The Newsela Legal team is looking for our first Manager of Legal Operations & Innovation to help our growing team develop sustainable and efficient processes as the team scales. Reporting to the General Counsel, you will be responsible for assisting the General Counsel in managing the team, handling high-priority projects related to developing processes and procedures, financial management, and serving as a general resource. You’ll own the financial management of our Legal department, including budgeting, forecasting, and budget variance analysis. You’ll also drive increased automation and effective use of technology solutions, including solutions related to knowledge management, contract management, and legal department functions. The role is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, though we will consider other locations for the right candidate.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
In this newly created role, you will have the opportunity to help build out our Legal team and all legal operations. You’ll serve as an invaluable partner to leadership across the company, and will help advise on strategies that will enable our business to grow and scale with ease. You’ll also have a hand in helping the Legal team do its best work and will serve as a leader and mentor to your team. Your work will directly contribute to growing Newsela’s impact on the K-12 market, and helping make learning more accessible and engaging for all students.
Why We’ll Love You:
Ideally, you have 2+ years in a legal operations role with additional general paralegal experience. You have demonstrated success implementing and managing legal technology solutions, developing processes, and ensuring team-wide adoption of these tools. You have a strong understanding of budgeting processes and experience with outside counsel billing. You’re a collaborative team member with excellent problem-solving skills who can manage multiple, important projects in a fast-paced environment. You’re able to work independently and collaboratively across internal and external stakeholders, and can skillfully leverage your organization skills to keep everyone on-schedule and in-budget. You have excellent problem-solving skills and are energized by navigating unknown areas (fast-growing technology startup experience is a plus).
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.