Performs essential duties and responsibilities in the following areas which may include, but are not limited to those listed and are subject to change: Adheres to the Credit Union's core values in serving with truth, trust, mentoring, openness, risk-taking, giving credit, integrity, caring and respect in carrying out the UICCU's mission and vision. Demonstrates a positive member service (internal and external) focus at all times. Demonstrates teamwork in all interactions with coworkers and in the completion of all duties and responsibilities. Ensures confidentiality of member information. Performs legal, factual, and records research Identifies relevant judicial decisions, statutes, legal articles, codes and other pertinent material. Organizes, analyzes, cross-checks, and validates information. Prepares written reports and drafts legal documents including briefs, pleadings, appeals, agreements, contracts and legal memoranda. Assists in the preparation of legal arguments, applications, declarations, and motions Prepares legal correspondence. Proofreads and edits legal forms and documents for accuracy. Builds, organizes, and maintains legal databases and case files. Reviews and monitors new and updated laws and regulations. Maintains law library. Coordinates law office activities such as subpoena delivery. Identifies, locates, and interviews witnesses. Assists with trial preparation including witness lists, exhibits and trial binders. Assists the Corporate Attorney in the courtroom setting. Plays a vital role in enriching the community by participating in community service organizations and/or Credit Union sponsored events on an annual basis. Performs any other duties as may be required to meet Credit Union objectives.
A two year college degree or completion of a specialized course in paralegal studies. One to three years of similar or related experience. Thorough knowledge of legal principles, practices, terminology, and research techniques. Thorough knowledge of legal communication principles and practices. In depth knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills along with attention to detail and accuracy. Reports to work punctually, works all scheduled hours, and works overtime as necessitated by business demand. Job will require a non-traditional workweek with extra hours including evening and/or weekend duties. Proficiency with related computer applications, spreadsheets, word processing, and database applications. Must be bondable.
University of Iowa Community Credit Union (UICCU) is a member owned financial cooperative with 15 office locations. Since being organized in 1938, UICCU has grown to be the largest credit union in Iowa with nearly 4 billion in assets and 150,000 members. Membership is open to anyone living or working in all 99 Iowa and 4 Illinois counties.
UICCU exists to serve its members. Our "members first" ...philosophy has led to a national rank by independent research firm Callahan & Associates for Return of Member (ROM). This measures how effectively a financial institution returns its profits back in the form of better rates on deposits and loans. For 19 straight quarters, UICCU's ROM rank was either #1 or #2, up against more than 13,000 banks and credit unions nationwide.
UICCU exists to serve the community as well. We volunteer time and donate funds to support the local organizations and charities that help our communities thrive. We provide financial education for area schools and businesses to help residents grow and make smart money decisions. To learn more about how we serve the community and individuals of modest means, click here to download our most recent Statement of Commitment.
UICCU has been consistently recognized as a Des Moines Register Top Workplace and Corridor Business Journal Coolest Workplace! We also were awarded the Best Internal Career Pathway Award by the Corridor Business Journal in 2016 due to our Leadership Development Program, training opportunities, and high internal promotion rate! UICCU was also recently ranked #3 by the Credit Union Journal as one of the Top 45 Credit Unions in the nation to Work For!