Office Administrator

Administration · Nevada City, California
Department Administration
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $18/hr

ABOUT SYRCL:                 

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL – pronounced circle) was founded in 1983 by grassroots activists determined to protect the South Yuba River from dams. Ultimately, SYRCL won permanent protections for 39 miles of the South Yuba River under California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.  Today, SYRCL is the central hub of community activism to protect, restore, and celebrate the Yuba River watershed. With 38 years of achievements, 3,000 members and 1,000 active volunteers, SYRCL is doing great things for the Yuba watershed.  We are working to restore wild salmon to their native waters. We are improving the health and capacity of Sierra meadows. We are inspiring activism across the globe with our environmental film festival. Together, we are extending our powerful coalition from the summit to the sea.


SYRCL seeks an experienced individual to support our expanding organizational management needs. The Office Administrator will provide support to SYRCL’s Leadership Team with office administration, communications support, facility management, data entry, event planning assistance, and customer service.

This position is 40 hours per week and includes occasional evenings and weekends to assist with SYRCL events. The successful candidate will demonstrate their capacity to learn quickly, show initiative, and thrive in a team-oriented work environment.  

This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated person who has a passion for details, supporting a busy team, and enjoys working for a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to watershed protection.


  • Two years minimum experience in office administration or another related field
  • Proficiency in online applications as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; point of sale interfaces (i.e., Square, PayPal); remote workplace programs.
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with data entry
  • Experience with email communication systems.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks, and follow through on areas of responsibility.
  • Exceptional attention to detail required.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service and computer skills.
  • Must maintain a positive, professional, and highly cooperative spirit in engaging with members, volunteers, and staff at all times.
  • Confidentiality is a must.



  • General office management including supply ordering/inventory, front office, kitchen and conference room presentation, customer service, meeting scheduling, board of directors’ support.
  • Communications support, including formatting and sending electronic and physical communications, scheduling social media posts, website updates, and coordinating printed needs with outside printers.
  • Support the Development Team with bank deposits, thank you letters, invoices, membership cards, data entry etc., for individuals and businesses.
  • Building management – serve as triage for any building/tenant issues which may arise; communicate with contractors; schedule service when needed; and provide basic fixes as appropriate
  • Provide general support to the SYRCL Leadership Team and SYRCL events
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Able to work on a computer for up to 8 hours a day, including sitting at a desk for extended periods, reading a computer screen, and manually operating a keyboard.
  • Able to speak clearly on the phone and in person and be understood by others.
  • Able to occasionally lift objects weighing up to 30 pounds.



$18 per hour plus 14 days paid time off (PTO), 3 sick days, 10 paid holidays annually, 401K, and 100% individual health insurance benefits.


This position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit a cover letter and resume online. Writing samples may be requested during the interview process.

SYRCL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status.  Women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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