Paralegal / Contract Manager

Dedham, MA, USA

Job Type

Full Time | $65k to $75k DOE

Reports to: General Counsel

SUMMARY:

Our client is seeking a paralegal to work directly with the General Counsel in a dynamic role and provide paralegal support in a variety of legal areas, including employment, regulatory and corporate governance. In addition, the paralegal will serve as the contract management program administrator and provide contract management support.

 

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities:

  • Contract management, including maintaining our contract management system and conducting vendor due diligence and third-party risk assessments.

  • Review, drafting, negotiation, administration, and other support of contracts, MSAs, SOWs, NDAs, vendor questionnaires.

  • Act as liaison between internal business partners, General Counsel, and outside counsel and vendors for contract drafting, negotiations, processes, and inquiries.

  • Creating new and updating existing templates.

  • Preparing legal correspondence, filings, and other documents for the General Counsel.

  • Contribute to various legal initiatives in the operation of the insurance business.

  • Interface and collaborate with all departments and internal clients, including HR, Finance, Underwriting, IT to assist with legal inquiries.

  • Conduct legal and fact research.

  • Research and tracking of regulatory developments, legislative bulletins, to update compliance policies and procedures.

  • Management of Excess and Surplus renewals.

  • Support and development of document retention program.

  • Support for Executives, Corporate Secretary and assist with Board and corporate governance matters.

  • Participate in special projects as needed.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience, preferably in-house at an insurance company, as a paralegal.

  • Associates Degree required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • Paralegal certificate is a plus.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of insurance industry preferred but not required.

  • Licensed notary preferred but not required.

  • Prior contract management experience preferred.

  • Experience with vendor contracts, MSAs, SOWs, NDAs and understanding of contractual language, contract governance, contract renewals.

  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.

  • Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information with discretion and judgment.

  • Strong computer skills, including DocuSign, MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Highly detail-oriented and organized.

  • Accuracy and attention to detail are a must.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proactive and able to identify legal risks and potential liabilities.

  • Energetic and willing to be part of the team.

 

Our client offers a competitive total compensation package including medical, dental, vision & life insurance, pension and a 401(k) with match.

 

Our client has adopted a 60/40-hybrid work model with employees working 60% of the time in the office located in Needham, Massachusetts while they renovate their Dedham, Massachusetts home office. The office offers employees an on-site café, fitness center, and free parking.