Now Hiring: Administrative Assistant

Do you hate wasteful government spending? Or do you hate cruelty to puppies and kittens? Do you sweat the details, enjoy working with a team, and dig a start-up culture?

If you answered yes, read on: this might be your dream career opportunity. We’re looking for an Administrative Assistant to help us build the future, today.

What We’re Looking ForAn Administrative Assistant to provide day-to-day administrative support for the President and team. S/he will work remotely from home and closely with President and other remote employees/stakeholders. Must be fully committed to WCW’s mission of ending taxpayer funding for animal experimentation. Strong interest in politics, public affairs, or advocacy work is a plus. This is a full-time, salaried staff position. Candidates must be based in the Washington, DC metro area.

Why You Want This Gig: White Coat Waste Project (WCW) is a rapidly growing and innovative 501c3 non-profit startup based in the Washington, D.C. area. WCW is a bipartisan organization supported by 400,000+ liberty-lovers and animal-lovers opposed to the government’s wasteful spending of $15 billion+ on animal experiments.


The Administrative Assistant is responsible for specific duties that include, but aren’t limited to the following:

  • Support all WCW’s administration and infrastructure, digital and traditional correspondence systems. Manage the primary info@ email account; respond to inquiries from members, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Manage regular out-of-the-office duties such as runs to the post office and bank.
  • Serve as the President’s “right-hand” by managing calendars, scheduling, travel arrangements, meeting follow-ups/requests, and other routine needs.
  • Assist staff with logistical and administrative support, as needed.
  • Track, manage, and catalog news clips.
  • Assist with office management duties including simple IT, equipment needs and supplies, and management/organization of internal files.
  • Assist President and staff in smooth running of fundraising/development operations (e.g. printing, basic data entry, basic research).
  • Other basic project and event support, and miscellaneous duties as assigned.


A competitive candidate will have the following background, knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Minimum of two years of administrative experience.
  • Candidate must be based in the Washington DC-metro area.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to proactively anticipate needs.
  • Critical thinking skills. You’re able to identify and resolve problems quickly within office systems.
  • Solid experience with Microsoft Office applications and software in a Mac OS X environment.
  • Experience with WordPress and donor CRMs a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license and transportation.
  • Entrepreneurial “take charge” spirit and a positive attitude. You must be an independent, proactive self-starter and relish a start-up work culture.

Reports To: This position reports directly to the President. 

Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried position that includes vacation/personal days and health benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, references, and salary requirements to with Subject line: Administrative Assistant.