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New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

Legal Office Manager

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty


Job Summary

Legal Office Manager for New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty seeks a highly effective and organized Legal Office Manager to handle all aspects of running an office for a non-profit legal organization. The ideal candidate will have a mix of experience in administrative, front office, technology management for in-office and remote work, and/or other staff support roles and is eager to learn new skills.

NMCLP is a nationally recognized non-profit law firm that engages in impact litigation and policy advocacy to advance the health, economic, and educational wellbeing of New Mexico’s families. We provide advocacy and representation through the courts, the legislature and administrative agencies, community education, and media. To learn more about NMCLP, please visit our website at www.nmpovertylaw.org.

Job Responsibilities


  • Answers phones, greets visitors, and serves as a liaison to community resources, in both English and Spanish.
  • Ensures the smooth functioning of the office environment and administrative processes, including file and mail management and coordination of building facility, supplies, and equipment maintenance.
  • Coordinates the set up and functioning of computers and IT system for in-office and remote work and works with IT consultants to troubleshoot issues.
  • Manages and assists with the logistics of special meetings, trainings, and other events.
  • Organizes and maintains administrative and legal files, both hard copy and electronic, and assists with filing court pleadings.
  • Supports operations team with personnel and financial functions.
  • Researches and recommends vendors, equipment, and administrative improvements.
  • Provides time-sensitive administrative support to staff.


Required Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to advancing economic, racial, and social justice
  • Excellent organization skills and careful attention to detail
  • Effective communicator
  • Spanish speaker
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Technology savvy; ability to work with new software and IT systems
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

Additional Information


Great benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, and others. More information about benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

How to Apply

Apply in confidence by emailing a resume and cover letter to contact@nmpovertylaw.org. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a healthy, collaborative and inclusive work environment for a diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Native, and indigenous people, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and New Mexicans and individuals of multiple backgrounds and identities.


  • Date Posted: June 1, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Children / Youth