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UNITE HERE Local 11

UNITE HERE Local 11


Paralegal

Based in Los Angeles, CA

 

UNITE HERE Local 11 represents more than 32,000 workers in the hospitality and multi-service industries throughout Southern California and Phoenix, Arizona. We are housekeepers, bellmen, food servers, cooks, dishwashers, bartenders and many other employees in the tourism and food service industries. Local 11 has a proud history of community involvement and a strong commitment to improving working conditions, wages, and benefits for all working people.

Job Responsibilities
Include but are not limited to:

  • Work alongside negotiators, attorneys, and company attorneys to create final documents such as contracts and memoranda of understanding
  • Develop and maintain filing system for legal documents
  • Translate written text from English to Spanish and vice versa
  • Written and verbal communication with members, staff, and employers
  • Organize and schedule appointments and meetings
  • Assist attorneys and negotiators with document preparation
  • Correspond with companies on various matters
  • Other additional duties as assigned

Job Requirements/Qualifications
The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required for the position:

  • Paralegal experience and certification preferred
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Mac & PC
  • Working knowledge of office equipment e.g., printers, fax machines, and copiers
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and high capacity for attention to detail
  • Typing at or above 60–70 wpm
  • Proficient data entry
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently within the context of a plan
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; must work well with others
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • All applicants must have a resume with six months of recent office experience and a recent employment reference.

Core Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Problem Solving Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Ability to exercise judgment to solve problems on a case by case situation. Positive, figure-it-out attitude.
  • Technical Skills Strive to continuously build knowledge and skills.
  • Interpersonal Skills Listen to others without interrupting; remain open to others’ ideas and try new things.
  • Oral CommunicationsListen and get clarification; respond well to questions; participate in meetings.
  • Written Communication Write clearly and informatively.
  • Teamwork Exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views; contribute to building a positive team spirit; support everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Ethics Treat people with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; inspire the trust of others; work with integrity.
  • Organizational Support Follow policies and procedures; able to multi-task and meet shifting deadlines; support organization’s goals and values.
  • Strategic Thinking Understand organization’s strengths & weaknesses.
  • Ability to anticipate needs and plan accordingly; coordinate complex activities; prioritize conflicting demands; and meet stringent deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility and creativity in addressing issues as necessary.
  • Judgment Ability to use good judgment on case-by-case situations; include appropriate people in the decision-making process.
  • Motivation Enthusiastic self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, with the ability to lead projects proactively. Demonstrate persistence to overcome obstacles.
  • Planning/Organizing Prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently.
  • Professionalism Approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure.
  • Quality Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; apply feedback to improve performance.
  • QuantityComplete work in a timely manner; strive to increase productivity.
  • Attendance/Punctuality Consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability Follow instructions; respond to management direction; take responsibility for your own actions; keep commitments; complete tasks on time or notify the appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative Volunteer readily; seek increased responsibilities; look for and take advantage of opportunities; ask for and offer help when needed.

Salary & Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. UNITE HERE Local 11 offers a generous benefits package.

To Apply:
Please email a résumé, references, and cover letter with “Paralegal Application” in the email subject line to: dosborn@unitehere11.org. Please include your available start date in the cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

UNITE HERE Local 11 is an equal-opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender express, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. People of color, women, and members of the LGBTQI community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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