Thriving Communities. Thriving Landscapes. Action and impact are core to Delta as we strive to create a Midwest and Great Lakes region with a healthy environment, robust economy, and vibrant communities. Delta creates programs that show how policies, ideas, and resources can be harnessed for a more sustainable and resilient region. We take a systems view on how businesses, communities, and government and are impacted by the environment and economy, and create comprehensive solutions that pull these pieces together. Delta is proud to have a multidisciplinary team, and we strive to attract a diversity of experience, skillsets, and perspectives to enable us to challenge assumptions and create new approaches to long-standing problems.
Functional Hive - Programs
All Midwest communities and landscapes thrive through an integrated approach to environmental, economic, and social challenges. Our work is organized into distinct initiatives that move our mission forward, clearly define our work, and articulate impact. The programs functional hive strives to successfully address the challenges and creatively assist in sustainable solutions.
An Assistant is an entry-level position that serves as an integral of the Delta Institute team. As an Assistant, the employee will be the first line of organizational and programmatic support. Assistants will excel at cross-functional duties. In this role, the Assistant is expected to be flexible in fulfilling the various aspects of the day-to-day operations of specific Delta programs. The Assistant will be a motivated team player that is adept at disseminating information and is detail oriented. Other core skillset attributes are:
Provide basic support and technical assistance to Delta staff
Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
Assist with programmatic tasks and initiatives
Timely and accurate completion of all deliverables
Have basic analytical and problem solving skills
Have strong written and verbal communication skills
Have basic knowledge of environmental issues
What you’ll be doing:
Collect quantitative and qualitative data and translate information into meaningful, high quality deliverables
Research and review data from industry and scientific reports
Create and compile new data sources which may involve conducting surveys and phone calls
Understand hypothesis testing and conducting scientific inquiry with both controlled and uncontrolled experiments
Create presentations and reports, as assigned
Support technical and operational staff on Delta initiatives including but not limited to: energy, ecosystems, waste and urban land revitalization.
Manage multiple tasks for a variety of projects, complete tasks on time and within the provided budget while maintaining Delta’s high standard for deliverables
Work in a support capacity on projects and/or project tasks as part of a project team
Participate productively in team planning and implementation meetings
Represent Delta at project and client meetings
External communication and coordination with partners and clients
Assist and support team with proposal and budget development
What you’ll have:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
At least 1-2 years of overall relevant experience
Strategic and excellent organizational skills be a self-starter who is motivated, and enjoy working in a team environment
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Ability to organize, analyze, and visualize data
Basic proficiency with database analysis and querying languages
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail
Be able to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple tasks and deadlines, and manage work in sometimes ambiguous situations
Core competencies are the values and defined behaviors that we believe are central to the ability of every employee to do the work of the Delta Institute. These core competencies are a combination of knowledge, skills and behaviors that are the mark of a good Delta employee. Core competencies are a distinguishing characteristic of Delta employees for our clients, customers and stakeholders. They are a visible demonstration of our shared values and are evident in how we work together. Individuals can be at different levels of ability on a specific core competency which is why we measure ability each year and provide feedback and development suggestions.
All Delta employees have these core competencies:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Continually required to sit
Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
Continually required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
Continually required to talk or hear
While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 10 pounds
Delta offers its employees a competitive salary with a robust benefits package that includes generous paid time off, 401k, and medical, dental & vision insurance. Delta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please email application packet (one PDF) that includes the following:
All as one PDF to: email@example.com
Subject line: Assistant, Programs
Application submission due date: 10/28/19
No phone calls, please.
Additional Salary Information: Delta offers its employees a competitive salary with a robust benefits package that includes generous paid time off, 401k, and medical, dental & vision insurance. Delta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: 3125540900
About Delta Institute
Delta Institute is a nonprofit that thinks like a business to build both a resilient environment and economy through sustainable solutions.
Catalyze. Disrupt. Transform. Action and impact are core to Delta as we strive to create a Great Lakes region with a healthy environment, robust economy, and vibrant communities. Delta creates programs that show how policies, ideas, and resources can be harnessed for a more sustainable and resilient region. We take a systems view on how businesses, communities, and government impact and are impacted by the environment and economy, and create comprehensive solutions that pull these pieces together. Delta is proud to have a multidisciplinary team, and we strive to attract a diversity of experience, skillsets, and perspectives to enable us to challenge assumptions and create new approaches to long-standing problems.