Project Assistant (Alta Planning)

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Alta Planning + Design, a small firm specializing in bicycle, pedestrian, park, and trail planning and design, seeks an enthusiastic, detail-oriented assistant for our Portland, Oregon office. Our web site will give you more information about our work.

We work both at the local and national level. We are looking for a unique individual with a variety of skills. The ideal candidate for this position has excellent phone skills, an appreciation of a finely organized office, strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task a variety of projects. This position requires a willingness to work as part of a diverse administrative team. A strong desire to work in our field is a must. Required skills and experience include:

    • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite user;
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines
    • Experience in phones/reception work
    • Office administration and management work

Desired skills include:

    • Experience creating organizational systems
    • Strong writing ability
    • Experience assisting busy executive with personal and professional tasks

Job duties will include (small sampling)

    • General office management and support
    • Contract administration
    • Building management
    • Project start-up and closing
    • Library / reference management
    • Inter-office information management, updating, distribution
    • Contact and teaming database management
    • Photo and graphic database management
    • Archiving closed projects
    • Meeting set-up and support

Salary range: $25,000 to $35,000 depending on experience. Excellent benefits, flexible work schedules, and a fun, collaborative work environment with an extremely dedicated and skilled group of planners and designers.

Please, no phone calls. Please submit a cover letter, your resume, 3 references, and a sample work product by November 21, 2007 to:

Alta Planning + Design
Project Assistant
1638 NE Davis
Portland, OR 97232

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