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|Job Title:||Corporate Paralegal & Compliance Associate|
|Organization:||American Civil Liberties Union|
CORPORATE PARALEGAL & COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATE [EXEC-11] AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION In-House Counsel Office, NY
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), with now more than 500,000 members, was founded in 1920 and is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The In House Counsel?s Office of the ACLU?s National Office in New York City invites applications for the full-time position of Corporate Paralegal & Compliance Associate.
The In-House Corporate Counsel Office is responsible for internal legal matters affecting the ACLU?s national offices, which include over 300 employees, primarily in New York and the District of Columbia. The Office handles a broad range of matters including: tax-exempt organization law issues, lobbying rules, corporate and regulatory filings; intellectual property and licensing issues, trademark protection, film and other media production; negotiating and drafting contracts; grant agreements; ethical and procedural rules impacting or relevant to the legal representation of clients; governance and compliance policies; and real estate matters. The Corporate Paralegal and Compliance Associate will support the organization?s in-house lawyers in all of these areas and will report to the ACLU?s General Counsel.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities include but are not limited
Managing the organization?s periodic required filings, including state corporate registrations, charitable solicitation registrations and trade sanction reports.
Assisting in the preparation and execution of vendor contracts.
Assisting with licenses and releases for use of intellectual property, including photographs, video, text and music.
Monitoring third party use of the organization?s trademarks.
Managing the department?s filing and record-keeping processes, including contracts and regulatory materials.
Managing the department?s invoice payment processes and tracking its expense budget.
Conducting factual research regarding vendors, regulatory filings and procedures, and training resources.
Communicating with staff regarding compliance matters.
Assisting in the planning and presentation of trainings for staff.
Other special projects as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
At least three years of full-time work experience in a similar position.
Background in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred: regulatory filings and compliance, contract management and intellectual property licensing and releases.
Commitment to the ACLU mission to defend civil liberties.
Superior organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience in a large organization of comparable complexity is preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and other Windows applications.
Ability to work independently and collegially in a small group.
Demonstrated initiative and creativity.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in organizational matters.
Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines under pressure.
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter (with salary requirements) resume and writing sample, such as a research memo by email to email@example.com. Reference [EXEC-11/FEM] in the subject line. Alternatively, applications can be mailed
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name ?ACLU.?