Administrative and Research Assistant (Part time)

Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) is a Philadelphia-based activist group that uses nonviolent direct action to target corporations on campaigns at the intersection of environmental, economic, and racial justice. Read more about our values and practices here and our current work here

EQAT is primarily volunteer-led with two full-time staff members. We are seeking to fill a new, part-time role who will be supporting the full-time staff (Campaign Director and Campaign Organizer) in administrative and research tasks. 

Responsibilities may include the following:

Fundraising and Database Administration:

  • Entering information about donors into a database (NationBuilder)

  • Sending follow up messages to help donors who have pledged to make financial contributions do so

  • Processing mail and depositing checks

  • Pulling lists, mail merge, and copy editing

  • Entering information about action participants


  • Doing online research projects about our campaign target that will help determine strategy and tactics for the campaign, using tools ranging from Google to LittleSis to reading and analyzing public documents.

  • Synthesizing research to present to general membership and staff

  • Researching and brainstorming ways to use data more effectively


  • Other administrative or research tasks assigned by the Campaign Director and Campaign Organizer, depending on time and the strengths of the selected candidate


Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Highly organized

  • Able to maintain confidential information

  • Able to use or learn database software and other computer software as needed

  • Able to conduct research online and discern relevant and important information 

Hours: 5-10 hours a week (will vary seasonally, likely closer to 10 during our twice-annual fundraising drives in late spring and early winter; mostly can be done on a flexible schedule)

Compensation: $22.50/hr

To apply: Please send a resume with relevant experiences. Additionally, in lieu of a cover letter, please send short responses to each of the following prompts (responses should be about 100 words or less for each prompt):

  • Why are you interested in working for Earth Quaker Action Team?

  • Tell us about your experience doing research.

  • Tell us about your experience doing administrative work.

Email materials to  [email protected] with “Administrative and Research Assistant” in the subject line.

Applications received by February 8 will receive full consideration.