GLAD is at the cutting edge of the historic fight for full equality and justice. Through impact litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLAD works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination on the basis of gender identity, HIV status, and sexual orientation.
GLAD is dedicated to building a diverse staff, and one that is committed to equity and opportunity for all. GLAD strongly encourages applications from transgender people, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
GLAD requires all staff, volunteers, and interns working in GLAD’s office, at events, or engaging in any in-person work on GLAD’s behalf to be fully vaccinated (including boosters, if eligible) against COVID-19. Staff and interns may request an exemption to this policy as a reasonable accommodation for religious and/or medical reasons.
GLAD has a commitment to justice and lived equality; inclusion, equity, and mutual respect; anti-racism, and collaboration, and has defined these as our core values that are integral to fulfilling our mission. The core values apply to all levels and positions in the organization. Each employee is encouraged to find ways to integrate the core values into their day-to-day work.
GLAD’s Legal Assistants play a key role in advancing the mission and goals of the organization by providing key administrative and other support to GLAD’s six attorneys. The Legal Assistant performs legal and social science research, drafts research memoranda, prepares court documents and correspondence, and proofreads and checks citations for complex legal documents. In addition, the Legal Assistant performs regular administrative tasks such as coordinating meetings and travel, filing and maintaining records, scanning, copying, and preparing expense reports. This position offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the litigation and legislative process and the legal issues affecting the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional work experience.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Proven research abilities.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
The ideal candidate will be proactive, organized, and attentive to detail. The ability to work cooperatively in a team is essential. In addition, the ideal candidate will be able to read, analyze, interpret, and summarize legal and social science documents, including case law and statutes. Familiarity with the legal system is helpful but not required.
GLAD requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated (including boosters, if eligible) against COVID-19 by their first day of employment. Employees may request an exemption to this policy as a reasonable accommodation for religious and/or medical reasons.
$52,000 plus excellent benefits including three weeks of paid vacation, fully paid individual health and dental insurance, and disability insurance.
To apply, please send the following materials (Separate PDF documents required):
- Cover letter (no more than one page) addressed to Michael Johnson, Chief Legal Officer. This is our opportunity to get to know you better. It is recommended that you do not restate your resume.
- Writing sample (7-10 pages)
Please send materials to email@example.com. Emails should contain the subject line “Legal Assistant Application.” Please indicate in your application specifically where you learned of the position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, and no video resumes please.