Stanford University is seeking applicants for the position of Corporate Paralegal. This position will play a key role in the success of DAPER. The successful candidate will assist university counsel representing the Athletics Department on transactional matters. This new position is responsible for supporting, maintaining and developing our department-wide contract management system and policies; assisting attorney with the preparation, review and execution of contracts; reviewing, editing, formatting, and comparing legal documents (both simple and complex), presentations and other materials; assisting with the implementation of document management and document retention policies; completing other projects; and assuming other general corporate responsibilities as they arise.
The leadership of DAPER enjoys an interactive and collaborative approach to pursuing opportunities, making decisions and solving problems, while placing a premium on innovation, creativity and having fun.
Responsibilities and critical skill sets include, but not limited to:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.
Substantial familiarity with contracts and contract management systems, with a high level of intellectual curiosity and commitment to learn
Draft, review and negotiate contracts with supervision from attorneys
Work on special projects and legal initiatives
Strong attention to detail and sense of responsibility
High degree of tact, integrity and confidentiality
Ability to work efficiently and effectively with limited oversight while functioning well in a team environment
Ability to evaluate and resolve less complex problems independently, and to develop or recommend a solution to more complex problems.
Effective at establishing, maintaining and building strong working relationships with all levels of employees
Proactive, with ability to juggle multiple assignments and competing demands, identify priorities and fulfill all commitments
Extremely organized with a strong sense of urgency, commitment to deadlines and strong work ethic
Excellent communication (both verbal and written), interpersonal and organizational skills
Willingness to solicit feedback and ability to respond appropriately
Assist with oversight and implementation of university policies
Good working knowledge of corporate governance matters
Other paralegal duties as needed
At least 3 years of experience working as a corporate paralegal
Completion of a paralegal certificate program approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), or equivalent, and maintain California paralegal status
Experience with a law firm or corporate law department preferred
Bachelors degree (or equivalent), Experience working in a large organization with numerous and complex legal issues
Proficiency in legal entity management
Ability to prioritize and to work with minimal supervision
Values being a team player and possesses strong emotional intelligence
Good sense of humor
Strong computer skills, including the following minimum Microsoft Office product proficiencies: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
Each position in the Stanford Athletics Department is responsible for playing its role in promoting the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics programs and for the reputation of Stanford University. Therefore, the responsibilities of this position include insuring that all activities are conducted in a manner that furthers the University’s reputation for integrity, and enhances positive relationships between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, each position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.
Internal Number: 77777
About Stanford Athletics
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) supports the nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on the 36 intercollegiate athletics teams sponsored by the university. DAPER also supports the campus physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics department is seen as the premier athletics program in the country, achieving the highest levels of success both in the classroom and on the field. The core tenants of the Athletics Department culture—the “The DAPER Way”— are: Embrace scholar-athleticism, Pursue and revere excellence, Lead with courage, and Work cohesively. All department actions and employees are guided by these principles.