Department: Advancement Team
Reports to: General Counsel
Summary: The Associate, Legal Affairs shall provide legal support to (i) the General Counsel in executing her legal responsibilities Foundation-wide; (ii) the Manager of Legal Affairs in her duties as primary legal support to the General Counsel; and (iii) other Advancement team members as needed. Racial equity and inclusion are the primary focus when executing the responsibilities of this position.
Responsibilities and Expected Outcomes:
Essential Qualifications, Credentials and Technical Skills required:
Associate or bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate required. Helpful if focus on probate administrations and estate planning or another relevant field.
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION:
The Cleveland Foundation exists to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Greater Cleveland. The ability to carry out our mission and to foster our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion can best be pursued if our workforce, grantees, donors, partners, and governing body are inclusive of individuals of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and perspectives.
We believe that diversity encompasses, but is not limited to, age, color, education, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental abilities or characteristics, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and/or other characteristics that make an individual unique.
The Cleveland Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunities for all and our policy is to ensure that employees are selected, developed, retained and promoted based on the individual’s ability and job performance, and without regard to that individual’s status or characteristics protected by federal, state or local law.
PAY AND BENEFITS:
Based on the foundation’s compensation program, estimated annual salary for this position may be anywhere between $50,000 and $65,000, based on the academic, professional and community experiences and credentials of a candidate. Consistent with our commitment to equal employment opportunities, the Foundation determines an employee’s compensation without regard to that individual’s status or characteristics protected by federal, state or local law. The foundation offers an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision, identity theft, and life and disability coverage, a comprehensive wellness program, an employee assistance program, a fully vested 403(b) retirement plan, ten paid holidays and, for exempt positions, 15 days of vacation and 12 sick days, prorated the first year of service based on date of hire.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter here by August 15, 2022. We regret that we cannot respond personally to each applicant.
Note: Hours worked will be largely remote, until we move into our new headquarters building late in 2022. The Cleveland Foundation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide valid proof of vaccination unless a documented medical or religious exemption is approved. All information provided will be kept strictly confidential.