Our Legal Assistants provide a critical and rewarding role within HSLDA, partnering with an attorney to serve our member families. Legal assistants keep up with the many changes happening in legislation and assist in research for their respective attorney(s). As the first point of contact for our members, successful legal assistants have excellent phone and email communication skills. If you have strong interpersonal skills, the desire to learn, and a heart for advancing and defending homeschooling, this position may interest you. This position is located on site in our Purcellville, VA office. 

What You Will Do 

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for members seeking answers and assistance: gather relevant facts, give assistance and guidance, and provide timely follow-up until resolution is achieved 
  • Solve problems presented by members that do not require attorney input 
  • Handle a high volume of calls in a professional manner that promotes member good will toward HSLDA and homeschooling 
  • Know and stay up-to-date with the homeschool laws of ∼5-10 states 
  • Detect, analyze, and monitor new legislation of interest in multiple active legislatures, communicate with legislators and state homeschool leaders, and ensure relevant, accurate information is posted on HSLDA's website 
  • Perform other clerical duties, including preparing routine correspondence, answering the phone, responding to emails, and researching various legal or policy issues 
  • File correspondence in written and electronic format: maintain log of phone calls, assist other legal assistants and attorneys as assigned, and understand and respect office policies and individual attorney protocols 

What You Will Bring 

  • A bachelor's degree is preferred 
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task 
  • Excellent customer service and phone skills 
  • Ability to maintain professional composure, even in emotional or stressful situations 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Technical competency; command of Microsoft Office and Salesforce a plus 
  • Ability to function well individually and on a team 
  • Ability to conduct and analyze research 
  • An investigative spirit and self-motivation 
  • Flexibility and the desire to learn and improve in a dynamic environment 
  • Being a committed Christian who supports HSLDA's mission 
  • The ability to work full time, on-site at our Purcellville, VA office 
  • HSLDA requests a minimum two-year commitment  

Does this describe you? If so, please reach out to us! You can apply by sending your resume with a cover letter to jobs@hslda.org with “Full-Time Legal Assistant” in the subject line. Please feel free to pass this message along to anyone you know who might be interested in serving in the advancement of homeschooling. 

About Us 

HSLDA is a Christian non-profit advocacy organization that equips homeschooling families to provide the best educational experience for their children. We do this by caring for each member family and protecting and securing the future of homeschooling. We are firmly committed to serving our members and the homeschool community.