Student Freedom Initiative
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Commensurate
  • Full Time

I. Who We Are

Student Freedom Initiative, Inc. (SFI) is a nonprofit corporation formed under the laws of the State of Delaware and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. Our mission is to address the overwhelming student debt faced by all too many of the young men and women attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities ("HBCUs") - and ultimately other Minority-Serving Institutions ("MSI"). We are student centric and evidence-based; we deliver a holistic solution to address the systemic problems associated with the student loan crisis. Our program is composed of four primary components: (1) Income Contingent Alternative to traditional Parent Plus loans, (2) Internships, (3) Tutoring, Mentoring, and other Services, and (4) targeted HBCU Capacity Building. These components are supported by partners, who provide subject matter expertise.

II. The Role

We are looking for a Paralegal to support SFI's General Counsel and Secretary with performing a variety of legal, technical and administrative tasks. This role requires strong attention to detail, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. The successful candidate will approach this critical role with flexibility and adaptability in meeting the needs of the organization.

III. What You Will Do

  1. Act as a liaison between legal, administrative staff and external clients.
  2. Draft and edit confidentiality agreements, business agreements and supporting documents.
  3. Perform legal research for facts relating to matters of interests.
  4. Maintain calendar, monitor and follow-up on tasks and documents to meet critical deadlines.
  5. Coordinate charitable registrations and act as liaison with SAM.gov.
  6. General Administrative duties (copying, scanning, organizing, and establishing client/vendor files).

IV. What You Will Bring

  1. Paralegal Certificate with at least one-year paralegal experience. Previous experience as a transactional legal assistant or paralegal in corporate setting preferred.
  2. Previous experience with corporate entity registrations, filings, etc. preferred.
  3. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suites and office equipment.
  4. Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be comfortable making decisions and operating in a startup environment with a high level of trust and autonomy.
  6. Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time.

It is impossible to list every requirement for, or responsibility of, any position. Similarly, we cannot identify all the skills a position may require since job responsibilities and the Company's needs may change over time. Therefore, the above job description is not comprehensive or exhaustive. The Company reserves the right to adjust, add to or eliminate any aspect of the above description. The Company also retains the right to require all employees to undertake additional or different job responsibilities when necessary to meet business needs.


Student Freedom Initiative is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.


Student Freedom Initiative offers a competitive benefits package to include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K Plan
  • Disability
  • Supplemental Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program

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