Program Assistant, Education and Workplace Justice Support

Posted on January 12, 2018

The National Women’s Law Center seeks a Program Assistant to provide program and administrative support to the Education & Workplace Justice program. The Education & Workplace Justice program conducts multi-faceted advocacy to eliminate and prevent barriers to the success of women and girls in school and to end exploitive, abusive and discriminatory practices faced by women at work.

The Organization

National Women’s Law Center: Expanding possibilities. Eliminating barriers. We are passionate champions of national and state policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives- at school, at work, at home, in their families, and in their communities. We are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for women who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and women who are low-income – and we make change happen. We are proud to have been on the front lines of virtually every major advance for women since 1972, benefiting women, their families, their communities, and the nation.

Position Description

The Program Assistant is an integral member of the Education & Workplace Justice team and provides critical administrative support to these teams, in addition to supporting NWLC’s Legal Network for Gender Equity and the NWLC-administered TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. This position supports the programmatic work of the team on a wide range of issues including fair scheduling, pregnancy accommodations, equal pay, sexual harassment, school discipline, and protecting students’ rights to be free from discrimination.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with conference, event, and meeting organization, preparation, and execution.
  • Providing administrative support to NWLC’s Legal Network for Gender Equity and to the NWLC-administered TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund.
  • Creating/editing correspondence and other documents and preparing documents for distribution, including formatting fact sheets and flyers in InDesign.
  • Arranging travel and preparing expense reports.
  • Maintaining files and databases.
  • Conducting web-based, legislative, and other research on workplace and education issues and drafting accompanying materials, including blog posts for NWLC’s website and occasional fact sheets.
  • Posting and formatting content on the NWLC website using WordPress.
  • Managing systems for state legislative tracking on education and workplace issues.
  • Providing litigation support, including formatting and managing sign-ons for amicus
  • As needed: providing other program, administrative, and organization-wide support (e.g. limited back-up receptionist).

Experience and Qualifications

Candidate should have:

  • A college degree or at least two years’ college and two years work-related experience.
  • Strong computer skills and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including experience scheduling meetings in Outlook and managing spreadsheets in Excel.
  • 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.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the work of the Center, including workplace justice for women, and educational equity for women and girls, especially girls of color.


  • Experience with low-income communities, communities of color, and/or LGBTQ communities.
  • Experience with InDesign and WordPress.


First year salary $40,000


If you are interested in joining the NWLC team, submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, resume, and three supervisory references.  Electronic submissions are preferred.   Please send materials to and include position title “Program Assistant EWJ” in the subject line.  Hard copies may be addressed to:  Human Resources Department, National Women’s Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185.  Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please.

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 color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and LGBTQI individuals.

Reasonable Accommodations

As noted above, NWLC welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at or you may send the request by mail to:

National Women’s Law Center
ATTN: Human Resources Director
11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036