Legal Assistant

Golden, CO

Location: Golden, CO

Hours: Full-time

Position Mission

FOCUS, a Colorado nonprofit, has one mission: to know Christ Jesus and fulfill His Great Commission. FOCUS missionaries have invited college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, inspiring and equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization.

FOCUS has experienced consistent year-to-year growth since its founding in 1998 and currently serves in 44 US states and five foreign countries, through the dedication of 850+ missionaries. The ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn and be mentored in all aspects of Catholic nonprofit leadership. They will provide support to the Legal Team in the following areas, with sensitivity to FOCUS’ unique religious mission of Christ-centered evangelization and discipleship: 

Position Responsibilities

    1. General legal matters: This will involve working closely with departments and communicating lawyers, undertaking legal research across a variety of areas (e.g. HR, commercial, religious freedom), communicating with external parties, etc.

    2. Administrative tasks: Submit invoices, keep legal and risk budget on track, coordinate legal meetings and communicate with outside counsel on legal projects and tasks. Assist with clerical tasks such as managing documents and contract life management system, scheduling appointments, and communicating with departments and legal team on imporant legal tasks.

    3. Compliance program: Assist in building and managing the corporate compliance program.

    4. Enterprise Risk Management (ERM): Assist in the oversight of the ERM program, working closely with risk leaders across the apostolate.

    5. Special projects: Assist in the management of legal and non-legal special project

Key Competencies

Candidate must have a desire to support FOCUS’s young workforce by growing in / modeling servant leadership, and demonstrating the successful integration of Catholic faith and work. Relevant competencies include excellence with:

  • Resourcefulness/pragmatism 
  • Organizational/planning skills 
  • Verbal/written skills
  • Attention to detail 
  • Stress management 
  • Negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal/customer service skills 
  • Team building 
  • Analytical/problem-solving skills


  • A practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church.  There is no other background, qualification, or experience that can substitute for this requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Paralegal certificate or prior experience working in legal field desirable/willingness to obtain certification
  • Approximately 2 years of professional experience, especially in the legal field, is desirable


For this role, we anticipate paying $50,000-$60,000/year. This role is also eligible for bonus pay. This range is an estimate. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the provided range and will be adjusted based on various factors including qualifications, experience, abilities and geographic location.


As a FOCUS staff member, you and your family will have access to several benefits that are designed to help care for the whole person and make your career at FOCUS rewarding. You will receive:

  • Medical, Vision and Dental insurance
  • Ability to contribute to a Health Savings Account
  • Employer-provided life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Option to purchase additional life insurance for yourself, your spouse and your child(ren)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with a discretionary employer-match for eligible staff
  • Option to purchase LifeLock Identity Protection
  • Integrity-based Paid Time Off
  • Paid parental leave
  • We observe many paid holidays recognized by fellow Americans and also some of the feast days of Holy Mother Church. In addition, we recognize the Sacred Christmas Respite by closing the office from December 24-January 1 each year.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold (full-time, part-time or temporary), and your tenure with FOCUS. Specific benefits may change at FOCUS's discretion.