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Paralegal or Senior Paralegal

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID358596
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyLegal
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Regular/TemporaryRegular
Job Code0492GC
Employee ClassCivil Service
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About the Job


The Office of General Counsel(OGC) is seeking a paralegal who has significant and demonstrated commercial transactional experience. Depending on the successful candidate's experience and qualifications, the hire will be for a Paralegal or a Senior Paralegal.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general direction of the director of the Transactions Group and under the supervision of one or more attorneys in OGC, the successful candidate will respond to client inquiries and review agreements for a wide range of commercial transactions, including:

* Purchase and sale of goods and services
* Software agreements
* Facility use agreements
* Sponsorship agreements
* Liability releases
* International program agreements

OGC retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

This is a hybrid position with required on-site work on Tuesdays and remote work on the other days of the week. OGC employees working remotely are expected to work in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area so they will be able to come into the office if needed.This is a civil service position, job code 0491GC or 0492GC.
Qualifications


The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is seeking a full-time paralegal to assist attorneys in commercial transactions. Depending on the successful candidate's experience and qualifications, the hire will be for a Paralegal or a Senior Paralegal. Required for Senior Paralegal:
The successful candidate must possess each of the following:
* At least four years of experience as a paralegal advising, negotiating and drafting commercial agreements
* Associate or higher degree or paralegal certification from an ABA-approved institution or the Minnesota Paralegal Association Required for a Paralegal - Associates degree plus at least two years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least four years of experience. May require Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved institution or the Minnesota Paralegal Association.

Desired:
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Strong attention to detail
* Outstanding analytical and interpersonal skills and cross-cultural competencies
* Highest level of integrity and professionalism
* An ability to independently manage and prioritize work
* Having worked collegially and professionally in a diverse environment
* Computer and word processing expertise, including Word, Excel, GMail and Google Drive
About the Department


Eight attorneys and three paralegals make up the Transactions Group in OGC. The group represents and advises academic departments and administrative units throughout the University's five-campus system in entering into and performing commercial transactions.The University of Minnesota's Office of the General Counsel ("OGC") provides and oversees all legal advice to the University, including to the Board of Regents, senior administration and others in the University community. OGC's offices are located on the Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis. Please visit OGC's website for more information on the office: https://ogc.umn.edu/.



Benefits


Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply


    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
    Diversity


    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements


    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
    About the U of M


    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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