Employment Opportunities

Administrative Assistant

Full-time position with schedule flexibility and periodic overtime due to programmatic needs; bachelor’s degree and five years relevant experience preferred.

Qualifications: Excellent organizational and time management skills and strong attention to detail; dedication to high-quality work on all tasks and projects; ability to follow instruction and work within established systems; top-notch writing, editing and verbal communication skills; proficient in MS Office.

Required experience: executive support; calendaring; event planning and coordination; professional phone technique; database input; and the ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple assignments and deadlines.

Primary duties: assist in planning and organizing programs and activities; communicating with outside partners; organizing meetings/events and maintaining agendas; managing multiple electronic and hard copy files; drafting correspondence and other products; retrieving and compiling complex information.

Interested applicants must submit a job-specific cover letter explaining how their skill set matches the position and a resume to: The Panetta Institute for Public Policy, 100 Campus Center, Building 86-E, Seaside, California 93955; email: info@panettainstitute.org; Phone: 831-582-4200; Fax: 831-582-4082.

Volunteer Positions

The Panetta Institute offers an opportunity for volunteers to contribute meaningful service to the community, largely by becoming involved in the Institute’s longest-running program, Monterey County Reads. 

Volunteers for the Monterey County Reads program serve at elementary schools throughout the county, working with Panetta Institute staff members to participate in regular one-to-one reading sessions with selected children in first through third grades. Volunteers are sponsored by members of the Monterey County Reads Consortium, which includes businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, non-profits, service clubs and other groups, and undergo orientation and training by Panetta Institute personnel.

For information, click here to read more about Monterey County Reads and contact the Panetta Institute by email at  info@panettainstitute.org, or by telephone at 831-582-4200.