Administrative and Technical Assistant

Appalachian Resource Conservation and Development Council (ARC&D) is accepting applications for the position of Administrative and Technical Assistant.  This is a part-time position, averaging twenty (20) hours per week.

Job Description

The Administrative and Technical Assistant provides overall support to ARC&D, as well as individual projects within the organization. The Assistant will provide record keeping, assist in developing tracking and evaluation models for multiple projects, assist with bookkeeping and invoicing, prepare workshop materials, prepare presentation materials, and assist with planning and executing workshops or events.

Performs other duties as identified to support the overall operations of ARC&D and its projects.

Flexible schedule within parameters of the organizational work days/hours is available.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of standard office software including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Pro, etc.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.

Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Ability to take direction and provide feedback.

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.

Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks.

Educational/Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Public Relations, or related discipline OR three years of experience in office administration OR any combination of education and experience that provides the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to effectively perform the functions of the position.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range is $15-$16 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.  Benefits include paid time off and holiday pay.

How to Apply

Submit resume with cover letter.  Email to and include Administrative and Technical Assistant in the Subject Line of the email.

Review of resumes will begin on August 21 and the position will remain open until filled.

About Appalachian RC&D

The Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council is 501(c) (3) non-profit organization chartered in 1994 as a volunteer-based agency. We currently have a 20-member Board with trustees from each of the six counties we serve: Carter, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington.

 Appalachian RC&D’s mission is to improve rural economy through conservation of natural resources.

Through community leadership and enhanced educational opportunities, we work tirelessly to preserve our heritage, promote local growers/producers, and protect the lands of past generations so that future generations may be able to enjoy the natural wonders that our region has to offer.

RC&D Councils are a national program established by Federal Public Law in 1962 with responsibilities assigned to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.  RC&D programs faced an unprecedented challenge in 2011 when Congressional budget cuts severed federal dollars from the NRCS to support RC&Ds nationwide.  While NRCS remains a valuable RC&D partner, Councils across the nation, including the Appalachian RC&D, have transitioned into new business models for sustainability.

RC&D Councils have never been governmental agencies.  The Appalachian RC&D remains a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits federally assigned programs from discriminating based on race, color, or national origin. The Appalachian RC&D Council also requires that its services and programs be offered to all eligible persons regardless of race, color or national origin, age, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.