Executive Assistant
Job Type

About the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES): Our mission is to secure a safe and stable climate by accelerating the transition to a thriving, just, and resilient low-carbon economy. We are widely recognized as an influential voice on climate issues, a trusted convener, and a credible source of expertise and analysis. We work closely with international climate negotiators; federal, state, and local policymakers; executives of Fortune 500 businesses; and a wide range of other stakeholders to advance strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. C2ES is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. 

Our organizational values: We are ambitious and practical, advancing effective solutions that push the boundaries of the achievable. We ar open-minded and inclusive, seeking out and considering a wide range of voices, views, and approaches. We are people-focused, dedicated to improving human well-being and recognizing that respect and empathy are central to success. We are one team, working collaboratively, communicating openly, making ourselves accessible to each other, and treating one another with kindness and respect. 

Position Summary: The Executive Assistant will provide administrative support to the three C2ES Program Vice Presidents (VPs) who serve as program leads, and will fulfill other administrative duties as necessary. The Executive Assistant will report to the Senior Executive Assistant and will work closely with the Program VPs. 



  • Manage Program VPs’ calendars, including scheduling meetings and arranging travel, meals, and lodging as necessary 
  • Manage Program VPs’ expense reports, including collating and processing receipts for travel and other expenses and prepare financial documentation 
  • At the direction of Program VPs, assist in planning and scheduling program events and other meetings as needed 
  • Assist in planning and scheduling organization-wide events and other meetings (e.g., staff retreats or workshops) as needed 
  • Support the Senior Executive Assistant in providing administrative support to the C2ES President, as needed 
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Discretion, dependability, and good judgment 
  • Ability to anticipate what others will need and proactively work to provide it 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and get along with a wide range people inside and outside the organization 
  • Flexibility and willingness to contribute as needed  
  • Interest in climate change policy a plus 
  • Experience with non-profits or think-tanks a plus 
  • Ability to use MacOS, Microsoft Office Suite, Teams, and Sharepoint; experience with Salesforce a plus 
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience including at least 2 years as an assistant to an executive 

Employment Status: Full time, benefits-eligible; exempt from overtime. 

Starting Salary: $64,000 to $80,000, depending on experience and qualifications. 

Posting will close April 19th. Applications will be reviewed after closing date. Please submit your resume and cover letter in order to be considered. 

Reporting to: Mirela Gavins, Senior Executive Assistant 

Travel, Time & Location Requirements: This role can be in person or remote, with a preference for in person, meaning three days a week in the C2ES office (currently in Arlington, VA; moving to downtown Washington, D.C. in September 2024). Remote workers are required to attend periodic all-staff weeks in the office (currently four or five per year). 

We are fully committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We believe we will only be effective in developing and advocating for climate solutions if we have a diverse range of voices and perspectives represented within C2ES, in our work, and among our partners. C2ES is committed to creating and growing a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and among the stakeholders we collaborate with and convene. By fostering this culture, we can enhance our work and amplify our impact. We encourage individuals of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, sexual identities, and abilities to apply for this position. For more on C2ES's DEIJ policy, visit: https://www.c2es.org/about/diversity-equity-inclusion-and-justice/