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||LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT-Center for Liberty
||American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
||LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT [RFP-14]
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION Center for Liberty, NY
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 Center for Liberty of the ACLU?s National office in New York City is seeking a full-time Legal Administrative Assistant.
The Center for Liberty includes the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project (LGBT & AIDS), the Reproductive Freedom Project, the Women?s Rights Project, and the Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief. The Center is dedicated to the principle that we are all entitled to determine the course of our lives based on who we are and what we believe, free from unreasonable government constraint and baseless stereotypes.
The Legal Administrative Assistant will work with three or more professional staff members from the Center. S/he will be an integral part of program work, will attend regular program meetings and will have the opportunity to learn about current threats to liberty interests and the legal landscape for challenging them.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Take notes, keep track of deadlines, track and distribute relevant press and other materials for Center campaigns, including Campaign to End the Use of Religion to Discriminate.
Conduct internet research.
Schedule and arrange meetings, prepare materials and handle travel arrangements for Director and other staff.
Maintain and organize legal, public education, state legislation and press files. Perform general administrative duties for the Center, including processing invoices, tracking expenses and case costs, generating expense reports, etc.
Prepare, proofread and edit correspondence, legal documents and briefs.
Perform other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
A Bachelor?s Degree and/or 1-2 years of work experience preferred.
Self-starter and ability to take initiative.
Strong organizational, time management and administrative skills.
Detail oriented and adept at managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent telephone manner.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and possess experience with Internet research.
Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
Ability to work independently, as well as within a team.
Commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU.
Salary for this position is $41,586. Generous benefits package provided.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are a proactive and resourceful team player with a passion for public interest issues, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information of two references via email to hrjobsCFL@aclu.org. Reference [RFP-14/FEM] in subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to the Center for Liberty posting. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.
Alternatively applications can be mailed
The Center for Liberty
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.
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."
||Jan 15 2013 12:00AM
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