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Office Assistant

Last Updated: 7/6/22

Central Coast Water Quality Preservation, Inc. (or “Preservation, Inc.” as we are known locally) is a farmer-directed nonprofit that assists Central Coast farmers in complying with regulations related to the Clean Water Act.  We work with farmers, regulators, and others in the community to bridge the gap between clean water and healthy food.

The Office Assistant provides customer service to our farmer members and helps keep our office organized and running smoothly.  Our small office environment includes 1 to 3 additional Preservation, Inc. staff (depending on the time of year), plus a group of other friendly small-business workers (not affiliated) who also rent office space in our building. 

Responsibilities

  • Answering phone calls and returning voicemails (questions from our farmer members about invoices and compliance)
  • Responding to or redirecting emails in the office Inbox
  • Organizing/preparing invoices and payments for Accountant
  • Maintaining office space, supplies, and equipment
  • Perform weekly small postal mailings, and less-frequent larger mail-outs

Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (Spanish desired but not required)
  • Computer skills – Required
    • Excellent email and word-processing (MS Word)
    • Some spreadsheet (Excel) and Acrobat
  • Computer skills – Desired
    • Excellent spreadsheet (Excel)
    • MS Access, website editor, Powerpoint
  • Professional, enthusiastic, and customer service-oriented
  • Ability to work independently
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree obtained or in-progress (Desired)

Job Type/Details

  • Part-time/Non-exempt, 10 to 20 hours per week, beginning 8/1/22 or when filled
  • Pay: $22-$27/hr, depending on experience and skills
  • Location: Watsonville office on Main St.
  • Work must occur between 8am and 5:30pm, however exact hours are flexible
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) is available

To Apply

  • Submit the following by using the form below.
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • 3 References (at least 2 must be professional or academic)
    • Salary history & requirements

Application Form

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Contact Info

  • PO Box 2227
    Watsonville, CA 95077
  • 831-761-8644 (phone)
  • 831-761-8695 (fax)
For a full list of contacts please
visit our contact page.

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