Non-Profit Paralegal - Location Flexible

Posted Date: May 9, 2022
Location: San Francisco, California
Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has connected communities to the outdoors and to each other. Today, millions of Americans live close to a park or natural area created by The Trust for Public Land, and countless more visit each year. From neighborhood parks to national parks, the organization has completed more than 5,000 projects, protected more than 3.5 million acres of land, helped to secure over 70 billion dollars of public funds for land protection and park creation, and inspired cities and towns nationwide to work to create a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of all their residents.

The Corporate Paralegal is independently responsible for: 1) charitable solicitation licensing; 2) business and lobbyist registrations and reporting; and 3) trademarks filing and registrations. Additionally, this position is responsible for producing, coordinating and managing organization official corporate documents such as corporate resolutions and board meeting minutes, as well as keeping and maintaining the integrity of official corporate records to ensure that transactions and activities are legally sounds and consistent with TPL’s mission, authority, policy and procedures. Finally, the position is responsible for legal department intake as well as managing the legal department’s intranet content.

This position reports directly to TPL’s General Counsel and the position can be located in any TPL office.

  1. Charitable Registrations (20%): manage and direct outside counsel regarding the timely filing of charitable solicitation licenses in various states for TPL and its 501(c)(4) affiliate, The Trust for Public Land Action Fund. Assist staff with specific charitable registration questions. Receive, approve and process related invoices for payment.       
  2. Business Registrations (15%): manage and direct outside counsel regarding the timely filing of business license registrations in various states for TPL and TPLAF. Work closely with finance department on state business registrations. Receive, approve and submit related invoices for payment.
  3. Lobbying Registrations and Reporting (15%): monitor and file cyclical (monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, annual) lobbyist registrations and disclosure reporting on behalf of TPL and TPLAF.
  4. Trademark Registration (10%): manage and direct outside counsel in the registration of current and prospective trademarks. Maintain updated trademark list and serve as primary trademark contact for staff questions and organizational issues.
  5. Corporate Secretary (20%) draft, produce, and attest to, by signature and official corporate seal, official corporate documents such as resolutions and board meeting minutes. Keep and maintain the integrity of official corporate records, as required by law.
  6. Legal Services/Client Services (10%): Field questions and requests from non-legal staff regarding internal processes, policies and legal services.
  7. Canopy/Legal Knowledge Management (5%): Manage and create legal department content for organizational intranet. Legal onboarding and orientation of new employees.
  8. Research and Implementation (5%): As needed and requested, perform research and present conclusions to stakeholders regarding corporate policies and processes.

    • Minimum 3-5 years experience in an equivalent position. Non-profit experience a plus.
    • Experience in relevant registration systems and processes required.
    • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
    • Ability to prioritize, time manage and multi-task with limited supervision and under time pressure;
    • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations to solve problems. Self-starter with a can-do attitude and a team player;
    • Ability to establish professional relations with other departments and various outside agencies.
    • Strong data entry and computer skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite and relational databases.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Dependability, flexibility and professional demeanor.

Join a diverse team of dedicated and passionate people working toward a mission you can believe in—creating parks and protecting land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Headquartered in San Francisco, The Trust for Public Land maintains offices in more than 30 locations nationwide. Get to know more about us.

As a full-time non-exempt employee, you will be eligible for The Trust for Public Land’s comprehensive benefits program which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, three weeks of vacation annually plus ten holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan, currently with an up to 5.5% company match. We anticipate a salary offer between $70-85,000 per year annualized for the successful candidate. Salary offers are informed by internal and external salary equity considerations.

The Trust for Public Land’s active goal is to be an inclusive and equitable place to work and build community. As the organization actively works to eliminate racial and other disparities it welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skillsets and experiences. We are open to the possibility that a great candidate for this job may not precisely meet all of the above criteria; if you believe you are the right person for this job and can persuasively make that case, we encourage you to apply.