Employment Opportunities

We provide free legal services to people with low-income and people with disabilities, since 1965. Our staff is dedicated to representing the poor and fight poverty through consistent high quality legal work.

Job Title:                                 Chief Financial Officer

Classification:                       Exempt, part of Management unit (non-union)

Reports to:                             Deputy Director

Supervises:                            Accounting Team

 

Organization Overview: NLS provides free legal services to low-income individuals and people with disabilities.  Substantive practice areas include housing, public benefits, family, and disability law.  An annual budget of over $15 million supports 100+ staff working primarily among three offices in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Batavia.  NLS staff are supported by the Buffalo Office of Legal Service Workers (BOLSW) Union which covers the majority of staff including staff attorneys, staff paralegals, and support staff.  Non-union staff include approximately 20 management and administrative personnel.  NLS receives a mix of Federal, State, local and foundation support as well as earned income through attorney’s fees and contributions.

Job Summary:  CFO will lead the Finance and Accounting team to support the financial health and integrity of the organization. Working closely with the Executive Director, this individual is accountable for accounting operations including maintenance and enforcement of internal controls, policies, and procedures; maintenance of accounting records and systems; production of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports; and financial management of grants and contracts. CFO’s objective is to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles, contracts, and government regulations.

Financial Management

  1. Analyze and present financial results in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, projections, and critical financial matters to the Deputy Director, the Executive Director and the Board.
  2. Oversee all financial, project/program, and grants reporting, with particular focus on meeting the financial terms of grant awards and successfully utilizing all restricted grant funds.
  3. Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting; ensure both restricted and unrestricted cash flows support operational requirements.
  4. Lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Deputy and Executive Directors; lead financial strategy and budget development for new restricted grant applications, ensuring viable proposals are presented to funders.
  5. Coordinate and lead the annual audit and 990 preparation and filing process; liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the Board of Directors.
  6. Maximize efficiency of financial systems and processes; ensure sufficient capacity exists to handle growing volume and complexity as the organization expands.
  7. As processes change and grow, ensure controls are adequate and financial policies and procedures keep pace with change.

Accounting Team Supervision

  1. Oversee all accounting operations including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, contract billing, monthly bank and investment account reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, and revenue reconciliations.
  2. Supervise and manage the workflow of a team responsible for a variety of day-to-day accounting duties and contract

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other related business degree required with 7+ years of experience in an organization with multiple locations and/or business units; minimum of five years’ broad finance, operations and management experience
  2. CPA or MBA required
  3. Extensive supervisory/coaching experience
  4. Superior financial analysis skills
  5. Ability to translate financial concepts to—and to effectively collaborate with—programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  6. Commitment to best practices in human resource management, with a deep understanding of employee life cycle management
  7. A successful track record setting priorities; keen analytic, organization, and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  8. Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  9. Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment with diverse teams
  10. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, empathy, and dedication to the mission of NLS

Salary and benefits

Annual salary is competitive and dependent on experience.  Position in Buffalo office location.  Thirty-five (35) hour work week with 13 ½ Holidays and accrued PTO.  Generous health, dental, HRA and retirement benefits.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@nls.org and reference the CFO position in the subject line. References will be requested after an interview.

 

NLS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply.  Employer recruits without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender (including identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or protected veteran status and any such candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Job Title:                    IT Specialist

Classification:            Exempt, part of Administration (non-union)

Reports to:                 Chief Financial Officer

 

Job Summary:  IT Specialist will set up, manage and troubleshoot the technology systems, perform IT support duties and related problem-solving for staff, identify ways to improve systems to deliver services to NLS’ clients, ensure IT compliance, and manage IT-related purchases, subscriptions and vendors. This role requires extensive familiarity with IT processes and procedures, effective communication, system-wide enhancement, and user support.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure daily functionality of IT systems across four offices (including but not limited to installation of desktops, portable computers, peripherals, phones, and software products for networked and standalone environments; installation and configuration of networks; purchase of equipment, and the like)
  • Detect, diagnose, research solutions, and resolve computer software and hardware failures as well as networking issues with printers and other peripheral equipment
  • Provide staff across four offices with information, guidance, and instruction on use of computer hardware and software; assist staff by troubleshooting computer problems as well as identify solutions/improvements
  • Train new staff during onboarding process and provide ongoing trainings to current staff (including identifying areas of training for staff)
  • Review diagnostics and assess the functionality and efficiency of systems and hardware
  • Improve existing systems and identify software solutions to improve service delivery to NLS’ clients
  • Manage IT-related subscriptions, vendors and consultants
  • Conduct IT audits as assigned, implement security measures, monitor security certificates and compliance of requirements
  • Assist with creation and implementation of the annual technology plan(s) as required by NLS’ funders
  • Assist in improving the utilization of NLS’ case management system, maintain and update NLS website
  • Work on additional projects as assigned by the CFO, the Deputy Director, and/or the Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of relevant operating systems, software and programming
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Good organization, time management and prioritization
  • Efficient troubleshooting abilities
  • Effective communication skills, including speaking, writing and active listening
  • Great customer service and interpersonal skills

