Paralegal & Board Liaison

Legal New York, NY


Description

About NYRR 

New York Road Runners was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people and has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization.  NYRR’s mission is to empower everyone, of all ages and abilities—beginners and competitive athletes, the young and the elderly, adult professionals and underserved schoolchildren—to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness.  

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

About the Department 

The legal department is responsible for providing legal advice and expertise in a variety of areas, including business transactions, litigation, compliance, and risk management. The legal department also manages the negotiation of contracts and participates in the development of organizational policies and procedures.  

Brief Overview: 

The Manager is a skilled, detail-minded and highly organized individual who provides key daily support to the Legal Department. The Manager will work independently and interface with staff, management and third parties under the supervision of the General Counsel.   

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Support the General Counsel with Assistant Secretary responsibilities related to the NYRR Board of Directors: 
    • Schedule and manage the calendar of Board and Committee meetings  
    • Work with staff across the organizational departments to prepare staff and Board members for Board and committee meetings 
    • Provide logistical support and track all official business and records for all Board and committee meetings 
    • Assist with compliance oversight related to all applicable not-for-profit laws and implement not-for-profit best practices in coordination with the General Counsel 
    • Assist with maintenance of the Board Manual/Handbook 
    • Coordinate materials to ensure preparation for meetings 
    • Assist with taking and maintaining meeting minutes, including maintenance of annual Board Books 
    • Provide miscellaneous administrative and logistical support as needed 
  • Support the administration of a contract management and e-signature system, including developing necessary protocols, and providing reporting and analytical support. 
  • Prepare, edit and proofread correspondence and documents, including reviewing and revising non-disclosure, consulting, and vendor agreements and related amendments, and ensuring necessary approvals and execution. 
  • Help to build contract templates and guideline documents.  
  • Respond to requests for information in the areas of intellectual property claims, pre-litigation claims, subpoenas, and maintaining related records. 
  • Support the development of training materials and procedures.  
  • Assist with implementing and tracking compliance policies across different business units. 
  • Ensure all records, documents, and department work are effectively organized. 
  • Provide day-to-day administrative support to the Vice President, General Counsel and other members of the team.  

Job Requirements:  

Experience: 

  • At least three years’ paralegal experience in a law firm or in-house legal department.  

Education: 

  • B.A. or B.S. degree or paralegal certification.  

Skills and Attributes: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Highly detail-oriented and able to multi-task 
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to demonstrate sound legal and business judgment, even in ambiguous situations. 
  • Ability to interpret and prepare legal documents and communications. 
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; monitor own work to ensure quality. 
  • Strong prioritization, efficiency and organization skills needed to independently handle business units’ requests. 
  • Prioritizes internal and external interactions and responds appropriately. 
  • Sound judgment in understanding when to engage attorney supervisors when providing support and communicating with third parties. 
  • Ability to be proactive and to work independently, but also successfully co-exist within a small team. 
  • Ability to exercise a high level of discretion and confidentiality. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and other software platforms   

Other Requirements: 

  • New York Notary Public qualification is a plus. 

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer