Assistant, Reproductive Rights & Health and Policy & Strategy

Washington D.C.
First year salary of $44,000
Mar 26, 2019
Apr 30, 2019
Law, Nonprofit
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

The National Women’s Law Center seeks an Assistant to provide administrative and occasional program support to the Reproductive Rights & Health and Policy & Strategy teams.

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 those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.

For more than 45 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women. Find out more at

Responsibilities include:

  • Helping the Vice Presidents 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.
  • Maintaining files and databases.
  • Posting and formatting content on the NWLC website using WordPress.
  • Managing systems for state legislative tracking on reproductive rights and health issues.
  • Conducting web-based, legislative, and other research on reproductive rights and health issues and drafting accompanying materials, such as blog posts for NWLC’s website.
  • Providing support for legislative communications and outreach including managing list-serves.
  • Providing litigation support, including formatting, managing sign-ons for, and filing amicus briefs.
  • Helping to monitor various sources of intake from individuals across the country (i.e. CoverHer hotline), and helping to respond to inquiries and requests for information;
  • As needed: providing other administrative, program, 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 related work 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting and to manage projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • A commitment to and interest in the work of the Center, including reproductive rights and health policy and advocacy.
  • A commitment to gender justice and racial equity.


  • Demonstrated commitment to work with and/or for low-income communities, communities of color, and/or LGBTQI communities.
  • Experience with InDesign and WordPress.


First year salary $44,000.


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 “Assistant RRHSP” 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

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