CIC is rapidly expanding locally, nationally, & internationally & is looking to expand the team to support this growth. If you thrive in fast-paced, energetic, collaborative environments & have a foundation in law or legal support, this may be the position for you!
Founded in 1999, CIC's mission is to improve the world by helping exceptional entrepreneurs innovate better & faster. We offer carefully curated working environments that combine private, secure offices alongside shared amenities in locations across Boston, Cambridge, Miami, Philadelphia, Rotterdam, St. Louis, & Warsaw & are growing into other cities, within the US & abroad. We currently serve 2000+ startups, growth companies, & branches of larger organizations, representing for-profit, mission-driven, & non-profit sectors across a wide array of industries. The spaces are purposefully designed & built for innovation, featuring tailored workspaces such as biotech & robotics laboratories, & bring together frequent, large gatherings of the best & brightest innovators & entrepreneurs.
CIC currently has over a million square feet of space under lease & is actively pursuing campuses in five additional cities globally, including Dublin, Tokyo, Bilbao, Providence, & Sydney, with plans to grow to 50 cities over the next 10 years. We pride ourselves on displaying a high degree of care & accuracy in everything that we do, & we work to ensure that our clients thrive every day that they are in our space. We believe that our ability to support world-changing entrepreneurs is only as good as the people who make up our teams, & as such we are looking for people who are interested in contributing to -- & improving -- the way we work.
We invite you to explore all our openings here & learn more about us here.
GENERAL OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Act as the point-person for legal & compliance questions within the Company & manage corporate documents from draft to execution
Internal coordination across teams at CIC, in particular the Finance, Expansion & senior management teams
External coordination with law firms, accountants & compliance professionals in multiple jurisdictions in the US & abroad
Maintain & update corporate records (e.g. document database, entity information, signatory powers, intellectual property assets)
Store & organize executed corporate documents
Review & prepare documents & agreements to present to management team, including but not limited to: NDAs, intercompany agreements, Board consents, lease documents & partnership agreements
Assist in the preparation of lease abstracts with Asset Management team
Incorporate new entities in the US & abroad as CIC expands
File tax ID documents with advice from tax specialists (e.g. EIN, VAT)
Process city-level filings as needed (e.g. business license, local taxes)
Monitor company IP, prepare trademark filings & research considerations in new & existing markets
Monitor reporting requirements & processing annual reports
Manage regulatory requirements (e.g. KYC, FATCA, FCPA, data privacy)
Support visa inquiries for intercompany transfers, research visa requirements in new markets, & coordinate with legal advisors as needed
Ad hoc projects as needed & as appropriate
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will:
Thrive in a constantly changing, fluid, & fast-paced environment
Thrive while working independently & across teams in a collaborative environment
Be highly organized & keen to develop new systems & processes
Have a sharp eye for detail
Work closely with CIC's senior management team
Have the capacity & desire to develop tools to share knowledge & expertise with the CIC team Be able to confidently make decisions & exercise good judgement while understanding the needs of the company
Not be afraid to ask for help when needed & proactively seek the information needed to make decisions
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The desired candidate will possess:
A Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university & a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience
Knowledge of corporate law & compliance best practices
Experience working as a paralegal or in a legal environment preferred
Proficiency with applications & software such as Gmail, Gdocs, Excel, Word, & PowerPoint
An interest in a long-term role; we are a growing company, & we like to hire people who can grow with us over the years
ATTRACTIONS OF THE JOB
In addition to helping our clients achieve great things, we work to ensure that our employees are healthy & supported. Some of the benefits of being here include:
Fun people in a dynamic space. We pride ourselves on finding driven & bright collaborators who are eager to lend their own unique skills to the team, as well as to our inspiring clientele. The number one reason CICers say they like working here is because of their colleagues!
Personal growth. This is a great opportunity to learn & develop skills within the epicenter of the innovation community at a growing company
Great benefits for full-time employees! (see below)
Regular massages, access to a nursing room, secure bicycle parking, a game room, a gym, shower rooms with towels, stocked kitchens, & a host of discounts towards local business & well-being memberships
Compensation is commensurate with experience (please include salary expectations when you apply). Benefits include 100% of the cost of a premium healthcare & dental package & full payment of expenses covered by your deductible, long & short-term disability, life insurance, 401k matching after the first year of employment (must be 21+) & three weeks of vacation plus holidays from the start (more with seniority). Annual reviews with raises every year for those on track with strong performance.
CIC is committed to building teams that reflect the fabric of the cities we support. We welcome all candidates regardless of race, color, ancestry, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Any other human expressions & experiences not mentioned here are equally welcome. If you require an accommodation please let us know. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.