Founded in 1975, Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of vulnerable Washington, D.C. seniors, 60 and older, providing free legal and social work services to those in need — empowering, defending and protecting.
LCE staff help 6,000+ clients each year in many areas of civil law. Attorneys represent seniors facing foreclosures, evictions, and consumer fraud. LCE handles Medicaid and Social Security cases, provides benefits checkups to assure that seniors and Veterans are receiving the benefits they are due, prepares Wills and Powers of Attorney, and educates elders in ways to avoid Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Clients come to LCE directly through the LCE Legal Hotline, they are referred by partner organizations and the courts, and LCE attorneys, plus its more than 800 volunteers, are regularly in the community meeting elders at senior centers and faith-based organizations. LCE also accommodates homebound seniors by providing legal services in their homes.
LCE houses the office of the D.C. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which advocates on behalf of seniors in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and those receiving home health care. LCE has a strong relationship with a number of pro bono law firms that assist staff with approximately 600 cases a year. LCE staff testify and make recommendations regarding laws before the D.C. Council that affect seniors, and have been instrumental in bettering conditions for D.C. seniors through assistance with local legislation. More than 40 years after its founding, LCE continues to develop innovative, cost-effective ways to deliver legal services, serving as a model for organizations around the country. LCE is incorporated as a 501(c) (3) and is an affiliate of AARP.
Performs administrative and technical support work for Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE). Performs general procedural and administrative work in direct support of 60 staff and 25 volunteers. Serves as back-up to other administrative support staff for LCE programs. Incumbent in this position may perform all or a significant combination of tasks described below depending on operational requirements.
1. Provides primary administrative and technical support for Legal Counsel for the Elderly.
2. Coordinates operational requirements with facilities, information technology, procurement and print center to fulfill staff needs.
3. Provides administrative and operational support of LCE volunteer management and outreach coordination functions. Responsible for onboarding new staff and volunteers.
4. Processes invoices for payment. Performs as the liaison for contacting vendors for office supplies, office equipment repairs, and print production requests. Codes and processes expense statements for assigned staff and/or volunteers.
5. Participates in planning and execution of LCE events.
6. Reserves meeting locations and handles all the logistical requirements. Handles conference room and catering setup.
7. Maintains office files and electronic database files. Receives and distributes incoming correspondence.
8. Exhibits AARP values at all times.
Completion of Associates Degree, and 1+ years of related experience in an administrative work environment; or an equivalent combination of related training and relevant experience. Must have expert level proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and Windows10.
AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.
AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.