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in computer science
  2. Minimum of three years of experience in IT
  3. Experience working with the following environments: Windows 10 & Windows Server 2008+ operating systems, Mac OS, Active Directory, Exchange/Office 365, Network Storage; any prior working experience with LegalServer is a plus but not required
  4. Experience setting up and troubleshooting various technical equipment such as laptops, video conferencing systems, printers, mobiles, etc.
  5. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, empathy, and dedication to the mission of NLS

Salary and benefits

Annual salary is competitive and dependent on experience.  Full-time position in our downtown Buffalo office with occasional travel to the other offices.  Thirty-five (35) hour work week with 13 ½ Holidays and accrued PTO. Generous health, dental, HRA and retirement benefits.

Organization Overview: Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) provides free legal services to low-income individuals and people with disabilities.  Substantive practice areas include housing, public benefits, family, and disability law.  An annual budget of over $15 million supports 100+ staff working primarily among three offices in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Batavia.  NLS staff are supported by the Buffalo Office of Legal Service Workers (BOLSW) Union which covers the majority of staff including staff attorneys, staff paralegals, and support staff.  Non-union staff include approximately 20 management and administrative personnel.  NLS receives a mix of Federal, State, local and foundation support as well as earned income through attorney’s fees and contributions.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@nls.org referencing the IT position in the subject line.

NLS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply.  Employer recruits without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender (including identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or protected veteran status and any such candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Job Title:                                 Executive Assistant

Classification:                       Exempt, part of Administrative unit (non-union)

Reports to:                             Executive Director

Organization Overview: NLS provides free legal services to low-income individuals and people with disabilities.  Substantive practice areas include housing, public benefits, family and disability law.  An annual budget of over $15 million supports 100+ staff working primarily among three offices in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Batavia.  NLS staff are supported by the Buffalo Office of Legal Service Workers (BOLSW) Union which covers the majority of staff including staff attorneys, staff paralegals, and support staff.  Non-union staff include approximately 20 management and administrative personnel.  NLS receives a mix of Federal, State, local and foundation support as well as earned income through attorney’s fees and contributions.

Job Summary:  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant will provide administrative support for the Executive Director and other management team members in the form or drafting correspondence, scheduling meeting, and maintaining calendars and other duties as assigned.

Executive Assistant Responsibilities:

Performs a variety of administrative duties for the Executive Director and management team such as scheduling meetings, drafting correspondence, setting up and/or maintaining filing systems, answering inquiries over the phone or in person, and managing other secretarial and administrative details.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Knowledge Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to handle confidential work with tact and discretion
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent typing and filing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with NLS staff and outside organizations
  • Ability to work independently
  • An interest in serving clients of the legal services program
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters

 Salary and benefits

Annual salary is competitive and dependent on experience.  Position in Buffalo office location.  Thirty-five (35)-hour work week with generous benefit package including holiday, leave time, health, dental, HRA and retirement benefits.

To Apply:  Please submit your confidential resume, including your salary requirements to jobs@nls.org.

NLS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply.  Employer recruits without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender (including identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or protected veteran status and any such candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Job Title:                                 HR Director

Classification:                       Exempt, part of Management unit (non-union)

Reports to:                             Executive Director

Supervises:                            HR Generalist

Organization Overview: NLS provides free legal services to low-income individuals and people with disabilities.  Substantive practice areas include housing, public benefits, family, and disability law.  An annual budget of over $15 million supports 100+ staff working primarily among three offices in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Batavia.  NLS staff are supported by the Buffalo Office of Legal Service Workers (BOLSW) Union which covers the majority of staff including staff attorneys, staff paralegals, and support staff.  Non-union staff include approximately 20 management and administrative personnel.  NLS receives a mix of Federal, State, local and foundation support as well as earned income through attorney’s fees and contributions.

Job Summary:  HR Director is responsible for overseeing the efficient operation of the Human Resources and Payroll functions.  Working closely with the Executive Director, this individual is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of employee records and reporting, assisting Management staff regarding personnel related matters and identifying opportunities to enhance the overall employee experience within the organization.

