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 Associate for the Legal Network & TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: National Women's Law Center 
Hiring entity type: Not-for-Profit 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: 401(k) -
Dental Insurance -
Disability Insurance -
Health Insurance -
Life Insurance -
Paid Vacation -
 
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Administrative - Other
Administrative - Receptionist/Secretarial
Customer service & support
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
 
Minimum education: Some College 
Minimum years experience:
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: Cover letter required
Virtual interview questions: No questions which require answers when applying for this job posting.
Job code: / Latpro-3679802 
Date posted: May-09-2019
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 20036

Description

?The Search

The National Women's Law Center seeks a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Associate to respond to requests for assistance from individuals facing sexual harassment and sex discrimination and to provide program and administrative support to its Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund. The Center's Legal Network for Gender Equity connects individuals experiencing sex discrimination in education, health care and in the workplace with attorneys willing to take on sex discrimination cases. The TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund provides financial support to defray the costs of legal representation and public relations assistance in select workplace sex harassment cases. The position is for a term of two years, with a possibility of extension dependent on the continued availability of funding.

The Associate plays a critical role in the Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund. The Associate is the first person with whom survivors speak as they seek legal help. The Associate provides critical support to both projects by creating content for the website, maintaining the website, and helping to conduct outreach in person and on line.

?The Organization

The National Women's Law Center fights for gender justice in the courts, in public policy, and in our society working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.

We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us especially those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.

For more than 45 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women. Find out more at NWLC.org.

? Experience and Qualifications

The candidate must have:
A college degree or at least two years' college and two years work-related experience.
Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish orally and in writing.
Experience with providing direct services to survivors of sexual harassment and sexual violence or other trauma.
Excellent customer service skills and the ability to show compassion and empathy.
Strong computer skills and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including experience scheduling meetings in Outlook and managing spreadsheets in Excel.

The ideal candidate will have:
Strong office skills including attention to detail, proofreading, and excellent written and oral communications skills.
A demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and complete work independently.
Flexibility, good judgment and the ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks in an effective manner.\A demonstrated commitment to gender justice and the Center's mission.
Experience with low-income communities, communities of color, and/or LGBTQ communities.
Experience with InDesign and WordPress.

?Compensation

First year salary of $51,000 will be provided to a successful candidate with a college degree or at least two years' college and two years work-related experience.

?Application

If you are interested in joining the NWLC team, submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, resume, and three supervisory references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to legalnetworkassociate@nwlc.org and include position title 'Legal Network Associate' in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources Department, National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please.
The National Women's Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people with disabilities, people of all genders, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and LGBTQI individuals.

Reasonable Accommodations
As noted above, NWLC welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at humanresources@nwlc.org or you may send the request by mail to:

National Women's Law Center
ATTN: Human Resources Director
11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036


Requirements

Responding to calls and emails from individuals seeking assistance from the Legal Network and TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund.
Assisting with webinar, conference, event, and meeting organization, preparation, and execution.
Providing administrative support to the Legal Network for Gender Equity and to the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund.
Creating/editing correspondence and other documents and preparing documents for distribution, including formatting fact sheets and flyers in InDesign.
Posting and formatting content on the NWLC website using WordPress.
Translating and responding to Spanish-language intakes
Conducting outreach in person and on webinars and other platforms in Spanish and English