National Partnership for Women & Families

Workplace Program Assistant

The National Partnership for Women & Families seeks a Program Assistant to join our Workplace team.

Position Summary

The program assistant is an integral part of the workplace team, which works to advance laws and policies that promote fair and family friendly workplaces (e.g., paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act, scheduling flexibility and predictability, pregnancy nondiscrimination, and fair pay). The program assistant is the backbone of a robust team of professionals and participates actively in the work of the team by providing outreach and research assistance and administrative support. S/he must be organized, proactive and a self-starter, able to take direction from and add value to the work of multiple team members, and have a strong interest in workplace and labor force issues, gender equality and the economic security of women and families.


The responsibilities of this position are varied and will include approximately 40 percent outreach support, 20 percent research, policy and editorial support and 40 percent administrative support. Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in planning and implementation of coalition advocacy activities and communications;
  • Maintaining and updating databases, content management systems and other information systems, including listservs and website materials;
  • Assisting team members with research and data requests;
  • Providing editing, proofing and quality checking assistance in the production of public education documents and other written communications;
  • Responding to requests for information and other assistance from the public;
  • Representing the organization to individuals outside the organization;
  • Maintaining team records and files; and
  • Providing general administrative support as needed to the vice president for the workplace program, members of the workplace team as a whole, and to the organization as needed.


An ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate that s/he is an excellent verbal and written communicator; highly attentive to detail; motivated by the issues we cover and the work we do; and extremely well organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must be comfortable working as part of a team.

A B.A. or B.S. and at least one year of post-college work experience is required; knowledge of or demonstrated interest in workplace public policy is preferred, as is experience interacting with legislative offices and managing multiple projects for different professional staff members under tight deadlines. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) and online research required. Experience with Salesforce and Luminate Online is preferred.

Please submit letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and three references to, (Subject Line: Program Assistant, Workplace). Applications will only be accepted by email. The National Partnership may choose not consider incomplete or inaccurately submitted applications. Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2018; interviews will not take place until February 2018.

The salary for this position is $38,500, and the National Partnership offers an excellent benefits package.

About the Organization

For more than four decades the National Partnership for Women & Families has fought for every major policy advance that has helped women and families. Today, we promote fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality health care, and policies that help women and men manage the dual demands of work and family. Founded in 1971 as the Women's Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization located in Washington, D.C.

The National Partnership is committed to equal employment opportunity. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other factor protected by law. Please see "EEO is the Law" for more information on Equal Employment Opportunities.

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