People & Culture 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 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 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

About the Role:

The People & Culture Department seeks a People & Culture Assistant to support the team. This position will serve as a liaison between vendors and People & Culture, support recruitment efforts, and be responsible for maintaining the team’s email account. The position will also support the department by performing administrative and project management duties. The successful candidate has some knowledge of human resources and an interest in starting an HR generalist career. This is a great opportunity to join a new team and benefit from a rewarding career ladder.

The People & Culture Assistant will report to the VP, People & Culture, and is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

What you will do:

  • Provide confidential administrative support for the VP, People & Culture, including coordinating and managing a highly active calendar/schedule to track upcoming deadlines, events, and appointments.
  • Process People & Culture invoices and reconciles monthly credit card expenses.
  • Maintain the department’s email account and answer routine questions from staff to direct them to the department’s appropriate person.
  • Assist in the recruiting process by scheduling interviews, pre-employment appointments, and the onboarding process.
  • Schedule new hire onboarding orientation and coordinate logistics with the different departments.
  • Provide logistical support for recruitment events and coordinate recruitment marketing materials.
  • Administer and coordinate employee and labor relations paperwork (i.e., ADA, disciplinary actions, grievances).
  • Maintain the department’s shared drive and staff records.
  • Collaborate with and supports other members of the People & Culture team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What you will bring:

  • Previous experience as an HR assistant is required, and in nonprofits is preferred.
  • Highly effective communication, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical ability.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Possess the unquestionable ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Prioritize work and balance multiple tasks at once.
  • Ability to learn and use specialized HR technology.
  • Software proficiency in the Windows environment, including Microsoft Office 365.

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 – $51,388 – $53,189

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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