IP Paralegal 2
- Full Time
General counsel’s office IP Paralegal 2 Pay Level: UN 2/8 Negotiable
We are searching for an experienced Intellectual Property Paralegal to work onsite in the General Counsel’s Office at Cru, headquartered in Orlando, Fl. Established in 1951, Cru is a nonprofit, religious organization. With ministry operations in over 190 countries, the legal office at Cru provides services both in the U.S. and globally.Successful candidates will take on a high degree of responsibility and manage a challenging workload. Experience in drafting and managing intellectual property licenses and other intellectual property related agreements is required. Work experience inside a corporate setting is a plus. The ability to work in a fast paced environment, with strong attention to detail is essential. Successful candidates will provide Intellectual Property legal services for our organization, delivered with high quality and in a timely manner. We offer a competitive salary along with healthcare/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick time, paid holidays and 403b options.
Assist General Counsel and other staff attorneys in the management of information, preparation of documents of Intellectual Property legal matters for the Jesus Film, Familylife and other ministries of Cru, by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As an employee with Cru:
· Actively and intentionally grow in his/her Christian faith
· Maintain a positive witness for Christ
· Express a dependence on the Holy Spirit
· Share what God is teaching him or her
· Consistently attend and participate in team/ministry devotional times.
Manage intake process by gathering and analyzing information related to all new and existing Intellectual Property contract matters for all Cru ministries. Maintain matters using a dedicated technology system; ensure proper indexing and filing of legal matters.
Maintain database of Intellectual Property contract forms and templates using a sophisticated technology system.
Attend meetings, take notes, and assist attorney in collecting legal and factual records.
Draft legal documents, such as licenses, contracts, permissions and agreements.
Check legal forms and documents for accuracy
Transmit legal correspondence to clients by electronic mail, mail, delivery service or fax.
Interface with clients and update documents with negotiated changes.
Prepare affidavits of documents and maintain document files; ensure proper indexing and filing of original legal documents.
Responds to staff inquiries and assist staff in obtaining necessary legal assistance when requested.
Coordinate the duplication and distribution of a variety of materials.
Type a variety of correspondence, emails, agendas, memoranda, reports, and other materials.
Faithfully represent (or be a faithful example of) Christ and the Christian faith by effectively displaying Cru’s mission to the broader community.
Present the Cru mission and ministry purpose.
Other duties may be assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
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/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Cru Evangelistic tenants: 4 Spiritual Laws, How to live the Spirit-filled life; definition and calling related to the Religious Missionary Order of Cru
Biblical principles in order to lead effectively in key position
Scripture and its application to daily life
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Ministry organization, operations, policies and objectives.
Oral and written communication skills.
Technical aspects of field of specialty.
Law and legal research systems (Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, internet search engines)
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment
Contract Drafting Software (Contracts Express or similar)
Research methods and report writing techniques.
Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office
To share the Gospel message and application faith effectively with non-Christians
Minister to other believers
Effectively communicate Cru’s mission, vision and values
Learn to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Plan and organize work.
Work confidentially and independently with discretion.
Adapt to and manage new technology systems
Exhibit strong communication skills both oral and written
Research, analyze and use critical thinking skills
Display great attention to detail and accuracy
Assemble, organize and prepare data for records and reports
Interface periodically with senior level leaders of Campus Crusade
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
AA degree or Bachelor's degree (preferred) and at least 5 years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Specialized knowledge of Intellectual property laws is a plus.