Administrative Assistant- Rochester





The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support for the Business office staff of LawNY®.  The Assistant’s duties will be split between Finance and Human Resources and may include but not be limited to: fielding incoming calls, greeting visitors, supporting Finance with Accounts Payable, supporting Human Resources with audit and compliance functions and benefits administration,  establishing, maintaining, and updating filing systems; assisting with grant reporting requirements including data entry and/or report generation; and performing additional administrative functions as necessary or assigned.


Program Description:  Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY®) is a not-for-profit law firm which provides civil legal services to low income clients in a fourteen county region in the Finger Lakes and western New York State.  LawNY® focuses on meeting the legal needs of individual clients, as well as addressing systemic problems that create barriers for clients living in poverty.  The Rochester Office’s primary practice areas are civil rights, housing, public benefits, health law, employment, and elder law.  Our 40-member staff includes attorneys, paralegals, and 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.


Requirements:  An associate’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience are required. Applicants must have excellent written and organizational skills, the ability to communicate and prioritize and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Applicants must be able to work with frequent interruptions and work on multiple projects simultaneously. The successful candidate will be able to create and maintain a positive working relationship with their colleagues and peers.


Salary:  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, dental and vision insurance package along with generous leave provisions.


Procedure: Anyone interested in applying should send a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications, a resume, and three (3) references by November 2, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Applications will be accepted beyond that date if the position is not filled.  Please forward complete applications to the attention of Kathy Howard, CFO at: or apply via


LawNY® encourages applications from diverse candidates. LawNY® welcomes applications regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other consideration protected by law. This position is considered non-exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.



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