7 days ago
Senior Paralegal at Nature Conservancy
- Job ID 53161
- Location All United States
- Regular/Temporary – Regular
- Remote within the United States (Mountain and Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time Zones preferred)
WHO WE ARE
The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life ## insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.
One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”
WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER
The Senior Paralegal, in partnership with an experienced TNC attorney, will provide a high level of support on complex and/or high value matters, including conservation real estate transactions, contracts and compliance with TNC policies and procedures. They will bring expertise in title review, escrow processes and transactions management for assigned business units or projects, ensuring that transactions and activities are legally sound, consistent with TNC’s policies and procedures and TNC’s mission and authority. The Senior Paralegal should be able to apply their experience and project management skills to ensure timely delivery of work products and transaction closings. They should be able to be a part of, and sometimes lead, a team of diverse individuals representing disciplines across TNC to achieve a conservation outcome. They should have strong people skills, emotional intelligence and situational awareness to navigate complex projects and relationships. They should also have a strong working knowledge of legal concepts and terminology, especially relating to real estate transactions. They should be able to effectively articulate relevant legal concepts and internal policies and procedures to others and have a solid understanding of legal liability and risk management. They should have excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU
We are a global conservation organization looking for someone with strong paralegal experience to provide legal services for our programs, which will include complex real estate transactions, legal commitments associated with complex conservation projects and legal research. You will work with others to ensure our legal commitments, policies and procedures and other legal requirements are met and managed for compliance. You will also be responsible for drafting complex legal documents for attorney review and effectively managing transactions in compliance with TNC internal requirements. You’ll have exceptional communication and organizational skills, be self-motivated, detail oriented, and able to multi-task, track, and complete many items simultaneously. Analytical experience with accounting and finance is a plus too.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
- Bachelor’s degree in paralegal or legal assistant studies plus 4 years of combined legal and administrative experience OR equivalent qualifications acquired through coursework and/or related job experience that demonstrates assumption of significant responsibilities for supporting and coordinating complex or specialized legal work.
- Experience conducting research on the Internet and in other legal resources.
- Experience with real property title work and the real estate transactions process.
- Experience with MS Office, Word, Excel, SharePoint and any other relevant technology.
- Experience with writing
WHAT WE BRING
Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!
TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.
We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including; health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, accrued paid time off (including annual, personal, and sick leave), life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellness benefits. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions. Learn more about our benefits at nature.org/careers. We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellness, and flexibility needs of the people we employ.
Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.
An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.
Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.