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Full-Time Office Manager


The Office Manager provides administrative support for the day-to-day activities of the organization and assists the Executive Director. The Office Manager is responsible for all bookkeeping and related tasks, including accounts payable and receivable, reconciliation of accounts, and maintenance of paper and electronic financial records and reporting. The Office Manager will maintain office systems and perform other general office administration. The Office Manager will assist the Executive Director in human resource record keeping, payroll, and benefits matters. The Office Manager will also assist with the administration of VLA’s education programming and fundraising. The position requires interacting on a regular basis with VLA’s Board of Directors, artist members, volunteer attorneys, and student externs. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and a team player. This is a great opportunity for someone who has worked in nonprofit administration and finance or project management.


  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • 5 years or more previous experience in nonprofit administration or project management preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, work independently, self-direct, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a detail-oriented and well-organized manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and work with a diverse constituency of artists, lawyers, law firms, and public interest and community groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with constituents, vendors and suppliers by phone, email, and letters.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information discretely and professionally.

VACCINATION AGAINST COVID-19 REQUIRED – NOTEVLA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work.  As noted below, VLA is an equal opportunity employer, and will consider requests for exemption from this policy as a reasonable accommodation where it can do so absent undue hardship, consistent with federal, state, and local law.


All nominations, inquiries, and applications should be sent to Kathryn E. Wagner, VLA’s Executive Director, and will be held in confidence.

Contact: | Subject line: VLA Office Manager

We regret it will not be possible to communicate with candidates except those who most closely match our requirements.


Open until filled.


VLA offers attractive compensation (salary range of $60-70,000, based on experience) and generous benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, health, dental and vision insurance, long-term disability, unlimited monthly metrocards, and ability to participate in 403(b) retirement and flexible spending plans.


VLA is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce and actively encourages applicants from all cultures, races, educational backgrounds, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, age, gender, gender identity and physical abilities to apply. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, familial status, marital status, caregiver status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.


Full-time in-office schedule with some discrete opportunities for remote work.

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