Associate, Legal Resources & National Standards

Location: DC Metro Area

Type: Full-Time

Industry: Non-Profit

Our client, a leader in helping philanthropic non-profit organizations do their best to advance their mission, is searching for an Legal Resources and National Standards Associate to join their team.

Primary Responsibilities

Legal Resources and National Standards

  • Provide support to two attorneys and the Director, National Standards
  • Responsible for the systemic flow of work and communications within the group and to others, as necessary
  • Manage incoming calls and e-mails addressed to the department
  • Answer routine questions and inquiries directly and assign more complex inquiries to other departmental staff
  • Enter inquiries in Salesforce and verify that inquiries are resolved. Follow-up to ensure letters, calls and emails are addressed
  • Manage and request, or perform, updates to the respective websites for Legal Resources and National Standards
  • Help team prepare for speaking engagements, webinars, and conference sessions, including logistics, meeting materials, facilitating collaboration with guest speakers, and following through on all details
  • Manage scheduling for department meetings, as needed
  • Keep abreast of overall departmental activities and contribute suggestions for improving both resources and work processes
  • Contribute to overarching organization goals by participating in cross-functional working groups

National Standards

  • Assist with the accreditation process, track submissions throughout the review process, coordinate with peer and legal reviewers and ensure reviews are completed timely
  • Track National Standards payments, and issue invoices and stipend requests
  • Take minutes at National Standards board meetings and support the preparation of board book materials


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in a direct support role for management

General Skills and Competencies

  • Experience in philanthropy, nonprofit sector, accreditation program management, or a legal department or law firm, preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently and quickly
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of integrity, confidentiality, professionalism, and ethics
  • A learning and growth mindset coupled with humility and mission-oriented sensibilities
  • Excellent customer service skills to include active listening, empathy, problemsolving and communication
  • Ability to manage many and/or differing tasks, maintain productivity, and successfully meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
  • Ability to work effectively and positively with a range of individuals and working styles, and with people at all organization levels including staff, board members, foundation officers, donors, and vendors
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 applications and Adobe Acrobat Standard
  • Database management or data entry experience, preferably Salesforce

This organization offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

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