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Legal Content Writer (temporary assignment) Temporary Job

1 month ago Marketing & Communication Portland   83 views
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This position pays between $20 and $30 per hour dependant on experience and qualifications.

Full Job Description

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

Portland State University (PSU) is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.

Student Legal Services (SLS) provides outstanding free legal services and education that enhances student success. The mission is to empower PSU students to succeed in their academic endeavors by providing access to justice. We address legal issues that impact students’ educational and career goals through legal advice, representation, mentorship, community partnerships, and education. For more information please CLICK HERE

Position Summary

SLS is a fully functioning law office inside of PSU. We serve PSU students for FREE, on a variety of legal matters including housing, criminal, consumer rights, family law and more. We address legal issues that impact students’ educational and career goals through legal advice, representation, mentorship, community partnerships, and education.

PSU SLS is seeking a part-time, short term legal content writer to design, create and update educational materials for PSU students, in particular, our landlord-tenant law handbook. If time permits, the candidate may revise other legal brochures and guides. The ideal candidate has a strong grasp of Oregon and Portland housing laws and is great at communicating complex ideas in a very simple and accessible way. The position and work product will be supervised and edited by the four staff attorneys. Ability to work within a confidential setting is required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Oregon Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Skilled with Microsoft suite
  • Ability to write about complex concepts in an accessible, easy to understand way

Preferred Qualifications

  • Design experience strongly preferred
  • JD preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Previous experience working in a legal setting
  • Previous experience working with diverse populations
  • Previous experience working with college students

Key Cultural Competencies

Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship

Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Work Days/Hours A flexible schedule is available within our office’s business hours Monday-Friday 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. There is a potential for telecommuting for some shifts. Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement

This position pays between $20 and $30 per hour dependant on experience and qualifications.

This temporary position is not eligible for benefits.

Application Instructions

Additional Information

Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)

Please list the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references.

Optional, but preferred: upload a design sample under “Work Sample”

Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle?


Background Check Required


Position End Date (if applicable)


If you have questions

Please contact Student Legal Services at 503.725.4556

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Posting Close Date

Projected Close Date for Posting

Open Until Finalists Identified

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Company Description
Portland State University (PSU) is a public coeducational research university located in the southwest University District of downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. Originally founded in 1946 as post-secondary educational institution for World War II veterans, it evolved into a four-year college over the following two decades, and was granted university