About ASIL The American Society of International Law (ASIL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. ASIL holds Category II Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies. The Society is headquartered at Tillar House in Washington, D.C. The mission of ASIL is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.

Executive and Development Assistant

Job Description

The American Society of International Law (ASIL), the leading society of international lawyers and scholars in the United States, seeks an executive and development assistant to provide administrative support to the Executive Director and Director of Development, manage all aspects of the Executive Office, support the Society’s fundraising and partnership programs, and coordinate meetings and information for the Society’s governing board and committees.


The Executive and Development Assistant provides administrative support to the Society’s Executive Director, Director of Development, and governing council and committees. Responsibilities include managing the executive office (including correspondence and expenses, filing, travel arrangements, scheduling, and briefing materials); supporting the work of the Society’s Executive Council and committees (including research and reports; and administrative support for governance activities, meetings, honors, and awards); and coordinating development-related activities (including the Society’s  patron and partner programs, donor acknowledgments, and other development office mailings); and providing other research and administrative support as needed.


A bachelor’s degree and at least two years administrative, program, or executive support experience are required. This position demands excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, a professional demeanor, exceptional organizational ability, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple and competing priorities while consistently meeting deadlines. Mastery of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is essential; database experience is preferred. The ideal candidate for this position is a strong team player with a positive, can-do attitude; a resourceful problem-solver; and a quick learner who takes initiative and anticipates the needs of the Society and its leadership. Experience working in an international or multicultural environment and/or a professional association is a plus. The position is a full-time position in the Washington, D.C. area and requires authorization to work in the United States.


ASIL offers a competitive salary, generous benefits package, and an interesting, collegial work environment.

Equal Opportunity

The American Society of International Law is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by law. We value a diverse and inclusive workforce and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter with resume, references, and writing sample to Please put “Executive and Development Assistant” in the subject line.


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