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Paralegal

Ford Motor Company
Posted Jun 04
Full Time
Dearborn, Michigan

Job Description

In this position…

Ford Motor Credit Company seeks an entry-level paralegal to join the Legal Office in Dearborn, supporting Ford Credit business operations.

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. What will you make today?

The Ford Motor Credit Company team helps put people behind the wheels of great Ford and Lincoln vehicles. By partnering with dealerships, we provide financing, personalized service and professional expertise to five thousand dealers and more than four million customers in over one hundred countries around the world.

As a global leader in advanced mobility solutions, our outstanding team of legal professionals helps us navigate the continually changing legal and regulatory landscape. In our Office of General Counsel, you’ll be part of an organization that collaborates with outside counsel to operate as a global team and deliver world-class legal, tax and audit services to client groups throughout the company.

_This is a hybrid role to Dearborn, MI and will be required to work onsite 3 days a week

_ Responsibilities

What you'll do…

  • Work collaboratively with members of the Ford Credit Legal Office to develop practical legal advice that demonstrates a strong understanding and application of the law to Ford Credit’s business
  • Assist attorneys to develop legal advice for Ford Credit management that improves Company decision-making
  • Support the core business of Ford Credit while also participating on cross- functional project teams
  • Assist attorneys in ensuring all procedures, processes, systems, and documents comply with applicable law and corporate policies
  • Assist attorneys with and perform legal research and analysis
  • Support monitoring for compliance with laws, regulations, guidance issued by relevant regulatory bodies, and Company policy
  • Work in a hybrid environment (3 days in the office, 2 days from home)

Qualifications

You'll have...

  • Bachelor’s Degree (to be completed by Dec. 2024) and Paralegal Certificate if Bachelors degree is not in Paralegal Studies (to be completed by Dec. 2024)
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize assignments

Even better, you may have...

  • Experience with state vehicle finance laws
  • Ability to function effectively and collaboratively as part of cross-functional teams
  • Ability to identify legal risk and approaches to mitigate risk from both a litigation and regulatory perspective
  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent issue-spotting and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure against deadlines and deliver results
  • Comfort with changing business and legal/regulatory environment
  • Attention to detail, continuous improvement, learning, and innovative mindset

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care days, paid parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more
  • Family building benefits including adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, fertility treatments, and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Established and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

This position is a range of salary grades 4 .

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.