Administrative Associate

Are you a service-oriented administrative professional with a love of conservation? Do you thrive in supporting a dynamic team? If so, consider joining PERC’s team in the essential role of Administrative Associate.


PERC is a conservation institute that aligns markets, incentives, and people together to conserve land, water, and wildlife. With over forty years of rigorous research and a network of respected scholars and practitioners, PERC is a national leader in market-based conservation solutions.

We bring an innovative and urgently needed perspective to the conservation community by embracing private landowners and property rights as part of the solution. We seek to replace conflict with cooperation and foster a culture of environmental entrepreneurship.

We are independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan, and proudly based in Bozeman, Montana.

Learn more about us here


Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Administrative Associate will contribute to PERC’s mission of improving environmental outcomes by assisting in daily business operations. Acting as a concierge to PERC’s staff, fellows, and visitors, this role will be a good fit for you if you enjoy pitching in to ensure everyone on the team has what they need to be successful. This is a part-time position, constituting roughly 32 hours per week, Tuesday through Friday. Some flexibility is negotiable. This is a non-supervisory role with no direct reports. 


Front Desk Administrative Support

  • Greet PERC visitors so they feel welcomed
  • Assist staff, visiting fellows, and visitors with basic computer setup and other general support
  • Manage and distribute mail, shipments, and packages
  • Check PERC’s general email accounts and voicemails, and distribute information as needed
  • Provide general administrative and office support to staff including helping with special reports, making copies, answering and directing phone calls, and assisting with data entry
  • Coordinate team celebratory events like lunches, birthday socials, happy hours, etc.

Conference/Event Support

  • Support PERC’s Conference Coordinator to ensure successful workshops, conferences, and other professional events

General Staff Team Support

  • Work with Admin team to prep for meetings and events and help clean up after, making sure the building, kitchen, and meeting spaces are ready to support regular, daily operations
  • Work with Admin team to ensure common areas, such as kitchen, restrooms, and boardroom are stocked with supplies and in working order
  • Work with Admin team to ensure building is in general working order for daily operations

IT Support

  • General, minor IT support for staff
  • Serve as the main point of contact with IT company; schedule maintenance & software updates and respond to technical issues 
  • Work with IT company to order equipment as needed

Additional Duties As Assigned

A Successful Associate 
  • Is service-oriented and possesses a desire to provide a concierge approach to supporting PERC’s mission
  • Is able to identify needs and take initiative without much supervision
  • Has a successful track record of being flexible with task priorities, adaptable with tasks, and managing time according to staff requests
  • Enjoys working with people and has excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Embodies integrity, credibility, and dedication to PERC’s mission
Perks of Working at PERC
  • Great health (platinum, gold, and silver plans), vision, and dental benefit choices for employees and family
  • Flex/FSA or HSA offered
  • 5% 401(k) PERC contribution 
  • PERC contributed life insurance
  • Voluntary additional life insurance
  • Voluntary accident insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Opportunity to work with an impactful conservation organization dedicated to improving our environment
Salary Range

$38,000 – $42,000

To Apply

To apply, please submit the following to Director of Operations, Sarah Lutiger (

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing: 1) interest in the role 2) understanding of PERC and our approach to conservation 
  • Three references