Executive Assistant

Would you like to contribute your organization and communications skills to create a more sustainable world? Manomet has an immediate opening for a talented Executive Assistant. For more information, please visit our website at www.manomet.org.



The Executive Assistant is an essential position, ensuring that the organization’s senior leadership is able to realize an ambitious vision by performing highly every day. The Executive Assistant provides seamless administrative support to the senior leadership team and serves as liaison to the Board of Directors. The position reports to the Vice President of Mission Advancement and is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts.



At Manomet we believe people can live and work today in ways that will enable our world to thrive and prosper. As scientists we understand we must take action to sustain our world. Manomet is a leader in the path to sustainability—and we’re working with people in four critical systems to effect real change.


We focus our work on the parts of the system where we can have measurable impact and opportunity for scale:

  1. Natural System—Recovering shorebird populations and wetlands and connecting people to nature.
  2. Forest System—Preparing managed forests and coastal watersheds for climate change.
  3. Food System—Creating a more efficient food system.
  4. Economic System—Enhancing economic viability and reducing environmental footprints.


By applying science and engaging people, Manomet provides practical ways to act—where people live and work. As Manomet approaches its sixth decade, we have achieved a great deal; yet there is still much work ahead. We are forging a pathway for our generation and those to come.


With an annual budget of $4.5 million, Manomet has about 40 scientists and support staff working from the north slope of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina. Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other in a common vision of creating a more sustainable world. Our headquarters is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay, about 45 miles south of Boston. Manomet also has offices in Maine, Vermont, Chile, and Paraguay.


You can change the world. Come join us!




  1. Leadership support: Provide seamless, high-level support to the President, Chief Operating & Financial Officer, and Vice President of Mission Advancement. Stay highly connected to senior leadership activities and take initiative to be proactive and anticipate needs. Keep senior leadership well informed of and prepared for upcoming commitments and responsibilities. Ensure appropriate follow-up. Manage senior leadership calendars and schedules in an efficient and professional manner.


  1. Meetings: Schedule senior leadership’s internal and external meetings, appointments, and calls. Coordinate meetings with major individual, foundation, and corporate donors. Make travel arrangements and organize itineraries and agendas. Conduct research and prepare briefing materials as needed to prepare senior leadership for meetings and travel.


  1. Communications: Initiate and draft correspondence, documents, presentations, and communications independently and on behalf of senior leadership. Manage contacts and maintain notes in donor database. Support planning for donor events.


  1. Governance: Function as liaison to and important contact person for the Board of Directors and Board Committees. Schedule meetings, organize agendas, distribute materials, and coordinate logistics. Take minutes at Board of Directors meetings and prepare summaries of Board Committee meetings.


  1. Office administration: Organize and maintain meticulous files. Copy, file, mail, and distribute materials. Prepare materials for senior leadership signature and review paperwork for completeness and accuracy. Maintain stationary supplies for correspondence. Handle expense reports and receipts.


  1. Operations: Maintain general knowledge of the organization’s operations, policies, and procedures. Recommend and implement improvements to operating practices and procedures.


  1. Other duties as assigned.




  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.


  • Experience: At least five years of related experience required with demonstrated track record of success.


  • Skills: Exceptional interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication. A thoughtful, gracious communicator with a calm and cheerful demeanor. Highest level of discretion, honesty, and professionalism. An energetic, hard-working, enthusiastic self-starter able to work independently and with multiple staff as part of a team. Must thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment. Ability to multitask and flexibly balance shifting priorities. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Proven reliability in meeting deadlines. A resourceful problem-solver with good judgement and strong decision-making abilities. Ability to provide intuitive and proactive support. Attentive and responsive. Proficient in the suite of Microsoft Office products and experience with relational databases.


  • Motivation: Commitment to and passion for Manomet’s mission to apply science and engage people to sustain our world. Motivated and rewarded by helping others perform at highest levels in service of the organization and its mission.



Please email your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@manomet.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line. The position is available immediately and applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible.


Manomet offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive package of benefits. Manomet is an equal opportunity employer.