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Paralegal

NYC

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Urban Resource Institute (URI), a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization established in 1980, operates shelters and provides services for survivors of domestic violence and homeless families. It also runs residential and vocational programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The General Counsel is the organization’s chief legal advisor, responsible for its in-house corporate affairs, policy initiatives, and real estate projects. The paralegal will support the General Counsel’s office in day-to-day matters and will manage longer-term projects generated by them and special projects as necessary. The paralegal will assist with training and investigations, provide communications support to existing and new projects, manage scheduling, and work closely with other departments.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS & ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
•Research, prioritize, and follow up assigned matters; coordinate an appropriate response.
•Work with third-party service providers on violations, including managing check requests, calendaring hearings and tracking cure deadlines, and ensuring timely and complete resolution of violations.
•Participate in employee relations investigations.
•Develop presentations, reports, and related documents; draft correspondence; compile documents; manage deadlines.
•Manage calendar and shared email folders; prepare agendas and materials for meetings; take minutes.
•Assist with the development and implementation of educational workshops and trainings for staff.
•Perform filing/copying and other general administrative tasks.
•Work closely and effectively with other departments to keep them well informed of upcoming regulatory deadlines, following up appropriately.
•Other duties as requested based on department, program and/or organizational needs.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
•BA/BS preferred
•Five or more years’ experience working as a paralegal, preferably at non-profit or real estate law firm or organization
•Strong analytical, administrative, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills
•Excellent interpersonal skills and experience collaborating on a multi-disciplinary, diverse team that encourages professionalism, respect, equality, diversity, and continuous improvement
•Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, exercise sound judgment, and meet deadlines
•Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
•Ability to learn, update, and edit existing proprietary applications and quickly learn and use various computer systems
•Strong attention to detail and data accuracy
•Must be willing to travel locally

Interested candidates may forward a copy of their resume to careers@urinyc.org for consideration.

Urban Resource Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.