Administrative Assistant

Washington, DC, USA
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Job Description

The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the media, policymakers, and the general public with data and analysis on issues concerning capital punishment and the people it affects. DPIC does not take a position on the death penalty itself but is critical of problems in its application. 

Founded in 1990, DPIC promotes insightful discourse on the death penalty by curating and presenting expansive, authoritative data from credible sources and offering clear, trustworthy, and timely information and research about the history and current application of the death penalty. DPIC produces groundbreaking  reports on issues such as arbitrariness, costs, innocence, and racial disparities. DPIC also releases an annual year-end report highlighting significant developments and trends. A wide variety of free online resources are available on DPIC’s award-winning website, including searchable databases; data visualizations; educational curricula; and podcast series, Discussions with DPIC, which explores diverse viewpoints and experiences related to capital punishment.  

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly value our commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion both in our operations and in the work we do. 

DPIC seeks a candidate for a 20 to 24-hour per week Administrative Assistant non-exempt position to provide essential support as a member of a 10-person team. This is a hybrid position, with the Administrative Assistant spending 2-3 days a week in DPIC’s office and the ability to work remotely during other hours.  

The key responsibilities for this position include:  

  • Answer email, mail, and phone inquiries  
  • Maintain accurate financial records and deposit checks  
  • Assist with travel arrangements and process reimbursement requests 
  • Coordinate logistics and administrative aspects of meetings and events 
  • Draft correspondence, manage calendar, and provide other admin support for Executive Director  
  • Set up and/or maintain electronic and physical filing systems  
  • Order supplies and office equipment  
  • Respond to information requests and draft documents for funders and others 

Required Skills and Experience  

  • Commitment to racial equity and social justice  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Excellent time management skills  
  • Attention to detail  
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel 

Other Helpful Skills and Experience  

  • Previous office administrative experience
  • Interest in/familiarity with the criminal legal system

Other Considerations  

  • The Administrative Assistant must be available to work in DPIC’s Washington, DC office 2-3 days per week.  
  • DPIC strongly encourages applications from historically disadvantaged groups, including formerly incarcerated people, Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and women.

How To Apply  

Please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF to Cover letters may be addressed to DPIC’s Managing Director Anne Holsinger. Please use the subject line “[LAST NAME] Administrative Assistant Application.” Questions about the position can be directed to the same email address.  

Location : 1701 K Street Northwest, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20006  

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