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  • Company Name: The Scion Group
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Full-time

Want to learn more about The Scion Group? Check out our website.

We’re hiring immediately!

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Your Opportunity

Scion is paving a path in student living and we’re seeking a talented Paralegal to join us in executing our vision. This position will focus on supporting 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.

The Paralegal 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. This role demands exceptional communication skills, creative problem-solving, a customer-centric mindset, acute attention to detail, and objectivity.

Paralegal Benefits

  • FLSA Status Exempt
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401k Matching
  • Paid Maternal Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Learning reimbursement opportunities

Paralegal Responsibilities

  • 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 the resolution of insurance claims.
  • Other duties as assigned by Staff Attorneys, by the Vice President of Legal Affairs, and/or by the General Counsel.

The responsibilities listed above may not be all-inclusive.

What We Require for Paralegals

  • Paralegal certification and an Associate’s degree or greater is strongly preferred; 1-3 years of Paralegal experience in a law office, corporate legal department, or other transactional practice is strongly preferred.
  • A customer service orientation is essential.
  • The ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency with complex business concepts 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.

Operational Details

  • The job location is based at Scion’s Chicago corporate headquarters.
  • Working hours consist of standard daytime business hours.

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 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.

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