Sr Administrative Assistant, REI Cooperative Action Fund

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Posted Date
05-18-2022
Job ID
24578
Job Function
Public Affairs
REI City
Seattle
REI State
Washington
REI Location
Seattle HQ
Remote Eligible
No
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What's cool about this job
REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate shared values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

About the REI Cooperative Action Fund

The REI Cooperative Action Fund (the “Fund”) is a new community-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes time outside is a human right. But today, millions of Americans lack access to nature and thriving outdoor spaces. Scores of others do not feel safe or a sense of belonging in the outdoors-stemming from ongoing systems of inequity, injustice and racism. That’s why REI Co-op founded the REI Cooperative Action Fund.

Along with REI members, employees, business partners and donors, the Fund raises dollars to support organizations promoting justice, equity and belonging in the outdoors that, in turn, strengthen the health and well-being of people and communities. To learn more visit www.REIfund.org

The Fund’s core organizational values are to:
Lead with equity, justice, and belonging in all we do
Courageously reimagine and advance new ways forward
Have a long-term perspective
Maintain a long-term perspective Always be accountable and transparent
Listen, hold space, learn, and act respectfully

This role will support the REI Cooperative Action Fund team with accurate, timely and proactive administrative services. This position contributes to a fast-paced team by utilizing effective communication, teamwork, organizational skills, accuracy, creativity, and productivity. An entrepreneurial mind-set and approach are critical to support this new and expanding team since most of the systems and processes need to be built from the ground up.  This role is responsible for proactively managing many details, organizational practices, spreadsheets, databases and administrative duties with an eye towards making all of the Fund’s processes and systems effective and efficient. Responsibilities in this area require working independently, maintaining confidentiality, and using good judgment while providing operational, administrative, project, and office technology support with a minimum of direction.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Provides administrative, project, and office technology support to team
  • Manages calendaring functions for Managing Director and some team members
  • Expert user in workplace productivity tools focusing on Microsoft Office products
  • Plans and executes team travel, team events/meetings, board meetings, and other grantee or donor events
  • Prepares presentations and assists in building agendas and meeting materials
  • Coordinates and supports activities such as IT support, budget reconciliation, new hire onboarding
  • Leads all general Fund e-mail and mail correspondence
  • Reconciles and tracks financial reports and spending
  • Pursues process improvements to reduce resource time
  • Troubleshoots PC/software issues and acts as liaison to the IT Department
  • Executes special projects as assigned by management, including grantmaking and fundraising tasks
Bring your passion and expertise
  • 5+ years administrative experience working in a complex business environment
  • Expert experience with MS Office Suite and web browsing/research.
  • Experience with project site design and maintenance (e.g. Sharepoint) and PowerPoint design skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and on-going learning on this topic.
  • Is able to effectively troubleshoot office technology issues.
  • Delivers effective communications; verbally, written, and over the phone.  Exercises discretion and diplomacy at all times.
  • Experience with database management.
  • Works independently within scope of responsibilities, anticipates challenges, and uses sound judgment to act appropriately.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, a commitment to accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
  • Consolidates and simplifies information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions.
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations.
  • Ability to effectively interact and represent the Fund with REI Co-op partners, donors and grantees.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Fund’s mission and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The REI Cooperative Action Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. When recruiting and hiring staff, the Fund does not discriminate on the basis of any race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, creed, cultural or family background or beliefs, family structure, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, military or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws, regulations or guidelines relating to discrimination.

REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.  We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us.


As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. The salary range for this position may be lower or higher in different markets.

The pay for this role is: $40,700 to $74,900 per year 
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting Range
$19.25 to $35.75 per hour
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ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.