Policy Fellows Program, Philanthropy and Communications. The position is located in Sacramento, CA.
Position reports directly to the Deputy Director and under their direction works closely with the CEO, CCST Science Services, Communications, Philanthropy and the S&T Policy Fellows Program; Board of Directors; and other CCST stakeholders.
60% Provide high-level administrative support and execution for the CEO and other CCST leadership as needed to ensure the successful management of the CEO’s impacted schedule and effective implementation of CCST activities.
20% Assists with logistical needs for CCST projects, programs, and events including receptions, S&T Week, and yearly CCST Partner Institution site visits.
20% Directs the daily administrative operations for the CCST office for the successful operation of a busy office and effective implementation of CCST activities.
CCST has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective October 1, 2021 requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees. As of June 17, 2022 staff are also required to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination booster. In accordance with CCST’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our partners and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. Employees seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons may submit an accommodation request, which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
$50,000 – $65,000
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The California Council on Science and Technology is an equal opportunity employer. We make hiring decisions based on qualifications, merit, and our organization’s business needs. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or any such status protected under federal, state, or local law.