Human Resource Management

  1. Identify, evaluate and assist in solving hiring challenges
  2. Assist in recruiting top talent to Management positions
  3. Mediating and resolving employee performance related issues and related disputes
  4. Compiling compensation and benefit related information to assist Finance team
  5. Conduct staff and management training
  6. Oversee and maintain NLS employee related policies and procedures
  7. Ensure compliance with all Federal and State hiring and reporting requirements.
  8. Manage the annual open enrollment process including ADP portal, staff communications and broker relationship
  9. Work closely with BOLSW leadership to maintain a positive relationship with the Union

Human Resource/Payroll Team Supervision

  1. Oversee all Human Resources operations including recruiting, on and offboarding of staff, benefit administration as well as staff and management training.
  2. Supervise and manage the workflow of staff responsible for a variety of day-to-day HR related tasks.
  3. Oversee bi-weekly payroll processing

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Human Resources with 7+ years of experience HR, preferably with 4+ years in a management role
  2. Extensive supervisory/coaching experience
  3. Union experience a plus
  4. Commitment to best practices in human resource management, with a deep understanding of employee life cycle management
  5. A successful track record setting priorities; keen analytic, organization, and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  6. Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  7. Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment with diverse teams
  8. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, empathy, and dedication to the mission of NLS

Salary and benefits

Annual salary is competitive and dependent on experience.  Position in Buffalo office location.  Thirty-five (35) hour work week with generous benefit package including holiday, leave time, health, dental, HRA and retirement benefits.

To Apply:  Please submit your confidential resume, including your salary requirements to Jobs@nls.org

 

NLS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply.  Employer recruits without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender (including identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or protected veteran status and any such candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Job Title:                                 HR Generalist

Classification:                       Exempt, part of Administrative unit (non-union)

Reports to:                             HR Director

Organization Overview: NLS provides free legal services to low-income individuals and people with disabilities.  Substantive practice areas include housing, public benefits, family and disability law.  An annual budget of over $15 million supports 100+ staff working primarily among three offices in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Batavia.  NLS staff are supported by the Buffalo Office of Legal Service Workers (BOLSW) Union which covers the majority of staff including staff attorneys, staff paralegals, and support staff.  Non-union staff include approximately 20 management and administrative personnel.  NLS receives a mix of Federal, State, local and foundation support as well as earned income through attorney’s fees and contributions.

Job Summary:  HR Generalist is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Human Resources department.  Working closely with the HR Director, this individual is responsible for working to recruit and retain organization staff, maintain employee electronic records and physical files, administer employee benefits and provide general assistance to management and staff.

Human Resource Management

  1. Assist in recruiting efforts to include attending job fairs and maintaining internal and external job postings
  2. Generate documents, including offer letters and status changes for distribution to internal parties
  3. Conduct Onboarding and Offboarding meetings
  4. Maintain electronic ADP and physical employee files
  5. Manage leave administration, including disability, Paid Family Leave, FMLA and Workers Compensation
  6. Maintain personnel records regarding performance evaluation, vaccination status and annual trainings as required
  7. Work closely with HR Director to manage the annual open enrollment process including ADP portal, staff communications and broker relationship
  8. Work closely with Union leadership to maintain a positive relationship and strong communication

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Human Resources with 3+ years of experience HR
  2. Payroll and Union experience a plus
  3. Commitment to best practices in human resource management, with a deep understanding of employee life cycle management
  4. Successful track record setting priorities; keen analytic, organization, and problem solving skills that support and enable sound decision making
  5. Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  6. Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment with diverse teams
  7. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, empathy and dedication to the mission of NLS

Salary and benefits

Annual salary is competitive and dependent on experience.  Position in Buffalo office location.  Thirty-five (35)-hour work week with generous benefit package including holiday, leave time, health, dental, HRA and retirement benefits.

To Apply:  Please submit your confidential resume, including your salary requirements to jobs@nls.org.

NLS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply.  Employer recruits without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender (including identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or protected veteran status and any such candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Use your talents and skills to help people and change systems. Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS), the largest provider of civil legal services in Western New York, is seeking a generalist attorney for its Batavia Office.  The attorney will assist individuals across an array of civil legal issues and ensure that those in need are served by systems that are just, equitable and responsive. Advocacy will include representation of individual clients and identification and advocacy to obtain systemic change through affirmative advocacy and policy work.   Your clients will include people living with low incomes, disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Salary and Benefits

$59,387 to $97,981 per year salary, dependent upon experience and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (law graduates pending admission are welcome to apply). Full time position with a 35-hour work week and shorter summer hours. Excellent benefits including health, dental and vision insurance, 3 weeks of vacation, 12 paid holidays plus paid week off between Christmas and New Year’s, sick and personal leave, eligibility for public student loan forgiveness, paid $50,000 life insurance, pension plan, HSA and Flexible Spending Accounts, and paid memberships.

