Contracts & Intellectual Property Administrator
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Newark, DE 19713
Contracts & Intellectual Property Administrator
Req ID R01480
Sallie Mae is a company created with great purpose\. We make the dream of higher education a reality\. We do it by being a resource for families who want to save, plan, and pay for college\. Our vision, to be a trusted financial partner, inspires us to explore new ways to serve our customers every day\. No matter what position you hold at Sallie Mae, you’ll have a role in moving us toward that vision\.
Over the last 40 years, Sallie Mae has helped more than 34 million Americans pay for college\. The same passion we have for helping customers is applied to helping our employees achieve professional and personal growth\. With a wide range of opportunities available, we invite you to join our growing team and help students make their dreams of higher education a reality\.
The Contracts & Intellectual Property \(IP\) Administrator will draft, review and negotiate certain company contracts, including, Non\-Disclosure Agreements, Statements of Work, Purchase Orders, Master Services Agreements, Release Agreements, etc\. They will work closely with Corporate Procurement, Vendor Management, Information Security and other risk partners to help manage the overall contract process, ensure compliance with applicable corporate policies and procedures and engage necessary stakeholders\. They will be responsible for managing and monitoring contract deadlines, and working closely with lawyers and risk partners to timely complete projects\. The Contracts & IP Administrator will represent the Legal Transactional Group in various company meetings/groups\.
The Contracts & IP Administrator will also be responsible for managing company trademarks and provide guidance on other intellectual property matters, including trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance and policing, tracking deadlines, advising on IP notices, drafting cease and desist letters, reviewing license agreements, etc\.
The Contracts & IP Administrator will also provide administrative support to team lawyers, including manage calendars, travel arrangements, budgets and policies, process invoices and expense reports, track regulatory trainings, track and renew certain business licenses, etc\.
+ Assist attorneys in their day to day work, including drafting, negotiating and managing contracts, and working closely with clients and risk partners throughout the contract management processes \- 50%
+ Handle trademarks and other IP related matters, including trademark clearance, policing, prosecution and maintenance \- 10%
+ Support for budget/expense reporting \- 10%
+ Filing, copying, typing, mail, and answering phone \- 10%
+ Scheduling calendars and making travel arrangements \- 10%
+ Other Administrative duties as needed \- 10%
+ 5\+ years’ experience as a Contract Administrator with solid base knowledge of contracting principles and concepts with experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of company contracts\.
+ Some experience providing administrative assistance support
+ Strong familiarity with corporate structure and procedures
+ Preferable: Base knowledge of trademark law, including clearance and prosecution
+ Preferable: Experience supporting legal professionals
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
+ Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
+ Skilled, self\-starter who can work independently and creatively to drive positive change
+ High energy and positive attitude, consummate team player
+ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
+ High level of resourcefulness to respond promptly and accurately to inquiries
+ Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and to exercise judgment and discretion
+ Ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization
+ Ability to collaborate with team members and risk partners
+ Ability to anticipate issues and proactively problem solve
+ Ability to respectfully push back when appropriate\.
+ High level of initiative to work without close supervision and maintain high productivity
+ Professional etiquette, demeanor and dress
+ High degree of flexibility to handle multiple tasks while dealing with constant interruptions
+ Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and under tight deadlines
+ Ability to achieve goals in a performance\-driven environment
+ Preferable: Trademark experience
+ Preferable: Notary public or willingness to become a notary
+ Preferable: Experience with MS Office, Adobe, Legal Tracker, Lexis/Nexis
+ Preferable: Experience with accounts payable/budget administration
Location Newark, DE
Date Posted Dec 5, 2017