Solutioneer & Friendmaker Assistant at Upstream

Full Time
Entry Level

POSITION TYPE: Entry/mid-level, reports to COO & Chief Friendmaker

LOCATION: Flexible; must be located within the U.S.

COMPENSATION: This remote position has a salary range of $35,000-$40,000 depending on experience. Benefits include, but are not limited to: 403b plan with employer match, vacation, holidays, sick, technology and co-working space reimbursements, and health stipend.

Vision and Mission

Upstream is a non-profit organization that sparks innovative solutions to plastic pollution by helping people, businesses and communities shift from single-use to reuse.

Job Description

We are currently recruiting a Solutioneer & Friendmaker Assistant to join our remote team in North America. This role requires 1-2 years of experience and has the opportunity for growth into a mid-range position within our team. This new position is focused on supporting executive functions, fundraising efforts, and customer service for our audience of “solutioneers”. 

Primary Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Administrative support for Upstream’s Leadership Team and Board of Directors
  • Provide customer service as the first point of contact with Upstream’s external audiences
  • Provide general fundraising support including researching prospective funders
  • Manage emails and calendars for select Leadership Team positions
  • Coordinate team events and retreats
  • Provide note-taking and other administrative support of meetings as assigned

Here are the things you will need to be successful in this position:

  • A passion for making the world a better place and making throw away go away.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • Self-motivation to ensure success working independently in a remote position.
  • Highly organized and ability to learn new tools and platforms.
  • Kindness and an ability to develop trusting relationships with your fellow team members and Upstream’s customers.
  • Energetic, positive, diplomatic, professional presence.
  • An interest and enthusiasm in focusing on solutions-based work.
  • Willingness to travel nationally, as needed, for events and retreats.

Here are the things that will strengthen your application:

  • Experience with any of the following tools: G-suite, Slack, Basecamp, Keela CRM, Donor Search

Application deadline: February 1, 2023

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Upstream commits to prioritizing voices and identities that have been underrepresented by using a robust and intentional recruitment process to ensure our job postings and contract opportunities reach underrepresented people. 

In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

We highly encourage those with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. For more information on Upstream’s commitments to Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism, please visit:


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