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Job Details

Commercial Contracts Administrator - Paralegal

Company name
Cogent

Experience
2 yrs required

Location
Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Legal

Posted on
Sep 09,2019

Profile

Role Overview:

The legal department of Cogent Communications seeks a Contract Administrator to work at Cogent’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Cogent Communications, is a publicly traded, growing high-speed Internet service provider with operations in North America, Europe, South America and Asia.

The Contract Administrator will support a small legal department consisting of three lawyers and the company’s corporate secretary.

Salary range: $55k-$65k.

Responsibilities:

  • Review, draft and negotiate in a timely manner a wide variety of simple contracts, such as non-disclosure agreements and simple vendor and customer contracts.
  • Present and explain contract conditions and details to internal and external partners.
  • Take responsibility for the process through which contracts are reviewed and approved.
  • Maintain corporate qualifications in various jurisdictions in the U.S. and countries where Cogent operates.
  • Support in the administration of the Cogent stock plans and Section 16 reporting obligations.
  • Maintain and update the contracts database.
  • Handle insurance (filings and COIs) and corporate compliance matters.
  • Interface on a regular basis with partners in the Sales, Finance and Operations groups and create and maintain excellent working relationships.
  • Facilitate contract and document execution and transfer.
  • Provide administrative support to the Legal department and handle other matters as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of relevant work experience, including prior experience drafting and negotiating contracts.
  • Ability and willingness to negotiate contract terms with external partners.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.      
  • Attention to detail, with accurate input and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to apply principles of contracting to drafting within parameters and templates set by the Legal department.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize own workload and meet deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with personnel at all levels and exercise sound decision-making.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects independently in a dynamic environment with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a corporate in-house legal department.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications and/or the technology industry.
  • Experience in creating, qualifying and maintaining corporate entities in the United States and worldwide
  • SEC Section 16 reporting experience
  • Language skills: Spanish in particular

To apply for this position, please send email your resume.

Company info

Cogent

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