Seeking Full-Time Office Assistant in Seattle office of disability rights non-profit

People with disabilities, people of color, and those from other marginalized or oppressed groups and all protected classes are strongly encouraged to apply. Disability Rights Washington (DRW) looks forward to reviewing all applicants, including applicants who have concerns about how accepting this job could affect their eligibility for Medicaid or other programs.

Office Assistant Sought

DRW seeks an Office Assistant to work 40 hours per week in our Seattle Office.  An Office Assistant will have both primary and secondary (backup) duties. Work will be within our regular work week of 8:30 – 5:00, Monday to Friday. There may be occasional work on Saturdays or evenings to provide logistical support for meetings (negotiable).  Due to the nature of our advocacy, calls can be intense and emotionally taxing.


  • Experience with multi-line phones and customer service
  • Demonstrated data entry skills
  • Demonstrated skills in the areas of word processing, file maintenance, project administration, time management, report maintenance, and purchasing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general office procedures and use these principles in the performance of their duties
  • Preferred experience InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Little Green Light and fund-raising


Full list of duties is available upon request. Duties include but are not limited to:

Receptionist Duties: Heavy phone coverage, office upkeep, mail and shipping, data entry, printing, copying, faxing, report and document preparation.

Administrative Duties: Data entry, support, logistical support for meetings, correspondence assistance, maintain lists and registrations for events, research.

Development Duties: Donation processing, donor file maintenance, report creation, maintain database, assist in planning fundraising and other events, run day-of event logistics including greeting attendees and coordinating event.


General Requirements

  • Be an effective team member with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Effectively relate to people with all kinds of abilities
  • A commitment to civil rights and inclusive communities
  • Exercise initiative, ingenuity, and sound judgment
  • Ability to organize and manage time independently while working under pressure
  • Use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet


Equal Opportunity Employer

DRW values diversity of culture, disability and other life experiences, and is an equal opportunity employer by choice. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, religion, race, color, citizenship, veteran status, or disability. We endorse and support the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants or employees who need accommodations.

About Us

DRW is a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities across Washington. We are designated by the governor as the independent federally-mandated protection and advocacy system for Washington State. As such, DRW promotes, expands, and protects the human and civil rights of people with disabilities. For information about us, please visit:

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to the attention of Jodi Rose at DRW, 315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 850, Seattle, WA 98104 or at

We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range $30,000 – 39,000 per year.  Great benefits including, health insurance, Orca pass, 401(k) and generous leave time.