Administrative Assistant- Ithaca

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY®) has an immediate opening for a full time Administrative Assistant at its office located in Ithaca, NY.  LawNY® is a not-for-profit law firm which provides free civil legal services to low-income families and individuals across a fourteen county region. The Ithaca Office’s primary practice areas include landlord/tenant, foreclosure prevention, public benefits, health care, SSI/Social Security, unemployment insurance, services for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault, and re-entry issues for previously incarcerated individuals.  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 Managing Attorney and office staff.  Duties include: maintaining and updating filing, case management and timekeeping systems to ensure accuracy and timeliness of data entry and proper record keeping; assisting with invoices and grant reporting requirements including data entry and/or report generation; assembling informational packets and mailings; assisting with event planning; performing clerical functions, and providing assistance with intake including answering incoming calls, greeting visitors and clients, providing information and referral services and evaluating individuals requesting legal assistance for program eligibility and outreach as necessary or assigned. Must be able to effectively organize & monitor a successful work flow to meet required deadlines.


An associate 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. The salary for an Administrative Assistant who is credited with two years of experience is $25,550. The initial salary will increase annually based upon LawNY®’s salary scale. LawNY® provides an excellent health insurance, disability and employee benefits package.


Anyone interested in applying should send a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications, a resume, and three references by February 22, 2017 to ensure full consideration.  Applications should be sent by email to Gregg A. Thomas, Managing Attorney, at: lawnyapplications "at" lawny "dot" org


LawNY® is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is non-exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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