The Sikh Coalition seeks a highly motivated Legal Assistant to support our legal team, which provides direct legal assistance and advocates on behalf of Sikhs who have been discriminated against or subject to bias based upon their religious beliefs or Sikh identity. These include cases of hate crimes, employment discrimination, bias-based school bullying, religion-based discrimination, profiling, and other forms of discrimination.
The Legal Assistant will be an integral part of the Sikh Coalition’s legal team, will attend regular legal team and staff meetings and will have the opportunity to learn about strategies for protecting the rights of Sikh Americans. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, highly organized, effectively communicate with community members of diverse backgrounds.
In this role, the legal assistant will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic, professional and experienced legal team that is viewed by law firms and other civil rights organizations as leading legal experts in its field. In addition, the legal assistant will work closely with other Sikh Coalition staff members, including policy/legislative, communications, education and development staff to advance the goals of the organization.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
It is essential that the Legal Assistant function as a spokesperson who can translate the mission and values of the Sikh Coalition as effectuated by its legal program to clients and community members.
Commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental, pension matching program, vacation and sick leave. To apply for the position, please send your resume and a cover letter to email@example.com. We may ask for writing samples and references before interviewing.
The Sikh Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.