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We’re hiring! (an Administrative Director)

We are seeking an Administrative Director who wants to be a permanent, part-time member of our team. We need someone to work an average of 15 hours per week, but the schedule is flexible. Law degree is not necessary; a passion for justice is. Please apply by May 8.


Washington Council of Lawyers is a voluntary bar association devoted to ensuring that our justice system serves everyone, including those who are poor or marginalized. Our members represent the diversity of our legal community; they come from law firms, law schools, nonprofit organizations, and the government.

We promote pro bono and public-interest law—by building partnerships between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors; volunteering our time to provide legal services to those who need them; training and mentoring the next generation of public-interest advocates; and supporting policies that expand access to justice.

We currently are seeking a part-time Administrative Director to enable us to continue to expand our membership and programming.


Reports to Executive Director

Job summary

The Administrative Director is responsible for managing the office and its information; updating the website; maintaining our membership database; providing logistical support for events and programs; basic bookkeeping and tax forms; and general administrative support for the Executive Director and office.


Membership and Outreach

  • Maintain our membership database and emails lists
  • Assist with creating, maintaining, and updating our Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse and monthly newsletters
  • Support Membership Committee with recruiting and retaining members and outreach

Programs, Trainings, and Events

  • Help promote programs by creating online registration pages and publicizing events
  • Monitor and troubleshoot registration processes and attendance levels.
  • Staff registration tables, secure room reservations, and ensure proper setup
  • Create and supply program materials such as name placards and handouts

Administrative Support

  • Help keep website current
  • Basic bookkeeping and tax filing
  • Maintain office files and supplies
  • Occasionally answer phones and respond to basic questions
  • Other tasks and special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to work independently
  • Excellent time and task management, communications, and interpersonal skills; strong commitment to professionalism
  • Familiarity with database and website software (such as Wild Apricot and WordPress) is a plus
  • Light lifting sometimes required.


Must be able to work an average of 15 hours per week. Hours are generally flexible, but you must have some availability during regular business hours. Work from home or telecommuting is allowed, but you must be able to work in the office at least one day per week for at least four hours. Occasional evening work is required in order to help with programs.

Only candidates who are seriously seeking long-term, part-time employment will be considered. If you are looking for a full-time job, please do not apply.

To apply

Please email a resume and cover letter (include the reason you are interested in long-term, part-time work, and any salary requirements) to Nancy Lopez. Please write “Administrative Director” in the subject line of your email.

Please apply as soon as possible. We will prioritize applications received before Monday, May 8. The position will remain open until filled.