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If you want to work towards creating a more just society, Legal Services of Central New York invites you to join our efforts. Our dedicated team of 45 attorneys works hard to secure justice and create opportunity.

We seek to hire individuals from diverse backgrounds who are professional, collaborative, and creative thinkers with the commitment needed to work towards our challenging mission. We offer generous benefits, a flexible working environment, and opportunities to work on interesting and unique projects that help bring about important change.

In addition to occasional openings for key organizational leaders, staff attorneys, and support staff, we regularly offer fellowship, internship, and volunteer opportunities.

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

Position: Accounting Assistant position in the Syracuse, NY office of Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. (LSCNY). The position is a non-exempt, management position.

Responsibilities: The Accounting Assistant reports to the Fiscal Manager and keeps records in order and accounts reconciled so upper Management can focus their attention on more complex financial undertakings. The Accounting Assistant must be neat and organized, with an eye for detail and a high level of accuracy and efficiency. The Accounting Assistant will interact with vendors, coworkers, and management requiring discretion in the handling of confidential agency staff and management information. The Accounting Assistant will be a team-player, with strong customer service skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, and be professional and courteous. The Accounting Assistant will have the ability to effectively prioritize work throughout the day, working independently on routine tasks, be a skilled multi-tasker with excellent computer and time management skills. The Accounting Assistant will have the ability to think critically and solve problems while reconciling ledgers, invoices, and statements. The Accounting Assistant will be proficient in the use of spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel, and accounting systems, such as Sage 100. The Accounting Assistant should have a thorough understanding of accounting and financial principles.

 Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a 2-year Accounting degree required
  • Familiarity with Sage Accounting Software
  • Prior experience in nonprofits preferred
  • Must be detail oriented

Closing date: When filled.

Salary/Benefits: D.O.E.; liberal benefits.

Application: Send cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Director of Human Resources

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc.

221 South Warren Street, Suite 300

Syracuse, New York 13202

Email: hiring@lscny.org

 

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. is committed to hiring, retaining, and promoting diversity and culturally appropriate inclusion so we can be more creative, effective, and just, bringing more varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents, and interests to the practice of law and the administration of justice. We accept, respect, and value differences that include attributes such as age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities, language, socioeconomic status, marital and parental status, and cultural background.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH SPECIALIST

POSITION
: Legal Services of Central New York will hire a community outreach
specialist. The person will work out of the Utica, NY office.

BACKGROUND: Legal Services of Central New York (LSCNY) is committed to
achieving justice for low-income people and those who have difficulty accessing the
justice system. For over 50 years, LSCNY has represented clients in housing,
income security, consumer, education, employment, and access to health care
matters. We seek to make a difference in client’s lives and their communities by
eliminating the barriers that cause poverty or reduce our clients’ ability to escape
from poverty.

Lead poisoning is a significant area of inequity in our Central New York region. We
see first-hand how lead poisoning overwhelmingly impacts low-income communities
and communities of color. Oneida County has had one of the highest levels of
childhood lead poisoning in the state. Long-term lead exposure can result in
developmental delays, learning difficulties and behavioral issues, with lifelong
financial consequences. Almost 18% of children in Utica tested have high levels of
lead in their blood (defined as > 5 µg/dL).

RESPONSIBILITIES: The specialist will work with grassroots and community
organizations that seek to develop community leaders, and to build strong and
sustainable institutions. The Specialist will also work with the Lead-Free Mohawk
Valley Coalition, which is dedicated to ending childhood lead poisoning in Oneida
county.

QUALIFICATIONS:
A successful applicant must:

Have prior experience in community outreach and/or organizing, particularly
on issues affecting low-income communities or social justice.

Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work both
independently and in a team.

Possess strong written and oral communications skills.
Possess strong interpersonal and relational skills.

Be highly organized and able to manage multiple on-going projects.

The proven ability to work well with diverse communities.

Have a creative approach to problem solving, including strong analytic,
strategic, and planning skills.

As travel within our 13 counties will be frequent and necessary, own a
reliable personal vehicle.

Be available to work evenings and weekends.

Spanish-speaking ability is a plus.

CLOSING DATE: Closing date for applications is August 1, 2019, or when filled.

SALARY/BENEFITS: D.O.E.; excellent benefits.

APPLICATION: Send or email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three
references to:

Director of Human Resources
Legal Services of Central New York
221 South Warren Street, Suite 300
Syracuse, New York 13202
Email:
hiring@lscny.org
Legal Services of Central New York Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

LSCNY is committed to hiring, retaining, and promoting diversity and culturally
appropriate inclusion so we can be more creative, effective, and just, bringing more
varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents, and interests to the practice
of law and the administration of justice. We accept, respect, and value differences
that include attributes such as age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual
orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities, language, socioeconomic
status, marital and parental status, and cultural background