Code for America is hiring an

Administrative Assistant

San Francisco, United States

Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. We build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use.

Our employees build and transform government services, making them so good they inspire change. We merge the best parts of technology, non-profit, and government to help support the people who need it most. With a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and deep empathy for both government and the people the government serves, we’re building a movement of motivated change agents driven by meaningful results and lasting impact. At Code for America you will contribute to meaningful work while learning and developing in a supportive and flexible environment. Our compensation and benefits are holistic and thoughtfully curated to represent our employees and our mission. Come help us drive real generational change that lasts.

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant who excels in a fast-paced environment, has top notch organizational skills, and is excited by the opportunity to help the team thrive. In this role, you will spend 70% of your time supporting Senior Program Directors and other senior leaders, 10% in Office Operations,  and 20% in general administrative support. You’ll be the go-to resource, help support the team in keeping things running smoothly and efficiently, with thoughtful, effective communication. 

This role will be based in San Francisco, and reports to CfA's Executive Assistant. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Code for America is currently remote-only with in-person attendance in the SF office only under extreme extenuating circumstances. 95% of our staff are not going in-person into the office at all, and 5% are going on an as-needed basis. This likely will be a remote position at least through June 2021, though we may open the office earlier to get it prepared for in-house work at which point, you may be asked to come in to help organize. Code for America has set a policy that travel and in-person work will not be required until June 2021 at the earliest, except for extreme extenuating circumstances. 

In this position you will:

  •       Welcome and greet visitors
  •       Be in the office from 8:30am - 5:00pm PT when not remote
  •       Problem solve last minute scheduling changes 
  •       Support calendaring and scheduling for Senior Program Directors and others as needed and travel needs
  •       Support the office/ facilities (i.e. help set up for board meetings/larger in person meetings for Executive team)
  •       General administrative support

You’re a great fit it you have/are:

  •       1-2 years administrative experience
  •       Thoughtful, empathetic, and effective communication skills
  •       Strong attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities
  •       Top-notch organization skills
  •       Team Player, you love helping others
  •       Proactive and driven, you anticipate what may come up and see things through
  •       Ability to maintain confidentiality
  •       Thrives amidst ambiguity and regularly changing environment
  •       Strong knowledge of G Suite including Gmail and Google Calendar
  •       Comfortable in high volume email environment


Code for America offers full health and dental benefits, a 401k plan with matching funds and a culture that is collaborative, hardworking and fun.


Code for America’s salary bands are transparent internally as a part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We extend this to our hiring process. This role at this level is ranged from $50,000 to $60,000 in yearly salary. As a part of our equitable hiring practices, we target the median for all new hires. The median for this role is $55,000. These ranges and the target are for the San Francisco/ Bay Area market and may be adjusted for cost of living differential if located outside of a major metropolitan area/ city. 

About Code for America

Code for America is a startup non-profit with a great culture and a huge opportunity to make a difference. We work in collaborative, agile, cross-functional teams, and value high-quality, user-friendly work product. We strive to learn from everything we do and regularly host talks from leaders in the civic technology movement. We respect each other, work hard, and have a great time together.  We’re looking for individuals who share our vision, our values, and our willingness to do what it takes to achieve an ambitious mission over the next few years.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Code for America values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

Code for America is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.