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Employment Opportunities at HRDC

The Human Rights Defense Center is a dynamic and vibrant non-profit organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, religion or other impermissible factors, nor on prior incarceration/criminal record status.

HRDC welcomes volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, interning or being a fellow at HRDC in a non-compensated capacity, please contact us at 561-360-2523.


We are currently hiring for the following position:

Full-time Office Assistant

The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) has an immediate opening for a full-time office assistant at its Lake Worth, Florida office. HRDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates in furtherance of the human rights of all prisoners, meaning all people incarcerated or otherwise detained against their will.

Candidates should be self-starters and motivated, with a good work ethic and strong communication and interpersonal skills. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position, M-F. We offer 100% employer paid health insurance and a retirement plan with 5% employer matching after a six-month probationary period. We also offer paid vacation and most federal holidays. Starting pay is $15.00 per hour.

Computer skills and knowledge of office software packages including Microsoft OS, MS Office and QuickBooks is required. A minimum of two years related work experience is required. A college degree is not required but is desired. The successful candidate will have excellent writing and analytical skills, as well as excellent problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills. Managing large amounts of data in electronic and hard copy format is required along with the ability to process large amounts of mail.

HRDC has a professional work environment; business casual dress and neat appearance are required.

No phone calls, please. Please submit a resume with three references from previous employers to Francis at

HRDC publishes two monthly magazines and several books and also distributes books, primarily to prisoners around the country.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

1. Administrative support

A. Answer phones and direct calls accordingly; customer assistance

B. Assist with daily mail tasks such as book orders, info packs, diabetes books, subscriptions, COAs & inquiries

C. Assist with outreach mailings upon request, record time and mail

D. Send out ad packages to potential advertisers; identify potential advertisers

E. Prepare & pre-stuff packets for info requests & end of month close-out

F. Complete other projects as assigned


This position will remain open until filled.

HRDC is an equal opportunity employer. Formerly incarcerated persons are strongly encouraged to apply and are preferred over all others, however, those convicted of crimes of fraud or dishonesty need not apply.