Pay Level: Unit 2 Level 7 $14.53/hr.min.
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, in collaboration with Campus Crusade for Christ, International General Counsel’s Office, manage the legal documents (contracts, license agreements, permissions and rights, etc.) related to production and use of JESUS Film Project resources.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including but not limited to the following:
- Prepare legal documents, including but not limited to: Duplication and Distribution, Broadcasting uses of the various JFP media formats (TV, Internet, Radio, etc.), Clips/Still/Audio usage, New Products, Production Agreements (Music, Studio, Actor, etc), Works for Hire, Amendments, Memorandums of Understanding and other legal documents as assigned, for all Departments within JFP.
- Take responsibility for the tasks and projects associated with organization, assistance, review, maintenance, administration, tracking and correspondence related to legal documents.
- Work with GCO to write, rewrite and flexibly adapt legal documents and templates within the purposes of JFP in order to fulfill the mission and principles of CCCI and JFP globally.
- Gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of ministry procedures and operations. Must also have an understanding of and commitment to the mission and purpose of JFP.
- Work closely with JFP leadership and CCCI GCO to keep current on policies and procedures, and to ensure data is captured and incorporated as needed.
- Perform copyright, trademark and legal research for GCO. Coordinate renewals of legal documents.
- Represent “permission to use” requests and legal requirements in the regular Media Review Board “MRB” meetings, providing information and influence for policy making and precedent setting decisions.
- Once qualified (after gaining knowledge, experience and understanding of JFP and MRB policies and procedures) assume leadership of the MRB meetings.
- Educate all pertinent JFP staff on legal policies, procedures and licensing requirements.
- Interact with others as needed to facilitate status reports, royalty payment processing, and reporting requirements. Prepare and maintain as needed.
- Transmit legal correspondence to clients by electronic mail, mail, delivery service or fax.
- Create and maintain a record of all JFP legal documents and their location. Create a procedure for all JFP departments to follow informing you of all such legal documents that currently exist, as well as new documents as they are created. Execute internal audits of these documents as directed.
- Provide training and work direction to others, related but not limited to, legal document preparation, file and database maintenance.
- Write procedures and maintain Standard Operating Procedure.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Requires frequent use of discernment and judgment to work independently toward general results, devising methods, modifying or adapting standard procedures to meet different conditions, or making decisions based on precedent and ministry policy.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others at all organizational levels, both internally and externally, involving considerable tact, discretion, and persuasion in discussing problems, making recommendations, or in obtaining willing action and consent possibly leading to policy development and/or ministry direction.
- Must be well organized and able to multi-task, detail oriented and capable of working under pressure with time constraints and deadlines, able to handle changes to schedules and job priorities with diplomacy.
- Effectively manage a steady stream of information and document requests with ability for understanding how to prioritize and adjust to demands.
- Must learn communication protocol: ability to discern if, when and how it is appropriate to respond to inquiries.
- Must be able to act and anticipate the legal needs of JFP, and make decisions on behalf of JFP, discerning under what circumstances and from whom to seek approval and/or input, respecting the chain of command.
- Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity in order to discern handling of confidential, sensitive or secure information.
- Must have great oral and written communication skills, be an effective listener and communicator, and know correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary, as well as proofing and editing skills.
- Must demonstrate appropriate email and phone etiquette, and be skilled to communicate with and understand, as best as possible, foreign nationals and cultures.
- Must have thorough knowledge of practices and excellent computer skills using current Microsoft Office applications (including Access, Word, Excel, and Outlook) as well as learn internal software and systems.
- Perform a wide variety of complex duties with high degree of speed and accuracy.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
AA or Bachelor's degree (Paralegal or Legal Secretary certification preferred) plus 3 to 5 years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.