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Company name : CRISTA Resources
Location : Shoreline, WA 98133
Position : Legal Operations Specialist
This is a Part Time position Compensation – starting at $29.00+/hr, DOE
CRISTA exists to make known the love of Jesus Christ through demonstrated works of service and ministry. We use every method available so that the people of the world may hear the Gospel, accept Christ as their Savior, and grow in their faith. We are a united yet diverse family of Biblical Ministries inspired by a shared vision to serve and impact the young through the elderly, all cultures and backgrounds, in our own backyard and around the world through excellence in our service and operations. By leading a healthy and sustainable organization, CRISTA empowers its ministries to serve the needs of the world and share the Gospel, making disciples. Our commitment is to glorify, honor and obey the Lord in all we do through a workforce of staff and volunteers who are called, committed, and faithful Christians.
CRISTA is five distinct ministries, each with their own vision and mission. And yet, they are all part of the CRISTA family. Each ministry has answered the call to serve in their unique way, striving together toward one goal—to draw people into a transforming relationship with Christ. From World Concern’s relief and development efforts around the globe; from CRISTA Media’s stations that broadcast uplifting messages and music through your radio dials to the fireside songs that bring joy to campers year-round at CRISTA Camps; from the young minds equipped with knowledge at King’s Schools to the seniors receiving exceptional care at CRISTA Senior Living. Whether traversing the globe or right in our backyard, the CRISTA family of ministries is empowered to meet the needs of those we serve.
The Legal Operations Specialist is responsible for supporting the daily operations of the Law and Corporate Affairs (LCA) department which services ministries and resource groups within the organization and directly assisting the General Counsel. Work with clients across all departments and at all levels within the organization. Support legal work performed within the department as well as in supporting processes and practices to enable the organization to meet its legal and compliance priorities. Adapt to changing priorities and be proactive in identifying areas of needs and generating action plans.
(General overview and may not include all details of responsibilities)
Manage and support projects organization wide.
Identify solutions to increase overall efficiency.
Assist with and oversee transactions as needed
Paralegal and Risk Management
Work with the General Counsel to facilitate legal assistance throughout the organization on a broad range of areas of law including contracts, corporate law, intellectual property, privacy, and education.
Assist the General Counsel in overseeing an effective contract process, which includes drafting and review.
Engage in reviewing and drafting a wide range of standard agreements including vendor and service agreements and other agreements customary to a large non-profit organization.
Assist the General Counsel in compliance efforts which includes risk management as well as writing and facilitating the implementation of processes, policies, and procedures.
Assist General Counsel with required state and federal filings, board of trustees meetings and related records.
Provide education and training throughout the organization when assigned.
Effectively interface with many internal groups (e.g., finance, fundraising, HR) and outside counsel.
Provide administrative support for the operational and daily needs of the general counsel including calendaring, presentation prep, etc.
Collaborate with internal ministries and resource groups on matters that may create potential risks to the organization and its people, and/or issues that are related to Legal and compliance concerns.
Work collaboratively with supervisor and coworkers, including engagement in meetings and planning sessions as necessary and/or as assigned by Supervisor.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Conduct that reflects well on CRISTA Ministries and aligns with its mission, vision, Statement of Faith and Christian Community Representative Commitment (CCC).
Belief that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior
Ongoing affirmation, alignment with and support of CRISTA’s Statement of Faith and Christian Community Representative Statement (CCC).
Demonstrates the values of a CRISTA leader.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education or equivalent. Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of degree on a year for year basis.
Five years of experience in a fast-paced paralegal/legal support role, including experience with reviewing, writing, drafting and editing contracts or legal documents in the capacity of paralegal/legal support role, contracts manager, legal operations manager or similar experience.
SOFTWARE / EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE
Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)
Able to work in a fast-paced environment in which priorities may shift to support the evolving needs of the organization
Excellent oral and written communication skills and outstanding attention to detail
Understands, practices, and champions ethical business behaviors
Able to think creatively and work independently, while meeting aggressive deadlines and juggling multiple matters
Proactive and positive approach to addressing issues and working with others as a team
Flexibility to adapt to changing needs in real time
Able to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
Demonstrate strong skills in negotiations, problem solving, verbal and written communications, and task management and prioritization.
Be process-oriented, organized, and have amazing attention to detail.
Enjoy working independently and as a team member while solving complex and interesting challenges.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education or equivalent.
Eight years of experience in a legal/legal support role, including experience in writing, drafting and editing legal related documents
LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
CRISTA is a Christian, religious organization that lives out its faith-based mission through five ministries: CRISTA Camps, CRISTA Media, CRISTA Senior Living, King’s Schools, and World Concern. As permitted by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CRISTA reserves the right to prefer employees of a particular religion and to require its employees to hold certain religious beliefs, engage in certain religious observances, and engage in or refrain from engaging in certain behavior, based on CRISTA’s religious beliefs. CRISTA’s employees must agree with and support without reservation CRISTA’s Statement of Faith and must conduct themselves in accordance with the religious beliefs and practices that flow from that Statement of Faith and CRISTA’s Christian Community Policy.
Among those employees and employment applicants who agree with and support without reservation and abide by the Statement of Faith and CRISTA’s Christian Community Policy, CRISTA does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. Based on its religious beliefs, CRISTA values and respects the dignity of all persons and appreciates the diversity of God’s creation
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