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LEGAL SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION

LSE is a statewide non-profit organization that has been providing free legal services to Maine seniors for forty seven years.  LSE is committed to ensuring that all Maine seniors – of any class, race, sex, background, orientation, or identity -- are secure in meeting their basic needs, including housing, health care, nutrition, community, safety, and freedom from exploitation and oppression.  As part of that commitment, LSE works to create and maintain a workforce and culture that reflects the diversity of our state.    

LSE has a fulltime Staff Attorney position open.  The Staff Attorney will work remotely from a home office.  The Staff Attorney will handle a wide variety of civil litigation matters and conduct outreach in Southern Maine.  

Applicants must be living or planning to live in southern Maine.  Candidates must be licensed to practice in Maine (or be eligible for admission or sitting for the bar exam in July) and have 0-5 years of related legal experience.  Candidates must also have a strong interest in and/or experience doing civil litigation and a commitment to working with and helping older people.   The Staff Attorney will work as part of a team of Staff Attorneys and receive ongoing professional training and support.   

LSE offers a collegial and inclusive work environment and an excellent benefit package.  Interviews will begin on or after July 5 and continue until the job is filled.   Please provide a cover letter, resume and references via email to mlachapelle@mainelse.org .

 LSE is an equal opportunity employer.

 

LEGAL SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY

FINANCE ASSOCIATE POSITION

LSE is a statewide non-profit organization that has been providing free legal services to Maine seniors for forty seven years.  LSE is committed to ensuring that all Maine seniors – of any class, race, sex, background, orientation, or identity -- are secure in meeting their basic needs, including housing, health care, nutrition, community, safety, and freedom from exploitation and oppression.  As part of that commitment, LSE works to create and maintain a workforce and culture that reflects the diversity of our state.   

This fulltime position can be structured as remote, hybrid, or working from an office located in Augusta.  Part-time employment may also be an option.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance professional to expand their skills.   The duties of the Finance Associate position include:

  • Support the Finance Manager with all finance and budget-related matters.
  • Preparation of bi-weekly payroll. Generate reports, prepare journal entries and post as needed.
  • Full cycle of accounts receivable functions including monthly billing and timely payment reconciliations.
  • Generate reports as needed.
  • Full cycle of accounts payable functions from invoice entry to payment with accuracy in program expense allocation and supporting documents as well as preparation of annual 1099 filings.
  • Assist Finance Manager with month end close activities including journal entries, account and bank reconciliations, and financial reporting.
  • Provide support to Finance Manager for benefit administration functions with open enrollments, new hires and departing employees, and annual filings.
  • Assist Finance Manager with annual financial audit and tax document preparation and reconciliations as needed.
  • Assist Finance Manager with insurance and vendor renewals.
  • Serve as backup to other designated finance staff.
  • Assist in filing and maintaining personnel and finance records for easy access.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or combination of education and experience normally represented by an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Two or more years’ experience working in a finance department, preferably in a nonprofit setting.
  • Proficient with QuickBooks and Excel.
  • Familiarity with payroll processing.

LSE offers a collegial and inclusive work environment and an excellent benefit package.  Interviews are ongoing and will continue until the job is filled.   Please provide a cover letter, resume and references via email to mlachapelle@mainelse.org.

LSE is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

LEGAL SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY

HELPLINE ATTORNEY POSITION

PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME

 

LSE is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal help to seniors across Maine.  The Helpline offers legal information, advice and referrals to seniors exclusively via telephone in a wide variety of substantive civil legal areas, including health care, housing and debt collection.  This position can be work from home or from an LSE office located in Augusta.   This part-time or fulltime Helpline Attorney will work in a team that includes other attorneys, a paralegal who screens all first calls for help, and a supervising attorney.  LSE’s regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00. 

The successful candidate must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to provide exceptional client service.   Training will be provided in any unfamiliar areas of the law.  This is a very rewarding position that offers someone the chance to make a real difference in the lives of older Mainers. 

Applicants must be licensed to practice in Maine or eligible to be licensed to practice in Maine.  LSE offers a collegial work environment and a competitive salary and benefit package.  The position will remain open until filled, and interviews may begin as early as August 8, 2022.  Send resume, cover letter, and references via email to mlachapelle@mainelse.org .  

LSE is an equal opportunity employer.