Corporate Paralegal


Position: Corporate Paralegal
Department: Legal
Reports To: Vice President and General Counsel
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

Supervises
None 

General Function
In alignment with CIRI’s mission and values, provides high-level paralegal and administrative support to the CIRI Legal Department, which involves the handling of confidential and sensitive information.  

Major Activities (Typical Duties/Responsibilities)

  • Provides support for business transactional activities, composes and edits correspondence, generates and files reports, conducts legal research and writing. Interacts with and assists primarily Legal Department staff, but also directly with executives and CIRI Board Members.
  • Maintains appropriate corporate books and records, including minutes, official records, and formation documents. Coordinates and monitors subsidiaries’ maintenance of their corporate books and records. Organizes and forms new corporate entities. 
  • Organizes and maintains legal databases. Ensures legal matters are appropriately organized and tracked, timelines are met in accordance with applicable statutes, contractual obligations, litigation deadlines and internal corporate processes.
  • In compliance with CIRI’s corporate governance, obtains, maintains and ensures timely filing of CIRI’s required licenses, authorizations, reports and other filings with all appropriate regulatory authorities.  Serves as Company lead to assist and train CIRI subsidiary personnel in such filings as necessary and appropriate.
  • Manages departmental functions regarding budgeting, travel, expense reports, cost monitoring, and engagement of outside counsel.
  • Codes legal invoices per Company protocol, and ensures legal invoices are reviewed by appropriate Company staff, prior to General Counsel’s review and submission to Accounting Department for payment.
  • Oversees the annual/biennial reporting, as well as applications, permits, licenses, annual proxy filings and the like for CIRI and applicable holding companies to ensure timely filing and compliance with appropriate federal and state agencies.
  • Provides backup support to Human Resources on discrete projects. 
  • Performs other duties as appropriate and as assigned.

Skills/Abilities

  • Understands CIRI’s mission, values, vision and strategic focus areas and incorporates knowledge into daily activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management and staff, affiliated-company employees as well as outside business associates; exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others.
  • Familiarity with the legal court system and general legal rules and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of general legal and business formats and procedures.
  • Ability to research and organize legal information with particular attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office products, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and industry-standard computer software and databases.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including thorough knowledge of proper grammar, advanced vocabulary, spelling, editing and proofreading skills. 
  • Make decisions, solve problems and exercise excellent judgment.
  • Superior organizational, follow-up and detail-oriented skills.
  • Knowledge of ANCSA corporations and the businesses and activities of CIRI, its subsidiaries and its non-profit agencies.
  • High degree of sensitivity regarding confidential information.

Physical Abilities

  • Must possess sufficient fine motor skills for use of computers, with an ability to withstand repetitive keyboarding for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to kneel, bend and twist at the waist on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to reach below shoulder height with regular frequency (desk position) and at or above shoulder height on occasion.
  • Must be able to push, pull, carry and lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds on a regular basis, and greater weights on an occasional basis.

Minimum Experience

Two to four years’ experience as a Paralegal in a business law environment or progressively more responsible position; at a minimum, a Paralegal Certificate from an ABA approved paralegal education program or any combination of education, training and/or experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.  A high degree of technical and online research skills required.  

Required Contacts

  • CIRI Board of Directors, executives, management and staff
  • Local, state and federal government and agency representatives and staff
  • CIRI subsidiary executives, management and affiliated non-profit entities
  • Management and employees of other businesses including ANCSA corporations
  • Outside legal counsel, consultants, vendors, and other business and industry representatives

Anchorage, AK

9 day(s) ago