Administrative Assistant for EducationCounsel

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP - Washington, DC4.0

EducationCounsel LLC, in affiliation with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, based in Washington, D.C., is hiring for the position of Administrative Assistant.

EducationCounsel LLC is a mission-driven education consulting firm that works with leading nonprofit organizations, foundations, and policymakers to help significantly improve education opportunity and outcomes. We do this by leveraging policy, strategy, law, and advocacy to help transform education systems, from early learning to K-12 to higher education. We work with partners at the state, federal, and local levels to advance evidence-based innovations and systems change, with a central focus on equity. EducationCounsel is affiliated with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.

EducationCounsel is seeking candidates who are resourceful, pro-active, intelligent, hard-working professionals who possess strong analytical, organizational, and critical-thinking skills.

The responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to: acting as a first point of contact with clients; managing internal and external calendars and schedules; editing and proof-reading documents; providing research support on various topics, organizations and key players in the field; preparing presentation materials and documents using PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and other applications; planning and coordinating events, such as conference calls, client meetings, special events, and team retreats; overseeing the development of marketing materials as requested; providing back-up phone support; providing travel coordination; preparing expense reports and records; creating binders and copies of documents; maintaining contact lists; maintaining and processing correspondence, contracts and files; managing client billing as needed; supporting the management of organization systems and completing special projects as assigned.

Ideal candidates should conduct themselves in a professional and polite manner, be quick-thinking and resourceful, can manage multiple tasks simultaneously, remain calm under pressure, and be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. A qualified candidate must possess five to eight years of administrative experience, including experience supporting an executive, or transferrable experience and demonstrate strong writing and editing skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs and webinar technology is a must. College graduates preferred. Applicants should also have an interest in education policy and the desire to join and contribute to a growing team and business. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.