This position will be based in Philadelphia, PA or Washington, DC
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to defending liberty, freedom of speech, due process, academic freedom, legal equality, and freedom of conscience on our nation’s college campuses. Please visit thefire.org to gain a sense of our work and mission.
FIRE is seeking an experienced paralegal to support all aspects of our strategic litigation to defend student and faculty rights nationwide. The Paralegal will report to the Vice President of Litigation, and will work alongside our Litigation Assistant, Staff Attorneys, the Legal Director, and occasionally the Director of FIRE’s Faculty Legal Defense Fund. Additionally, the Paralegal will communicate and coordinate with other FIRE departments, external attorneys, and clients.
The duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
The expected start date for this position is June 7, 2021.
Three or more years of paralegal experience in a litigation setting is required. Additionally, well-qualified candidates will possess:
Salary and Compensation
Starting salary is negotiable and depends upon experience and education level. FIRE conducts periodic evaluations where employees may receive raises or bonuses for outstanding and excellent work. FIRE also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, and life insurance; a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account option; matching retirement contributions; and a generous paid time-off plan.
Applicants should provide a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and contact information for at least two professional references. All applications are confidential. Please address applications to Cait Scanlan, Human Resources Manager.
FIRE is an equal opportunity employer. Apply here.
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