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Director of Development
Legal Secretary – El Monte (bilingual in Mandarin)

Staff Attorney – CAT (2 Positions)
Office Manager/Finance/HR Assistant
Office Manager – El Monte
Summer Health Advocacy Fellowship
Immigration Attorney
Executive Assistant


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Make a difference in the lives of people living in poverty in Los Angeles by joining the innovative and energetic management team at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles (NLSLA), one of LA’s leading nonprofit public interest law offices.  Be a part of a program with a mission to ensure poor families have health care, housing, economic security and meaningful access to our justice system.  NLSLA seeks a creative and experienced leader Development Department leader with a strategic vision to design and manage a comprehensive set of development initiatives for a large community based legal aid program.

The NLSLA Development Director is responsible for the creation, implementation and oversight of a full scope fundraising and development plan including producing short and long term plans; carrying out a private donor campaign; as well as fundraising through private and corporate foundations and government grants. The Development Director is expected to work closely with the NLSLA Board of Directors and is a member of the NLSLA Senior Management Team, reporting directly to the NLSLA Executive and Deputy Directors.  The Development Director will oversee a 2-3 person development department.

Position:    Director of Development Glendale, CA
Travel will be required throughout Los Angeles County.

Availability:    The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

Compensation:    Salary is commensurate with experience.  Excellent Benefits which include:  choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) plan with employer contribution, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: Develop, execute, and drive implementation of annual fundraising plan and strategies to produce donors and contributions to support the organization. Develop a comprehensive public relationships plan to promote NLSLA organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the activities of the organization. Foster an understanding of the benefits of philanthropy within the organization. Manage the implementation of the Salsa fundraising and communications database including overseeing staff responsible for data entry and gift processing. Develop and track proposals and reports for all individual donor and corporate fundraising. Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization.  Research and contact new or potential corporate, foundation, and individual donors. Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information. Manage donor and gift record-keeping. Responsible for all development reports to the Board and Management primary staff liaison for the Board Development Committee and ad hoc fundraising committees. Create systems to support all Development projects and operations. Participate in outreach activities and performances outside regular business hours and available to assist in any other capacity as assigned. Attend community events related to donor cultivation. Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts. Supervise development staff and independent contractors.

Minimum Qualifications:    Minimum 8 years’ experience with non-profit development or fundraising, with at least three years’ experience as a Development Director.  Bachelor of Arts required, graduate degree strongly preferred.  Experience developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, and community members.  Excellent verbal, written, organizational and inter-personal skills.  Demonstrated attention to detail required.  Bilingual capacity encouraged.

About NLSLA:    Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.  Founded as part of the nations’ War on Poverty, each year NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 80,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of poverty communities.

NLSLA has a highly diverse staff of 100+ and a 2017 operating budget of $15 million dollars.  There are four primary offices:  Pacoima, in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, Glendale in the center of the county, El Monte, in the San Gabriel Valley and the Wellness Center at County USC hospital in Boyle Heights.  A separate Administrative Office is located upstairs in NLSLA’s Adams Square Building in Glendale, where the Development Director’s office is located.

To apply:    Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA  91205
Fax:  (818) 291-1790 E-mail: employment@nlsla.org

NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans.

 


LEGAL SECRETARY – El Monte (bilingual in Mandarin)

Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provide a wide-range of legal services aimed to address issues that disproportionately impact the poor.  These services include litigation, providing training and technical assistance, and community education.  NLSLA is seeking a Legal Secretary for its El Monte office.  The ideal candidate will perform a full range of legal secretarial and administrative duties, including answering phones, preparation of court forms, pleadings, correspondence, memoranda, reports and contractual documents.  Bilingual proficiency in Mandarin is required.

Position:    Legal Secretary El Monte, CA

Availability:    Availability is Immediate.

Salary:    Starting Salary $34,182.00 – Salary commensurate with experience.  NLSLA offers a choice of medical plans, and a choice of dental plans, life and disability insurance, 125 plan, 403b with employer contribution, sick, vacation and 13 employer- paid holidays and bilingual differential.

