Assistant, Income Security, Child Care & Early Learning

The Position

The National Women’s Law Center seeks an Assistant to provide administrative and occasional program support to the Income Security, Child Care, and Early Learning Program. The Assistant is an integral member of the Income Security, Child Care, and Early Learning team, providing critical administrative and systems support. This position supports the team’s programmatic work, which addresses a wide range of issues including child care and early learning policy; tax and budget policy; income supports such as tax credits for working families, nutrition assistance, housing, and unemployment insurance; and Social Security and retirement.

This is a full-time non-exempt position of 37.5 hours per week.

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, LGBTQIA+ people, and low-income women and families.

For 50 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women, and we need you with us to continue this fight.


Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the Vice President and other staff with scheduling;
  • Assisting with conference, event, and meeting organization, preparation, and execution;
  • Creating/editing correspondence and other documents and preparing documents for distribution, including formatting fact sheets and flyers in InDesign;
  • Arranging travel, preparing expense reports, and facilitating contracts;
  • Posting and formatting content on the NWLC website using WordPress;
  • Conducting web-based, legislative, and other research on income security, child care, and early learning issues and drafting accompanying materials, such as blog posts for NWLC’s website;
  • Providing support for legislative communications and outreach;and
  • As needed: providing other administrative, program, and organization-wide support.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Strong office skills including attention to detail, proofreading, and excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • A demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and complete work independently;
  • Flexibility, good judgment and the ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks in an effective manner;
  • Strong computer skills and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including experience scheduling meetings in Outlook and managing spreadsheets in Excel;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting and to manage projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; and
  • A commitment to and interest in the work of the Center, including income support, child care, and early learning policy and advocacy.

Additional preferred skills and knowledge:

  • Experience in an administrative capacity for a senior executive, preferably at a non-profit organization or related field;
  • A college degree or at least two years’ college;
  • Experience with InDesign and WordPress; and
  • Demonstrated experience and judgment working both collaboratively and independently.

Key Relationships

The Assistant will report directly to the Vice President for Income Security and Child Care and will work with members of the Income Security and Child Care Team, and colleagues across the National Women’s Law Center.

Compensation and Beneifits

A salary within the range of $58,550-70,500 will be provided to the successful candidate with 0-10+ years of experience, consistent with the National Women’s Law Center’s compensation framework. The successful candidate’s salary within this range will be determined by the number years of relevant experience they bring to the role.

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. NWLC’s telework policy is currently under review as we prepare to move into our new office at 1350 Eye Street N.W., Washington DC, in March 2023. The assumption is that all roles are based in D.C. and will be required to work in person at least monthly. 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.

The first 90 days of employment will be considered a probationary period.


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 for this position, please forward a cover letter and resume outlining how your professional background is a good fit for this position. Resumes should include exact start and end dates (month and year) of employment and education. Please send application materials via email to [email protected] and include the position title in the subject line. 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 genders, 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 us at [email protected].