Full Job Description
At The Scion Group, we're changing the way people see student housing. It's bigger than beds and buildings. It's about providing an experience for students to explore the best years of their lives. It's about creating communities — both on and off campus — that feel like less like a place and more like a home.
The Scion Group seeks a Paralegal who will support corporate and property operations teams in the drafting, interpretation and enforcement of legal documents and in efforts to maintain compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This position will effectively serve as a liaison between property staff and the corporate office, helping to communicate and implement legal requirements and company policies, training and guiding property staff through complex legal matters and elevating issues for resolution by Staff Attorneys, the Vice President of Legal Affairs, the General Counsel and/or outside attorneys, as appropriate.
Key attributes in our next team member
Articulate communicator; understands the audience & adjusts as necessary
Responds promptly and professionally to requests for assistance from property staff.
Drafts, revises, interprets and explains commercial contracts.
Drafts and revises housing agreements and other relevant real estate documents.
Identifies and responds promptly and professionally to resident complaints, vendor disputes and regulatory matters, and elevates to attorneys as required.
Supports property operations staff with clear and consistent information regarding legal- and policy-related situations involving residents, staff and vendors.
Supports outside counsel on litigation matters.
Coordinates with inside and outside counsel on entity and asset acquisitions.
Identifies and addresses various reporting and compliance issues with lenders, partners and governmental bodies.
Monitors compliance with vendor insurance requirements.
Monitors and assists in resolution of insurance claims.
Other duties as assigned by Staff Attorneys, by the Vice President of Legal Affairs and/or the General Counsel.
The responsibilities listed above are not all inclusive.
Paralegal certification and Associate's degree or greater is required; 1-3 years of Paralegal experience in a law office, corporate legal department or other transactional practice is strongly preferred.
Proficiency with complex real estate concepts and real estate transactions is preferred.
Strong proficiency in commercial contract preparation and review is required.
Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of programs and comfortable operating in property management systems.
Works well with all levels of management; works well independently and as a member of various teams.
Handles multiple, complex projects with minimal guidance, prioritizes effectively and meets deadlines.
Flexible, thrives in a fast-paced environment and is comfortable with quickly re-prioritizing.
Values and fosters a sensitive and supportive approach to a diverse working and living environment.
Committed to excellence and high standards.
The Scion Group LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental disability (as long as the employee/applicant is otherwise qualified for the job with or without a reasonable accommodation), genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, marital status, uniformed service, veteran status, pregnancy or other legally protected status or category under federal or state law. The Scion Group LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in all locations in which the Company has properties. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, training and other terms and conditions of employment. The Scion Group LLC is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.