Paralegal

Team: Legal

Position Details

  • Priority Deadline: June 24, 2024
  • Reports To: Vice President, General Counsel
  • Status: Full time position
  • Location: Hybrid - Remote
  • Compensation: $65,000 - $70,000

Position Summary

NEO is currently seeking an experienced paralegal to join the NEO Legal team. The paralegal will assist the Legal team with tasks related to corporate governance, record-keeping, regulatory filings and coordinating the provisioning of Legal services such as contracts review and staff training. The paralegal will play a pivotal role (i) supporting board governance efforts;  (ii) coordinating legal document intake and reviews; (iii) coordinating the tracking of lobbying activity; (iv) interfacing with insurance brokers; (v) making corporate documents more accessible to staff; (vi) filing regulatory documents; (vii) performing legal research; and (vi) monitoring and flagging for Legal consideration certain compliance-related matters. The Paralegal reports to the Vice President, General Counsel and will be responsible for taking on appropriate duties from time to time, as assigned, that are in the best interest of the Legal department and NEO.

Key Job Functions

  • Under direction from the Legal department attorneys (the “Attorneys”), the paralegal will assist the Legal team with tasks related to corporate governance, record-keeping, regulatory filings and coordinating the provisioning of Legal services such as contract reviews and staff training. This includes:
    • Assist the Attorneys with the preparation of documents for use by the Attorneys and staff.
    • Work with the Attorneys to proofread contracts and generate template agreements.
    • Coordinate intake and tracking of agreements.
    • Conduct basic research and procure publicly available litigation and corporate documents.
    • Perform notary services, if licensed to do so.
    • Prepare and maintain document files.
    • File and maintain correspondence and legal documents in an office filing system.
    • Monitor legal and regulatory developments in furtherance of Legal’s compliance efforts, which includes necessary updates to corporate policies.
    • Coordinate with HR on updates to Employee Handbook.
    • Coordinate with Operations to track lobbying activity, maintain appropriate corporate insurance coverages, and make corporate documents more accessible to staff via Dropbox and Salesforce platforms.
  • Such other duties as may, from time to time, be assigned.

Qualifications

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 2 – 3 years’ relevant experience required (e.g. office coordination, legal office coordination, or paralegal experience).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, SharePoint, Outlook, Salesforce and Dropbox.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Three (3) or more years’ experience in methods of legal research including computer-assisted research and writing.
  • Ability to analyze, appraise, and organize facts and applicable laws and to present such information clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to legal and lay persons and groups.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic ecosystem and funder relationships, a plus.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to think innovatively and strategically, resolve matters effectively and efficiently, and build collaborative relationships cross-functionally throughout the corporation.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Team player.

Benefits

Compensation for this role will vary depending on the experience of the candidate. The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $70,000. NEO provides generous benefits, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability, and pet insurance. NEO also administers FSA, commuter benefit, and 401k retirement plans and has generous paid time off and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Vaccine Requirement

All NEO staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual basis, to the extent required by law.

Location Details

NEO has a hybrid work remote structure based on job function. NEO’s principal office (the “NYC Office”) is in New York City and the work location for the paralegal is New York City. The paralegal will work in-person at the NYC Office at least one business day per week. The paralegal is expected to attend other events at the NYC Office such as NEO’s Annual Meeting and the NEO holiday party. All staff have the option to select additional days to work in-person in the office.

Application Instructions

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How to Apply:

Interested applicants should apply here. Please include a resume and cover letter for consideration. Applications submitted by June 24, 2024 will be considered. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

NEO Philanthropy is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NEO Philanthropy’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

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