Cookeville – Office Manager/Secretary

Legal Aid Society has an immediate opening for an Office Manager/Secretary in its Cookeville office.  This position will serve as legal secretary, office manager, back-up receptionist, general office trouble-shooter and volunteer coordinator.  Also provide secretarial support to all legal staff.  Complete general client intakes as needed.  Responsible for upkeep/organization of office space, including organization of open and closed files.  Provide support at after-hours and weekend legal advice clinics and community education events.

Qualifications:  Prior experience as an office manager and working in the legal field is preferred.  High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered.

Some lifting (under 50 lbs) and light travel may be required.  Must be able to climb stairs.  Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.  Must be able to effectively communicate in oral and written form.  Excellent interpersonal skills.  Ability to relate to the needs of people of diverse backgrounds and adhere to confidentiality standards.  Must be very detail oriented and have good organizational skills.  Must be able to follow directions and work with a team and independently.  Ability to prioritize work.  Strong typing, proofreading, and computer skills, Must be able to transcribe dictation.  Experience with Microsoft Office software and Legal Files database a plus.

Salary: Dependent on Experience.  Excellent benefits.

Legal Aid Society has thirty-two attorneys in eight offices in Middle and East Tennessee.  Its attorneys provide low-income people expert legal assistance at all levels of state and federal court.  Its staff includes national authorities in the fields of domestic violence, housing, consumer law, federal income taxation, health advocacy, nonprofit group representation, social security and special education.  For more information about LAS, visit

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and three references (with phone numbers).  No phone calls, please.  Send by mail or e-mail (in Word or PDF format) to:

Human Resources Administrator
Re: Cookeville Office Manager/Secretary
Legal Aid Society
575 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 201
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


Apply as soon as possible. Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.