Contracts Administrator and Paralegal

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Position Title:** Contracts Administrator/Paralegal
Reports to: General Counsel
Location: Boston, MA
Status: Full-time, non-exempt
Cover Letter and Resume/CV Required

Position Overview

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Contracts Administrator/Paralegal is responsible for supporting the Partners In Health Legal Department. This position will draft, negotiate and review a variety of transactional agreements, including consulting, non-disclosure, IT, licensing and vendor agreements. In addition, this position will manage the contracts ticketing system, manage charitable registrations, assist with projects, and provide administrative support to enable efficient functioning of a fast-paced, collegial Legal Department.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Draft, review and negotiate transactional agreements, including consultant, non-disclosure, IT, vendor, and services agreements
  • Manage the Legal Department contract ticketing system, including assigning contracts and monitoring outstanding contract requests
  • Manage insurance applications, charitable registration filings, and other regulatory filings
  • Develop and maintain Legal Department knowledge management resources, including SharePoint pages, internal records, documentation, forms and templates
  • Monitor and track projects and tasks, ensuring attention to time-sensitive issues and longer-term initiatives, providing succinct background information when needed
  • Prepare and edit correspondence, reports, presentations and other documents
  • Provide general administrative support, including calendar and meeting support and submission of invoices and expense reports for the General Counsel and Legal Department, as needed
  • Support Legal Department projects and perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required, JD or paralegal certificate preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience with contract review and negotiation
  • Very strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively work on a team in a complex, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative; must be a quick learner, able to multi-task and easily adapt to changing circumstances
  • Excellent writing and copy-editing skills
  • Advanced organizational skills and capacity to manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
  • Computer skills in word processing, database and spreadsheet programs; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated judgment and discretion; must maintain confidentiality
  • Exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries
  • Interest in social justice is strongly desirable

Organizational Profile

Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit, global health organization that fights social injustice by bringing the benefits of modern medical science first and foremost to the most vulnerable communities around the world. PIH focuses on those who would not otherwise have access to quality health care. PIH partners with the world’s leading academic institutions to create rigorous evidence that shapes more sound and all-inclusive global health policies. PIH also supports local governments’ efforts to build capacity and strengthen national health systems.

As of today, PIH runs programs in 11 countries (Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi, Lesotho, Russia, Kazakhstan, Navajo Nation), where it provides direct care to millions of patients, through public facilities and community engagement.

Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.

Partners In Health participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

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