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Relman Dane & Colfax is accepting applications for a new position, Director of Administration in its Washington, D.C. office.   


The Firm seeks applicants who can envision and implement operational systems and processes to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of a dynamic civil rights law firm entering its third decade. The successful candidate will—in close consultation with the Firm’s partners—take charge of day-to-day operations concerning vendors, information technology, marketing and communications, human resources and special events, and will assist the partners in other initiatives related to the Firm’s mission of eradicating discrimination in housing, lending, employment, education, public accommodations and related areas.

Experience and Qualifications

Applicants should have at least seven (7) years of office management and oversight experience in a law firm or non-profit setting working closely with partners, an executive committee or board of directors. Applicants should have strong organizational and project management skills, comfort with both advancing bigger-picture goals and focusing on micro-level operational details, and the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, client-oriented environment. Applicants should also have a demonstrated commitment to civil rights, building community, and promoting equity and inclusion in the workplace, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of human resource management and team building a strong plus factor. An MBA or JD is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, a resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references by by email (preferred) to or by mail to Dana Melnik, Relman Dane & Colfax, 1225 19th Street N.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20036. For all telephone inquiries, please contact Dana Melnik at (202) 728-1888. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  

Relman Dane & Colfax is an equal opportunity employer that maintains a supportive, equitable environment. We encourage applications from all individuals without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, familial status, family responsibilities, age, personal appearance, matriculation, disability, medical condition, genetic information, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or record of arrest or conviction. We encourage applications from people who identify with historically underserved or underrepresented communities.

Relman Dane & Colfax also provides reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. Any applicant who needs an accommodation in the application process should contact:

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