Project Coordinator, Three Strikes Project - Stanford Law School
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 98631
Project Coordinator, Three Strikes Project
Fixed-Term One Year Position
The Stanford Three Strikes Project is a nationally recognized criminal legal reform and litigation program based at Stanford Law School. The Project represents prisoners serving life sentences for nonviolent crimes, assists with prisoner reintegration to communities, and develops related policy reforms on the national, state, and local levels.
We are seeking an Administrative Associate to provide operational and administrative support to our Project. The Administrative Associate will become an integral part of a small team of attorneys, managing and developing strategic plans for programs that influence national public policy and criminal justice reform. This position reports to the Deputy Director of the Justice Advocacy Project, Susan Champion.
You should be highly motivated, well-organized, and able to work independently to provide operational and administrative support to our programs related to criminal defense litigation, public policy, and prisoner reentry support. In addition, you must be comfortable interacting with incarcerated clients, government officials, community organizers, policy advisors, elected officeholders, and law enforcement officers. Previous Administrative Associates have had a strong interest in the law and have moved directly from this position to law school.
Manage contact with Project clients, including phone calls and written correspondence.
Respond to inquiries from clients, attorneys and the community and refer as appropriate.
Support litigation in state and federal courts. This includes assisting with legal pleadings, formatting documents according to court rules, gathering and submitting litigation documents.
Manage electronic filing system.
Manage litigation calendar and track court deadlines.
Process and monitor routine financial transactions, which may include researching and resolving discrepancies.
Draft and/or generate routine communications.
Arrange travel in compliance with departmental policies
Maintain office supplies and equipment; obtain vendor quotes, as needed.
Contribute to Project communications and administration planning. Includes managing website and social media.
Perform project associated duties including monitoring project scope and reporting concerns to the Director.
Compile data and generate reports and metrics related to the project.
*Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
High school diploma and three years of administrative experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.Bachelor's degree preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated multi-tasking ability to manage multiple parallel projects and competing priorities
Proficient computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software (Microsoft Word/Excel) and email applications.
Demonstrated success in following through and completing routine tasks.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Comfort with significant phone contact
Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
Experience updating websites and using social media
Valid Driver's License, and comfort with occasional long distance driving
Experience in the areas of criminal legal reform, prisoner reentry, and/or post-conviction litigation
Experience working with those who are socio-economically disadvantaged and/or have mental health challenges
Interest in advanced studies and academic research in related field
Experience in a law firm a plus
The expected pay range for this position is $58,000 to $74,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
* Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
* Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
*Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
*Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.
* Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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