Administrative Assistant

Los Angeles, CA


In response to the current crisis of family separation, detention and need for legal representation, ImmDef is now hiring additional legal and administrative staff. There is currently one administrative assistant opening for our admin team.


Essential Functions

For admin program opening

  • Provide administrative support to Associate Director, HR Manager and admin team at large

  • Organize staff events

  • Assist with staff travel arrangements

  • Maintain staff org charts and organization website

  • Other administrative duties as needed



  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Power Point;

  • Typing speed ability: 35 words per minute;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem solving;

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure required; 


Required Education and Experience

  • High School Degree or GED is a must,

  • Enthusiasm for working at a progressive, start-up organization

  • Passion for social justice for immigrants required

  • DACA recipients encouraged to apply!


Classification and Work Schedule

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with flexibility required based on the needs of the organization.


Work Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in a professional office environment. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary. 



No travel is expected for this position.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


$15-$17 per hour DOE + generous benefits package, including health and dental coverage, sick and vacation time, 12 paid holidays a year, and one-week paid winter break

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish required, and will be tested at time of interview

How to Apply

Email resume, cover letter and at least two references to Please write LAST NAME_firstname_ADMIN ASSIST Application in the subject line. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

ImmDef believes in second chances. As an organization, we will rely on individualized assessments in the hiring of those with past criminal convictions. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for a position fighting for our immigrant communities!


Immigrant Defenders Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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