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Senior Paralegal

Company: Laureate Education Inc.
Location: Columbia
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

The Sr. Paralegal candidate will be responsible for supporting the members and the business operations of the Laureate Online and US Campuses Legal team. Support will be in the areas of contracts, risk management, litigation, regulatory compliance, including federal compliance, state level compliance, professional licensure support, and other areas, as needed. This role will be responsible not only for planning, tracking, reporting and managing the operational activities of various projects involving the Laureate Online and US Campuses Legal department, but also completion of projects, regulatory analysis, legal drafting, process creation and monitoring, and maintenance of legal files. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in a legal or regulatory position, including experience managing projects, research, drafting legal memoranda and correspondence and legal analysis.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Sr. Paralegal will be responsible for the following duties:

Organizing and maintaining records for various Laureate Global Product and Services 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 compliance database and other compliance-related activities.
* Assisting with management of emergency response/business continuity dashboard.
* Supporting business transactions, including due diligence reviews, document requests, and governmental inquiries.
* Research, through use of legal and other research databases.
* Maintaining legal files.
* Other legal support functions as assigned.
* Supervision of junior paralegal position

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time 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.
* Self-starter demonstrating thoroughness and extreme attention to detail.
* Strong planning, coordination, organization, time-management abilities.
* Strong process definition skills with a focus on continuous improvement
* Ability to interface with and influence people at all levels within the organization
* Be extremely organized, yet very comfortable in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment with competing priorities
* Ability to multi-task and learn and apply new skills quickly.
* 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, Outlook, SharePoint and Excel is required. Familiarity with Microsoft Visio and PowerPoint is preferred.
* Maintain flexibility in hours, including some overtime.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
* BA/BS, Paralegal Certificate or relevant work experience preferred.
* Minimum of 5 years paralegal, regulatory, compliance and/or project management experience required.
* Experience in managing multiple complex projects and/or programs
* Experience with creating and maintaining various types of templates. Equal Employment Opportunity
Our goal is to have a diverse workforce that is representative of our students and our communities. Laureate is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring based upon merit. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform with or without reasonable accommodations. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law..

Keywords: Laureate Education Inc., Baltimore , Senior Paralegal, Other , Columbia, Maryland

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