Administrative Assistant to Legal Programs | Children's Law Center

Administrative Assistant to Legal Programs


Who We Are

At the Children’s Law Center, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes for kids and families in DC. Our staff are empowered to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual curiosity, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect.

Our greatest assets are our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community.  We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our ability to provide the best outcomes for our clients. Our staff drive the Children’s Law Center’s mission with their leadership, result-orientated mindset, and commitment to cultural humility and centering the needs of our clients.   We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

Children Law Center’s success depends on recruiting and retaining individuals who possess and value these attributes.

*The Children’s Law Center is currently operating remotely. This position will work from home until the organization returns to the office.


Job Summary

The Administrative Assistant to Legal Programs is a part-time position that provides administrative support to several legal programs at Children’s Law Center.  The position is temporary and subject to review at any time.  The ability to prioritize and communicate effectively is essential.  This individual must be able to manage their own time, pay close attention to detail, and meet deadlines.  This position works closely with the directors of the Healthy Together, Guardian ad litem, and Policy programs. 

The rate of pay for this position is $19.23/hour.


  • Provides high-level administrative support to assigned director-level employees.
  • Collects requested data and information from various sources including email and other correspondence, meeting minutes and records, and other documents; prepares summaries of findings and/or other related written correspondence as requested.
  • Conducts research to assist with projects or inquiries.
  • Prepares agendas and schedules for meetings, conferences, and other assigned events; takes and distributes minutes or other notes as requested.
  • Collects and organizes specified data from various sources, which may include departmental heads and subject matter experts, surveys of reports and forecasts, personal observations, budgetary documentation, and other appropriate resources.
  • Analyzes collected data for trends and outliers with an eye toward improving the organization’s efficiency, profits, or other specified parameters.
  • Identifies potential strategies and offers suggestions to resolve issues identified by data analysis.
  • Creates detailed reports of data and analytical findings and clearly communicates them to management. 
  • Manages and organizes materials, including electronic files, paper files, and physical resources.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Abilities


  • Extremely proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and reliably.
  • Flexible and adaptable in various situations and when working within many different programs.
  • Ability to collaborate with the managerial staff of various departments. 


Desired Education and Experience

  • 1-2 years’ experience as an Administrative Assistant.
  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • Associate’s degree in Human Resources, Nonprofit Management, or related field preferred.


Application Instructions: 

To apply, please submit the following materials in one PDF file: cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 professional references.  Please do not submit application materials as a .zip attachment if submitting by email.  Applications may be submitted via mail, fax, or email to: 

Children’s Law Center 
Attn: Administrative Assistant to Legal Programs Hiring Committee
501 3rd Street NW 
8th Floor 
Washington, D.C. 20001 

No telephone calls please.

The Children’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and existing employees.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you to visit us here to learn more about our company and our career opportunities (

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