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Category: Home Office
School: Spring Education Group
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date Opened: May 10, 2023
Job ID: 1407

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Spring Education Group is a multi-brand education network of superior private school institutions spanning infant care through high school. The network (currently composed of approximately 220 schools) brings together some of the best private school programs in the country, with proven track records educating children through unique and carefully crafted curricula.

Spring's best-in-class platform was created by uniting four premier school organizations - Stratford School, LePort Montessori, Nobel Learning Communities, and BASIS Independent. The Spring network extends across 19 states with an international presence in Asia. Our corporate offices are located in Campbell, CA, Scottsdale, AZ, and West Chester, PA.

The Paralegal/Contract Specialist will support the Shared Services Legal team in the development, harmonization, and management of the enterprise-wide Contracts process, in close partnership with business operations teams. In addition, this role will support the Legal team in responding to school leadership questions and work on other legal projects. This role will assist in the drafting and tracking of medium-to-high complexity contracts and route to appropriate attorneys for review, as well as facilitate issue resolution. This role will help manage the Contracts process through final execution, including drafting, reviewing, redlining, finalizing agreements, and maintaining data in the centralized system. Spring Education Group offers many opportunities for growth. Our Shared Services teams allow for a unique opportunity to impact the lives of our families, students, and communities in our growing network of private independent schools.

In this role, you will...
  • Provide day-to-day support to the legal team and internal clients in connection with contracts review/approval, policy guidance, training and other legal matters
  • Leverage enterprise legal management (ELM) systems to efficiently manage the receipt, review, and prioritization of contract requests (and to provide broad legal support)
  • Support the entire contract lifecycle process including the independent drafting, reviewing, redlining and finalizing of various commercial/vendor agreements.
  • Assist in ensuring ELM systems appropriately maintained while actively seeking out solutions to any existing inefficiencies or user issues
  • Recommend new approaches to effect on-going continual improvements to templates, policies, procedures, and documentation

Requirements
  • Paralegal degree/certification or equivalent work experience
  • General knowledge of contract structure and ability to identify specific provisions contained within contract
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized and task-oriented with the ability to manage and prioritize a substantial workload
  • Strong drafting, redlining, writing, and communication skills
  • Proficient with ELM software/solutions (e.g. Agiloft, Legal Tracker, LawVu, etc.) and ability to support back-end and user experience
  • Creative thinker who is keen to build scalable processes
  • A high degree of personal integrity
  • Sense of humor, strong work ethic, and positive attitude

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: Home Office
  • Pay Type: Salary
  • Employment Indicator: Full Time
  • Travel Required: No
  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
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