Lawyer Referral Service Coord./Admin. Assistant

Posting ID : B1008532122
Date Posted : 2012-05-01
Group : Admin Office Jobs

Lawyer Referral Service Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Full Time (35 hours a week)

The National Lawyers Guild is a progressive bar association of lawyers, legal workers, and law students dedicated to overcomming polical, social, and economic injustices. The Massachusetts Chapter of the Guild consists of 300 legal professionals, united in an organization that "shall function as an effective polical and social force in the service of people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests." The Massachusetts Chapter, a non-profit entity, has a small 3-person office. The Administrative Assistant will work under the direction and supervision of the Chapter Director.

Work hours:Weekdays form 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Salary:$17/hour
Benefits:Excellent benefits under NOLSW/UAW 2320 union contract

Deadline for application is May 17, 2012
Starting Date is July 23, 2012

Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate and complete all office administrative tasks, wich include:
• Membership -- update and maintain database, complete quarterly dues billing and quarterly membership reports, work on membership development, including mailings and phone solicitations
• Fundraising -- assist with grant proposals, organize and assist with all special events
• Office Management -- maintain office equipment and supplies
• Preparation of materials for meetings and events
• Newsletter production -- 8 times a year, help solicit and edit articles, do layout and mailing

2. Coordinate the Lawyer Referral Service, wich includes:
• Taking calls and emails form potential low- and moderate-income clients and refer them to Guild lawyers
• Membership -- maintain database, generate statistical reports, build Project's membership
• Conducting on-going outreach to organizations and update the website

3. Support Student Chapters and NLG commitees:
• Assist Mass Defense commitee wich trains and provides legal observers for demonstrations and lawyers to defend protesters
• Assist Guild Student Chapters at local law schools

Requirements:
• Commitment to progressive politics and NLG Mission
• Organized, flexible, self-motivated, with good communication and writing skills, interpersonal skills
• Must be able to work independantly
• Strong phone and computer skills (Mac and PC), experience with FileMaker, Excel, and Quark
• Webpage design and hosting prefered but will train right candidate
• Fluency in Spanish is prefered
• MINIMUM ONE YEAR COMMITMENT

Email (DO NOT MAIL) (1) Letter of Interest, (2) Resume, and (3) References as ONE DOCUMENT to:
Urszula Masny-Latos, eexcutive Director
nlgmass@igc.org

Interviews for qualified candidates will be conducted on
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 AND Thursday, May 31, 2012, between 12:00-3:00 PM

The Guild is an affirmative action, EOE employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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