As the only Jewish Special Education school accredited by the prestigious Middle States Association of Primary and Secondary Schools, SINAI Schools is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading Jewish schools for children with disabilities and special needs. SINAI currently operates eight schools, including two elementary schools and four high schools in NJ and two elementary schools in NY, all of which are integrated within a regular education Jewish partner school.
The Tuition Associate/Legal Assistant will report to the Director of Tuition and Counsel. This a full time, and as of now, a hybrid position, requiring in office work 2 days per week, and also occasionally requiring evening and weekend work.
A growing number of our students come to SINAI as unilateral placements under IDEA.
Duties & Responsibilities
Work with parents, their special education lawyers, and school staff
Draft documents and correspondence, including tuition contracts and student attendance
Maintain resume and credentials of staff members, including tracking licensure verification and Sexual Misconduct/Child Abuse Disclosure Release forms
Manage and file data, such as application forms and other documents
Create and maintain student schedules in Excel
Generate/maintain data and reports/lists
Manage and organize documents in response to discovery and subpoena requests
Facilitate the meeting of deadlines by keeping multiple agendas and providing timely reminders to staff
Manage incoming/outgoing telephone calls, tracking messages as well as schedule and coordinate meetings
Perform general office work
Go home every day feeling like you made the world a better place
Law firm, Non-profit Foundation, or Government experience preferred
Legal secretary or paralegal certification or diploma, a plus
Excellent organization, writing and interpersonal skills with strong attention to detail
Prior experience working with databases and/or Excel spreadsheets
Outstanding time management skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment with a high volume of work
Ability to work with numbers
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other staff members
Ability to work in a discreet manner, maintaining confidentiality
Required – proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word; Google Drive including Google Docs, Sheets, Calendar
Qualified minorities and/or women are encouraged to apply; EEO.
Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org