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1 Nov 2021

Full-Time Legal Assistant / Office Administrator

Southern Environmental Law Center – Posted by LydiaG Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Job Description

The principal responsibilities of the legal assistant/office administrator are to staff the front desk, coordinate administrative functions and provide support to the attorneys in the office. This support will fall into two main categories: administration and legal assistance. The assistant will have a full range of administrative responsibilities supporting the attorneys generally, helping the Office Director maintain an efficient and well-organized office, coordinating with vendors and consultants. The assistant will handle court filings and related duties. In addition, the assistant will help in report and presentation preparations and may occasionally be involved in research on multiple cases and projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides legal and administrative support to SELC attorneys, including court filings, research, proofreading and editing written materials, and other legal tasks.
  • Provides general clerical support for the office, including office administration, answering phones, greeting visitors, interacting with vendors, word processing, booking travel, preparing expense reports and filing.
  • Responds to public inquiries about SELC.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or the combined equivalent of education and legal experience.
  • Legal experience.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work closely and professionally with a team of attorneys, other administrative staff and other departments.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Must work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency with PCs and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized.
  • Positive attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of office experience.
  • Documented Environmental interest.

About SELC: The Southern Environmental Law Center is one of the nation’s most powerful defenders of the environment, rooted in the South. With a long track record, SELC takes on the toughest environmental challenges in court, in government, and in our communities to protect our region’s air, water, climate, wildlife, lands, and people. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the organization has a staff of 170, including 90 attorneys, and is headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., with offices in Asheville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Nashville, Richmond, and Washington, D.C.

SELC believes that a broad range of ideas, life experiences, and backgrounds enriches our workplace, drives innovative thinking, and attracts highly talented people who seek a work environment that values the unique contributions of individual team members. We are eager to welcome new team members who share this belief. We still have much progress to make, but our goal is to create and maintain a staff that, at every level, reflect the rich racial and cultural diversity of the communities where we work and the clients that we serve. SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment. We are looking for people to join us in this effort. Persons of all backgrounds—including people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates—are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation: SELC offers salaries competitive with other leading environmental non-profits nationally and provides an excellent benefits package. For more details about our benefits package, please visit our Careers page.

How to Apply

To Apply:  Click here to be directed to an online application where you may upload your application materials. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. Interested persons should apply immediately. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time.

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