For companies building financial technology and transforming the financial services space, the biggest bottleneck to their growth and innovation is often the underlying banks and infrastructure stack they rely on. We have spent our careers founding and scaling companies like Plaid, Square, SoFi, Blend, and Affirm, and have seen this problem firsthand — builders and developers needing to partner with traditional banks, and creating API and abstraction layers over the patchwork that is the bank, its core, and many other vendors. All of this results in a complex (and often expensive) banking supply chain involving a user, fintech, BaaS middleware provider, bank, core and the Federal Reserve.
At Column, we set out to simplify and fix this. We are a bank and a software company built from the ground up, offering builders and developers technology-forward banking solutions that cut out the hundreds of vendors, middleware providers, and abstraction layers. This means a safer, more transparent, and less costly banking supply chain. Come build with us!
As Column’s first paralegal, you will be an essential member of the Legal and Regulatory team, and will be responsible for working on a variety of legal matters related to our banking products and services. The Paralegal will utilize their knowledge and skills to assist in managing Column’s legal, regulatory, and corporate governance matters, improving the Bank’s legal processes, and supporting contract review, management, and prioritization. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with a variety of key stakeholders across Column’s business, including in-house attorneys, compliance, regulatory affairs, people operations, and business functions.
If you’re someone who loves working in a fast-paced, startup environment, and wants to help a dynamic and innovative bank build a better banking supply chain, you’ll be excited about us. If you’re someone who brings a strong attention to detail and ability to take initiative, we’ll be excited about you.
This role is an in-person position, where you’ll be expected to work out of our Presidio-based office in San Francisco 3+ days a week.
What you’ll do
Work with the Legal Department to ensure organization of key legal documents, including contracts and associated materials
Coordinate subpoena responses and litigation deliverables under supervision of Legal Department
Prepare and arrange for agreements and other documents to be signed off and executed by relevant stakeholders
Assist in liaising with external service providers (e.g., law firms, etc.)
Assist members of Senior Management in preparing Board and Committee meeting materials and minutes, including presentations and associated reporting
Track key corporate governance activities, including required Board & Committee reviews to ensure timely approvals and documentation
Maintain schedules of key regulatory and corporate governance-related meetings
Develop detailed project plans to track deliverables associated with regulatory exams and requests for information
Participate in ongoing projects, as needed, working closely with Column’s in-house counsel and cross-functional teams to achieve project goals
What you’ll need to be successful
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
3+ years of experience as a paralegal - experience at a large law firm, fintech, or high-growth company is a plus
Detail oriented with excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
The ability to multitask and prioritize effectively with minimal direct supervision
Familiarity with corporate governance processes (Board of Directors, Committees etc.) and regulated industries a plus
Comfort with project management, deadlines, and juggling execution across multiple stakeholders
Notary public in NY or CA preferred
What you’ll get from us
Competitive medical, dental, and vision plans (including options 100% subsidized by Column)
FSA + HSA options
Sponsored lunches and dinners
The annual base salary range for this position is $80,000 - $110,000, exclusive of equity compensation and benefits.
The range provided may be inclusive of several career levels at Column, and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s skill sets, experience, licensure and certifications, location, and other business and organizational needs.
We look forward to hearing from you
Column is committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. We value bringing together a team with different perspectives, educational backgrounds, and life experiences, and believe a diversity of ideas is what allows us to develop the best solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application and recruiting process, please reach out to [email protected].