Program Assistant

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $38,000
Maximum: $41,840




1050 Connecticut Avenue, , D.C. 20036
Suite 400
United States


Program Assistant

International Law


Job Summary/General Purpose of Job

Provides administrative and programmatic support to an assigned area.

Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities

Provides a full range of administrative and clerical functions. Assists Membership Director with special membership recruitment and retention campaigns, Diversity Fellow Program and Mentorship Program. Provides programmatic support that may include, but not limited to, editing, proofing, elementary desktop publishing, conducting basic research, supporting members and committees, supporting marketing activities, and meeting planning. Assists with registrations and CLE submission and processing. Establishes, selects, implement, modifies, and coordinates all office administrative services to optimize service delivery. Maintains the liaison spreadsheet and listserves, handles correspondence with and regarding Section liaisons, collects quarterly reports. Complies basic operational reports and assists in the maintenance of the department’s budgets. Orders and maintains supplies and, where appropriate, arranges for equipment maintenance and repair. Provides training for Section members on MyABA. Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications & Interests 

At least three years’ experience providing administrative support in a business setting. Basic level skill in Microsoft Word (e.g., inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns). Basic level skill in Microsoft Excel (e.g., opening a workbook, inserting a row, selecting font style and size, formatting cells as currency, using copy, paste and save functions, aligning text, selecting cells, renaming a worksheet, inserting a column, selecting a chart style, inserting a worksheet, setting margins, selecting page orientation, using spell check and/or printing worksheets).

Preferred Qualifications & Interests 

Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.


Competitive Benefits

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School