POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (May 2021)
ITHACA, NEW YORK
FULL-TIME RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
The Ithaca Office of LawNY has an immediate opening for a receptionist/administrative assistant to serve in a variety of support roles in a busy legal aid office. The Ithaca Office staff currently includes 21 staff members who work together as a team to provide civil legal services to low-income clients in Tompkins and Tioga Counties. The primary areas of practice are housing and homelessness prevention (including landlord-tenant and foreclosure matters), public benefits (including public assistance, SNAP, SSI/Social Security and Unemployment Insurance), re-entry, and services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or Elder Abuse. The receptionist/administrative assistant is charged with being the first person a client or visitor comes in contact with, and gives the first impression of the office. Therefore, they should have an empathetic and friendly attitude toward the client, potential client, or visitor.
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. ® is a not-for-profit law firm providing civil legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen-county area of western New York including the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions. The Ithaca office directly serves residents of Tompkins and Tioga Counties.
LawNY® is committed to equitable inclusion across race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, sex, religion, economic circumstances, ethnicity, national origin, and culture. We are striving to transcend the construct of race and be an anti-racist law firm. We encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work each day and pledge to celebrate every aspect of who they are.
Salary: Salary is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments. Beginning salary for a Receptionist or Administrative Assistant under LawNY’s current salary scale is $27,300 for a 35-hour work week; salary with 5 years of relevant experience would be $31,850 as per the LawNY® salary scale. We also provide an excellent package of fringe benefits including health, disability, and life insurance as well as generous leave provisions.
Procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume with three references to Gregg A. Thomas, Managing Attorney of the Ithaca Office. Please do not send applications directly to Ithaca office staff. All applications received by May 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. ® (LawNY®) is an equal opportunity employer. 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 Exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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