Duties and Responsibilities:     Performing a full range of legal secretarial duties for 4-6 attorneys including preparation of correspondence, transcription, legal briefs, motions and discovery documents. Responsibilities also include court filing, maintaining calendar, filing and tickler systems including maintaining paperless systems. Must be familiar with court filings and rules. Litigation experience required. Complies with contractual requirements and ensures proper documentation and tracking of case file in accordance with program and grant requirements.  Will work directly with program clients.  Schedules meetings and coordinates special projects and events.  Shares workload with other program secretaries.  Will assist with reports, basic graphics and other program needs.

Qualifications:    A minimum of one year legal secretarial experience required. Must have excellent computer skills with a solid knowledge of Windows environments and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).  Good organizational and writing skills.  Ability to work with minimal supervision and cooperatively; commitment to working with and on behalf of low-income persons.  Bilingual skills (verbal and traditional written form) in Mandarin is required.

Program Description:
Neighborhood Legal Services (NLSLA) is one of Los Angeles County’s leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the San Fernando Valley for 50 years and the San Gabriel/Pomona Valleys since 2001. The NLS staff of 100+, including 40 lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights, and environmental justice. The NLS LA program offices are located in the cities of El Monte, Glendale and Pacoima.

To apply:    Forward resume and cover letter  to (no phone calls):

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA  91205
Fax:  (818) 291-1790  E-mail: employment@nlsla.org
NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans.

 

 


STAFF ATTORNEY – CAT (2 Positions)

Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provides a wide-range of legal services aimed to address issues that disproportionately impact the poor.  These services include litigation, providing training and technical assistance, and community education.

NLSLA is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Pacoima office.  The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis. The ideal candidate must possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and well-developed analytical skills.  Of critical importance is that the candidate be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Armenian, Chinese, or Farsi is strongly preferred.

Position:    Staff Attorney

Availability:    Open Immediately.

Compensation:    Salary $54,165 – Commensurate with experience.  Excellent Benefits which include:  choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities:    The staff attorney will be responsible for representing survivors of domestic violence with their immigration petitions and provide assistance in family law disputes and at restraining order hearings.  Frequent travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations throughout southern California is required.

Minimum Qualifications:    Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California with three or more years of experience in immigration law and/or defending victims of domestic violence.

About NLSLA:    NLSLA is one of Los Angeles County’s leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the cities of Burbank and Glendale and the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for more than 50 years and the city of Pasadena and San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 100+, including 40 lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights and environmental justice.  The NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, and El Monte.
Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.  Founded in response to the nation’s War on Poverty, each year NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 80,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of impoverished communities.

To apply:    Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA  91205
Fax:  (818) 291-1790 E-mail: employment@nlsla.org

NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans.

 


OFFICE MANAGER/FINANCE/HR ASSISTANT

Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provide a wide-range of legal services aimed to address issues that disproportionately impact the poor.  These services include litigation, providing training and technical assistance, and community education.

NLSLA is seeking an Office Manager/HR Assistant for it’s Glendale office.

Position:    Office Manager/Finance/HR Assistant

Availability:    Open Immediately.

Compensation:    Salary $ – Commensurate with experience.  Excellent Benefits which include:  choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities:    The office manager/Finance/HR assistant will draft and handle confidential correspondence/documents/reports/schedules and coordinate meetings for the Glendale office, finance department, and human resources department.  Maintains office calendar of events and associated files.  Assures the availability of office equipment and supplies.  Sets up office space for meetings, prepare refreshments.  Attends and participates in Office Managers meetings and performs projects. Participates in the Safety Committee meetings, inspections and takes minutes.  Assists with injured workers in completing worker’s compensation claim.  Provides notary services at the Glendale office.  Manages and responds to employment inquiries from job candidates.  Prepares recruitment and new hire files.  Organizes resumes electronically in the employment proxy. Monitors resume traffic and responds to inquiries. Prepares fiscal grant reports and associated files. Distribute, collect, process, organize, and track documents as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:    A four year degree or four years of administrative/office experience.  Knowledge of administrative management practices and procedures.     Knowledge of human resources management practices and procedures. Computer skills and knowledge of office software packages such as Excel and Word.

About NLSLA:    NLSLA is one of Los Angeles County’s leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the cities of Burbank and Glendale and the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for more than 50 years and the city of Pasadena and San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 100+, including 45 lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights and environmental justice.   NLSLA is headquartered in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, and El Monte.

Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.  Founded in response to the nation’s War on Poverty, each year NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 80,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of impoverished communities.

To apply:    Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA  91205
Fax:  (818) 291-1790 E-mail: employment@nlsla.org

NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans.

 


OFFICE MANAGER – El Monte

Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates. NLSLA is seeking an Office Manager for its El Monte office. The Office Manager will oversee the daily office operations and will report directly to the Human Resources Director.  He/she serves as the primary point of contact for staff and external partners on all matters pertaining to the operations and administrative support for the El Monte Program office.  The Office Manager assigns and facilitates paralegal, administrative, and secretarial support for NLSLA advocates. He/she must be creative and enjoy working within a law firm that is mission-driven, results-oriented and community focused. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Office Manager will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure, and handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Position:    Office Manager, El Monte

Availability:    Open Immediately.

Compensation:    Salary is commensurate with experience.  Excellent Benefits which include:  choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities:    Maintains office services by organizing, planning, and implementing office operations, policies, and procedures; controlling correspondence; assigning and monitoring clerical and administration functions. Mentoring, coaching and counseling staff; orienting and training, planning, monitoring, and evaluating job results.  Provide service to clients and staff by answering questions, providing information, making referrals, and assuring appropriate follow-through and/or resolution. Essential staff leader point of contact during emergency situations. Establish, organize, and assure maintenance of paper and electronic case management and filing system. Resolve issues with all office technology such as: computers, printers, fax machines, telephone system, copiers, etc.; contact vendors for repairs when necessary. Compose, prepare, and process legal, general and confidential correspondence, including e-mail and faxes. Coordinate meetings, programs, or events by securing location and making other appropriate arrangements, preparing and issuing information and agendas, coordinating speakers, or other necessary follow through information. Perform related duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:       Minimum 2-5 years Office management experience. Ability to identify problems and develop solutions. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.   Bachelor’s degree preferred. Highly Proficient in technology including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms. Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail. Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response. Clear aptitude to work autonomously taking charge in the role.  Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

About NLSLA:    NLSLA is one of Los Angeles County’s leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the cities of Burbank and Glendale and the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for more than 50 years and the city of Pasadena and San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 100+, including 40 lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights and environmental justice.  The NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, and El Monte.

Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation, self-help services and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.  Founded in response to the nation’s War on Poverty, each year NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 80,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of impoverished communities.

To apply:    Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA  91205
Fax:  (818) 291-1790 E-mail: employment@nlsla.org

NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities, and veterans.

 


SUMMER HEALTH ADVOCACY FELLOWSHIP

The Kamenir Health Advocacy Fellowship is available to one USC law student to work full time with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) to help provide free legal services in an interdisciplinary fashion by working with lawyers and doctors in a medical setting. NLSLA is furthering the vision of Dr. Edward and Charlotte Kamenir, the inspiring founders of the Health Advocacy Fund, which teaches future doctors and lawyers to work collaboratively to identify and address the social determinants of health.

Through the Kamenir Fund, with the support of doctors at St. John’s Well Child & Family Health Center and LA County-USC Hospital, NLSLA has created a unique interdisciplinary curriculum and clinical program through USC’s Gould School of Law and Keck School of Medicine.  The Medical Legal Partnership and Practicum in class offers both medical and law students an enhanced understanding of socio-economic factors that impact wellness in disadvantaged and impoverished neighborhoods.  Students learn how develop cross-professional interventions and strategic advocacy leading to better policies that transform the health of our communities.

By providing legal assistance side-by-side with health providers, the Kamenir Health Advocacy Fellowship will help stabilize families and alleviate the social effects of poverty through legal advocacy, community education and capacity building. The Fellow will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of cases and substantive issues that come through the medical clinic. Fellows are expected to learn a number of different legal skills and practices including interviewing clients, participating in case reviews, obtaining evidence and arranging records, writing briefs/ legal memoranda, and conducting community education presentations. Areas of law will include, but will not be limited to housing, health, family law, and immigration, and the Fellow is likely to work on cases for unaccompanied undocumented minors – children who have come to the United State to escape extreme poverty and violence in their home countries.

About NLSLA:

NLSLA has been changing lives and transforming communities since 1965 and is a steadfast advocate for individuals, families and communities throughout Los Angeles County. Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to justice in LA County’s diverse neighborhoods.

