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Basic Functions

Provide support for office administration and provision of member services.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Respond to email inquiries regarding association activities and resources.
  • Respond to requests for membership information, publications, and mailing labels.
  • Maintain databases (members/prospects/seminars, expert witness, resource library). Use database information to prepare mailing labels, mail merge documents, and reports.
  • Provide support for accounting functions.
  • Maintain WACDL email lists and assist members with subscriptions, vacation requests, and troubleshooting.
  • Coordinator for fundraising auction: maintain record of donations; prepare bid forms, displays and thank you letters; assist with site selection.
  • Provide staff support to association committees.
  • Responsible for on-site registration at seminars and other association events.
  • Maintain and organize files (paper and electronic).
  • Order office supplies and maintain inventory.
  • Assist with occasional mailings and other general office projects.
  • Update website copy; edit and create email newsletters; proofreading.
  • Update social media accounts for the organization.
  • Assist with other activities as assigned.
  • Maintain confidentiality of job-related information.
  • Help facilitate smooth functioning of the office.

Qualifications

  • Strong customer service skills. Ability to communicate effectively by email, phone and in person with members and the general public.
  • Strong attention to detail, organized work style, and the ability to follow through on work assignments with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Good time management and organizational skills; ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent computer skills; experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Good problem solving skills. Flexibility and good humor. Ability to work cooperatively.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds (a handcart is available to move items).
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for the association’s work.

Compensation, Hours and Benefits

The minimum salary for this position is $23.00/hour. 20/hours/week plus occasional additional hours to work on special projects. Must be able to work either four or five days each week. Paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and optional participation in retirement savings plan (prorated).

Location

The majority of the program assistant's tasks can be performed remotely. We have office space in downtown Seattle, and occasional in person work will be required in the future. Hours and timing are very flexible.

About WACDL

The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is a membership association for Washington criminal defense attorneys. WACDL is a not-for-profit corporation, with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. The association offers continuing legal education seminars; publishes a magazine, and participates in policy-related efforts related to upholding the constitutional rights of those accused of crime and improving the administration of justice. The association was formed in 1987 and is governed by an elected board of governors. It employs two full-time staff, two part-time staff, and a contract lobbyist.

Basic Functions

Provide support for office administration and provision of member services.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Respond to email inquiries regarding association activities and resources.
  • Respond to requests for membership…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 4, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021

Benefits

Paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and optional participation in retirement savings plan (prorated).

Paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and optional participation in retirement savings plan (prorated).

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
1511 Third Avenue, Suite 503, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF document to info@wacdl.org. Address your cover letter to Amy Hirotaka, Executive Director. In the subject line of your email, list your last name, first name and "Program Assistant Position."

Send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF document to info@wacdl.org. Address your cover letter to Amy Hirotaka, Executive Director. In the subject line of your email, list your…

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