Posted on October 25, 2021

The Position

The National Women’s Law Center seeks an Assistant to provide administrative and systems support to the Vice President of Education & Workplace Justice and the broader Education & Workplace Justice team. The Assistant supports the administrative functions of the team’s programmatic work, which includes multi-faceted advocacy to enable the success of women and girls in school and at work, with a particular focus on addressing barriers faced by women and girls of color, women in low-paid jobs, and LGBTQ individuals.

The Organization

The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice—in the courts, in public policy, and in our society—working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.

We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us—especially women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.

For almost 50 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women. Find out more at


  • Provides administrative and logistical support for the Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice and the broader team, including proactive calendar management; coordination of calls/emails, travel, and meeting logistics; processing of invoices and expense reports and expediting contracts through the internal review and approval process.
  • Assists with organization, preparation, and execution of conferences, events, and meetings.
  • Prepares correspondence and provides support for legislative communications and outreach.
  • Assists in responding to inquiries and requests for information from external parties regarding education and workplace justice issues.
  • Identifies and implements systems to keep team files and databases up to date and organized.
  • Creates and maintains legislative and regulatory tracking systems.
  • Assists with formatting and updating Education & Workplace Justice resources such as fact sheets and other items for distribution.
  • Conducting research on workplace and education issues and drafting accompanying materials, including blog posts for NELC’s website and occasional fact sheets
  • As needed: providing other program, administrative, and organization-wide support (e.g. limited back-up receptionist).


The candidate must possess:

  • Strong computer skills and proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including experience scheduling meetings in Outlook and managing spreadsheets in Excel.
  • Strong attention to detail, solid proofreading, and excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize, and complete work independently.
  • Proven ability to be flexible, use good judgment and handle multiple, concurrent tasks in an effective manner.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience working on gender and racial equity and centering communities of color in their approach to work.

Additional preferred skills and knowledge:

  • A college degree.
  • Experience with InDesign and WordPress.

Key Relations

The Assistant will report directly to the Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice and will participate in a variety of projects managed by other members of the Workplace Justice & Education team.

Compensation & Benefits

A minimum salary of $48,791 will be provided to the successful candidate, consistent with the National Women’s Law Center’s compensation framework which is a scale based on relevant work experience.

The Center offers a comprehensive benefits package and four weeks of annual vacation.

NWLC is a non-profit organization whose headquarters and staff are based in Washington, D.C., with our office located in historic Dupont Circle. However, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, all NWLC staff are temporarily working remotely. We continue to monitor public health guidance and keep safety, science, and flexibility top of mind as we evaluate what reopening looks like for our team.


NWLC recognizes a staff bargaining unit, NWLC United, affiliated with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union/IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in NWLC’s bargaining unit. Specific employment terms are subject to collective bargaining.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter to [email protected] Resumes should include exact start and end dates (month and year) of employment. In your cover letter, please describe how your professional background is a good fit for this position. Applications accepted until position is filled.

The National Women’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people with disabilities; people of all gender identities and sexual orientations; people of color; and veterans. 

Reasonable Accommodations

If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email [email protected].

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