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Paralegal, Corporate Governance

Date: Jun 1, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

OUR COMPANY

JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 23,000 employees operating in 19 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 


Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

 

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.

 

YOUR ROLE


JELD-WEN has an excellent opportunity for a paralegal with a focus on corporate governance and SEC filings to join our corporate legal team in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Reporting to the Senior Counsel, Securities and Corporate Governance & Asst. Corporate Secretary, this role will support the day-to-day management of the corporate secretarial and securities law functions. The successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of integrity, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be a self-starter with a strong commitment to detail.
 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  • Assist with corporate governance activities, including maintenance of books and records for the Corporate Secretarial function; draft corporate governance documents; assist with the distribution of meeting materials and creation of board books through an electronic board portal (e.g., Diligent Boards); assist with management of post-meeting follow-ups, including shell minutes
  • Assist with annual stockholder meeting, including coordination of annual meeting; drafting related materials; and initial drafting of minutes
  • Assist with corporate filings, including proxy statements and Section 16 filings (Form 3s and 4s)
  • Assist with facilitation of director education, evaluations and D&O questionnaires
  • Maintain accurate and current officer, director and corporate governance information on the company’s website and board portal
  • Assist with the compliance of corporate policies, including insider trading policy and communications regarding trade windows
  • Attend to director compensation logistics to ensure all directors are paid accurately and timely and address questions from directors regarding the administration of director compensation
  • Assist with securities offerings, as necessary, including coordination of document review, updating data rooms, etc.
  • Provide project related support, research and analysis, and handling other issues and requests for information at the request of the governance attorneys in connection with corporate social governance reporting

 

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal certificate
  • 5+ years of paralegal or equivalent experience (with focus on corporate governance and public company filings); experience working with publicly traded company
  • Proven ability to prioritize and organize work and to respond to emails and requests in a timely manner – requires effective multi-tasking
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and take responsibility
  • Demonstrated appreciation for the proper handling of sensitive and confidential information
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Share Point)
  • Experience with an electronic board portal (e.g., Diligent Boards) preferred
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JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

 

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte