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Student Technical Specialist

Requisition IDreq4830
Working TitleProgram Assistant
Pay$15.00/hr Hourly
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentSOL Academic (588E)
Employment TypeStudent Employment
Student TypeStudent Employment
Background Check Required
For Best Consideration Date5/16/2018
Position SummaryThe New Mexico Innocence & Justice Project has an exciting student opportunity - gain skills
and assist in the search for justice.

As a member of the Innocence Network, the New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project (NMIJP), is a
program of the University of New Mexico School of Law. NMIJP works to address wrongful convictions, train law students in criminal justice and post-conviction review, and promote racial and social justice. NMIJP seeks to a part-time Law Student Research Assistant.  The ideal candidate will bring energy and excitement along with a commitment to serving vulnerable populations and remedying injustice in those communities.  The office assistant with help find and serve our clients by handling the incoming mail, communicating with those seeking help, and assist managing case files, and daily duties.  Must be able to follow direction, keep the director updated and work independently.  This position is open
to students. Experience working effectively with incarcerated individual, the public, the courts and governmental agencies is helpful.


Minimum Qualifications

Enrolled in a degree seeking program at UNM, Enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) at UNM for fall and spring semesters (Audit hours do not count), and if Work Study, you must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Preferred Qualifications

Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and extensive experience with web-based research

Excellent customer service skills in person and on the phone

Ability to maintain the confidentiality of records and information

Attention to details

Ability to follow directions and work independently

Interest and ability to work in criminal defense and communicate effectively with our community including incarcerated individuals, family members, attorneys, prison officials and representative, and others

Law student or legal background preferred

Application InstructionsLaw students or legal background preferred. Please provide a cover letter and a resume.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.