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Planned Giving Paralegal

Los Angeles, CA

Responsibilities

Review bequest files for follow up and to ensure that legal documents received by SRF are valid; maintain bequest files

Assist in the administration of wills and estates for SRF members and friends by preparing and completing legal documents and corresponding with the appropriate persons until bequest distribution is received

Oversee and draft legal and financial documents that are required for SRF to receive planned gifts including coordination with other areas within SRF such as Office of the President, Office of the Treasurer, Planning and Building, Accounting, Archives, Incoming Mail and Membership Services

Other position-related tasks, as assigned.

Requirements

Knowledge of and experience with SRF principles and standards.

Bachelor’s Degree in related field or Paralegal certificate required

Minimum of 3 years’ working experience as a paralegal in corporate, tax, probate, and/or estate planning areas with a working knowledge of estate planning and tax regulations

Minimum of 1 year of work experience in a non-profit preferred

Knowledge of financial institution, investment broker, and banking methods to transfer cash and stocks preferred

Analytical skills and strong attention to detail

Ability to learn and apply the SRF Planned Giving methods and training to assist SRF membership and friends with their legacies to SRF

Assist with and expand outreach to SRF membership

Ability to interact and communicate effectively with SRF members, financial institutions, executors, trustees, administrators, and outside legal counsel as directed

Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work harmoniously with Legal Department staff members, contributing as a member of a team

Ability to take direction and guidance from others

The ability to honor and maintain a strict level of confidentiality

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Excellent written and verbal skills, thorough and organized

Motivates others, provides well thought out solutions and welcomes responsibility

Good with follow-through, punctual, reliable, and honest.

Ability to sit or stand for extended period of time

Ability to lift, carry or push up to 15 lbs.

Ability to sit at computer station and focus for an extended period of time

This is a 40 hour per week Monday through Friday position.

Local candidates only. No reimbursement for relocation costs offered for this position.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes paid vacation and sick time as well as group medical, dental and vision plans, voluntary plans for life insurance, retirement and AFLAC.

Please email your resume and salary requirements to Esther McMullin at resumes@yogananda-srf.org. You may also reply via fax to 323-276-5623. No phone calls please.

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