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|Job Title:||Legal Administrative Assistant [LGLF-08/FEM]|
|Organization:||American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)|
|Description:||Description: The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with more than 500,000 members and is dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Racial Justice Program (RJP) of the ACLU's National office in New York City is seeking applications for the full-time position of Legal Administrative Assistant.
The ACLU's Racial Justice Program (RJP) attorneys and staff work on a broad range of racial justice issues, particularly in the areas of criminal justice and education. In the area of criminal justice, we are dedicated to reducing the unwarranted and disproportionate targeting and incarceration of people of color. In the area of education, we seek to ensure that all children have access to quality education, regardless of race or ethnicity. Specifically, we have filed civil challenges to the inadequate provision of indigent criminal and juvenile defense, racial profiling, and disparate educational opportunities, and we advocate against the racially-disproportionate imposition of incarceration and school discipline.
The Legal Administrative Assistant will support three or more professional staff from the RJP team. She or he will attend regular staff meetings and will have the opportunity to learn about protecting the rights of communities of color.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Handle general administrative duties for the Program including processing invoices, tracking expenses and case costs, preparing expense reports, ordering supplies, etc.
Prepare, type and proofread legal and other documents.
Answer telephones, route calls and take messages.
Conduct research using various research vehicles, including legal databases, internet sources and interviews.
Maintain and organize electronic and paper files; update various mailing lists.
Handle travel arrangements.
Schedule meetings and conference calls; prepare relevant materials.
Handle copying jobs, distribute mail and perform other administrative office duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's Degree and/or 1-2 years of work experience preferred.
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, and WordPerfect); experience conducting internet research.
Must be extremely organized and able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; excellent telephone manner.
Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
Must be able to work independently as well as within a team.
A commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU.
Salary for this position is $41,586. Generous benefits package provided.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for two references by email to hrjobsRJP@aclu.org reference [LGLF-08/FEM] in subject line - or by mail
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name "ACLU."