Administrative Assistant

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY®) has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant at its office located in Elmira, NY. LawNY® is funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation and provides free civil legal services to low-income families and individuals. The Elmira Office’s primary practice areas are landlord/tenant issues, real property/foreclosure, public benefits, Medicaid/health care, SSI/Social Security, unemployment insurance, and wills/advance directives. Our staff includes a legal support team who work closely across areas of specialization to bring a holistic approach to addressing law related issues affecting our clients and community.


The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support for the office staff. Duties include: intake including answering incoming calls, greeting visitors and clients and evaluating individuals requesting legal assistance for program eligibility; establishing, maintaining, and updating filing systems to ensure accuracy of files; assisting with grant reporting requirements including data entry and/or report generation; assembling informational packets and mailings; assisting with event planning; and performing clerical functions as necessary or assigned. Occasional assistance with providing legal services and outreach will be required. Must be able to effectively organize & monitor a successful work flow to meet required deadlines. Associates degree or equivalent experience and a demonstrated commitment of service to the community are required. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software and Windows computer applications including merging, developing tables, spreadsheets and forms, preparing general office correspondence and maintaining computer files is required. Applicants must be able to work with frequent interruptions and work on multiple projects simultaneously.


Salary is dependent on experience and will increase annually based on our salary scale. We provide an excellent health and benefit package. Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Anyone interested in applying should send a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications, a resume, and three references by November 16, 2016 to ensure full consideration.


Applications should be sent by email to Susan Maciel at: smaciel (at) lawny (dot) org


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