For over 40 years, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has led the way in expanding possibilities and eliminating barriers 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 on the job, in school, and at home, on issues critical to their reproductive rights and health, and to their income security, with special priority given to the needs of low-income women and their families and to women of color.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Assistant is an integral member of the NWLC team and provides critical administrative support primarily to the Income Security and Education (ISE) department. The ISE team works on issues including child care and early learning; tax and budget; income supports; and education.  The assistant will report to the Vice President for ISE and will be responsible for keeping calendars and scheduling appointments; arranging travel for some staff; organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files; assembling data and preparing reports; assisting with conferences, convenings, briefings, and meeting preparation, including a yearly early 80+ person childhood conference in early January; preparing documents for distribution (including fact sheets and government relations materials); creating/editing correspondence; updating and maintaining the ISE program’s sections of the website; helping with web-based and other research; and other administrative support for the staff. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the assistant will have the opportunity to perform some program work.



Candidates should have a college degree or at least two years’ college and two years’ experience working in an administrative capacity in an office environment.  Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and other office programs, are required. Should have strong office skills including attention to detail, proofreading, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and complete work independently.  Must be able to work well under pressure and handle assignments from multiple supervisors in an effective manner, with a commitment to the work of the Center. Graphic design and social media skills are a plus.


First year salary $40,000. NWLC offers excellent benefits, including pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical, dependent care, and transportation, and four weeks of annual vacation. Office located on the Red Metro Line in Dupont Circle.  Intellectually stimulating workplace with passionate, dedicated colleagues.


How to Apply


Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, resume, and three supervisory references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to iseprogramassistant@nwlc.org and include position title 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.  We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, men, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, and LGBTQI individuals. 

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