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Paralegal/Office Manager

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Position Details

Position Details

Advertising/Posting Title Paralegal/Office Manager
Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Posting Summary

Provide paralegal assistance, administrative support and office management for the Office of General Counsel. Perform paralegal work ranging from routine to complex. Assist University Counsel and office attorneys with legal and factual research, investigations and analyses; document review and analysis. Gather/organize evidence and information and assist with drafting pleadings, position statements, responses to government inquiries and affidavits. Provide litigation support, real estate support, and convey legal information and follow-up operational advice to university clientele with direction from an attorney. Perform daily office operations to include manage calendars, maintain databases and project files, track expenditures and reconcile administrative budgets, and provide general office and clerical support functions.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Associate degree in relevant field, paralegal certification and five years of experience supporting a legal practice or an equivalent combination of training and experience required. Notary license or ability to obtain within six months required. Experience with a range of business software: spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and online forms. Strong organizational skills with ability to manage diverse and complex caseload and project timelines required. Effective writing skills and attention to detail. Effective interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups at all organizational levels. Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality. Experience in budget management and office procedures.

Desirable Qualifications

Effective legal writing skills and the ability to draft a range of complex legal documents, which may include conducting legal research, gathering / organizing evidence, and investigating and analyzing information. Knowledge of current and developing legal issues and trends in area of expertise. Basic knowledge of real estate documents and transactions.

Other Information
Special Conditions External candidates must complete a 4-month probationary period, A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees
Category Administrative/Support, Legal
Job Type Full-time
FLSA Non-Exempt
Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 36000.00
Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 61200.00
Staff Hiring Band
Staff Union Code NU

Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

Job Open Date 10/31/2017
Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.)
Open Until Filled No

Position Information

Position Title Office/Prgm Support Senior
Posting Number S1360PO
Department VP Legal Affrs & Gen Counsel/10300
Position Number 004054
Employee FTE 1.00
Employee Term 12

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Documents Needed to Apply

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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