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Altarum Institute is pleased to announce an open position for a full-time Paralegal at our headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI. The Paralegal will support our Director of Legal and Compliance in a very fast-paced, demanding, but rewarding, consulting environment. The Legal (and Compliance) Department delivers legal support that promotes the effective stewardship of Altarum resources, and provides leadership in assessing, planning for, and mitigating financial and operational risk to ensure the long-term financial health and flexibility of Altarum.


1. Support legal team in administering and managing a legal docket system; managing, tracking, and reporting status on active legal projects; ensuring all projects are on track for timely completion; maintaining databases, paper files, and record retention, including expirations and renewals.
2. Support legal team with complex transactional matters .
3. Support legal team with contract management/administration and coordination of approvals, signatures, and notarization of documents.
4. Perform legal research, analyze results for decision-making, and summarize for review.
5. Gain thorough knowledge of company policies, practices, and organization as related to areas of responsibility.
6. Coordinate matters relating to board meetings; preparing materials for such meetings.
7. Prepare and maintain corporate templates and forms.
8. Maintain minute books, certificates, ledgers, and transfer instruments.
9. Proof documents for format, spelling, and grammar.
10. Perform routine office duties such as photocopying, scanning, filing, scheduling/calendaring, meeting set up and travel arrangements for Legal and Compliance Department.
11. All other duties as assigned.


• College degree required; paralegal certification preferred.
• Minimum of 4 years’ experience supporting a corporate legal department or multiple attorneys.
• Licensed as a notary public, or eligible (and willing) to become licensed.
• Extremely proficient with MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint; excellent business writing skills.
• Demonstrated high proficiency in entity management systems and database creation and maintenance.
• Experience with legal terminology, legal procedure, filing requirements, and formats.
• Excellent organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills; strong attention to detail, flexibility, initiative, and strong decision making capability.
• Ability to multi-task, be flexible, and be able to prioritize and complete projects effectively and efficiently
• A keen sense of ethics, integrity and professionalism; and a passion and commitment to the mission and value system of Altarum Institute is essential in this role.
• Non-profit and/or government contracting experience is preferred.
• Experience with LegalFiles or a similar project tracking system is preferred.




Altarum is a nonprofit systems research and consulting organization serving government and private sector clients, since 1946. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI our focus is solely on improving health and health care. Combining the analytical rigor of a research institution with the business agility of a consulting firm, the Institute is uniquely positioned to deliver practical, systems-based solutions to its clients and funders. Altarum’s nonprofit status ensures that the public interest is always preeminent in our work. Our dedication to social responsibility is evident in all that we do, serving the public good with integrity and enabling others to do the same.


Altarum's dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. In addition to the meaningful and challenging work, Altarum offers an outstanding benefits program that includes paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401k (5% employer contribution), a flexible work environment, and much more. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us. 


Altarum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.


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