Front Office Assistant

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time


The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Equal Justice Works is a recognized leader in the public interest law movement. Please go to to learn more about Equal Justice Works. 

Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of opportunity that begins with incoming law school students and extends into later careers in the profession. From advocating for law school programs that instill public service values among students, to creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs, to addressing the staggering educational debt that blocks lawyers from going into public service, Equal Justice Works inspires and provides opportunities for the legal community to change lives, make careers, and deliver on the promise of justice for all.


The purpose of this position is to support the organization and to ensure all office and administrative tasks are managed efficiently. The position will report to the Director of Administration. We are looking for an individual who is efficient and provides exceptional customer service, have attention for details, manage competing demands, will work well under pressure, and be a team player.  Schedule is 8:45 am to 5:30 pm M-F. 

Duties include: 

  • Answer incoming calls, receives and screens/greets visitors
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy filing system
  • Perform data entry and manages record keeping of checks.
  • Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence
  • Responsible for maintaining office supplies and inventory
  • Maintains common areas, main conference rooms, and keeps kitchens tidy through the day
  • Manage calendar for human resources, requests for conference rooms, and assist in resolving any administrative problems
  • Assists with organizing office events
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned


  • Undergraduates degree preferred or two to three years of related work experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs with expertise in (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and database applications
  • Ability to analyze and revise operating practices to improve efficiency
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner


Salary range for the Administrative Assistant is $35,000 – 40,000.  Equal Justice Works offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package commensurate with education and experience, including loan repayment assistance, full healthcare coverage, dental and 401k.  Please send your completed application, which should include a letter of interest and CV/resume. No phone calls will be accepted.

Applicants should send a resume, three references, and cover letter describing in detail their experience, qualifications and why they would be a good fit.  Please note: Phone calls will not be accepted.

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental handicap, matriculation, or political affiliation.