Campaigns and Programs Assistant


Who We Are:

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 230 organizations which promotes and protects civil and human rights in America.  The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957.  To learn more about The Leadership Conference, please visit www.civilrights.org.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the US.  Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, the Education Fund’s campaigns empower advocates to push for progressive change in the US.  To learn more about the Education Fund, please visit www.leadershipconferenceedfund.org.

About the Role:

The Campaigns and Programs Assistant will perform a variety of administrative tasks within the Campaigns and Programs department and support the organization’s civil and human rights campaigns.  The individual will have an opportunity to help build and monitor administrative infrastructure that is critical to the success of the organization’s campaigns and programs.

What You Will Do:

  • Assist in the coordination and maintenance of effective technical support for the Campaigns and Programs department.
  • Provide strategic management and oversight of the Executive Vice President’s schedule, make determinations on scheduling priorities, and support on preparation for and follow up from meetings.
  • Manage all administrative support for the Executive Vice President’s travel, logistics, and expense reimbursements.
  • Ensure that meetings, deadlines, presentations, and other duties of the Campaigns and Programs Department are carried out seamlessly.
  • Provide external relationship management support that will facilitate the Executive Vice President and campaigns and programs directors to cultivate and manage key relationships with allies, funders, and elected officials.
  • Coordinate materials, including working with outside vendors that support the planning of events, conferences, and convenings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including coordination of special projects and initiatives.

What You Will Bring:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent experience in an administrative or executive assistant role where duties included schedule management and office coordination.
  • A commitment to human and civil rights.
  • The ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and to handle complex and competing priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, sound judgement, confidentiality, and discretion.
  • Excellent communication skills are an integral part to this role.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, database systems, and internet research.
  • Project management experience is preferred.

What We Offer:

The Organizations offer its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, and generous personal leave and vacation time.  Employees can also take advantage of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and a retirement savings account.

Salary Range – $49,412.00 – $51,144.00

Office Re-opening Statement:

During the Covid-19 pandemic, staff may opt in to work from the office. Most staff have chosen the option to work remotely.  Through an internal working group and staff input, we are assessing how and when we will return more fully to the office.  We anticipate that staff will return to the office in some capacity later this year.  For now, there is no requirement to work from the office through the end of 2022.

To apply, please visit our Career Center and submit your resume and cover letter. Cover letters are required and should be attached.

Our Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

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