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Executive Assistant to the President

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About NYLAG

Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. NYLAG exists because wealth should not determine who has access to justice. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving individuals and families whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality. NYLAG goes to where the need is, providing services in more than 150 community sites (e.g. courts, hospitals, libraries) and on our Mobile Legal Help Center. During COVID-19, most of our services are virtual to keep our community safe. NYLAG’s staff of 300 impacted the lives of nearly 90,000 people last year.


Mission

New York Legal Assistance Group uses the power of the law to help New Yorkers experiencing poverty or in crisis combat economic, racial, and social injustice. We address emerging and urgent needs with comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving clients, whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality.

 

Values that guide us

  •  We reduce the effects of poverty by providing high quality, effective civil legal services.
  • We strive to serve individuals and communities through a race equity lens to counteract systemic racism.
  • We work to create a welcoming and inclusive work environment that reflects the communities we serve.
  • We achieve systemic change through class actions, impact litigation and by advocating for just laws and policies.
  • We partner with our clients to help them transform their lives and strengthen their communities.
  • We address our clients ’multiple legal needs by collaborating across our practice areas.
  • We are at the forefront of identifying and understanding New Yorkers’ most pressing legal needs, rapidly adapting to meet these needs with innovative programs and partnerships.
  • We assess need broadly, recognizing that need is not a function of income alone.
  • We collaborate with community organizations and engage pro bono attorneys and volunteers to serve a greater number of people with unmet civil legal needs.
  • We teach and train the next generation of legal service professionals.

 

Job Description:

NYLAG’s President and Attorney-in-Charge seeks a highly motivated individual to work as her Executive Assistant. The ideal candidate is a multi-tasker, detail oriented, and highly organized. This position is a perfect opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in the nonprofit sector.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing administrative support to the President, including complex calendar management and contract management, and support of finances and budget 
  • Drafting and revising presentations, correspondence, and memorandums  
  • Liaising with various organizational stakeholders, including the Board of Directors, grant-makers, government officials, and other external groups  
  • Working closely with the Development Unit and members of the senior management team, including the Managing Attorney and the General Counsel  
  • Coordinating meeting agendas and taking official minutes  
  • Developing briefs and reports for leadership decision-making  
  • Planning conferences and staff gatherings 
  • Assisting the Chief Operating Officer and Operations Manager with special projects as needed 

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, proactive, and able to manage projects independently. Candidates must be able to prioritize tasks and ensure they are completed on time. Must be able to anticipate needs, think critically and offer solutions to problems. The ability to learn new processes quickly and subsequently apply that knowledge is extremely important. Other qualifications include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • 1 year of experience in an office setting preferred  
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in a courteous, professional and tactful manner by e-mail, telephone and in person  
  • Exceptional research, writing and editing skills  
  • A creative thinker with a high level of energy and initiative  
  • A self-motivated learner with the capability to gather information from a variety of sources  
  • Confidence and grace under pressure  
  • Ability to work well with a range of partners and stakeholders  
  • Must be discreet, flexible, and responsible  
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook required  
  • A demonstrated commitment to public interest work 

 

NYLAG’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.


Employment type:

Full-time

Professional Level:

Entry Level

Salary:

☒ Salary range ($48,000-$50,000)

            

Benefits: Excellent benefits.

About NYLAG

Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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