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Current job opportunities at Community Legal Aid Services are listed below.

If you are interested in volunteering with Legal Aid, please see the volunteering section.

If you are interested in an internship position, including positions in our Summer Intern Program, please see the intern section.

Community Legal Aid offers an excellent work environment, great benefits and the opportunity to serve the community. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, medical reimbursement accounts, disability insurance, retirement, paid vacation and paid sick leave. Benefits for attorneys also include malpractice insurance, paid bar membership and a state supplied student loan repayment program.

When applying for an open position, make sure to send a cover letter specifying the position number that you are applying for, along with your resume and at least three professional references. You may apply:

  • by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please do not apply in person or apply more than once for the same position. We will send you an acknowledgement letter when we receive your resume.

If you have any questions, please contact Zoeann Powell at 1-866-584-2350 ext. 1-2551, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CLAS is an equal opportunity employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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Position Announcement #1502

Administrative Assistant

Location: Akron

Community Legal Aid is the primary provider of free civil legal representation to low-income and

elderly residents of central northeast Ohio. Our mission is to serve the poor by securing justice,

protecting rights, promoting measures for their assistance and providing quality representation.

Job Description: The Administrative Assistant will provide support for the Executive Office

with emphasis on development and communications functions. Duties and responsibilities may

include, but are not limited to:

  • Support for annual giving campaign including donation processing and donor acknowledgement; maintenance of excellent donor relations.

  • Assist in development, writing, editing, and proofreading of brochures, publications, newsletters news releases and other materials; posting to website, Facebook and Twitter

  • Scheduling, arranging and supporting special events such as team meetings, continuing legal education trainings, donor receptions, community education presentations, clinics and reporting and compliance calendars.

  • Support grant writing activities including production of grant applications and reports as well as maintenance of excellent relationships with funders

  • Support for members of management team, including the Executive Director.

  • Support client services by fielding and processing questions and complaints.

  • Support Board of Directors by maintaining files, scheduling meetings, taking minutes, production of materials.

  • Assist in human resources function by posting job openings, acting as liaison to candidates, supporting hiring committees, maintenance of files, and entrance and exit processes.

  • Representation of Legal Aid at community events and meetings as requested.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications include demonstrated interest in and sensitivity to the legal needs of the poor as well as motivation to improve the condition of low income people, excellent interpersonal skills, first-rate oral and written communications skills, professional attitude, discretion, diplomacy and tact, ability to relate to professionals, strong analytical and organizational skills, high dependability, demonstrated ability to learn, adapt and grow, experience accurately and precisely maintaining a database, thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, & Publisher; Adobe Suite; Google Apps for Business; and other computer programs and office machines used by the firm, as well as the ability to learn new programs and machines as required. The ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable as is prior experience with donor database software. Flexible work hours may be required for specific events, and local travel within central northeast Ohio is likely.

Reports To: Executive Director

Salary: Depends on experience. Excellent benefits and working environment.

Deadline: Open until filled.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and references to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and

write ‘Position #1502’ in the email subject line. Only email submissions will be accepted.
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