The New York City Bar Association (City Bar), founded in 1870, is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The City Bar's mission is to equip and mobilize the legal profession to practice with excellence, promote reform of the law, and uphold the rule of law and access to justice in support of a fair society and the public interest in our community, our nation, and throughout the world.
This position offers a great learning experience and the opportunity to work with all areas of the New York City Bar Association.
Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to the following:
* Assist the President, Executive Director and other staff within the department in various aspects of the operations of the 24,000 member New York City Bar Association. * Provide support for the Policy Department, including, managing intake, finalization and distribution of approximately 150 committee reports per year. * Assume primary responsibility for special projects and assist in coordinating events with committees, members of the Association, government officials, judges and others. * Undertake research assignments on a wide range of issues; draft memos and correspondence. * Provide administrative support including, but not limited to, scheduling of meetings and preparation of various documents. * Assist with screening and answering busy phones within the department. * Perform other duties as assigned.
* BA/BS required * Resourceful and flexible self-starter with excellent time management and prioritization skills who has the ability to work both in a team and independently while managing a multiple reporting relationship * Excellent communication (both written and oral), interpersonal, problem-solving and organizational skills required * Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite * Minimum 1 year of office work experience (internships acceptable) * Strong customer service skills, both on the phone and in person * Strong attention to detail * Flexibility to work some early morning and evening hours * Undertake other assignments and support for the overall efforts of the Association
We provide a generous benefits package.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter including salary expectations and resume via e-mail to ...@nycbar.org and include Assistant in the subject line.
It is the policy of the NYC Bar to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, arrest or conviction record, pregnancy, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, marital status, partnership status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, religion, sex, genetic information, military status, unemployment status or any other characteristic as protected by law. The NYC Bar prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment. With regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws, the NYC Bar will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.