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Administrator – Portland Regional Office

The Portland Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking a full-time Administrator for a thirty-person law firm.    

Background
LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve the general low-income population throughout the state and two specialized statewide programs focused on services to farmworkers and on issues impacting Native Americans. LASO is an effective, high-quality legal services program that is committed to advocacy strategies having the broadest possible impact on client community problems.
The Portland Regional Office of LASO has a staff of thirty people and serves a poverty population of more than 220,000. The office serves Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Sherman and Wasco counties, a diverse service area requiring the ability to work effectively with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. The Portland Office has adopted a race equity agenda to guide its work with clients as well as its internal operations. The office has a strong commitment to building an inclusive, diverse workplace.

Responsibilities
This is a management position with two main components: (1) managing and generating grant reports using a robust electronic case management system and (2) the effective supervision of five support staff (including phone intake specialists and legal secretaries). Other responsibilities include performing financial duties such as processing invoices and transactions involving litigation and client trust accounts; overseeing the day-to-day operation of office equipment including computers, printers and telephone systems; and handling customer service issues.

Qualifications
Experience supervising employees. Experience with grant compliance strongly preferred. Strong skills with various software programs including Word, Excel, and Acrobat Pro. Strong attention to detail is preferred. Ability to work effectively as part of a team. Ability to troubleshoot problems. Demonstrated commitment to justice for low-income communities. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to anti-bias principles, cultural competency and addressing systemic racism and other forms of oppression.

Salary/ Benefits
Compensation is based on a 35-hour work week. $50K - $74K annually depending on experience. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Full benefits package including individual and family health, vision and dental insurance coverage; 6% employer retirement contribution; generous paid holidays, vacation and sick leave; and paid moving expenses.

Closing Date
Review of resumes to begin March 28, 2022.

Applications
Send resume and letter of interest to:
projobs@lasoregon.org 
As a part of your letter of interest, please address the following: LASO PRO is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients. Please address how your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity.

We celebrate diversity
LASO is committed to being an organization that reflects the communities we serve and is diverse in race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities, work background, experience and education. We believe that the outcome of such diversity is our greatest strength and a matter of basic human fairness. It is to this end that we strongly encourage applications from people of color and people from any other underrepresented and historically marginalized group to apply for this position.

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