Executive/Legal Assistant - IAALS

Job description

IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, was established in 2006 at the University of Denver, a nonprofit, private university founded more than 150 years ago. IAALS is a national, independent research center dedicated to promoting continuous improvement and excellence in the American legal system. It is a "think tank" that goes one step further - we are solution oriented. We strive to achieve this by creating innovative and practical solutions to problems in our legal system using the partnership of experts and groups around the country. We believe that a trustworthy legal system is essential to our democracy, economy, and freedom.

IAALS is an Institute within the University of Denver, distinct from the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law, and is located in John Moye Hall on the University's campus. Currently IAALS has 18 fulltime and 5 part-time employees. IAALS does not receive tuition-based funding, nor does it teach students.

IAALS works on solving problems within the legal system: both in the courts and in the delivery of legal services more broadly. We conduct comprehensive analysis and work with stakeholders to design models, empower decision-makers, and measure outcomes and impacts to advance a trusted American legal system. IAALS has ongoing projects in the areas of judicial selection, civil justice reform, family justice reform, legal education, and reregulation of the legal profession. We encourage applicants to learn more about our work at iaals.du.edu.

Position Summary

As Executive/Legal Assistant, the employee will staff the Executive Director and the Senior Director of Operations. The major job duties of this position are managing the correspondence (including email), schedules, travel arrangements, and preparation for meetings, speeches and conferences for these Directors as well as some research, legal research, and follow-up. This position will work directly with jurists, government officials, donors, scholars, academic personnel, and lawyers and will need the experience and skills to interact appropriately with such clientele for IAALS.

Essential Functions

  • Provide Executive/Legal Assistant support for the Executive Director and the Senior Director of Operations.
  • Provide support to IAALS projects and other IAALS team members as needed.
  • Staff IAALS Executive Committee.
  • Other special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 8-10 years legal/administrative experience at a law firm, university, or similar position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of legal culture.
  • Professionalism and experience sufficient to work directly with jurists, government officials, donors, scholars, academic personnel, and lawyers.

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm September 10, 2018.

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.




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Job No: 004780
Posted: 8/27/2018
Application Due: 10/26/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable