Boca Raton
Jul 16, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Boca Raton

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-07-31
Req: REQ06811
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Position Summary:

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Paralegal, Boca Raton, FL.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

The paralegal will report to the Vice President and General Counsel.

Summary of Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist University Counsel with research of state and federal law and administrative and fiscal rules and policies.
  • Oversee the University’s response to subpoenas and assist litigation counsel with pretrial preparation and discovery, including record production, witness preparation, e-filing, and scheduling. Will assist the General Counsel with Board of Trustees’ meetings, including preparation of meeting minutes, as well as posting and maintaining University Regulations and Policies on the University website. 
  • Assist University administrators and inter-institutional groups in resolving specific legal, administrative, and regulatory problems. The paralegal will also disseminate information regarding SUS/University rules, policies and contracts.
  • May serve as a liaison between the Office of the General Counsel and other agencies and departments.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization; or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization and three years of appropriate experience required.

At least three years of experience in a law firm or legal department required.

Paralegal certificate and experience in the public sector or higher education are preferred.

Must possess strong communication, organizational, and teamwork skills.


Commensurate with experience

College or Department:

Office of the General Counsel


Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

This recruitment has been reopened; all previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. This position may close without prior notice.

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