Job Description

Attorney will maintain a caseload relating to housing law, public benefits, family law, disability law, and consumer issues. The attorney will handle all aspects of legal representation of low-income clients, identify systematic problems that affect clients’ needs, and collaborate with other staff and community partners on holistic service delivery. Working relationships are established with other office staff as well as community partners. Work is performed under the direction and supervision of a Supervising Attorney.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited law school, membership in New York State Bar or pending admission. Legal services background and previous experience working with low-income and/or underserved communities is preferred. Applicants are expected to have knowledge of legal principles of civil practice, strong personal work ethic, interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic team, ability to organize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision, effective communication, and cultural competency to work with clients challenged by poverty across the spectrum of diversity.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@nls.org and reference the Batavia Attorney position in the subject line. References and a writing sample will be requested after an interview.

Use your talents and skills to help people and change systems. Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS), the largest provider of civil legal services in Western New York, is seeking attorneys for its Housing Unit in both Buffalo and Niagara Falls offices.  The attorney will assist individuals facing challenges related to housing and landlord/tenant issues and ensure that those in need are served by systems that are just, equitable and responsive. Advocacy will include representation of individual clients and identification and advocacy to obtain systemic change through affirmative advocacy and policy work.   Your clients will include people living with low incomes, disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Salary and Benefits

$59,387 to $97,981 per year salary, dependent upon experience and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (law graduates pending admission are welcome to apply). Full time position with a 35-hour work week and shorter summer hours. Excellent benefits including health, dental and vision insurance, 3 weeks of vacation, 12 paid holidays plus paid week off between Christmas and New Year’s, sick and personal leave, eligibility for public student loan forgiveness, paid $50,000 life insurance, pension plan, HSA and Flexible Spending Accounts, and paid memberships.

Job Description

Attorney will maintain a caseload relating to housing law and landlord/tenant law including evictions, unsafe housing conditions, public and subsidized housing related issues, and housing discrimination. The attorney will handle all aspects of legal representation of low-income clients, identify systematic problems that affect clients’ needs, and collaborate with other staff and community partners on holistic service delivery. Working relationships are established with the Housing Unit and other units at NLS as well as community partners. Work is performed under the direction and supervision of the Unit Supervising Attorney.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited law school, membership in New York State Bar or pending admission. Legal services background and previous experience working with low-income and/or underserved communities is preferred. Applicants are expected to have knowledge of legal principles of civil practice, strong personal work ethic, interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic team, ability to organize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision, effective communication, and cultural competency to work with clients challenged by poverty across the spectrum of diversity.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@nls.org. and reference the Housing Attorney position in the subject line. References and a writing sample will be requested after an interview.

Use your Law Degree to help people and change systems.  Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS), the largest provider of civil legal services in Western New York, is seeking a dynamic staff attorney for its new Education Debt Consumer Assistance Program in its Buffalo office. The staff attorney will provide residents with legal assistance for their student loan debt so that they can effectively manage this debt and improve their financial health. The staff attorney will learn the law and advocate for individuals in need of education debt assistance. Advocacy will include, but is not limited to, educating and assisting consumers with repayment options, applying for forgiveness and discharge programs, resolving disputes with servicers and lenders, and getting consumers out of default to stop wage garnishments and social security offsets and tax refund intercepts. The attorney will provide representation of individual clients and also identify and advocate for systemic change through affirmative advocacy and litigation.

The staff attorney will be responsible for case load management, legal research and writing, and representation in a variety of consumer law matters involving student loan debt.

Essential Responsibilities/ Functions:

  • Develop a substantive knowledge of the areas of law that impact the lives of persons with student loan debt
  • Provide a spectrum of legal assistance from advice and counsel by telephone, informal advocacy and representation at hearings and other proceedings
  • Identify systemic problems that affect the rights of persons with student loan debt and address these challenges through affirmative advocacy, impact litigation, and policy work
  • Collaborate and coordinate with NLS staff and community partners to assure effective referral and holistic service delivery
  • Conduct community outreach, education, and training
  • Develop relationships and engage in collaborations with a range of public and private community partners including governmental agencies, courts, and community-based organizations to ensure integrative services and to address systemic barriers facing our client community
  • Demonstrate cultural competency to work with low-income clients across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, immigrant status, religious identity, physical and mental disabilities, and those with limited English proficiency.

