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Overview: The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

The Legal Administrative Assistant is responsible for all administrative aspects of the department that provides civil legal services to young people, with a focus on providing support for the Center’s immigration practice. The Administrative Assistant reports to a Managing Attorney.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet young people seeking legal services and explain the Legal Services Center’s intake process
  • Maintain Center’s calendar; schedule appointments
  • Answer phones and respond to general inquiries about services
  • Assist with outreach efforts through mailings and telephone contact
  • Complete forms documenting members’ contact with Legal Services Center, provide referral information, and coordinate membership services for clients.
  • Maintain file and case management database with updates on case status; update client contact information in case file, case management database, and with required courts and agencies in coordination with attorneys and paralegals.
  • Assist with administrative aspects in individual cases (collection of immigration fees, delivery and pick up of documents, etc.)
  • Manage compliance with contracts, including data entry and quality assurance
  • Coordinate events including Fall Kick-Off and Immigrant Youth Night
  • Monitor and maintain office supplies
  • Process requests for payment
  • Orient new staff and interns
  • Coordinate interns; provide training to interns and volunteers
  • Complete other responsibilities and functions as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Experience in an administrative position required, experience in a legal office or organization preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be proficient using MS Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel programs
  • Professional proficiency in Spanish required

Salary: Mid 40s, plus generous benefits package
Hours: 35 hours per week

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