City Bar Justice Center projects operate across a diverse range of legal issues. Each project is run by an experienced legal expert, coordinated by a dedicated staff member, and delivered through pro bono volunteer lawyers and community outreach. In addition, CBJC operates the largest free civil Legal Hotline in NYC, providing assistance to over 1,000 people per month.

Administrative Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Reports to: Executive Director, City Bar Justice Center

Job Function:

The City Bar Justice Center’s Administrative Manager oversees general operations and focuses on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of CBJC’s 30-person dynamic nonprofit law office.

Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee CBJC’s day-to-day administrative operations.
  • Develop and coordinate administrative procedures and systems and devise ways to streamline processes using technology.
  • Provide data management administrative support, including data entry and using CBJC’s case management database to assist in collecting, analyzing, and creating reports.
  • Serve as CBJC’s main liaison with the City Bar’s Finance, HR, Building Services, IT, Meeting and Catering Services and CLE departments.
  • Oversee short and long-term financial reporting, including ensuring that Finance Department requests are resolved and communicated in a timely manner to internal and external parties.
  • Oversee office purchasing.
  • Assist in coordinating legal clinic programs serving CBJC’s broad client population of low-income New Yorkers, including by assisting with broad logistical needs, preparing materials, and participating in programs as needed.
  • Update client satisfaction surveys, and collect, analyze, generate and communicate the results of the reports.
  • Coordinate CBJC intern and fellow programs, including overseeing recruitment and orientation and coordinating logistics and intern/fellow professional development opportunities.
  • Orient and onboard new staff and interns on CBJC operations.
  • Design and conduct professional development opportunities for CBJC’s paralegal staff.
  • Serve as point person and provide support for emergency response clinics.
  • Assist with other special projects and community outreach as needed.

Knowledge, Qualifications and Skills:

  • BA/BS degree preferred, with a focus in business, accounting, data analysis and/or statistics.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in an office setting with increasing responsibility.
  • Previous law firm or nonprofit experience a plus.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-organized, self-starter able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines with strong attention to detail.
  • Able to work collaboratively with a team as well as independently.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel, Word, and Outlook; technologically savvy.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations via email to and include Administrative Manager in the subject line.  We offer a generous benefits package. Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

The City Bar Justice Center is a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is the policy of the Organization to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, arrest or conviction record, pregnancy, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, marital status, partnership status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, religion, sex, genetic information, military status, unemployment status or any other characteristic as protected by law. With regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws, the Organization will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.


Summer 2020 Internship Program

The application period for the Summer 2020 Internship Program is now open. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, cover letter, transcript, and a brief writing sample to Kurt M. Denk, Pro Bono Counsel, at


Pro Bono Scholars and Fellowships

The City Bar Justice Center is accepting applications for fellowship placements and the Pro Bono Scholars program on a rolling basis. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, cover letter, transcript, and a brief writing sample to Kurt M. Denk, Pro Bono Counsel, at