NLSLA works holistically across multiple areas of the law that disproportionately impact the law income communities. and strives to help those in need overcome the obstacles that prevent them from enjoying access to the judicial system and bettering their lives and community. By offering free legal services, these efforts can lead to improved health, expanded economic opportunities and positive neighborhood development.

Selection criteria for law student applicants:

  • Must have a strong interest in health, social justice and poverty-related issues as well a desire to serve low-income and disadvantaged communities, and possess sensitivity to working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be committed to enrolling in the Medical Legal Partnership and Practicum in an up-coming semester.
  • Students who are bilingual (preferably Spanish) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Grant award amount: The selected student will receive $5,000 for 10 weeks of full-time work from late May through August 2016 with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. This fellowship was made possible by the generous contribution of the Kamenir Health Advocacy Fund. The fellowship recipient will be required to participate in stewardship activities for the Fund, which may include – writing an acknowledgement letter to the donor, attending scholarship/donor recognition events, providing quotes and/or photos for inclusion in NLSLA’s marketing materials, website and press releases. 

Application process: Students should apply by submitting a current resume, cover letter and writing sample. The cover letter should be addressed to: Sharon Bashan, Director of Pro Bono & Operations, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.

Deadline date: February 26, 2016 at 5pm. All materials should be submitted to:

Sharon Bashan
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1104 East Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205
SharonBashan@nlsla.org

Hard copy or email of materials will be accepted.

 


IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provide a wide-range of legal services aimed to address issues that disproportionately impact the poor.  These services include litigation, providing training and technical assistance, and community education.

NLSLA is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Pacoima or El Monte office.  The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis. The ideal candidate must have four or more years of experience in immigration law and/or defending victims of domestic violence.  The candidate will also possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and welldeveloped analytical skills.  Of critical importance is that the candidate be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is required.

Position:     Staff Attorney

Availability:     Open Immediately.

Compensation:     Starting Salary $54,165 – Commensurate with experience.  Excellent Benefits which include:  choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities:     This staff attorney position will focus on immigration, domestic violence and family law matters.  They will be responsible for representing survivors of domestic violence with their immigration petitions (U, T Visas and VAWA) and provide assistance in family law disputes and at restraining order hearings.  Frequent travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations throughout southern California is required.

Minimum Qualifications:     Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California with four or more years of experience in immigration law and/or defending victims of domestic violence.

About NLSLA:     NLSLA is one of Los Angeles County’s leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the cities of Burbank and Glendale and the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for more than 50 years and the city of Pasadena and San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 100+, including 45 lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights and environmental justice.   NLSLA is headquartered in     Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, and El Monte.

Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.  Founded in response to the nation’s War on Poverty, each year NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 80,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of impoverished communities.

To apply:     Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA  91205
Fax:  (818) 291-1790
E-mail: employment@nlsla.org

NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans.


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic Senior Management team that is changing lives and transforming communities.  NLSLA is seeking an Executive Assistant for the Glendale office. The Executive Assistant will report directly to the Executive Director and Deputy Director.  The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the Executive and Deputy Directors.  The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the board of directors and leadership team; organizes and tracks external relations efforts; and management initiatives. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a law firm that is mission and results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently and with a team on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Position: Executive Assistant

Availability: Open Immediately.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.  Excellent Benefits which include:  choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Executive Director and Deputy Director including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; drafting grant proposals and  correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings. Communicates directly, and on behalf of the Directors, with Board members, donors, staff, and others, on matters related to Executive Office. Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Directors, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.

Minimum Qualifications:  Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail. Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, and external partners. Expert level written and verbal communication skills. Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently. Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response. Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

Bachelor’s degree required

Highly Proficient in technology including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point one note, outlook, Acess, Publisher), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media/web platforms.

About NLSLA: NLSLA is one of Los Angeles County’s leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the cities of Burbank and Glendale and the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for more than 50 years and the city of Pasadena and San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 100+, including 40 lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights and environmental justice.  The NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, and El Monte.
Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation, self-help services and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.  Founded in response to the nation’s War on Poverty, each year NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 80,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of impoverished communities.

To apply:  Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA  91205
Fax:  (818) 291-1790 E-mail: employment@nlsla.org

NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities, and veterans.