Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and generous benefits package.
The Executive Assistant supports the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees and is responsible for exercising independent discretion in performing routine and highly complex administrative duties, including office vendor and supply management; utilizing advanced technical skills; communicating with board members and senior members of government. The Executive Assistant uses independent judgment and discretion and regularly handles sensitive and confidential information about the Foundation, its staff and grantees. The Executive Assistant reports to the Executive Director.
Exercise independent judgment to ensure that the office operates effectively and efficiently;
Manage office vendor and supply contracts, in consultation with the management team;
Support the executive director and the board of directors, including, but not limited to, managing calendars and scheduling to ensure awareness of and availability for Foundation related events,
Manage and support relationships with donors, community partners and others, including but not limited to the work study relationship with Ohio State;
Supervise work study students, part time staff, externs and interns;
Other duties as necessary to support the Executive Director, the board and the efficient operation of the Foundation.
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.
Experience working in the legal field, such as providing support for attorneys.
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.
Interested candidates should submit a 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.
5+ years' experience in supporting an executive officer or similar.
Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Outlook.
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 i...ndependence and financial security; victims of domestic violence obtain safety and security; and children with disabilities obtain the supports they need to succeed in school.