Details: Salary is commensurate with experience.
7 Hanover Square
Founded in 1990, the New York Legal Assistance Group provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers. The organization serves immigrants, seniors, the homebound, families facing foreclosure, renters facing eviction, low-income consumers, those in need of government assistance, children in need of special education, domestic violence victims, persons with disabilities, patients with chronic illness or disease, low-wage workers, low-income members of the LGBTQ community, Holocaust survivors, and others in need. The organization’s annual operating budget is over $30 million. Serving more than 87,000 New Yorkers annually, New York Legal Assistance Group maintains a paid staff of approximately 290, supported by 2,200 pro bono attorneys and other volunteers and interns. For more information, applicants are encouraged to visit www.nylag.org.
The New York Legal Assistance Group uses the power of the law to help New Yorkers in need combat social and economic injustice. We address emerging and urgent legal needs with comprehensive, free civil legal services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community education.
Values that guide us
· We reduce the effects of poverty by providing high quality, effective civil legal services.
· 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 achieve systemic change through class actions, impact litigation and by advocating for just laws and policies.
· We work to create a welcoming and inclusive work environment that reflects the communities we serve.
· We teach and train the next generation of legal service professionals.
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
· 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 Chief Operating Officer and the General Counsel
· Coordinating meeting agendas and taking official minutes
· Developing briefs and reports for leadership decision-making
· Planning conferences and staff gatherings
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 required
· 1-3 years 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
Cover Letter is required.
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.
Minimum Education Required