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Legal Assistant for NY CREATES, FRMC, and FSMC - SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Company: SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Location: Rensselaer
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Albany, NY

Category: Administrative

Posted On: Tue May 10 2022

Job Description:
The successful candidate will provide paralegal type support to the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel and staff for three private not-for-profit corporations, including New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering and Science ("NY CREATES"), Fuller Road Management Corporation ("FRMC") and Fort Schuyler Management Corporation ("FSMC"). The position will primarily focus on corporate, legal and business work, including providing assistance with the drafting and filing of contracts and leases and management of other general real estate, record retention and corporate governance matters. The successful candidate also will assist with Board-related duties and tasks related to the Board of NY CREATES, FRMC and FSMC, including scheduling meetings of the Board, preparing Board materials and minutes of the meetings, and filing minutes, resolutions and other meeting materials in corporate records. In addition, the successful candidate will assist in preparing and filing agreements and other documents required to implement initiatives of NY CREATES, FRMC and FSMC, and responding to NY Freedom of Information Law requests.

General administrative work and other reasonable duties as assigned by the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel and staff.

Job Requirements:

Associate's degree from college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization. The candidate will be exposed to several areas of legal work and therefore, ability to demonstrate strong record of experience in a broad range of corporate and business work is required. Approximately 5 years of experience in paralegal type duties at a law firm, in corporate practice, or with a state or federal agency preferred. Strong literacy skills and computer proficiency are required, as well as the ability to understand and utilize complex computer applications and software. Candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively with others. Candidate must be able to manage time efficiently and work independently as well as coordinate with a team. Ability to prioritize and multi-task is important.

Candidates must address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.


Bachelor's Degree from college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization preferred. Prior paralegal experience desirable.

Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.

Notes: Position contingent on the availability of funding

Additional Information:
Research Foundation for SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, Research Foundation for SUNY at SUNY Polytechnic Institute will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, gender identification or expression, genetic information, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, status as a domestic violence victim, criminal conviction, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, active duty or wartime campaign badge veteran, or other characteristic as protected by law. Please feel free to review your equal employment opportunities protections and laws pertaining to these protections at

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the College's current campus security policies. The SUNY Polytechnic Institute Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link: Police/Final-Clery-Report-Utica-2021.pdf Police/Final-Clery-Report-Albany-2021.pdf

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