Position summary:
As a Front Office Assistant you will be the office's first point of contact, make everyone feel welcome and know how to get everyone in a good mood with your infectious smile.

Besides a warm welcome, you take care of all additional reception duties. You know how to solve problems like no other and you enjoy helping internal and external customers. You will take care of the office and make sure lunch is set up in time for the employees. If this sounds like you, do not hesitate to apply!

Being hospitable is in your nature and you are always cheerful, as a Front Office Assistant you take the responsibility with the following tasks:

  • Taking and transferring phone calls;

  • Welcoming guests at the reception desk;

  • Placing orders and keeping track of inventories;

  • Coordinating large meetings;

  • Handling visa applications and drafting letters;

  • Accepting and dispatching parcels;

  • Coordinating reservations for parking spaces;

  • Ensure that documents are archived correctly;

  • Keeping meeting and office spaces tidy;

  • Maintain and replenish office supplies at office;

  • Preparing and clearing lunch;

  • Assist with ad-hoc projects and duties.


  • Vocational Education background in the Secretarial or Business Administration (MBO 3 or 4);

  • 1 – 2 year work experience and eager to learn;

  • The Rainforest Alliance’s Core Values are Impact, Change, Collaboration, Openness and Trust and as such they form the basis of the behaviours we demonstrate;

  • Fluent in English and Dutch, both written and verbal;

  • Comfortable using computers and answering the telephone in a professional friendly manner;

  • A flexible and accurate working mentality, ability to prioritise multiple priorities;

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, representative and service-oriented;

  • Knowledge and experience in MS Office suite;

  • Organized, ability to structure, follow processes and organize digital filing

Job level: 6A/B

Deadline: 22 March 2024

Notes: Only candidates authorized to work in the Netherlands will be considered.

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: recruitment@ra.org

WHO WE ARE:The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.

WhyTo protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.

HowOur growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability, and any other protected group.

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