Administrative Assistant/NEAR Referral Specialist

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is a private non-profit corporation that works to promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. NCAT is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to work 40 hours per week in our Butte, MT office.

This is an excellent opportunity for the ideal candidate with a combination of education and/or experience in an office setting. Excellent verbal communication skills, excellent business writing and editing skills, excellent computer skills, customer service skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of an NCAT team, to prioritize work assignments, to multi-task, and to maintain information of a confidential nature are required for this position.

Our admin team work together to provide reception services at our national headquarters office, including operating a multi-line switchboard, greeting walk-in visitors, photocopying, and providing mail services. This position performs a variety of administrative duties including editing and formatting documents and correspondence, data entry, creating files and spreadsheets. (Approximately 20 hours/week)

This administrative position provides assistance with copying and distributing publications produced by NCAT staff. The position will also communicate with employees to help them make travel arrangements and prepare travel authorization requests. (Approximately 10 hours/week)

Our NEAR Program Referral Specialists provide information and referrals on availability of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), via phone and email. The position will record information on requests to identify information requested, state and response provided. (Approximately 10 hours/week)

Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time position with a starting wage of $11.45/hourly depending on skills, qualifications, and experience. Benefits include paid leave, holidays, health insurance, 401(k), life insurance, Long Term Disability, dental and vision plan options, and a pleasant office environment in which to work.

Application Process:
Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2018 or until suitable candidates can be identified. Early applications are encouraged and applications will be considered as they are received. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit a cover letter highlighting their experience and skills relevant to the listed qualifications, a current resume and a completed NCAT application form. Requests for an NCAT application form and inquires about the application process should be directed to Kriss Sullivan. Incomplete applications or reference on the application to “see resume” will not be considered. Applicants can visit NCAT’s website at for a gateway to websites and projects developed by NCAT staff. Send completed application materials to:

Kriss Sullivan
NCAT Human Resource Specialist
P.O. Box 3838
Butte, MT 59702

For convenience this announcement is also available in PDF format.

NCAT Application Form.

NCAT values diversity and encourages minority and women applicants to apply. For additional information about NCAT please visit our website at

It is NCAT’s policy and organizational philosophy to ensure that all of our employment practices, including recruitment and hiring, are administered for all individuals without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, religion, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

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