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Legal Assistant

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc.
United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee
February 21, 2024
PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF WISCONSIN, INC.
STATEWIDE
LEGAL ASSISTANT
At Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc. (PPWI), we work to provide quality, affordable health care services, comprehensive education, and strong advocacy. We serve over 60,000 patients annually in 22 health centers statewide, making us the largest and most trusted reproductive health care provider in Wisconsin. Our goal is to help keep Wisconsin safe, healthy and strong!
This is an excellent opportunity for a Legal Assistant (40 hrs. /wk.) at our Jackson Street Administration Office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Will work to create a climate where reproductive and sexual health is protected and promoted. Specifically, will support the Department of Legal Advocacy, Services and Compliance's by assisting with compliance. Assist in drafting business agreements, contracts, briefs, memos and grants to help build strong community-focused partnerships. Provide administrative assistance and organization for the department. Assignments will primarily be project-based in the area of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) operations, including assisting in contract and lease review, health care compliance, and other services and initiatives as assigned to serve staff, patients, and communities.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
* Must be committed to providing excellent customer service and support the vision and values of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
* Must have a commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.
* Must be committed to comprehensive, voluntary family planning programs and a person's right to make personal decisions regarding health care, including abortion and gender affirming hormone treatment.
* Possess professional standards and have proven writing, organizing and electronic communication skills.
* Effective written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with Planned Parenthood employees, outside consultants, and external stakeholders.
* Ability to operate independently and in collaboration with others and ensure that projects are completed thoroughly and on time.
* Ability to relate to diverse communities and support the intersectional and cross-movement work of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and its community partners.
* Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook and Power Point skills.
* Proven ability to work with confidential material.
* Possess initiative and follow-through with attention to detail.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing, dynamic legal environment.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred. Two years of experience in an office setting. Legal assistant experience preferred. Experience in health care administration, contracts, or non-profit compliance a plus.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position is predominantly sedentary requiring the ability to sit, bend, stand and walk. May require occasional stooping, reaching, stair-climbing and repetitive motions of the hands and wrist related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard. Effective speech and hearing ability to allow for effective communication. Rarely requires kneeling, pushing/pulling and repetitive motions of the feet.
Physical demands of the position necessitate hearing, talking, handling and grasping regularly. May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Specific vision conditions include close vision reading. Requires the ability to operate a computer, telephone, fax, copy machine and calculator.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
The position is generally performed in an office environment but involves frequent interruptions. The noise level is generally low to quiet. The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations, however, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform said essential functions.
This position may occasionally require in-person meetings in Milwaukee or Madison.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist the Director of Legal Advocacy, Services and Compliance to implement legal projects.
  • Assist in developing the Department of Legal Advocacy, Services and Compliance's document storage system.
  • Prepare, format, proofread, revise, profile, and save correspondence, contracts, and other legal documents in a centralized place.
  • Assist Director of Legal Advocacy and Services with meeting coordination with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) litigation and law team and/or outside legal counsel.
  • Assist PPFA litigation and law attorneys and/or outside counsel in the preparation of motions, briefs, discovery requests, witness preparation and other trial or appellate related documents.
  • Assist Director of Legal Advocacy and Services in development of departmental processes in receiving and prioritizing internal legal review requests and manage the internal flow of legal requests.
  • OTHER DUTIES and ABILITIES:
  • Perform additional related duties as requested.
PPWI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

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