Washington D.C.
Apr 25, 2022
May 30, 2022
Full Time


The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a private, nonprofit corporation created to ensure universal access to non-commercial high-quality programming and telecommunications services. We invest in programs and services that are educational, innovative, locally relevant, and reflect America’s common values and cultural diversity. We encourage the development of programming that involves creative risks and that addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences, particularly children and minorities.

CPB is currently seeking to hire a Paralegal (Level 7). The salary range is $65,230 - $113,300 (salary level is commensurate with skills, education, and experience). This position reports to the SVP and General Counsel through the Deputy General Counsel and VP for Compliance.

General Description:

Supports the work of the Office of General Counsel (OGC) in the preparation, drafting, execution, and management of CPB’s grant agreements and other contracts for the production and acquisition of public television and radio programs and other services. Supports the processing of agreements through CPB’s Grants Management System and assists in the coordination and management of workflow in OGC.

Specific Duties:

• Prepares agreements for attorney review in consultation with CPB Project Officers and other department personnel.

• Supports Project Officers in grant deliverable review and amendment drafting.

• Assures compliance with statutes, regulations, and internal policies and procedures.

• Assists in preparing documentation, including policy updates, process reviews, training, and guidance related to grantmaking.

• Conducts research with data from a variety of sources and consolidates findings into concise, relevant reports.

• Prepares, reviews, and maintains accurate workflow records for OGC.

• Works on project teams to improve OGC processes and move complex projects to completion.

•  Organizes files and materials so that they are easily accessed and retrieved without compromising the confidentiality or privacy of the information they contain.

• Provides administrative support (e.g., scheduling and setting up meetings, copy editing, printing, copying, scanning, filing, and managing status reports.

• Serves as a point of contact for the Office of General Counsel to ensure timely response to communication requests.

• Provides backup support to grants management staff as needed.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree, or demonstrated equivalent education and experience, and a Paralegal Certificate.

• Minimum of four years of relevant work experience, with mid- to senior-level experience preferred.

• Demonstrated proficiency in understanding legal concepts, drafting contracts, and conducting legal research.

• Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Dynamics CRM systems, or comparable relational database systems.

• Technical proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Google Drive/Docs/Sheets, and online research tools.

• Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to simultaneously manage multiple priorities in a deadline-driven work environment that requires excellent judgment and decision-making skills.

• Must be a proficient writer, and able to accurately proofread materials for grammatical, spelling, and contextual errors.

• Must be customer service oriented, with excellent interpersonal communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to resolve opposing viewpoints.

• Must be able to interface professionally at all levels of the organization and with outside individuals and firms.

• Ability to work in a diverse, multicultural work environment.

For more information about CPB, our programs, and our mission, please visit our website at Please submit your cover letter and resume to –

All CPB staff are currently working 100% remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CPB will be implementing a hybrid/telework policy which accommodates telework on a schedule developed between the employee and their department head and approved by Human Resources. This new policy provides maximum flexibility to each department to ensure effective CPB operations and accommodate employee quality-of-life needs.

Must show proof of COVID vaccination while employed by CPB. Exemptions for religious and medical reasons will be considered. Must follow all workplace safety and health protocols as directed.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has a commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we welcome applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or status with regard to public assistance.

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