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Executive Assistant, Policy and Markets Team

Verra

This is a Full-time position in Remote- US posted November 30, 2021.

Location: Remote – US

Executive Assistant, Policy and Markets Team

Policy and Markets Team · Washington, District of Columbia

Location: Remote – Worldwide (Working with significant overlap with US business hours)

Start Date: Immediately

Reports to: Chief Policy and Markets Officer

Verra is a global leader helping to tackle the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges. As a dynamic non-profit organization, Verra is committed to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving livelihoods, and protecting natural resources across the private and public sectors. We support climate action and sustainable development with standards, tools, and programs that credibly, openly, and robustly assess environmental and social impacts and enable funding for sustaining and scaling up projects that verifiably deliver these benefits. We work in any arena where we see a need for clear standards, a role for market-based mechanisms, and an opportunity to generate significant environmental and social value.

Verra manages a portfolio of standards, including the:

  • Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) — the world’s leading carbon crediting program, with more than 1700 registered projects in 80 countries, and accounting for two-thirds of all voluntary carbon market transaction volume.
  • Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta) — a flexible framework for assessing and reporting on the sustainable development benefits of project-based activities.
  • Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards — to identify projects that simultaneously address climate change, support local communities, and conserve biodiversity.
  • Plastic Waste Reduction Program — to enable robust impact assessment of new or scaled-up waste recovery and recycling projects around the globe.

Verra is looking for an Executive Assistant to support its Policy and Markets team.

Specific functions you will be responsible for…

  • Supporting the administrative functioning of Policy and Markets team leadership, including by:
    • Scheduling meetings with internal and external stakeholders;
    • Administering the team’s customer relationship management (CRM) system by entering and managing records of meetings and key contacts;
    • Administering the team’s document management system by filing documents and helping to maintain, organize, and update file systems;
    • Filing expense reports;
  • Supporting the Chief Policy and Markets Officer, including by:
    • Tracking the status of tasks in order to facilitate the assessment of progress;
    • Preparing and reviewing draft documents such as non-disclosure agreements and consultancy contracts;
    • Supporting budget tracking and reporting;
  • Supporting event preparation and follow-up;
  • Conducting other administrative duties as assigned.

You bring with you …

  • Relevant education and at least two years of relevant work experience;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with proficiency in English a must;
  • A desire to help and support others;
  • A capacity to learn quickly;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • The ability to coordinate activities among numerous individuals;
  • A well-developed capacity for exercising discretion and judgment in the conduct of your duties;
  • A cheerful and professional demeanor and a good sense of humor;
  • A record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with a wide variety of individuals, from internal staff to external stakeholders, and an ability to maintain a professional approach and demeanor in high-pressure situations;
  • Cultural awareness that enables you to work well with stakeholders and partners from different countries and cultures;
  • An ability to multi-task and work independently;
  • Demonstrated skill using various software platforms, including Microsoft (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google (e.g. Docs, Sheets, Slides);
  • An interest in sustainability, corporate responsibility, carbon markets, and/or climate change.

In this role, you will grow and expand your expertise by…

  • Being an integral and valued part of a growing team and organization;
  • Acquiring knowledge about climate change and sustainability.

How will know you are successful?

  • Our team is supported to ensure that no important communications, events, or strategic items are dropped;
  • Members of the team have more time to focus on substantive matters;
  • You are seen by your peers as a dependable and emotionally aware team member;
  • You are recognized as an exemplar of Verra’s values and its dedication to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment;
  • Colleagues consistently express positive feedback regarding your ability to support them.

You will join a team …

  • From diverse locations and backgrounds, including carbon market experts, ex-government representatives, auditors, and more;
  • Committed to driving finance to projects and programs that advance climate action and sustainable development through high-quality standards;
  • That embodies Verra’s values, including Teamwork, Results, Integrity, Balance, and Exploration.

Compensation at Verra

To help us attract and retain top talent, we pay employees competitively to the market. In return, we expect each employee to, at a minimum:

  • Meet expectations in terms of work effort and performance;
  • Take the initiative to build the skills and knowledge needed to do their job effectively; and
  • Embody Verra’s values.

For this position, the starting salary range is $40,782 – $46,666 USD.

We will recognize employees who go beyond expected performance with salary increases and/or promotions, but the bar for earning those rewards is high.

Salary is one component of Verra’s total compensation package, which also includes:

  • Health, vision and dental care, and life insurance;
  • Verra contributions to each employee’s retirement plan;
  • Verra contributions as required by national labor laws in countries where staff are located;
  • Paid Time Off (PTO), sabbatical, and other leave allowances; and
  • Funds to support professional development.

Verra provides equal opportunity for all job applicants and employees and is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination. We conduct our recruitment and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.