• Part Time Volunteer
  • Remote

School Group

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Position
Legal Research Assistant/ Legal Intern
Department
International Law & Policy
Reports to
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer (CLCO)

About School Group
School Group (SG) is a start-up international non-profit developing a cutting-edge global e-learning platform that will allow students around the world to connect for peer-to-peer collaborative learning and skills development — improving the accessibility and quality of education, while transforming lives and impacting future success. We need talented people to help us make our vision a reality. So, if you believe in the power of education, international development and community service — and have the time, skills and know-how to match — we want you as a School Group volunteer.

Role Overview
The Legal Research Assistant is responsible for providing full administrative support for the School Group’s Legal Department. This position will handle confidential and sensitive materials pertaining to legal matters involving School Group.

Essential Functions
·       Drafting legal correspondence related to all School Group’s business functions in the state, federal and international arena.

·       Research policies and regulations worldwide where School Group conducts/intends to conduct operations.

·       Provide legal support to any compliance investigations and audits.

·       Research, analyze, and compile data into relevant reports, summaries, and briefing materials and make recommendations to the Chief Legal & Compliance Officer.

·       Maintain, record and file all legal documentation.

 

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position.

Key Relationships
Add positions consulted for this role, both internal and external. Also include direct reports, if any, and level of supervision.

Qualifications
Basic
Law students and recent law-school graduates are encouraged to apply; as well as legal assistants or paralegals with relevant experience of 1-2 years in a in a corporate, nonprofit, or law firm setting
·       Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.

·       Prioritizes conflicting needs – handles matters expeditiously and proactively, and follows through on projects to successful completion

·       Experience with online search tools, organizational tools and management systems

Preferred
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office to include MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Why volunteer with us?
We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment.

 

·       In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers.

 

·       School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references.

Other information
This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer-run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet.

How to apply
Please email your resume to [email protected] We would love to hear from you!

To apply for this job please visit project.schoolgroup.org.