Salary and Benefits

$59,387 to $97,981 per year salary, dependent upon experience and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (law graduates pending admission are welcome to apply). Full time position with a 35-hour work week and shorter summer hours. Excellent benefits including health, dental and vision insurance, 3 weeks of vacation, 12 paid holidays plus paid week off between Christmas and New Year’s, sick and personal leave, eligibility for public student loan forgiveness, paid $50,000 life insurance, pension plan, HSA and Flexible Spending Accounts, and paid memberships.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited law school, membership in New York State Bar or pending admission. Legal services background and previous experience working with low-income and/or underserved communities and victims of domestic violence is preferred. Applicants are expected to have knowledge of legal principles of civil practice, strong personal work ethic, interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic team, ability to organize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision, effective communication, and cultural competency to work with clients challenged by poverty across the spectrum of diversity.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@nls.org and reference the Consumer Law Staff Attorney position in the subject line. References and a writing sample will be requested after an interview.

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Navigator-Paralegal will screen and enroll individuals and families into health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace and provide community education on the NYSOH Marketplace in our Buffalo office.

Essential Functions:

The responsibilities of the position follow:

  • Advise consumers on eligibility for premium subsidies and public health insurance programs, like Medicaid and Child Health Plus;
  • Enroll consumers into public and/or private health coverage in the New York of Health Marketplace;
  • Help consumers choose an appropriate qualified health plan;
  • Educate consumers on their benefits and responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act;
  • Make sure all applications are accurately completed and submitted on time, adhering to submission deadlines;
  • Maintain thorough case records of services provided, advice and/or referrals;
  • Schedule and maintain appointments with potentially eligible consumers;
  • Meet productivity and quality performance targets;
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and trainings;
  • Conduct community outreach to potential enrollees, community partners and attend outreach events;
  • Other responsibilities identified by Supervisor.

Core Competencies

  • Strong personal work ethic and ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet critical deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic and multi‐sector team;
  • Curious and self‐directed with an ability to anticipate client needs;
  • Cultural humility in working with low‐income clients across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio‐economic status, immigrant status, religious identity, physical and mental disabilities, and limited English proficiency; and
  • Familiarity with diverse communities is a plus.

 Qualifications

  • College degree, paralegal certification or equivalent experience required;
  • Obtain a certification through the New York State of Health Marketplace.  Any applicants who are not currently certified would have to attend online training to obtain certification.  If there is a cost associated with the certification, NLS will be responsible.
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations and knowledge of community resources; and
  • Self-motivated and dependable;
  • Excellent communication skills for client intake, client follow-up and attorney interface
  • Excellent organizational skills and calendaring awareness
  • Community engagement and working with community partners with ease;
  • Willingness to work as a team member.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Work in an office environment including working at workstation, attending meetings;
  • Traveling to meetings and off-site partner agencies and community events;
  • Use of computer and other office machines such as fax, photocopiers and telephones; and
  • Ability to work in the evenings and weekends as required to serve clients.

If interested, please forward your resume to Jobs@NLS.org noting the position you are interested in.

Use your talents and skills to help people and change systems.  Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS), the largest provider of civil legal services in Western New York, is seeking an administrative assistant for both the Disability Law and Public Benefits Units (2 positions) in its Buffalo office.

Salary and Benefits

$32,897 to $50,537 per year salary, dependent upon experience and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full-time position with a 35-hour work week and shorter summer hours. Excellent benefits including health, dental and vision insurance, 3 weeks of vacation, 12 paid holidays plus paid week off between Christmas and New Year’s, sick and personal leave, eligibility for public student loan forgiveness, paid $50,000 life insurance, pension plan, and HSA and Flexible Spending Accounts.

Job Description

The ideal candidates would prefer working as part of a collaborative and innovative team.  Responsibilities include performing administrative tasks for the unit, proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Teams, Adobe, Excel and other technology. Assistants should be highly organized, with an ability to review, process, and organize large amounts of information.  The Assistants will also be responsible for editing, proofreading, maintaining the unit calendar, setting meetings, answering phones, providing input at unit meetings.

A second language is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@nls.org and reference the Administrative Assistance position in the subject line. References will be requested after an interview

 

BATAVIA OFFICE

45 Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
(Tel) 585.343.5450
(Fax) 585.343.5503
Serving Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming Counties

BUFFALO OFFICE

237 Main Street, Ste. 400
Buffalo, NY 14203
(Tel) 716.847.0650
(Fax) 716.847.0227
(TDD) 716.847.1322
Serving Erie County

NIAGARA FALLS OFFICE

225 Old Falls Street 3rd Floor
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
(Tel) 716.284.8831
(Fax) 716.284.8040
Serving Niagara County

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