Children and Law
Job Summary/General Purpose of Job
The ABA Center on Children and the Law seeks an Office Administrator to manage office operations and provide principal support for the Center and its Director. The ABA Center on Children and the Law provides the ABA’s preeminent voice on legal programs and reforms designed to improve children’s well-being. The Office Administrator coordinates and performs administrative support functions and implements policies and procedures for the Center. Must possess outstanding planning, coordinating, and problem-solving skills with emphasis on attention to detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities
Coordinates and directs the administrative support functions for a department or entity. Typically there is only one such position within a major division.
Routinely handles confidential information on the entity’s operations, Member information, and/or personnel allocations/budgets.
Monitors project statuses and provides senior leaders with updates, corrective actions which may be required, budget compliance, and, if applicable, monitoring of grant expenses.
May monitor time and attendance for the department and provide the senior leader recommendations on coverage to meet operational requirements.
May function as a lead to other nonexempt employees in the department through the assignment of work, work status tracking, providing advice based upon operational experience, and providing performance feedback to the appropriate supervisor.
May routinely interact with Members of the Association and responds to routine inquiries, referring only complex matters to next level issues resolvers.
Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelors Degree from four-year College or University (strongly preferred).
Bachelors degree strongly preferred (Those not possessing academic credentials must have at least 2 years of supervisory experience in addition to the following expectations, as well as proven experience/formal training in bookkeeping or accounting). Two to three years office management experience, including budget management. Must be experienced using Microsoft Office. Must possess strong communication skills. Must maintain confidentiality. May require 2+ years of supervisory experience. Testing may be required for this position.
The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.