Project Assistant (Remote)

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timePosted 8 days ago location United States salary$70k - 78k (US Dollars)
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POSITION SUMMARY:Founded in 2017, the Lawyering Project (Project) is a legal advocacy organization that blends traditional impact litigation with movement lawyering to promote reproductive health, rights, and justice throughout the United States. We are fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) organization.Laws that undermine reproductive health, rights, and justice deprive people of moral agency, rob us of control over our bodies, and compound other forms of oppression like racism, sexism, and poverty. Our mission is to eliminate these laws and the harmful impacts they have on peoples lives. We are especially focused on laws that limit the availability or affordability of abortion care; contribute to disparities in reproductive health outcomes; embody gender-based stereotypes; or discriminate against people based on their reproductive decisions.Our goal is a legal system that enables each of us to make decisions about intensely personal matters like sex, pregnancy, family, and healthcare based on our own beliefs and values, and ensures that we all have the resources we need to carry out those decisions.We have two legal programs: Constitutional Litigation and Access & Innovation. These complementary programs seek to eliminate barriers to abortion access and uphold the dignity of people seeking and providing abortion care. The Constitutional Litigation Program focuses on developing and prosecuting constitutional challenges to restrictive abortion laws. The Access & Innovation Program supports abortion access and innovation in service delivery by providing legal services to abortion providers, researchers, and advocates. The goal of this work is to remove practical barriers to abortion access and innovation that cannot be addressed through constitutional litigation. The Lawyering Project is seeking a Project Assistant to provide administrative support to Project staff members.A member of the Operations team, the Project Assistant will be responsible for managing payment requests, making travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, and ensuring that the Lawyering Projects day-to-day operations run smoothly.The Project Assistant is a non-exempt position. Non-exempt employees work a standard 40-hour work week and may occasionally be asked to work overtime. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide general administrative support to the Lawyering Project Prepare and submit payment requests and track reimbursementsMaintain calendars and schedule meetingsProvide logistical support for meetings and conference callsMake travel arrangementsManage contactsCoordinate with internal and external stakeholdersAssist with management of physical and electronic files, including litigation filesConduct researchDraft, format, and proofread documentsOTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Coordinate special projects Assist with managing websiteEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:The Project Assistant must have: Prior experience working or interning in an office setting A commitment to social justiceKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:The Project Assistant must have:Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; knowledge of SharePoint and Nitro is a plus.Skill in managing multiple tasks, priorities, and deadlines; being organized; problem-solving; writing; communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders; and conducting online research.Ability to work proactively and independently; learn new software applications; maintain confidentiality; and cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and values differences.ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:The Project Assistant will report to the Operations Manager and work closely with the Lawyering Projects Operations team, other staff members, fiscal sponsor, vendors, and external partners.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Must be able to travel domestically on an airplane 2-3 times per year.Note that travel is optional during the COVID-19 pandemic and has been largely suspended.WORK ENVIRONMENT:This is a full-time position that occasionally requires overtime. The Lawyering Project is a fully remote organization.The Project Assistant may be based anywhere within the United States and has the option to work from home or from a rented office space.SALARY:The Lawyering Project has a fixed salary scale based on job responsibilities, education, and experience. For example, the salary for a Project Assistant candidate with two years of relevant work experience is $70,917 - $78,797, depending on education. A complete copy of the salary scale will be provided to any applicant upon request. We offer a robust benefits package that includes but is not limited to: health insurance (including medical, vision, and dental); disability and life insurance; flexible spending accounts (FSA) for health, dependent care, and transportation; retirement savings plan; paid vacation, holiday, and sick days; and paid parental, family, and medical leave. We also provide reimbursement for state bar membership fees and a professional development stipend. For additional information about our benefits, please reach out to . TO APPLY:Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to . Please write Project Assistant in the subject line of the email.Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.To best achieve our mission, the Lawyering Project is committed to cultivating an inclusive and equitable workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. In a section of your cover letter containing no more than 200 words, please describe the identities, perspectives, and experiences that you would bring to the Lawyering Project that are important to you and/or relevant to our work.EEO NOTE:The Lawyering Project, a project of Tides Center, is an at-will and equal opportunity employer. At the Lawyering Project, we believe that a team with varied perspectives and experiences will best enable our organization to thrive and achieve its mission. We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive work environment that values individual differences. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences, identities, and backgrounds to apply. We will not discriminate against applicants and employees because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression), color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to pregnant people and qualified individuals with disabilities, including in the application process. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please send an email with the subject line Reasonable Accommodation Request" to .