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Dublin, Ohio, USA

 “If we can get one child adopted into a loving family, all our work will be worth it,” – Dave Thomas

Join us as we champion our mission to dramatically increase the number of adoptions of children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Located in Dublin, Ohio the Paralegal assists the organizations legal team in all compliance-related and contract activities to support the Foundations continued operational excellence.  If you have an eye for detail, a strong work ethic, excellent communication and a passion for child welfare, we encourage you to apply and learn more.

What You’ll Do:

  • Collects documentation for renewal of and amendment to program grant agreements from Program Team and/or grantees and ensures all necessary information is provided to create amendment or grant agreements.
  • Under the supervision of the Legal Team, creates program grant amendments and grant agreements using standard contract templates, incorporates relevant exceptions, and sends redlined versions to Legal Team for approval.
  • Assists with documentation of state contract requirements and works with the Legal Team to audit the Foundation and any subcontractors to ensure state contract requirements are met. 
  • Assists with state charitable licensing and other entity requirements, maintains accurate schedule of required filings and reports, and works with Legal Team to ensure that state-required timelines are met.

What You Have:

  • Paralegal certification (through state bar association or equivalent paralegal certifying entity) or completion of ABA-approved paralegal studies program required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of paralegal experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in diverse legal subject areas and effectively prioritize in a fast-paced environment while meeting strict timelines.

At Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, we strive to have a parity of benefits. We believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.  


  • Retirement & Company Match Program
  • First day of hire Medical, Dental and Health insurance coverage for you and your family
  • Generous Time Off policy
  • Flexible Schedule Arrangement
  • Health Care Reimbursement account
  • Fun, caring and passionate coworkers
  • Many more!
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Organization Info

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Dublin, Ohio
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Dramatically increase the number of adoptions of children waiting in North America’s foster care systems.


The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is the only public nonprofit charity in the United States that is focused exclusively on foster care adoption. Through its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®, the Foundation funds adoption professionals, known as recruiters, who are dedicated to finding loving, permanent homes for children waiting in foster care.

The Foundation works closely with child welfare advocates and policymakers, provides free resources about foster care adoption and raises awareness through social media campaigns, public service announcements and events.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 30 2021
Active Until: 
Oct 30 2021
Hiring Organization: 
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption