Program Assistant-Education & Employment and General Counsel Support


National Women’s Law Center

Washington, District Of Columbia


Field of Interest
Public policy
Social change

The National Women’s Law Center seeks a Program Assistant to
provide program and administrative support to the Education and Employment
program and the General Counsel.  The
Education and Employment program conducts multi-faceted advocacy to eliminate
and prevent barriers to student success in school and address exploitive,
abusive and discriminatory practices faced by working women. The General
Counsel undertakes cross-cutting legal projects engaging multiple issue areas,
including sex discrimination in health care and pregnancy and caregiver
discrimination in employment.  The
General Counsel also addresses the organization’s own legal needs.

The Organization

For over 40 years, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)
has led the way in expanding the possibilities for women and girls in the
United States.  One of the largest
women’s advocacy organizations in the country, NWLC has played a role in nearly
every major advance for women, with a well-documented track record of leading
the way on issues that cut to the core of women’s and girls’ lives in
education, employment, health and reproductive rights, and family economic
security, with special priority given to the needs of low-income women and
their families.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Assistant is an integral member of the Education
and Employment and General Counsel teams. 
The candidate will be responsible for creating/editing correspondence
and other documents; drafting blog posts for our Center-wide blog; helping to
expand the Center’s field network; assembling and analyzing data; preparing
reports; preparing documents for distribution; arranging travel and assisting
with conference and meeting preparation; responding to routine inquiries and
requests for information; maintaining files and databases; helping with
web-based, legislative, and other research; and other program and
administrative support.


Candidate should have a college degree or at least two
years’ college and two years work-related experience. Strong computer skills,
including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, are
required.  Should also have strong office
skills including attention to detail, proofreading, excellent written and oral
communications skills, and a demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and
complete work independently.  Must be a
self-starter with flexibility, good judgment and the ability to handle
multiple, concurrent tasks in an effective manner with a commitment to the work
of the Center. 


If you are interested in joining the NWLC team, submit a
cover letter describing your qualifications and salary requirements, resume,
and three supervisory references. 
Electronic submissions are preferred.  
Please send materials to and include position
title “Program Assistant EE” 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. 

Date Posted
April 18, 2014

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