Campaigns & 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 240 organizations that 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


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 U.S. 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 U.S. To learn more about The Education Fund, please visit 

About the Role:

We seek a Campaigns and Programs Assistant to join our Campaigns and Programs Department. The position will perform a variety of administrative tasks in support of the Campaigns and Programs Department, the Executive Vice President of the department, and various issue-area teams.

This position will report to the Executive Vice President of Campaigns and Programs. This position is part of the collective bargaining unit.

What you will do:

  • Assist in coordinating and maintaining effective 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 Campaign and Program department directors to cultivate and manage key relationships with allies, funders, and elected officials.
  • Provide meeting and Zoom support, including planning, tracking attendees, and taking notes.
  • Track and process memorandums of understandings, contracts, invoices, etc.
  • Track department activities for reporting purposes.
  • Support issue-area teams as needed and assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including special projects and initiatives.

What you will bring:

  • A minimum of one-year related experience is required, and in nonprofits is preferred.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience.
  • Experience in an administrative or executive assistant role where duties included management of schedules 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.
  • Project management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, sound judgment, confidentiality, and discretion.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Google applications, database systems, and online research.

What We Offer:

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

Salary Range – $51,388 – $63,168, dependent on years of related experience.

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

Office Re-opening Statement  

Currently, staff has the option to work from the office or home while we determine our long-term policy on remote and hybrid work. Please note this position is not permanently remote and over time the person filling this role may be required to work on occasion or regularly from the Washington, DC-based office. 

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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