Senior Legal Assistant, Legal Department @ UJA - Federation of New York

Senior Legal Assistant, Legal Department

Position Summary:

The Senior Legal Assistant provides essential administrative support to a fast paced legal department. The position reports to the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. This position offers the wonderful opportunity to liaise with UJA-Federation attorneys and staff, all while supporting the work of the largest local philanthropy.

Major Responsibilities:

- Scheduling meetings, coordinating meeting attendance and coordinating remote access to meetings.
- Managing, composing, and typing routine correspondence.

- Receiving and reading, routing, and prioritizing mail.

- Distributing informational material for meetings.
- Handling heavy volume of telephone traffic and being able to respond to inquiries as appropriate.

- Maintaining the general counsel’s extremely busy calendar and schedule various meetings as needed.
- File management both on the computer and hard copy.

- Maintaining departmental logs.

- Receiving and processing invoices and check requests.

- Special projects as requested.
- Drafting and editing memoranda and other documents.

Qualifications and Competencies:

- B.A. degree and prior executive administrative experience.

- Ability to work independently and make decisions.

- Advanced computer proficiency in Microsoft, Outlook, and Excel.

- Excellent verbal and written/grammar skills; excellent proofreading and editing skills.

- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

- The ability to maintain an effective filing system.

- Detail-oriented while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment and having the flexibility to shift priorities quickly.

- Team player.

- Ability to take notes and prepare drafts of meeting minutes.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Equal Opportunity Employment. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please submit your application directly to our job board.

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, FSA
  • Other Benefits: Great benefits. Please see site for details.
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-05-13
  • Times this job has been viewed: 359 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Administrative Support, Executive Assistant, Legal
  • Organization Type: Federation
Job Location
UJA - Federation of New York
130 East 59th Street
New York , New York 10022


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