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Paralegal

Legal – Risk Management – Compliance | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA

Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities.  VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

Reporting to the Internal Counsel, the Paralegal will be responsible for a providing legal administrative support to the various VOALA program and corporate headquarters. This includes, but is not limited to, assisting Internal Counsel in the processing of legal matters, drafting and preparing documents, coordinating with outside counsel as directed, and organizing and maintaining files and records.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide support for the legal issues handled by Internal Counsel, primarily non-profit compliance
  • Manage and coordinate databases, case files, correspondence files, etc.
  • Assist in research regarding organizational legal matters such as intellectual property, legal risks, and certain matters involving clients
  • Occasionally, draft materials for dissemination
  • Act as liaison between Internal Counsel and outside counsel or third-party administrators, as directed by internal counsel
  • Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned by Internal Counsel

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications

EDUCATION:

  • A certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years’ paralegal experience in a law firm, or non-profit organization

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Working knowledge and understanding of real property law, contract law, premises liability, corporate structure, non-profit law and regulations – State and Federal 

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Proficient Computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of applications, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.  
  • Familiar with Web-based applications and databases relating to legal research, corporate law and California statute and regulations

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent legal writing ability that is clear, concise, removes ambiguity, and is accurate
  • Excellent investigative and research skills
  • Stays current with non-profit compliance regulations and laws, especially in the State of California
  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • You are helpful, a team player, and show respect while collaborating with others
  • You are results oriented and exercise sound judgment in your work
  • A lifelong learner, who is inquisitive and solves
  • You are dedicated to achieving excellence and work with others to tackle the tasks at hand

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in-house at an exempt organization strongly preferred 

VOALA BENEFITS SUMMARY:

  • Choice of 3 medical insurance plans
  • Choice of 2 dental insurance plans (one plan for employee only; has no premium)
  • Vision insurance plan
  • Voluntary Supplemental Coverage
  • Accidental Injury Coverage
  • Hospital Care Coverage
  • Critical Illness Coverage
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid sick time
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Company funded 401a retirement pension plan
  • Optional employee contribution to 403b retirement savings plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Programs to maintain your health and well-being
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) – (No cost to employee and 100% confidential)
  • Company funded Short-term Disability Insurance (STDI) Insurance
  • Company funded Long-term Disability Insurance (LTD)

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify as required by the federal government and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.