Field Assistant


The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal, state, and local policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund’s campaigns inform, educate, empower and mobilize leaders and advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund seek a dynamic Field Assistant to accomplish a variety of administrative tasks within the Field department and to support the organizations civil and human rights campaigns. The employee will have the opportunity to help build and monitor administrative infrastructure that is critical to the success of the organization’s campaigns while also supporting outreach efforts to local partners across the country.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in the coordination and maintenance of effective technical support for the Field and Member Services Department in support of the organizations’ campaigns and programs

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Coordinate materials, including working with outside vendors, shipping, etc.
  • Support the planning of events, conferences, and convenings
  • Reserving travel and accommodations as needed
  • Track and process memorandums of understandings, invoices, etc.
  • Conducting outreach and follow up to state partners and national coalition members
  • Ordering supplies as needed for public education events
  • Track activities for the campaign work plans and tracking grids; manage calendar; and share these documents with team members and team leaders for reporting and tracking purposes.
  • Schedule and prepare (e.g., reserving conference rooms, ordering food, duplicating materials) meetings and conference calls with coalition and allied organizations
  • Working with the field team to schedule and provide conference call and webinar support for state coalition efforts and conduct outreach calls as needed

Skills and Qualifications

Ideal candidates for this position will have a strong commitment to the advancement of civil and human rights. The candidate will also have a desire and ability to work with diverse groups of people and a range of national, state, and local stakeholders (advocacy orgs, grassroots orgs); and the ability to manage a complex workload and work under tight deadlines. The job requires robust attention to detail; excellent planning and coordinating skills; ability to organize time efficiently; good interpersonal and communications skills; and the ability to coordinate multiple administrative tasks, while balancing a complex workload.

Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree and experience in organizing, outreach, and/or advocacy. Proficiency in Microsoft applications (including Word and Excel), Google Drive applications, and internet research tools are required.

Salary and Benefits:

Excellent benefits! Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply:

E-mail resume, cover letter detailing your fit with the position’s responsibilities and salary requirements to: [email protected] with Field Assistant in the subject line. Only applications submitted by email will be considered. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual expression and identity, veteran status, national origin, age or disability.