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at Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham
Location Birmingham, AL
Date Posted 05/15/2018
Category Administration / Operations
Job Type Full-time & Part-time
Job Function Administrative & Clerical
Salary $20-23/hr DOE
Address 2021 2nd Ave N


Executive Administration Assistant

Reports to: Executive Director

Job Description

Non-profit organization that provides free legal aid to low-income clients is seeking an experienced, extremely-detailed, and highly motivated individual to perform administrative, office support, and management duties. This is a 30-35 hour per week position in a small office. Duties include answering phones and directing clients to Help Desks to receive legal assistance, database management, receiving and directing visitors, heavy use of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and scheduling/arrangement of meetings and working with a large board, advisory board, and honorary board.  This employee also will have the ability to prepare personalized and professional correspondence including thank you notes, form letters, and mail mergers. The successful candidate may also be asked to assist with Communications including updating our website, preparing our email newsletter, and preparing/sending press releases.

Desired Qualifications:  At minimum 3 years related experience. Proven experience in the areas outlined in the job description. Pro-active, self-motivated, and positive. A can-do attitude and professional demeanor. Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks. Basic web/graphic experience and experience with WordPress and Constant Contact. Experience with databases, preferably client service databases. Ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner. Strong writer and communicator. Highly-motivated to serve others especially in providing legal services so low-income clients can access justice.

About Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham:

Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham is a corps of attorney volunteers coordinated by a professional staff driven to improve access to justice. Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham (VLB) is the only non-profit in Alabama that provides immediate access to free high-quality attorneys so low-income and indigent families can obtain critically needed legal services.

Last year, VLB served 3,500 low-income clients, more than any other pro bono organization in Alabama, where we are one of only three states in the nation that provides no state funding for civil legal aid. Some 550 attorneys volunteered, donating 4,500 hours, which is $1 million worth of free legal services to the poor. VLB serves these clients by deploying more than 20 legal Help Desks a month throughout the city.  This model was recognized by the American Bar Association as being the best in the country for unique, innovative delivery of free legal aid. (Harrison Tweed Award winner)

As compassionate legal advocates, we are relentless in our pursuit of justice for low-income people facing civil legal programs. We focus on solving legal issues so our clients can have Safe Families, Safe Housing, and Safe Finances. We also are the only legal aid organization in Alabama with a special program dedicated to Serving Veterans.

We only exist because of the generosity of our donors. As a dependable organization, we value our supporters and take every action necessary to uphold complete transparency. For every $1 invested in VLB, the Birmingham community receives an average of $12.13 of immediate and long-term return on investment. (Alabama Civil Justice Foundation).