Paralegal & Administrative Assistant

Employer
US Fitness
Location
Mclean, VA
Posted
Jun 17, 2019
Closes
Jun 20, 2019
Ref
156502730
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Summary Objective: The Paralegal will work closely with the General Counsel to enhance effectiveness by researching and documenting relevant information, maintaining and organizing documents, tracking compliance matters, and supporting all administrative needs of the General Counsel. Essential Functions: Deliver the Ultimate Fitness Experience to every member, every time. Perform, supervise, and coordinate overall administrative activities under the direction of the General Counsel. Ability to understand and follow instructions with minimal supervision. Answer telephone inquiries and communicate effectively with callers. Draft and proof documents, memoranda, officer's and compliance certificates, Board Minutes, resolutions, and consents, correspondence, and registration and other applications. Job Responsibilities: Incorporation/organization of, and maintenance of qualification of, corporate entities. Filing, renewing, and maintaining tracking system for business permits, licenses, tradenames, registrations, bonds, and other similar documents. Organize and maintain documents in a paper or electronic filing systems. Conduct legal research for relevant tasks including relevant laws, regulations, and legal articles. Assist with closing of transactions and compilation and distribution of closing documents/binders whether in paper or electronic format. Maintain tracking system for document compliance, deadlines, and other matters. Superior writing and communication skills. Maintain corporate files including minute books and corporate records. Assist in preparing, editing, and drafting contracts, correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other legal documents. Monitor and review government regulations to ensure that the Company is aware of new legal requirements. Assist in mail distributions. Assist in obtaining affidavits and other formal statements. Assist in the preparation of exhibits and schedules. Assist in the preparation, updating, management, and distribution of closing agenda/checklist. Preparation and filing of documents with applicable governmental agencies. Schedule interviews and other meetings. Attend all mandatory meetings. Assume all other duties as assigned. Work morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours as necessary. Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Strong work ethic that includes punctuality, organization, and attention to detail. Ability to maintain a friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude. Outwardly facing professional appearance. Ability to handle situations with patience, tact, and professionalism. Communicate verbally and non-verbally. Work well under pressure. Proficient in Microsoft office including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Required Experience, Education & Certifications: Minimum 5 years of experience as a corporate paralegal in a first-tier US law firm. Associate degree in paralegal studies, or a bachelor's degree in another field and a certificate in paralegal studies, from a nationally recognized accredited institution. Physical Activities and Requirements, Visual Acuity, and Working Conditions of the Position: Physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Walking/Standing. Moving about on foot or standing to accomplish tasks. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only as provided above and all other sedentary criteria are met. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading and writing; and/or using measurement devices. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work). Employee Benefits: All US Fitness team members receive: Complimentary Membership and Guest Privileges Discounts on Personal Training, Mind&Body, Aquatics, and Kids Programs Discounts on Serenity Day Spa Services and all apparel Employee Referral Bonus In-house Continuing Education Credits and CEC Reimbursement Additional Full Time Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Supplemental Benefits and Group Life Insurance Benefits 401(k) Retirement Plan Paid Time Off US FITNESS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER US Fitness is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its recruitment and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact us at 703-740-9009 or by email at [Click Here to Email Your Resume]. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. Candidates outside of the specified area are welcome to apply but if selected for an interview, they must be willing to travel at own cost. Relocation assistance is not offered. US Fitness is an equal opportunity employer and conducts all hiring and employment practices strictly in accordance with applicable employment discrimination laws and regulations. Discrimination in employment on the basis of any classification protected under federal, state, or local law is a violation of our policy and is illegal. The Company does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), pregnancy, protected veteran status, status as a uniformed service member under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ("uniformed service member status"), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or other categories defined by federal, state, or local law. EEO IS THE LAW Behaviors Preferred Team Player: Works well as a member of a group Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations Preferred Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.See job description

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