Overview

<p class=”MsoNormal”><strong><span>Legal Intake Assistant (Full-time)</span></strong></p><p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt”><span style=”color: black”>The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia (ACLU-VA) seeks an efficient and effective Legal Intake Assistant who wants to advance civil liberties and civil rights in Virginia by implementing our legal intake program and providing top-notch administrative support to our legal team.<span>  </span>The ideal candidate is a self-starter who thrives in a busy environment with the ability to easily balance multiple projects at once while staying focused on the details that matter.<span>  </span>The ideal candidate thrives under pressure and has strong analytical and communication skills.<span>  </span>The ideal candidate is comfortable in a support role, asks strong questions and takes initiative in completing tasks.<span>  </span>See full job description for complete details: </span><a href=”https://acluva.org/en/jobs/legal-intake-assistant-full-time”>https://acluva.org/en/jobs/legal-intake-assistant-full-time</a></p><p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt”><strong><span> </span></strong></p><p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt”><strong><span>Who We Are</span></strong></p><p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt”><span>The ACLU-VA strives to be Virginia’s premiere guardian of civil liberties and a recognized champion of civil rights for all Virginians. For nearly a hundred years (50 in Virginia), the ACLU has made a profound difference in the lives of clients and community members, as well as historic contributions to our country and state. Now, more people than ever before have turned to the ACLU, to fight back against unprecedented new attacks on civil rights and liberties. The ACLU-VA is committed to cutting the number of people who are incarcerated in Virginia in ways that dramatically reduce racial and gender disparities in the criminal legal system while securing a constitutional right to vote for everyone.<span>  </span></span></p><p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt”><span> </span></p><p class=”MsoNormal”><strong><span>What You’ll Do</span></strong></p><p class=”MsoNormal”><span>You’ll help us protect and advance the ACLU’s mission by: </span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst” style=”text-indent: -.25in”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol”><span>·<span style=”font: 7.0pt ‘Times New Roman'”>       </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><span>Screening and responding to more than 3,000 annual requests for legal assistance to help identify potential intake sources for further case development;</span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -.25in”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol”><span>·<span style=”font: 7.0pt ‘Times New Roman'”>       </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><span>Serving as the expert of our case management database, ensuring all intakes are cataloged, accurate, up-to-date, and well organized;</span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -.25in”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol”><span>·<span style=”font: 7.0pt ‘Times New Roman'”>       </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><span>Assisting in follow-up with intake sources, as necessary, to obtain additional information for the legal team; and </span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpLast” style=”text-indent: -.25in”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol”><span>·<span style=”font: 7.0pt ‘Times New Roman'”>       </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><span>Providing administrative support to the legal team as needed.</span></p><p class=”MsoNormal”><strong><span><br />Who You Are</span></strong></p><p class=”MsoNormal”><span>Our “Must Have’s”</span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst” style=”text-indent: -.25in”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol”><span>·<span style=”font: 7.0pt ‘Times New Roman'”>       </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><span>Experience in communicating with people, gathering facts, and analyzing information;</span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -.25in”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol”><span>·<span style=”font: 7.0pt ‘Times New Roman'”>       </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><span>Strong self-motivation and ability to work independently on consistent and revolving requests for assistance;</span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -.25in”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol”><span>·<span style=”font: 7.0pt ‘Times New Roman'”>       </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><span>Ability to communicate with and assist people undergoing legal crises;</span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -.25in”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol”><span>·<span style=”font: 7.0pt ‘Times New Roman'”>       </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><span>Exceptional organizational skills and ability to keep timelines and pay close attention to detail;</span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -.25in”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol”><span>·<span style=”font: 7.0pt ‘Times New Roman'”>       </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><span>Ability to work cooperatively on a team and manage up and hold other staff accountable for meeting deadlines;</span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt;text-align: justify;text-indent: -.25in;line-height: normal”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol;color: #262626″><span>·<span style=”font: 7.0pt ‘Times New Roman'”>       </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><span style=”color: #262626″>Flexibility, patience, and willingness to learn new tools, technologies, and resources; and</span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -.25in”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol”><span>·<span style=”font: 7.0pt ‘Times New Roman'”>       </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><span>Ability to maintain confidentiality and a commitment to the highest ethical standards.</span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpLast”><span> </span></p><p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt”><strong><span>What Else You Should Know</span></strong></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst” style=”margin: 0in;margin-bottom: .0001pt”><span style=”font-family: CIDFont+F6″>The ACLU-VA is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU-VA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status and commits to comply with all applicable equal opportunity and nondiscrimination laws and to refrain from unlawful discrimination.<br /><!– [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]–><br /><!–[endif]–></span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0in;margin-bottom: .0001pt”><span>Salary is based on market factors and individual experience and abilities. The salary range for this position is $31,300 to $46,300.<span>  </span>To preserve the opportunity for advancement, we do not normally hire above the mid-point of the range. <span> </span>We offer excellent benefits include paid time off, generous paid holidays, 401k plan with employer contribution, medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and income replacement during illness through a combination of annual medical leave, short-term and long-term disability insurance.</span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0in;margin-bottom: .0001pt”><span> </span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpLast” style=”margin: 0in;margin-bottom: .0001pt”><strong><span>What Now?</span></strong></p><p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt”><span>Send a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position as detailed in this announcement, and a current resume to Eden Heilman, Legal Director, by email to jobs@acluva.org with “Legal Intake Assistant” in the subject line of the email.<span>  </span>Applications can also be mailed to ACLU of Virginia, 701 E. Franklin Street, Suite 1412, Richmond, VA 23219.</span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt”><span> </span></p><p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpLast” style=”margin: 0in;margin-bottom: .0001pt”><em><span>Submit your application as soon as possible.<span>  </span>Applications will begin being reviewed June 24, 2019 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.<span>  </span>Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job listing.</span></em></p>