UMA Education


Job Locations US-Remote
Job ID 2023-4186

Job Posting

Purpose of the Position:


The Paralegal is responsible for supporting a broad range of practice areas and leading all administrative support functions for the Office of General Counsel within UMA Education, Inc. and its affiliates, divisions, and subsidiaries. The role requires a well-developed understanding of in-house legal operations and the practice areas relevant to a nonprofit institution of higher education, including but not limited to legal research, drafting and reviewing legal documents, corporate governance, immigration, identifying opportunities for streamlining workflows, enhancing efficiency, and implementing best practices, as well as a keen attention to detail, organization, and excellent writing skills. The Paralegal collaborates on a daily basis with individuals at all levels across the organization – from individual contributors to Board members – and must be able to synthesize and apply information gathered from a variety of sources to sustain and improve legal operations and serve as the main point of contact for the Office of General Counsel.


UMA is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, UMA offers content-rich, interactive online programs as well as hands-on training at our Clearwater, Florida campus. 

  • Anticipated starting salary of $70,000; pay rate negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

  • Medical (including prescription), Dental, Vision (UMA subsidized)
  • FSA/HSA (Depending on Medical Plan chosen)
  • $50,000 Life Insurance (UMA paid)
  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance (Team Member paid)
  • Employee Assistance Program – EAP (UMA paid)
  • Long Term Disability (UMA paid)
  • Short Term Disability (Team Member paid)
  • Supplemental Insurance such as Critical Illness, Accident, and Hospital (Team Member Paid)
  • Paid Time Off – 15 days accrued in year 1, 9 holidays, and 1 day of Volunteering Time Off
  • 401k (eligible upon completion of 90 days of employment and must be at least 21 years of age)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Identity Theft Protection


Key Responsibilities:



  • Review submissions and assist attorneys for the organization in providing a response and or feedback to stakeholders in several practice areas, including but not limited to:
    • Consumer laws such as advertising, telemarketing, and sweepstakes and contests.
    • Background checks for students and team members.
    • Title IV’s incentive compensation regulations.
    • Student complaints.
    • Corporate matters.
    • Tax matters.
  • Other practice areas relevant to institutions of higher education.
  • Support the attorneys to prepare, review, and revise legal documents, including contracts, agreements, policies, and corporate governance documents, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and internal guidelines.
  • Research various legal topics and summarize research for attorneys.
  • Coordinate with vendors or other support services for the Office of General Counsel.
  • Record maintenance and management, deadline management.
  • Research the need for state-level filings, including but not limited to secretary of state and charity bureau filings, and where appropriate, make and document such filings and keep them updated.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline legal processes, enhance efficiency, and implement best practices.
  • Case and matter support, coordinate responses to subpoenas, FERPA requests, and other external requests for information.
  • Assist in the preparation maintenance of insurance applications.
  • For all operations into which the role has input or participation, model and expect consistent execution in accordance with UMA’s mission and values, all UMA policies and procedures, all applicable federal and state regulations, and all accrediting agencies standards and requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Team Member Leadership

  • Support a culture of service to students and other team members.
  • Communicate and work effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Model UMA values.
  • Demonstrate personal honesty and integrity.

 Support Institutional Initiatives

  • Keep current on institutional goals, objectives, and progress.
  • Engage in institutionally sponsored activities and initiatives as appropriate.
  • Support change initiatives that impact the organization and manage others through change.
  • Coordinate efforts between departments within UMA.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and carefully follow all applicable federal and state compliance requirements and regulations including those prescribed by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, Florida’s Commission for Independent Education, and internal UMA policies and procedures.
  • Effectively communicate compliance requirements to other staff as appropriate and quickly escalate any compliance concerns to the Compliance department.

Work Experience, Skills & Abilities:


Minimum Requirements

  • Associate degree or a certificate in paralegal studies.
  • 5 years of experience as a paralegal.
  • Strong oral and written interpersonal communication skills.
    • Able to professionally communicate in English and otherwise interact professionally with other Admissions team members and those in other UMA departments.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize assignments.
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills, such as analyzing case law, and drafting legal documents, such as contracts and memos.
  • Experience with working amidst competing priorities and escalating unresolved conflicts between priorities as needed.
  • Demonstrate integrity, professionalism, and a commitment to maintaining client confidentiality.
  • Effective with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other business tools such as legal research databases, case management systems, document management software, and other legal technology tools.
  • Able to work and interact professionally in a diverse and inclusive work environment.


  • Certified Paralegal or the Paralegal CORE Competency Exam.
  • Experience in an in-house legal department. 

Working Environment:

  • Remote home office with occasional travel to UMAE facilities.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Physical Demands:

  • Requires long periods of sitting at a desk working on a computer.
  • Requires occasional bending, stooping, and squatting.
  • Requires occasional lifting of up to 10 lbs.



Our institutional values are shaped and validated by our team members. They describe how we strive to operate and are the standards of behavior we look to embody. 


We operate honestly and ethically in an industry-compliant fashion. We are fair and trustworthy in our interactions with all we serve. Our team members, at all levels, lead by example and strive to do the right thing for our students and for each other. We are disciplined professionals who strive to be straightforward and dependable.


We live by a strong commitment to our students and are passionate about preparing them for meaningful careers. We are deeply dedicated to ensuring students’ educational and career success. We excel at building our students’ confidence and empowering them to reach their full potential.


We are committed to our team members’ success and to each other’s success. We strive to create an environment that attracts and retains the best talent while offering continuous learning, professional development and career growth opportunities. We recognize and reward our team members for their contributions to the organization and to our students.


We pursue results with a sense of urgency and purpose. We take responsibility for achieving ambitious, measurable results and hold each other accountable. We think strategically and critically, greet new ideas and challenges openly, and look for innovative solutions to challenges.


Enjoying what we do is central to achieving our goals. Building energy, having fun, being optimistic and creating a positive working environment are all critical to our success and that of our students. We strive to be inspired and to inspire others. We consistently show appreciation and celebrate our successes, both large and small.


We believe that diverse, inclusive teams produce breakthrough results. We strive to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues from all types of backgrounds by showing respect and humility when interacting with each other and resolving conflicts in a constructive manner. By working together, we win together - as one - ensuring that the goals of the company are the focal point of our efforts.



This job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position. It may not include every job responsibility. Job duties may fluctuate based on needs of the business. UMA reserves the right to revise the job or require that additional or different tasks be performed.


I have read and understand all the responsibilities and accountabilities in my job description. This job description is a tool used by me and management to help assess, evaluate and provide guidelines and expectations for the position named herein. I understand that it is not a contract and it does not constitute any guarantee of future employment. 


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