Paralegal

The Nature Conservancy

Job Family: Legal

Job No: 50501

Status: Full-time; hourly

Salary Range: $25.00-$27.00/hour

How to Apply: Applicants should apply through the Careers section of The Nature Conservancy’s website: https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/  Search by the Job No. listed above.

A LITTLE ABOUT US

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in, protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. 

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.

Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.

All TNC staff based in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of receiving one of the vaccines approved in the U.S. (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) shall be a condition of employment and must be provided prior to starting work. TNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and reasonable accommodations for candidates who cannot be vaccinated due to a valid medical or religious reason will be considered. 

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

Assists attorneys and other paralegals in providing legal services to advance TNC priorities and appropriately manage risk.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under supervision of a TNC attorney or Senior Paralegal, the Paralegal assists in providing legal services for assigned programs and ensuring that transactions and activities are legally sound and consistent with TNC’s mission, authority, policies, and procedures.  They are able to effectively articulate basic legal concepts and internal policies and procedures to others.  In addition, the Paralegal may perform various administrative functions, including organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, scanning and packaging original documents for delivery to central records center, sending and distributing mail, preparing documents, maintaining document templates, and purchasing and maintaining supplies and equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Assists TNC attorneys with real estate transactions, contracts, regulatory compliance filings, employment law, litigation management or other legal areas.
  • Collects and manages official corporate legal files, in electronic and paper form.
  • Drafts routine legal documents and correspondence for attorney and/or Senior Paralegal review.
  • Assists with financial and accounting forms related to legal matters.
  • Prepares check requests and wire transfers for authorization by attorney or Senior Paralegal.
  • May serve as a team member for assigned projects.
  • Performs other functions as directed by the attorney or Senior Paralegal.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate’s degree in paralegal studies OR equivalent qualifications acquired through coursework and/or relevant work experience.
  • Experience conducting research on the Internet and in other legal resources.
  • Experience with MS Office, Word, and Excel.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Relevant legal experience in real estate transactions, regulatory compliance, and contracts administration.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint, Box and/or MS Teams.
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