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Student Technical Specialist

Requisition IDreq6554
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 Date9/25/2018
Position SummaryThe University of New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project (UNMIJP) is accepting applications for a part-time Research Assistant to serve this academic year 2018. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable transferrable skills and assist in the search for justice.

The UNMIJP is a member of The Innocence Network, a world-wide organization dedicated to providing legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted. This truly unique year-round program allows law students to gain valuable, on-the-job experience working to address wrongful convictions, training in criminal justice and post-conviction review, while promoting racial and social justice.

The ideal candidate will bring energy and excitement along with a commitment to serving vulnerable populations and remedying injustice in those communities. Working for the NMIJP, the research assistant
will have the opportunity to serve our clients by communicating with those seeking help, assisting with managing case files, handling the incoming mail, as well as other daily administrative duties.

Must be able to follow direction, keep the director updated, and work independently. Experience working effectively with the 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

-Ability to maintain the confidentiality of records and information

 -Attention to detail

 -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 representatives, and others

 -Legal background preferred

Application InstructionsLegal 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.