About The Role
Our mission at the Minnesota Vikings is to Advance the Vikings legacy through the passionate pursuit of excellence.
We strive to achieve, we put the team first, we seek to learn, we exhibit high character, and we are committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.
SUMMARY: Seeking experienced and highly organized paralegal to support the Minnesota Vikings legal team by providing legal and project support in a highly dynamic environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Under supervision of Minnesota Vikings lawyers, draft and revise a variety of contracts and other documents, including suite agreements, sponsorship agreements, event agreements, consulting agreements, waivers, non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements and technology agreements.
Take leadership role in maintaining and updating legal document database and departmental records.
Proactively assist in the development and implementation of improvements to current contract processes.
Develop and update contract tracking mechanisms to track contract work flow.
Serve as liaison between the Minnesota Vikings lawyers and other departments pertaining to execution of legal projects and implementation of contract requirements, including scheduling of payment with the finance department.
Identify and escalate complex legal issues to Minnesota Vikings lawyers for direction and/or handling.
Maintain professional level of communication with internal and external contacts, while exercising discretion with confidential information.
Assist with communications to the National Football League, including submission of executed agreements requiring approval.
Gather information and conduct initial research on requested subjects.
Provide support to Minnesota Vikings lawyers on litigation matters, including document production and email review.
Assist with the processing of workers compensation claims in collaboration with Minnesota Vikings lawyers and outside counsel.
Perform all other special projects as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Superior organizational skills
Strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy and thoroughness in document generation and proofreading
Adept in management of multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities
High level of personal integrity and ethics
Demonstrated understanding of the business imperative around inclusivity and belonging
Advanced proficiency in use of Microsoft Word and Excel for document generation, including legal formatting/redlining, tables and figures
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with appropriate sensitivity and discretion
Willingness to work longer work hours when necessary
Possess strong interpersonal skills with ability to exercise good judgment and interact professionally with individuals at all levels within and outside the organization
Desire to continuously learn, develop, improve and grow as a legal professional
Associate’s degree in paralegal or legal studies from an accredited degree program
Paralegal Certification from ABA-approved program
Minimum 5+ years of experience working as paralegal
Significant experience in contract drafting
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE BEYOND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience as an in-house paralegal in a corporate law department
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS: This position may require the individual to have access to confidential records and information. To successfully perform this position, confidentiality of the information with which the individual has contact must be maintained.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Minnesota Vikings are committed to creating and sustaining a culture for you. Whoever you are, we are an organization that embraces and empowers people of all backgrounds and experiences and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the foundation of everything we do. We are proud to have a culture that empowers our people to harness their uniqueness to develop their full potential as a contributor to the success of the organization and the communities we serve. The Minnesota Vikings are an equal opportunity employer, and we continue to commit to creating equitable opportunities by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.