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Program Assistant

Job Location

Portland, Oregon


Type of Job



$45,300 - $65,000, Full Time Equivalent

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Published Date

Aug 11, 2023

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Job Classification: Regular, Exempt

Minimum Hours Required: 32 hours per week

Benefits: Learn about our employee benefits here

Supervisor: Community Programs Director

Position Information 
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership seeks a Program Assistant to provide fiscal, administrative, and logistical support to the Community Programs Team primarily on stormwater/green infrastructure projects but across the team, as well. This position has a heavy focus on data entry; primary duties include tracking grant and contract expenditures, mileage tracking, assisting with the creation of and submittal of grant reports, preparing letters and administrative reports, and preparing reimbursement requests for funders. This position will work closely with the Community Programs Director to assist with community and partner communications, scheduling, and provide other logistical program support. This position requires strong organizational skills and attention to detail and works with a fair degree of independence while maintaining regular interaction with supervisor. The Program Assistant will work closely with members of the Community Programs Team as well as the Fiscal and Administrative Staff of the Estuary Partnership.

This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously.  Based in the Estuary Partnership Portland office, this position offers a flexible work schedule and work from home opportunities, with occasional meetings or events outside of the office.

We place a priority on applications from candidates who come from or have experience with diverse populations and underserved communities, including communities of color and low-income communities.

Please find a full position description here.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Affirmation

The Estuary Partnership is committed to increasing diversity in the environmental field by providing supportive career development opportunities for people of color. People from communities of color, underserved communities, and low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply. We place a priority on applications from people who come from or have experience with diverse populations and underserved communities, including communities of color and low-income communities.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Estuary Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, physical appearance or genetic information, cultural, socio-economic status, or military or veteran status. The Estuary Partnership is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and values the hiring of protected veterans or individuals with veteran status. Discrimination is not tolerated at the Estuary Partnership.

Application Instructions

The Estuary Partnership will only accept online applications for this position.

To apply, please follow the application instructions below, fill out the online form, and upload a single PDF or Microsoft Word document that contains the required information. If you have difficulties with the webform, please email

Applications must include the following, or they will not be accepted as responsive:

  • Detailed Resume: Your resume should provide dates and specific duties of current and past employment.

Applications will be reviewed as received and applicants should be prepared to provide a Letter of Interest and responses to Supplemental Questions, should they demonstrate their ability to meet the Required Experience and Knowledge identified in the Position Description.  Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, August 25, 2023.

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