Legal Operations Assistant

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About HTC:

The Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is the union for hotel and gaming workers in New York and Northern New Jersey. The union is currently seeking applications for a Legal Operations Assistant. The operations team works closely with departments throughout the organization on program/project management, information management and analysis, logistics, research, office management, and human resources. This position’s primary focus will be assisting the daily operations of the Legal Department. If you are interested in making the world a better place, and being a part of the fight for justice, this may be the career for you.

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  • Commitment to social justice;
  • Experience handling confidential and sensitive information;
  • 1 - 2 years of applicable work experience preferred;
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Ambition to take responsibility for assigned projects;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally;
  • Cooperative attitude and the ability to learn quickly;
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Experience researching in databases and on the web;
  • Four-year degree;
  • Bilingual Spanish/Mandarin/Cantonese/Polish a plus;
  • Interest and ability to quickly learn database programs, FileMaker a plus;
  • Familiarity with Mac OSX operating system;
  • Working knowledge of Apple iWork Suite and/or Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel;
  • Extra consideration will be given to applicants with paralegal experience.

Areas of Responsibility include (but not limited to):

  • Assisting with the daily operations of the Legal Department;
  • Becoming an expert on union contracts and the hotel industry;
  • Managing multiple projects from planning to completion;
  • Developing, supervising and conducting comprehensive research projects;
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date data in complex databases;
  • Contacting members to communicate information;
  • Developing database reports and tools for analysis, analyzing the data, and providing executive and managerial staff with reliable recommendations.


Any successful Operations Assistant/Supervisor who distinguishes him/herself demonstrates commitment and resourcefulness, and develops an understanding of the union and its operations will have numerous opportunities for advancement in a number of interesting and challenging areas.

Salary and benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Excellent benefits and retirement package

How to apply:

In addition to a resume and references, applicants for this position should include a cover letter that explains clearly and concisely the reasons for their interest in the position at the New York Hotel Trades Council, and specifically address a number of the above-listed qualifications, both those they do and do not possess.

Send resume, references, and cover letter to:

The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. People of color and women are strongly urged to apply.

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