New York Civil Liberties Union, Nassau County Office, New York

Deadline date

Applications will be considered until the position is filled

Terms of Employment: Part-time/Non-exempt (up to 25 hours per week)

Salary: $21.24 - $26.94 (Tiers II-IV)

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties.  Founded in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with more than 180,000 members and supporters, and eight offices statewide. We work in the courts, in the legislatures and on the streets to advocate for racial and economic justice, free speech, freedom of religion, privacy and equality before the law for all New Yorkers. For more information please visit our website: www.nyclu.org.

Summary Description

The Administrative Assistant (Chapter/Regional Office) provides general office support and engages in a variety of clerical and administrative duties and tasks including answering calls, managing the office area, e-mail, data entry, mail, ordering supplies, and organizing various activities in support of the Chapter/Regional Office Director and its staff. This position reports to the Chapter/Regional Office Director or their designee. The Administrative Assistant has access to confidential NYCLU information which must be maintained in a confidential manner and communicated on a need to know basis.  Most work is performed in the NYCLU environment during normal business hours but may involve travel outside of normal workhours with evening and weekends meetings.

Roles & Responsibilities

The Administrative Assistant:

  • Performs administrative support duties including correspondence, e-mail and phone communication
  • Coordinates repairs and billing with vendors, preparing check requests and expense reports
  • Works with NYCLU New York City staff on technology and equipment updates
  • Coordinates meetings with outside organizations, tracks responses, sends invites, and monitors internal NYCLU meetings for Director
  • Tracks and maintain budget, and maintains tracking systems
  • Maintains contact lists digitally and tracks data-bases
  • Corresponds with volunteers
  • Works with intake volunteers and participates in intake monitoring and response when necessary
  • Posts events, news and updates on social media platforms
  • (Post COVID):  Attends community meetings and Town Halls, occasionally in the evenings, assists with preparing and transporting materials, shopping for and transporting food, and manages sign-in tables at events and conducts follow-up as needed
  • Works with venue managers prior to events pertaining to technology and set-up
  • Manages presentation equipment and set-up for in-house and mobile presentation (after COVID)
  • Creates flyers with registration links, monitors, tracks and responds to RSVP’s
  • Maintains inventory of office supplies and orders new supplies when necessary
  • Monitors local media outlets
  • Actively supports the NYCLU’s internal and external commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or prior related experience in technical aspects of office management
  • Special event/organizing experience a plus
  • Proven organizational, writing, and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Able to communicate, meet deadlines, and obligations in a reliable and professional manner
  • Social Media experience
  • Experience with bookkeeping and budgeting
  • Work effectively with a diverse and multi-cultural workforce and constituency
  • Flexible, self-starter, problem solver
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, creating PowerPoint presentations, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Docs, SharePoint, Zoom, Teams, Slack, and other social media and sharing platforms
  • Comfortable with trouble-shooting technology issues in-office and working with vendors and NYCLU New York City staff

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume via https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/448953/New-York-Civil-Liberties-Union-Foundation/Administrative-Assistant. The NYCLU is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve.

The NYACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail ldecicco@nyclu.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.