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Program Administrative Coordinator

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House


Description
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House's Legal Advocacy & Organizing Department seeks a Legal Program Administrative Coordinator who will help enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of our Department. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York's premier human services providers, is a 118-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated services--social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness--which significantly improve the lives of 20,000 people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan. Our clients include older adults, homeless and formerly homeless adults, children and families, recent immigrants, disabled persons, adult learners and thousands more. For information on Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, please visit our website at www.lenoxhill.org or our page on Facebook.

Our Legal Advocacy & Organizing Department provides free, comprehensive civil legal services to thousands of low-income individuals and families on the East Side of Manhattan -- - reaching those in our community who lack the means to secure their civil legal rights. Our five attorneys and two legal advocates assist over 2000 low-income individuals and families with diverse civil legal issues such as housing, health care, government benefits, employment law and advance directives. We operate through a multidisciplinary holistic approach to legal representation, such that our clients receive assistance not only with their civil legal needs, but also have access to our social workers, psychiatrists, case managers, ESOL classes and more within our organization. This synergy of legal advocacy and social services creates a powerful tool to achieve social and legal justice for those in need.

Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director of Legal Advocacy & Organizing, the Program Administrative Coordinator will assist the Department in its goal of improving the lives of people in need on the East Side of Manhattan by helping to: track data and prepare reports for funders; perform data entry and database management; complete contract and grant reports; manage our intake hotline and provide client referrals; draft letters and prepare presentations for attorneys and advocates; create outreach materials; and provide general office and administrative support to the Department. This position requires initiative, excellent computer skills, attention to detail and an ability to work well with others.

Qualifications:
A successful candidate will demonstrate: strong attention to detail and organization; proficient computer skills; the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines; excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to respond sensitively to the needs of our clients; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team to complete complex projects in a fast-paced environment. Spanish proficiency is a plus. BA or BS degree is required. Excellent benefits package.

How TO APPLY:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, writing sample and list of references to legalcoordinator@lenoxhill.org

No phone calls please.


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