Legal Administrative Assistant (WRP-18) – Women’s Rights Project

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Jun 11, 2019
Full time Public Policy

Job Description

Legal Administrative Assistant (WRP-18) – Women’s Rights Project


Title:  Legal Administrative Assistant

Office:  National Offices

Location:  New York, NY

Posted:  June 4, 2019




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The Women’s Rights Project of the ACLU’s National office in New York City seeks applications for a full-time Legal Administrative Assistant.


The Women’s Rights Project is part of the ACLU’s Center for Liberty, which is dedicated to the principle that we are all entitled to determine the course of our lives based on who we are and what we believe, free from unreasonable government constraint and baseless stereotypes. The Center for Liberty encompasses the ACLU’s work on women’s rights, reproductive freedom, LGBT rights and the rights of people living with HIV, the rights of people with disabilities, and freedom of religion and belief.

Founded in 1972 by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Women's Rights Project (WRP) has been a leader in the legal battles to ensure women’s full equality in American society. WRP is dedicated to the advancement of the rights and interests of women and works to implement ACLU policy in the area of gender discrimination. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, WRP pushes for change and systemic reform in those institutions that perpetuate discrimination against women.  WRP has been an active participant in virtually all of the major gender discrimination litigation in the Supreme Court and in significant communications and public education efforts on behalf of women and girls.


WRP focuses on women’s rights in the following priority areas: employment, education, and violence against women.



  • Handle general clerical and administrative duties for the Project including processing invoices, tracking expenses and case costs, preparing expense reports, ordering supplies, etc.
  • Type, prepare, proofread and edit legal and other documents
  • Maintain and organize files
  • Draft correspondence and other materials as requested; respond to written and verbal inquiries
  • Conduct research including Internet research
  • Answer telephones, route calls, and take messages
  • Schedule meetings and conference calls; prepare materials and take minutes
  • Handle travel arrangements for staff
  • Work jointly with interns and communicate routine and/or procedural guidance on projects assigned by managers
  • Provide administrative support for the managers’ review of applications for intern positions
  • Fax, copy, mail and complete other general administrative tasks as assigned
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts




  • Bachelor’s degree or 1-2 years related work experience preferred
  • Must possess strong administrative, organizational and time management skills
  • Must possess strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Must be detail oriented and adept at managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; excellent telephone manner 
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook) and have experience with Internet research
  • Must be a self-starter, take initiative, and work well in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team
  • Commitment to women’s rights and the ACLU’s mission to defend civil liberties and civil rights




Salary for this position is $61,040. Generous benefits package provided.




For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.


We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction.


The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail   If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.