American Water Sr. Corporate Paralegal in Camden, New Jersey

American Water is consolidating employees based at multiple sites in southern New Jersey into one Corporate Headquarters location in Camden, New Jersey for a greater sense of community, efficiency and collaboration. More than 600 people from each of the four existing buildings will move in a phased approach beginning in early October and continuing through November. Positions posted in Voorhees, Mount Laurel, and Cherry Hill, NJ will ultimately be based in Camden, NJ.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.

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American Water is looking for a Corporate Paralegal to join their dynamic team in Camden, NJ! This exciting role will serve in supporting a team of attorneys with varied responsibilites and continuous challenges. Some of the words that would best describe our team, and the ideal person joining us, would be Passionate, Positive, and Proactive. We offer an inclusive, diverse culture, with a supportive environment and are now home in a stunning new building on the Camden Waterfront. We offer a tremendous benefits package and continuous development and career growth. Apply today for immediate consideration!

Primary Role

The Corporate Paralegal will independently handle or provide support, as appropriate for the matter, on securities and corporate matters, including corporate and subsidiary management, SEC/NYSE filings and corporate secretarial functions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in preparing for board meetings of the Company and certain direct subsidiaries of the Company, including preparing minutes, board resolutions, agendas, secretary certificates, consents and reviewing board materials.

  • Assist with various SEC filings (Forms 10-K, 10-Q, Registration Statements/Prospectuses and Proxy Statements, and Forms 3, 4 and 5), including underlying due diligence, closing tasks and D&O questionnaires, and compliance filings with the NYSE

  • Oversee subsidiary management to ensure that the subsidiaries comply with various legal requirements. Maintain database with key status of the Company's subsidiaries, maintain record of subsidiary officers and directors, and provide reports on director and officer changes as needed.

  • Assist with components of the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders, including preparing meeting materials, and managing the calendar of events for the annual meeting.

  • Other responsibilities as may be assigned, as time may permit. This could include matters such as corporate transactions and intellectual property protection matters.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Strong legal research and writing skills

  • Advanced knowledge of personal computing, MS Office Suite applications, and internet options/sites

  • Strong project management skills with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to consistently meet deadlines with high-quality work product in a fast-paced environment

  • Superior organizational/planning skills

  • Proactive with strong initiative and superior attention to detail

  • Calm under pressure

  • Ability to interact effectively with all areas and levels of the organization, including without limitation, the parent company board of directors and the executive leadership team

  • Flexible, has a sense of humor, and a team player who works well in a collegial environment

Competencies

Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in securities and corporate secretarial/governance matters for public companies, either in-house or at a large law firm

  • Bachelor degree plus completion of Paralegal certification

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