Office Assistant – Anchorage, AK

Office Assistant

Anchorage Youth Court

Anchorage, AK

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Job Description

Location:  Anchorage Youth Court Office, 838 W. 4th Avenue

Salary and hours: 10-12 hours per week, $17 per hour with opportunity to move to $18 after probationary period; Monday through Thursday (with some flexibility)

Reports to:  Program Director/Legal Advisor

Program:

Anchorage Youth Court is a juvenile justice system that empowers students to serve as defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges in cases involving their peers.  It gives students accountability, education, and opportunity to have a positive influence on others’ lives while providing the community with an effective and comprehensive alternative justice system.

While providing constructive consequences for juvenile offenders, AYC simultaneously offers a civic opportunity for its members.  Through this successful after-school program, youth members develop and apply an understanding of the legal process through education, AYC Bar Association membership, and participation in the sentencing hearings.  Members may also participate in educational opportunities outside the courtroom, including training, leadership meetings, the AYC Youth Summit, and the annual United Youth Courts of Alaska State Conference. During a typical year, AYC also offers social and educational opportunities, such as visits to the courthouses, the State Crime Lab, McLaughlin Youth Center, the Alaska State Trooper Museum, the FBI building, and the Anchorage Police Department. 

About the Position:

The office assistant performs a range of clerical and administrative tasks to support the daily operations of the office. 

The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills and be proficient in Microsoft Suite.  Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task; work independently but also take direction as needed; function well under pressure; maintain a positive attitude; and meet deadlines.  Knowledge of FileMaker Pro is a plus.  Must be able to provide office coverage during in-person court evenings (generally on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings).

Duties include: Interacting with youth members, defendants, parents/guardians, and the public;  answering and directing phone calls and email correspondence; assisting with readying materials for court cases, class registration, and other educational opportunities; maintaining and organizing database/filing systems; updating website; assisting with donor acknowledgement; and maintaining the office calendar; processing donations and client payments; making copies, general office upkeep, and other administrative tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required;
  • Strong organization, communication, public relations, and telephone skills.
  • Competence in Microsoft Suite programs.
  • Must pass a background check by the State of Alaska DHSS.

Work ethic

  • Finish assignments completely, accurately, and promptly.
  • Work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Exercise good judgment.
  • Arrive to work on time and maintain regular attendance.
  • Work cooperatively with staff, members and others.
  • Utilize personal development opportunities.

.Anchorage Youth Court does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color or national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identification, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood or based on any other legally protected characteristic.

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