Wednesday, August 6, 2014

NARF's Anchorage, Alaska office seeks Office Manager/Litigation Paralegal

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: Office Manager/Litigation Paralegal

CLOSING DATE: August 29, 2014

DESCRIPTION:
The Native American Rights Fund is a nonprofit law firm representing Indian tribes,
organizations and individuals in Indian law cases of major significance. NARF has offices in Anchorage, Alaska, Boulder, Colorado, and Washington, D.C.  NARF is looking for an Office Manager/Litigation Paralegal to provide legal support for its staff attorneys in the Anchorage, Alaska office.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    Three or more years relevant on the job experience, preferably at the federal court level.  Paralegal certificate preferred.  Ability to read, write, spell, punctuate, and use appropriate grammar in order to accurately perform assigned tasks. Meticulous attention to detail is a must.

2.     Strong computer skills including working knowledge of Word Perfect/Word/Windows, spreadsheet, data base, document management, e-mail and web applications, Power Point, and Westlaw.  Specific experience with E-Scan, WorldDoxs, Concordance, or other similar legal software.

3.     Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including a copier, fax machine, typewriter, computer (desktop and laptop), projector, and 10-key calculator.

4.     Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. Work may occasionally require a high level of mental effort and strain when performing a high volume of tasks and other essential duties.  Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of people, including reporting back to attorneys upon completion of a job undertaken at their request.  Ability to provide information and assistance with ordinary courtesy and tact.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. 

SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salary is highly competitive with generous benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Please a letter of interest, complete resume, and three professional references to Heather Kendall-Miller, Senior Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund, 745 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 502, Anchorage, Alaska 99501.  Alaska Natives, Native Americans, and Native Hawaiians are encouraged to apply.