ContractEstimated: $69,000 - $96,000 a year
- Documentation review
- Legal research
- Microsoft Excel
- Document review
- Bachelor's degree
- Associate's degree
Full Job Description
Paralegal - Transactions & Contracts(Job Number: 200001QO)
The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has set ambitious goals to ensure that every child—in every school and every neighborhood—has access to a world-class learning experience from birth, resulting in graduation from high school college- and career-ready.
The Paralegal will be held accountable for the following responsibilities:
Review contract drafting requests from user departments to ensure completeness of essential information, including scopes of services, pricing etc.;
Contact user departments to assist them in completing contract request forms;
Route completed contract requests to attorneys;
Prepare initial drafts of contracts and contract language for attorney review;
Review school-level contracts for vendors who provide services to schools and have established contract forms/riders acceptable to the Board;
Coordinate finalizing agreements, obtain Vendor signatures, manage process of obtaining CPS signatures and final delivery of fully executed agreement to Vendor and Department;
Other tasks as assigned by attorneys.
In order to be successful and achieve the above responsibilities, the Paralegal should possess the following qualifications:
Type of Education Required: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
Certification: Paralegal or similar certification preferred.
Type of Experience and Number of Years: At least two years of paralegal experience in a transactions or similar legal practice.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent customer-service skills.
Ability to work in a high volume, deadline driven working environment;
Perform basic legal research;
Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lexis and experience with docket management and document review software; and,
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), an employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago or become a resident within six months of the date of his/her employment with Chicago Public Schools.