Paralegal - Development

  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
  • Rochester, MN, USA
  • Oct 05, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

Mayo Clinic is the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2021-2022) and ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. Across all locations, you’ll find career opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion. At Mayo Clinic, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development and our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive. We invite you to be a part of our team where you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!


Mayo Clinic offers a variety of employee benefits. For additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits. Eligibility may vary.


The Paralegal provides guidance and assistance to physicians, allied health staff, attorneys and other parties, internally and externally, with respect to legal matters affecting Mayo Clinic charitable activities and fundraising. The Paralegal is responsible for managing a large and diversified workload in support of attorneys and clients that requires strong decision-making capabilities, a high level of independent judgment and a good understanding of the organization and its business needs. Under general direction, the Paralegal completes work at an advanced level with most work requiring limited attorney revision. Duties include review of probate, estate/trust and tax matters and related court documents, correspondence from attorneys, advisors and benefactors, as well as historical information in the Development database related to vested financial interest. Additional duties include preparing agreements such as, charitable gift annuity contracts and calculations, gift agreements and deeds, drafting letters to attorneys, trustees, estate contacts and benefactors; completing documents, filings and forms as needed; investigating facts, and inquiring about discrepancies in accountings.  The Paralegal will also review charitable solicitation and gift annuity registrations; assist in managing disputes and real estate transactions, as well as conducting legal research and performing other duties as needed. The Paralegal may also participate in database maintenance, creating and running reports needed by managing attorney, and handling inquiries by managing attorney, external contacts and internal clients. The individual hired into this role will support our Department of Development.


The position is not eligible for visa sponsorship with the exception of the TN visa classification; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program


*This position is a combination of remote and onsite support work. Individual must live within driving distance to the Mayo Clinic Rochester campus.


**Cover letter and Resume are required for application consideration. Requires a four year degree and a paralegal certificate from an American Bar Association (ABA) certified program or a Bachelor’s degree from an ABA approved paralegal educational program. Must demonstrate solid knowledge in one or more areas of law and its processes. Requires 3 years of prior paralegal, relevant legal experience or other related experience or a J.D. Must demonstrate solid knowledge of the law and its processes. Must possess a good command of the English language, excellent writing and communication skills, and the ability to relate well to people. Must be able to communicate effectively in person, by telephone, and in writing to individuals from within and without the institution. Requires computer and word processing skills (Word, Word Perfect, and database programs.) Must possess good problem-solving abilities and exhibit tact in dealing with lawyers, patients, physicians, administration and employees. Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.