Executive Administrative Assistant - Albany, NY

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Administrative Assistant.


PLS is an independent, non-profit statewide organization that provides civil legal services to people incarcerated in New York State prisons. Through its main office in Albany, and its four regional offices in the Buffalo, Ithaca, Newburgh and New York City, PLS represents incarcerated clients in state and federal courts in both individual and class action litigation related to prison conditions, engages in administrative and legislative advocacy, and provides advice and information to incarcerated New Yorkers. PLS also operates a separately funded program focused on providing representation in immigration proceedings. PLS engages in service work, individual lawsuits, and impact litigation. PLS provides high quality legal services and has been successful in establishing important rights for our clients.


The Executive Administrative Assistant at PLS performs administrative duties for executive management. Responsibilities may include screening calls, making travel and meeting arrangements, preparing reports and financial data, training and supervising other support staff, board communications, client communications, and relations with outside agencies including the New York State Legislature. This position requires extremely strong computer and internet research skills, legal secretary skills, organizational and leadership skills. This position also calls for flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients, agencies and vendors.  


PLS offers a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and competitive with other public interest law firms in upstate New York. PLS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and a 401(k)-retirement plan. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, pregnancy or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) references by email to: pkane@plsny.org. Due to the volume of applications expected, only people who are contacted for interviews will receive a response. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.