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Legal Assistant/Paralegal (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Position Summary

About GreatAmerica:

GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime.  While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 500 team members, our entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead.  We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our founding in 1992.  GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers.   There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere.  When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.


About this position:

GreatAmerica is seeking a self-motivated individual to join our team as a Legal Analyst.  You will be responsible for assisting the Legal Team in the delivery of legal services and support in all areas of GreatAmerica’s business.  This individual will review and analyze documents presented to GreatAmerica by third parties, including third party-proposed edits of GreatAmerica documents.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Apply systems and word processing skills in the creation, coding, maintenance and modification of a variety of documents and document libraries.
  • Exercise strong verbal and written communication skills in working with (i) fellow GreatAmerica employees, (ii) our vendors, and (iii) our vendors’ customers, in solving problems and resolving documentation and other legal issues.
  • Bring self-initiative and an inquisitive, critical thinking approach to responding to questions and issues, with emphasis on first understanding the underlying need being addressed.
  • Provide support and training to GreatAmerica employees on an array of legal issues.
  • Assist with maintaining various state filings around the country.
  • Work on corporate matters for which confidentiality may be very important.
  • Provide administrative support to attorneys.
  • Actively participate in company-wide initiatives and help GreatAmerica’s business units and teams attain their goals.
  • Prioritize projects in a manner that addresses the need to meet deadlines.
  • Be present during business hours with minimal absences (per GreatAmerica’s attendance policy).
  • Perform other duties as requested.
  • Conduct oneself in a manner consistent with GreatAmerica’s principles.
  • Demonstrate a high level of engagement and strong commitment to GreatAmerica’s success

Position Qualifications

Education, experience and skills required:

A Bachelor’s degree is required, a paralegal degree is optional.  Two years of work experience is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.  Experience with SharePoint and InfoPath is a plus. 

We are looking for a team player who enjoys helping others develop and succeed in a team-based environment involving extensive interaction with internal and external customers.


Competencies required for all GreatAmerica team members: Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability.

Competencies required for this position: Organized, Analytical, Inquisitive, Strong Work Ethic, Critical Thinker, Problem Solving, Communication Skills (Oral & Written)


Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please follow the online application process at  Be sure to fully complete the form, including your resume, and complete the Predictive Index assessment.