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Executive Administrative Assistant/Paralegal for General Counsel

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Location: Columbus, OH, United States
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Req ID: R00934966

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Job Title:  EA/Paralegal for General Counsel

Job Code:  MS0962

Job Summary:  General Counsel of multi-state utility company seeks executive assistant in active, high-paced environment.  Role primarily supports GC but will also support other legal department executives such as Assistant Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. 

*In-office requirement in Columbus, OH multiple days a week.  Some travel and/or overtime may be required.*

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists executive in time management and calendar scheduling, including day-to-day and long-term management of meetings, projects and priorities
  • Maintains high level of discretion and confidentiality for legal and executive matters
  • Schedules all meetings and travel, including prioritizing meetings and communicating all relevant details to participants
  • Balances conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects and meet critical deadlines
  • Ensures executive is prepared for upcoming appointments
  • Processes executive expenses in a timely fashion
  • Handles phone, email and postal mail inquiries and respond appropriately and maintaining confidentiality
  • Works as a member of the team, willingly providing back-up support for co-workers when appropriate and actively supporting team and company goals
  • Recommends, creates and implements and maintains improved administrative systems, procedures and processes including electronic and paper-based filing systems

Required Qualifications for Position

  • Proven organization and time management skills to complete a high volume of varied responsibilities in a fast-paced setting
  • Aptitude for attention to detail, accuracy and precision and the belief that no task is too big or too small
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with a confident, concise, clear and compelling style
  • Excellent relationship builder, ability to demonstrate a high level of tact, discretion, and diplomacy with all internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Projects a professional and positive demeanor and image
  • Ability to interface with people at all levels of the Company and to interface effectively with outside law firms
  • Skilled in all aspects of planning and project management/ able to take an idea from concept to completion
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and PowerPoint and formatting in each
  • Knowledge of proper document design and execution, e.g., report formatting, business letters

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or 5-8 years’ experience in an administrative support capacity
  • Paralegal or legal secretary


  • The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities of the position

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$65,900.00 - $99,000.00

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