Legal Assistant

Settlement Housing Fund
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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION A pioneering not-for-profit affordable housing developer and community programs initiator in New York City, Settlement Housing Fund, Inc. has worked since 1969 to create more than 8,700 apartments through 64 affordable rental and homeownership development projects. Settlement Housing Fund presently owns and maintains 36 buildings containing 1,979 apartments in various locations, with concentrations of housing and programs in the Mt. Eden section of the Bronx, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the Two Bridges neighborhood on the Lower East Side, as well as at other sites throughout Manhattan. We expect that our portfolio will continue to grow. Settlement Housing Fund is equally committed to bringing amenities, programs and services to communities we serve through the development and operation of affordable housing. Settlement Housing Fund is the parent organization of The Crenulated Company, LTD dba New Settlement which was created in 1989 with the acquisition of 14 abandoned buildings from the City of New York. New Settlement has evolved into a robust social service organization offering a range of community-based services in education, college access, youth development, arts, workforce development, community organizing, wellness and other key services that provide important resources to the neighborhood’s youth and families. New Settlement’s success has been achieved through close collaboration with a wide range of educational institutions, housing and community development organizations, businesses, youth development and social service agencies – in the neighborhood, Bronx-wide, across New York and nationally. The programs at New Settlement are supported by local, state and federal government agencies, as well as foundations, corporations, organizations and individuals.  
DESCRIPTION JOB SUMMARY: As a legal assistant, you will be tasked with a variety of duties to support the in-house lawyers at Settlement Housing Fund in all aspects of developing and maintaining affordable housing in New York City, including drafting documents, incorporating entities, reviewing documents of record, preparing signatures, tracking the receipt and filing of litigation documents, and maintaining and organizing files.Job Duties include but not limited to:Assist with drafting and reviewing transactional documentsCreate limited liability companies and corporations, including preparation and filing of formation documentsOrder copies of corporate formation documents and good standing certificatesPrepare and coordinate execution of signature pagesTrack and assemble closing documentsAssist attorneys with pre-closing, closing and post-closing mattersTrack receipt and filing of litigation documentsSearch public legal records and databasesDraft and proofread correspondenceMaintain and organize hard copy and digital filesNotarize documentsAssist with training internsOther duties as assigned 
POSITION REQUIREMENTS QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:Associates degree in related field required, bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred1+ year related experienceStrong written and oral communication skills with ability to proofread material for spelling and grammatical errorsAbility to manage variable workload and meet deadlinesProficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, and other computer applications as neededBecome notary public within 6 months of employment (if not a notary public already) 
SALARY 50,000 – 60,000  
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
POSITION Legal Assistant  
HIRING MANAGER(S) Alexandra Sewell  
LOCATION Settlement Housing Fund Inc.