Administrative Assistant

Employment type
Part Time
about 2 months ago
Los Angeles, CA

As an administrative assistant working on ARGO’s big water data project, you’ll be instrumental in supporting current utility partners and onboarding new utilities into the CaDC coalition.  The California Data Collaborative (‘CaDC’) is a joint effort of eleven California agencies to ensure water reliability by leveraging water-use data from the 21 million people the agencies serve.

California’s worst drought in 600 years demands visionary approaches to ensuring millions of Californians have a reliable water supply.  That’s where the CaDC comes in.  See here for the project website and see how CaDC analytics are supporting water managers in achieving reliability no matter what the future holds.

This is a part-time position that will require great initiative and enthusiasm. The Assistant should be able to commit to working from the office in downtown LA two to three days per week. The Assistant will be expected to work 20-25 hours per week.

What we look for

You will have the chance to work on a rapidly growing team responsible for data infrastructure that will help safeguard a reliable water supply for millions of Californians.  Working for a rapidly expanding startup nonprofit, your role may evolve as we do, but you don’t fear change; instead, you see opportunity. Strong communication skills are a must, as you will be required to work in a highly collaborative setting.  We are working to mature our pilot data platform to ingest millions of water use meter reads so that any of California’s 411 major urban retailers can join the CaDC.  That’s a tall order, so drive and commitment to public service are key.  Salary is commensurate with experience.


  • Proactively manage the CaDC calendar by reviewing correspondence and answering meeting requests directed to the president; developing itineraries; arranging meetings; managing event logistics; and booking travel and transportation.

  • Coordinate all elements of meetings: prepare relevant information, greet guests, oversee employee and visitor parking, handle catering, record meeting minutes, and ensure follow-up.

  • Arrange organizational events and functions, including managing guests lists and coordinating logistics with vendors.

  • Serve as office manager, maintaining office supplies, organizational systems, and incoming and outgoing mail and shipments

  • Handle general administrative tasks and all other duties as assigned.

What we look for:

  • Clear and succinct communicator who conveys confidence and enthusiasm when communicating to partners, funders, vendors, and colleagues

  • An organized individual who is able to handle many tasks simultaneously and calmly

  • Detail oriented and organized with an adaptable, entrepreneurial nature in order to work with a variety of partners and stakeholders

  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach to work, including the humility and grace to work effectively with others in a collaborative workplace to complete both large and small tasks

  • Proficiency and speed in completing tasks and a high sense of urgency
    Initiative-taking ability and resourcefulness

  • Eagerness to learn and grow within the position

  • A sense of humor, and appreciation for a team dynamic that is fun, social, and intensely dedicated to results

  • Knowledge of sustainability issues broadly and water resources in particular

  • An interest in government operations and data technologies, and how the two relate to Los Angeles


  • Commitment to public service

  • Initiative and entrepreneurial attitude

  • Attention to detail and organization

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, economics or related field

  • Interest in public data and effective management of basic public resources

  • Two plus years of relevant work experience
To apply

Interested applications can email us at [email protected] with the subject“ARGO/CaDC Administrative Assistant” with:

  1. A brief statement on why you’re interested in the job.
  2. An updated resume.