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Paralegal


ID del Puesto 45358BR Fecha de publicación 11/19/2019 Institución Walden University Ciudad Columbia
The Paralegal shall be responsible for supporting the activities of the Laureate Global Online Legal Department staff. Qualified individuals will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a corporate paralegal in a law firm, corporation or governmental department. Experience in higher education or another regulated business environment, a plus. The position will be based in Columbia, Maryland.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • The Paralegal will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Organizing and maintaining records for various Laureate campus-based and online institutions, including regulatory materials, board minute books, operating agreements, compliance documentation and other essential documents.
  • Drafting letters and memoranda.
  • Completing required governmental forms and filings.
  • Assisting with maintenance of legal and compliance database and supporting other compliance-related activities.
  • Supporting business transactions, including due diligence reviews, document requests, and governmental inquiries.
  • Supporting litigation management and processing and reporting on documentary items, including immigration and contract matters
  • Research, through use of legal and other research databases.
  • Maintaining legal files
  • Project Management
  • Other legal support functions as assigned.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time

TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision balanced with the ability to work well in a professional team/corporate office environment.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse, international workforce.
  • Self-starter demonstrating thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • High sensitivity to the confidential nature of the work.
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • High computer literacy including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Excel is required. Familiarity with PeopleSoft preferred.
  • Maintain flexibility in hours, including some hours outside the standard business hours.
  • Foreign language skills a plus
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

• Must have a minimum of 5 years corporate paralegal experience as a corporate paralegal in a law firm, corporation or governmental department.
• BA/BS, Paralegal Certificate or relevant work experience preferred.
• Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision balanced with the ability to work well in a professional team/corporate office environment.
• Comfortable working with a diverse, international workforce.
• Self-starter demonstrating thoroughness and attention to detail.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills.
• High sensitivity to the confidential nature of the work.
• Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
• High computer literacy including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Excel is required.
• Familiarity with PeopleSoft is preferred.
• Maintain flexibility in hours, including some hours outside the standard business hours.
• Foreign language skills a plus.
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