The WilmerHale Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School seeks a part-time faculty assistant to provide administrative and secretarial support for our teaching and service missions. This is a part-time position (17.5 hours per week), eligible for full Harvard benefits.
LSC is located at the crossroads of the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury neighborhoods in the City of Boston. Through an array of unique clinical offerings—Family Law/Domestic Violence Clinic, Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic, LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, Housing Law Clinic, Veterans Legal Clinic, Federal Tax Clinic, Safety Net Project, and Estate Planning Project—students at LSC work under attorney supervision to provide essential legal services to low-income clients. This position represents a unique opportunity to join a dynamic community law office and teaching program.
• Serve as a liaison between faculty members and students, external contacts, and various Law School administrative departments
• Anticipate the daily needs of faculty members and manage complex calendars
• Assist with organizing teaching and other academic materials including preparation, proofreading, and editing of documents, maintenance of class websites and posting course materials and announcements, and maintenance of accurate and organized files,
• Provide coordination for faculty engagements and faculty-sponsored events
• Process financial transactions including payments and reimbursements
• Manage aspects of research assistant hiring
Three or more years of administrative support or related experience in a business or customer service environment. Education beyond high school may count toward some, though not all, experience.
We are looking for people who have:
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
• Attention to detail
• Ability to exercise sound and effective judgment in complex decision making
• Effective writing, editing, proofreading
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
• Experience with MS Office and job specific systems (Excel, Financial, SIS, HRIS)
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. Consistent with our commitment to diversity, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and all qualified persons to apply for this position.
Applications must be submitted via Harvard’s Human Resources website. The posting and online application portal can be found here. Or copy and paste the following link into your web browser:
About the Legal Services Center
Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury in the City of Boston, the Legal Services Center is a community-based clinical law program of Harvard Law School. Through an array of unique clinical offerings—Family Law/Domestic Violence Clinic, Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic, LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, Housing Law Clinic, Veterans Legal Clinic, Federal Tax Clinic, Safety Net Project, and Estate Planning Project—and numerous projects and pro bono initiatives we provide essential legal services to low-income residents of Greater Boston and in some instances, where cases present important law reform opportunities, to clients outside our service area. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical needs of the community. Since 1979, we have engaged in cutting-edge litigation and legal strategies to improve the lives of individual clients, to seek systemic change for the communities we serve, and to provide law students with a singular opportunity to develop fundamental lawyering skills within a public interest law setting. To these ends, we actively partner with a diverse array of organizations, including healthcare and social service providers and advocacy groups, and continually adapt our practice areas to meet the changing legal needs of our client communities. We encourage diversity, value unique voices, and pursue with passion our twin goals of teaching law students and advocating for clients. To learn more about LSC, please visit here.