The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant.

Position Overview:

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt Position
Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and generous benefits package.

Organizational Overview:

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., founded in 1994 and located in Columbus, is a statewide,
nonprofit organization committed to improving access to justice for low-income Ohioans. By providing
grants and other support, the Foundation provides a legal voice to those who can’t afford it. The
Foundation helps ensure that veterans secure the benefits they have earned; seniors preserve their
independence and financial security; victims of domestic violence obtain safety and security; and
children with disabilities obtain the supports they need to succeed in school.

Position Overview:

The Administrative Assistant performs a wide range of office administrative duties and provides
administrative support to the Deputy Director and General Counsel. The Administrative Assistant also
supports Foundation special projects and events. The Administrative Assistant regularly handles
sensitive and confidential information and must exercise confidentiality and discretion. The
Administrative Assistant will report directly to the Deputy Director and General Counsel.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement a wide range of administrative, communication, and logistical services in
    support of the Foundation, including answering the main phone line, copying and collating materials
    for meetings and other distributions, and liaising with building security.
  • Provide administrative support for the Deputy Director and General Counsel’s daily activities and
    special projects, including scheduling and providing necessary background material and reminders
    for appointments.
  • Proofread correspondence and other materials as requested.
  • Handle travel arrangements and complete expense reports accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Support meetings and special projects by helping with material preparation, collation, and
    distribution.
  • Aid in maintaining specialized project contact lists and groups, which, are regularly used.
  • Provide other duties based on the needs of the Foundation

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • A commitment to equal access to justice and to advocacy for low-income persons.
  • Self-motivated, independent, organized, able to prioritize work, able to multi-task, and handle
    multiple responsibilities.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding highly sensitive matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, diplomacy, and sound judgment at all times.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 2+ years’ experience in non-profit administration or similar such work.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Outlook.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter expressing in detail why they are interested in the position. The letter should be accompanied by a current resume and three professional references with up-to-date contact information. Applications must be received by COB Friday, July 20, 2018.

Materials should be submitted electronically to resumes@olaf.org. Do not send a hard copy.

Questions may be emailed to resumes@olaf.org.

The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.