The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation is accepting applications for a Program Assistant to support MLAC’s Executive Director and the Director of the Equal Justice Coalition.Principal Responsibilities:
The Program Assistant provides administrative support to the MLAC Executive Director and the EJC Director which includes producing general and legislative correspondence; assisting with the planning and implementation of the legislative campaign by coordinating logistics for the annual lobby day and legislative recognition awards; staffing the monthly legislative committee meetings; maintaining and updating the database for the EJC; and performing research and providing support for special projects.
Skills and Qualifications:
BA/BS degree and a passion for access to justice; political campaign experience is a plus. Administrative support experience with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask effectively; excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment with a diverse staff and supporters; proficient in MS Office products; proficiency and knowledge of Salesforce or other database programs a plus. The Program Assistant must be willing to work at least 80% time (28 hours per week).
The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation is a financially sound $18 million non-profit that provides funding for, and technical assistance to, legal services programs that advocate for low income clients. A crucial part of MLAC’s vision is supporting cultural and linguistic competence, as well as ensuring diversity of staff and volunteers, so clients can be best served. Learn more about MLAC at http://www.mlac.org.
The Equal Justice Coalition is a project of MLAC and its function is to coordinate the state-wide advocacy for increased funding for the Commonwealth’s civil legal aid programs. Learn more about the EJC at http://www.equaljusticecoalition.org.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter no later than Thursday, September 20th to Danielle Hines-Graham, MLAC Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLAC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities upon request. MLAC is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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