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Special Assistant To The General Counsel

Company name


Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Oct 05, 2020

Valid Through

Jan 18, 2021

Posted on

Sep 19, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Brooklyn, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Part-time Special Assistant to the General Counsel
Duties: Support, develop, coordinate, and execute short and long-term projects and initiatives, including with other departments and programs. Manage legal initiatives and operations to ensure efficiency and responsiveness, including by facilitating communications and workflow and implementing project management and technological tools. Serve as liaison with other departments and programs. Schedule meetings and calls, prepare materials and notes, and ensure follow-up for various Board, leadership, and staff meetings. Provide and spearhead administrative support including maintaining files, maintaining contact lists, proofreading, formatting, and finalizing documents across departments. Assist with developing budget and managing legal bills, invoices, purchases, etc. Support and engage in investigations and litigation-related activities including managing organization wide litigation holds, assisting with investigations of complaints and charges, including drafting summaries and responses. Assist with contracting, including tracking, drafting, researching, proofreading. Assist with Board-related responsibilities, including updating materials and collecting forms. Develop, draft, and implement policies and procedures. Conduct research, synthesize information, and maintain resource library. Draft timely and accurate communications and memos. Draft and participate in presentations. Participate in meetings, taskforces, and workgroups. Other projects and tasks as may be requested by the General Counsel or Compliance Officer.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. 3+ years of total work experience with nonprofit, healthcare, government, or law firm. Experience as paralegal, chief of staff or legal operations preferred. Mission-minded team-player with a commitment to social justice. Interest in learning legal issues, including contracts. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills. Ability to exercise discretion and handle confidential information. Strong analytical problem solving and decision- making skills. Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrated project management skills and experience executing projects from start to finish. Ability to work on projects independently as well as working well as part of a team. Strong sense of personal initiative. Strong Interest in legal and compliance issues. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and advanced proficiency with Excel (v-lookup, pivot tables, charts, and formulas). Comfortable with technology. Experience visualizing and analyzing data. Experience with statistical analysis (Stata, SPSS, etc.) and data-visualization software (PowerBI, Tableau, etc.) a plus.

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Hiring Coordinator
151 Lawrence Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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