- Job posted on: 2nd Feb 2021
- Applications close:
Grata Fund is seeking an Executive Assistant / Paralegal to provide critical administrative, paralegal and office support to a small and growing team. This is a full time role based at UNSW Law and Justice Faculty, although the ideal candidate will be capable of working from home into the foreseeable future due to Covid-10 restrictions in our workplace.
The ideal candidate will have previous office experience as an executive assistant, paralegal or clerk. They will have a hawk eye for detail, a passion for organisation and a deep personal belief in social justice. They will have proven organisational skills, high level computer skills and a positive attitude.
This position is a meaningful opportunity for a dedicated Executive Assistant / Paralegal to help Australians hold governments and corporate leaders accountable when they are unwilling or unable to act to preserve and promote human rights and democracy.
Grata Fund is an innovative nonprofit organisation whose mission is to enable Australians to hold governments and corporations accountable on human rights, democratic freedoms and climate change via strategic movement-driven litigation.
We launched in 2016 by supporting Doctors for Refugees and Fitzroy Legal Service to successfully overturn draconian gag laws in the Border Force Act which threatened doctors with 2 years in prison for reporting abuse in offshore detention centres. Since then, we’ve worked to support cases ranging on issues from remote First Nations housing rights, to climate change risk, to refugee rights.
Grata Fund works closely with the legal sector, campaigners and academia to develop and fund critical game-changing public interest litigation. We regularly work with partners including the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Human Rights Law Centre, EDO Lawyers, and Aboriginal Legal Services. Based at the UNSW Law and Justice Centres Precinct in Sydney, we plan to grow our young organisation into the leading strategic litigation incubator in the country.
This is a role based in Kensington, Sydney, with remote work preferred until the UNSW campus re-opens in a Covid-safe manner in the future. The Executive Assistant reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the following:
We’re seeking a final year or graduate law student with office experience, who has a positive attitude, is detail-oriented and has exceptional organisational skills. We are also open to making the role an Executive Assistant only role, for those who do not have legal qualifications.
You should have:
Experience working in legal or corporate workplaces and experience using Xero, Nationbuilder and DoGooder are pluses but are not requirements.
1 FTE Salary: $55k plus 9.5% super, salary packaging options and 6 weeks paid annual leave.
The ideal candidate will be Sydney based and capable of working from home into the foreseeable future due to Covid-10 restrictions in our workplace.
Grata Fund hires for potential, not just experience. We make a particular effort to recruit people of colour, women and non-binary people.
At Grata Fund, we value:
Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be assessed on a rolling basis to start training 22 February 2021.