Paralegal

Company: New Jersey Community Capital

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

Job Function: Credit


Background

If you’re looking for a fulfilling and impactful career in community development or community development finance, New Jersey Community Capital offers unique job opportunities across lending, resource development, finance, communications and more. Equipped with talented and diverse staff, each team works together to build healthy, equitable New Jersey neighborhoods.

Summary

The Paralegal supports the General Counsel, the Legal Department, and various teams and departments on legal-related matters, filings, documents, and transactions, including review of closing documents, legal research, monitoring of pending litigation, and preparation of memorandums, analytics and other documents and presentations.  Responsible for following established policies and procedures and will refer complex issues to senior staff.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Office, as well as the Legal Department on a daily basis, which may include reporting, tracking, research, review and digesting of loan documents, investor agreements, master agreements, operating agreements, vendor agreements, purchase and sale agreements, grant agreements and other similar documents
  • Assist with maintenance and updating of internal corporate governance policies and procedures, providing recommendations based on legal research and tracking
  • Assist with the drafting and preparation of Resolutions for the Board of Directors’ review and consideration
  • Assist in the processing and review of approved various loan documents, closing documents, and loan transfer documents and agreements for NJCC’s various programs and departments.

Requirements

  • Paralegal Certification from an ABA-approved college-level program along with a college degree or high school diploma;
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar position at a law firm or business corporation;
  • Knowledge of commercial real estate lending terminology, documentation and closing requirements;
  • Ability to read and interpret loan documents, title commitments and title policies;
  • Ability to compose routine reports, correspondence, and other similar documents;
  • Ability to interact with clients and other professionals; Self-motivated with ability to work independently, exercise practical judgment, and handle multiple assignments;
  • Create internal documentation files and scan and save all critical documents (notes, guaranties, recorded documents, etc.) to server; place critical documents in a separate file cabinet for dual safekeeping;
  • Other duties as assigned

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive nonprofit compensation based on experience and skills,

  • as well as a generous benefits package, including health, dental, disability and life insurance after 30 days of service;
  • 401(k) retirement plan after a year of service;
  • flexible spending accounts, including medical, dependent care, and transportation;
  • and 25 paid leave days, including sick and personal days plus 13 paid holidays.

How to Apply

Please email your cover sheet and resume to hr@njclf.com