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CareersPacific Legal Foundation is only as good as the talent we employ. Knowing this, our hiring philosophy is simple: we seek to hire the best talent available.

We’re constantly and aggressively on the lookout for employees who live and breathe our core values:

  • Positive and Optimistic: We seek positive change, confident that the principles of individualism and liberty will prevail over time. We work in a spirit of goodwill.
  • Strategic: We create opportunities and plan each new case and initiative with our objectives in mind.
  • Collaborative: We work together within the organization and seek cooperation with others who share our goals.
  • Principled: We act consistently with our belief that individual liberty is the key to the pursuit of happiness and a thriving society.
  • Determined: We forge ahead knowing that energy and persistence are necessary to succeed.
  • Committed to Excellence: We strive to produce the highest caliber work in all we do.
  • Just: We treat everyone with respect and fairness.

If you’re passionate about one or more of our job opportunities, and you’re enthusiastic about working alongside colleagues who share these values, then we encourage you to apply to be a part of the PLF team.

Administrative Assistant

Pacific Legal Foundation—the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty—seeks a highly reliable, accurate, and self-starting Administrative Assistant to provide support for PLF’s operations.

This is a full-time role based in PLF’s Sacramento office and reporting to the Director of Administration. Desired standard hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. You will be responsible for executing a wide range of tasks and duties to help keep our office running smoothly and efficiently. Some of your duties will be the same each day, while others will vary widely depending on the needs of the moment.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Efficiently sort, open, and distribute incoming mail according to set procedures.
  • Accurately count, copy, and distribute daily check batches.
  • Ensure office equipment is functioning and make service calls as needed.
  • Inventory and order basic supplies and printed materials as needed.
  • Answer phones at the front desk when the receptionist is off or on break.
  • Assist with office events including all-staff events, celebrations, etc.
  • Pick up and drop off mail from the Post Office as needed.
  • Run errands for all departments as needed.
  • Assist employees with projects as needed.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate for this role will have some experience in an office environment or equivalent, and will possess a demonstrated record of:

  • Outstanding punctuality and attendance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail—can handle multiple assignments, set priorities, and meet deadlines while maintaining a high degree of accuracy in your projects.
  • A self-starter’s mentality and a can-do attitude—can tackle the job at hand with minimal supervision and unafraid to ask questions when needed.
  • A high degree of comfort with technology.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and basic computer tasks.
  • A customer service mindset—ready and willing to help employees, clients, callers, and guests.
  • Unwavering professionalism, discretion, and integrity at all times.

The position requires:

  • The ability to work a regular schedule of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (additional hours may be required on occasion).
  • Regular use of hands to sort paper products.
  • The ability to stand or sit for long periods of time.
  • The ability to stoop, kneel, and lift up to 40 lbs.
  • A reliable car for retrieving/delivering mail and running errands.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent.

Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedent that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion. Our attorneys have eleven victories before the U.S. Supreme Court—a record unmatched by anyone in the liberty movement—plus an additional case currently before the High Court with a decision pending. Simply put, we know how to get cases to the Supreme Court and we know how to win.

As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has offices in Sacramento, CA; Arlington, VA; Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and Seattle, WA.

Please visit the PLF website,, and familiarize yourself with our organization prior to applying for this position. If you think you might be a good fit, please submit a résumé and a cover letter that lets us know why you’d be a particularly good fit for this role and for PLF.

Materials should be emailed to Dawn Gonzales, Director of Human Resources: Include “Administrative Assistant-[Your Name]” in the subject line. In the email body, please provide your salary requirement.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls please.