EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you for your interest in joining the Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) team.

LIFT is currently hiring for the following positions:

Hotline Program Associate

LIFT offers one-of-a-kind services to some of the City’s most vulnerable families as they navigate through the Family Court system. We seek a one-of-a-kind Hotline Program Associate to join our team.  The LIFT team is both professional and passionate about our work. All of LIFT's programs provide families with legal information and compassionate guidance to help empower them to successfully advocate for themselves in Family Court.

LIFT is a dynamic, growth-oriented organization. It is also a great place to work. We maintain an open, flexible culture and support a healthy work-life balance. The organization encourages on-going professional development and invests in staff training. In addition to the satisfaction of seeing the impact they have on the lives of children and families, employees receive competitive salaries and generous benefits.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide legal information and compassionate guidance to all people involved in the New York City Family Court; 
  • Answer telephone hotline calls; 
  • Collect and report on data;
  • Engage participants in live chats regarding family law and Family Court questions;
  • Draft written responses to email hotline inquiries;
  • Screen participants for additional LIFT services;
  • Schedule appointments for participants;
  • Make targeted community-based referrals; and
  • Serve as a liaison and support programmatic activities as requested. 

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree is a minimum requirement; recent law school graduates are encouraged to apply;
  • Fluency in Spanish;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Experience or a demonstrated interest in family law, increasing access to justice and providing services to the public;
  • Commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate service;
  • Professional, energetic, and enthusiastic; and
  • Attention to detail and critical thinking.

Salary: LIFT offers a competitive compensation package.
How to Apply: For confidential consideration please email your resume and thoughtful cover letter with “Hotline Program Associate” in the subject line to HR@LIFTonline.org.   No telephone calls please.

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Development and Communications Assistant

Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) seeks a Development & Communications Assistant to join our team. The Assistant plays a critical role within the Development & External Affairs Department ensuring the smooth functioning of all activities to help LIFT achieve its short and long-range development goals. The Assistant is responsible for all administrative duties within the department and works closely in collaboration with the Grant Writer.  This position reports to the Director of Development & External Affairs.

LIFT offers one-of-a-kind services to some of the City’s most vulnerable families as they navigate through the Family Court system. We seek a one-of-a-kind Development Assistant to join our team.  The LIFT team is both professional and passionate about our work. All of LIFT's programs provide families with legal information and compassionate guidance to help empower them to successfully advocate for themselves in Family Court.

LIFT is a dynamic, growth-oriented organization. It is also a great place to work. We maintain an open, flexible culture and support a healthy work-life balance. The organization encourages on-going professional development and invests in staff training. In addition to the satisfaction of seeing the impact they have on the lives of children and families, employees receive competitive salaries and generous benefits.

Essential responsibilities include:

Development

  • Maintain general organization of the Development & External Affairs Department, assisting in streamlining and improving organizational systems
  • Perform data entry; maintain fundraising databases and filing systems; and process, track, and log donations
  • Ensure that donations and grants are acknowledged in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Assist with planning, execution and follow-up of special events and individual gifts campaigns
  • In collaboration with the Grant Writer, conduct foundation, government, corporate grant and individual donor research
  • In collaboration with the Grant Writer, draft and proofread grant proposals and other department correspondence
  • Support the organization’s efforts to build and maintain relationships with public officials, including drafting targeted “ask” letters, preparing informational decks; maintenance of mailing lists, and serving as point person  for officials’ offices to conduct outreach, schedule meetings, and other tasks as needed
  • Provide administrative assistance to the department, including filing, photocopying, mailings, and Board meeting support
  • Provide backup executive office support for the Office Manager

Communications & Marketing

  • Assist with execution of communications strategies, including maintenance of  website, social media and e-blast accounts
  • Work with staff to identify potential media opportunities and stories
  • Work with the development team to develop and produce fundraising and promotional materials such as brochures, annual reports, donor updates and newsletters

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least 2 years of office experience in a related field; non-profit fund development experience a plus
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills, flexible, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Demonstrated ability to write on deadline and manage multiple projects
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently and in teams
  • Proven time management and organizational skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office applications, social media platforms, development databases (familiarity with Salesforce a plus)
  • Experience with website management and design applications a plus
  • Commitment to LIFT’s mission.

Salary: LIFT offers a competitive compensation package.
How to Apply: For confidential consideration please email your resume and thoughtful cover letter with “Development Assistant” in the subject line to HR@LIFTonline.org.   No telephone calls please.

 

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