Administrative Assistant

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The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the primary voice for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 100 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in 15 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.


As part of a team that is seeking to ensure cooperatives make a deeper impact in building a better world, this position provides critical support to the leadership and to the entire organization. This is an exciting opportunity to take initiative, manage a range of tasks that allow operations and management to run smoothly, and grow professionally in the field of organizational and cooperative development.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Programs for NCBA CLUSA, the Programs Administrative Assistant is responsible for a range of tasks and assignments, including, but not limited to, support for administration, communication and outreach, strategic and board meeting planning, support for Council of Cooperative Economists, research, correspondence, scheduling and other assigned tasks as needed.

The Executive Assistant will also provide support to the Vice President of Advocacy. This position is expected to prioritize assignments and communicate any issues and possible conflicts to the EVP in timely manner. S/he is expected to work in a positive, professional manner with all NCBA/CLUSA staff, members, potential members, partners, vendors, and the public.


  • Provides administrative and programmatic support to the EVP and VP of Advocacy.
  • Produces weekly meeting notes, and assists the EVP with periodic reports, or summaries of program activities for the board, partners, donors, and others.
  • Manages communication and information sharing with the Council of Cooperative Economists.
  • Assists with developing presentations, background materials, and communications collateral in conjunction with the communications department to present to stakeholders, donors and partners.
  • Assists with research as requested, including attending and reporting on conferences and other outside events when needed.
  • Coordinates travel and logistics support for the EVP, preparing travel authorizations and expense reports in compliance with NCBA company policy and its donors.
  • Assist with the coordination of events, trainings, and retreats, including logistics, travel, and information.
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned.


  • A college degree, preferably in a relevant field cooperative development, political science, international affairs, non-profit management, or area studies.
  • One to two years’ experience working in community economic development (domestic or international) or other relevant setting.
  • Fluency in English required
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in English; strong writing and proofreading a must.
  • Research and analytical skills, with the ability to synthesize materials.
  • Demonstrated characteristics: self-motivated, initiative, strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude, organizational skills, and team player.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments
  • Microsoft Office skills

If interested in this position APPLY HERE. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity.  All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.

NCBA CLUSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all facets of employment, including the employment application and selection process. If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at NCBA CLUSA, please send an email to 
Misti French or call 202.638.6222.


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