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Program Assistant - Education and Employment & General Counsel Support

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 as needed, other program, administrative, and organization-wide support (e.g. limited back-up receptionist).

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.  EOE.