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Paralegal (Raleigh/Durham Area)

Picture yourself building a successful career as a Paralegal alongside other talented, highly motivated individuals and law professionals who are helping change lives. If you would like to be a part of our team, we invite you to consider putting your talents to work us.

As a Paralegal, you will be responsible for providing paralegal services and handling assigned regulatory/legal projects in addition to general administrative functions as needed.

You will act as a liaison between in-house attorneys, outside counsel, organizations and in-house employees. You will compile data from legal digests, encyclopedias and practice manuals; and assemble, proof and edit drafts of contracts, leases, licenses and insurance policies. You will also prepare and file legal documents, conduct research on projects, review and ensure the firm’s compliance with regulations, and assist in internal document reviews. This position requires a paralegal certification, relevant office experience and a knowledge of office automation equipment and software.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Paralegal Certification, NC Certified Paralegal preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years paralegal experience.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate and partner effectively as a member of the legal team; ability to work directly with all levels of staff, court representatives, law enforcement representatives and witnesses to gain the confidence of senior management.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to follow directions and clear understanding and adherence to ethical principles, company values, code of conduct and policies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to most effectively contacting clients, coordinating case schedules with courts, law enforcement officials, witnesses and defense attorneys and draft correspondence and legal document for attorneys.
  • Firm understanding of litigation legal process; In depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles.
  • The ability to analyze and effectively comment on legal documents for accuracy and completeness. Compile and analyze case documents for hearings & trials and prepare court calendars.
  • Intermediate to advanced skill level in Microsoft Office products: Word, Outlook, Excel & Power Point; Ability to type 50+ wpm. Ability to learn, update and edit existing proprietary applications and quickly learn and use various computer systems.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details to analyze and problem solve; willingness to take initiative and “think outside the box”.
  • Assist attorneys with proofreading, cite checking, locating files and documents with frequent interruptions; manage deadlines and adapt to changes in workflow.
  • Strong attention to detail and high concern for data accuracy.
  • Assertive in tackling new challenges; acts decisively with good business judgment; failure to make decisions will result in critical delay(s) in schedules and/or unit operations, and may jeopardize overall business activities.

Submit your confidential resume, or apply on line to be considered.

Office Manager

AVANT Group is looking for an immediate full time Office Manager in the Raleigh area.

This individual will be working closely with a growing entrepreneur to oversee and manage incoming information and events.

*Job duties include:*
Basic administration duties
Provide high quality customer service to accounts and vendors
Manage calendar and event details
Arrange and communicate all travel details
Communicate regularly with supervisor any and all office information
Track and organize financial documentation for accounts
Write and edit account and business documentation

*Job Qualifications include:*
Upbeat and positive personality
Expert in delivering high quality customer service, never missing a detail
Enjoys the accomplishments of seeing a job completed with perfection as the goal
Proficient typist – 65+ wpm
Expert in MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint
Excellent Verbal and Written communications skills

*Job Requirements:*
Bachelors degree in Business or related
Minimum 5 years experience working as an Office Manager
Minimum 3 years experience working in a small office setting, “wearing many hats”
Resume and cover letter required
Three Professional references required

Click here to begin application

Please call AVANT representative, 919-361-2056, the next business day after your application is submitted

Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

A Raleigh, NC based law office is looking for an immediate full time Paralegal to add to their growing team.

The selected candidate will be running title searches and performing follow up, preparing for litigation and attending court cases as needed, performing administrative duties, typing legal documents, filing, answering phones and other support work.

You must be a Certified Paralegal, Minimum 2 years experience working in Commercial Real estate, Proficient in performing title searches, Excellent typing skills, Able to work independently and in a team environment.

The salary for the position is based on experience and skill set.

Submit a confidential application online for more information.

Apply Online


Bilingual Customer Service Positions – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for Customer Service professionals for a local employer.  These are great positions with flexible schedules and great opportunity for growth.  In the position, the primary responsibility is to assist our customers by providing world class customer service, in English and Spanish, when answering phones or communicating through email.

This is an ENTRY LEVEL position.


  • Efficiently and accurately place orders using data entry.
  • Provide accurate information regarding products, orders placed, package tracking, shipping and other assistance to help meet and exceed customers’ needs
  • Sell loyalty clubs as well as weekly specials to meet set sales goals.
  • Assist in other locations throughout the company as needed.


  • BILINGUAL (fluent) in English and Spanish
  • Must be customer service and sales oriented.
  • Must have outgoing and friendly personality.
  • Must have a pleasant telephone voice and be able to prove correct knowledge/use of spoken and written English and Spanish (meaning usage of correct verb tense, no slang)
  • Be able to accurately type and use Window computer base system.
  • Be able to effectively navigate the internet; ability to use search engines is needed.
  • Knowledge of Soccer/Lacrosse/Rugby would be a plus.
  • Must be able to sit for expended periods of time.
  • Must be able to work afternoon and/or evening hours.
  • There are NO 1st shift positions available
  • Must also be available to work a rotating weekend schedule

Click here to apply on-line and be considered for the position.

Program Associate – Chapel Hill – Filled

AVANT is currently recruiting for a Program Associate for a full-time, temporary-to-hire position in Chapel Hill.

The right candidate for this position:

  • Plans, coordinates, and manages participant and guest logistics (e.g., transportation, hotel accommodations, off-site meals, any meal vouchers, and travel money cards).
  • Prepares and distributes materials, including hotel welcome packets, binders, and name tags/name tents in order to communicate information to constituents.
  • Maintains participant area of the program website.
    Provides necessary information on program speakers, instructors and advisors; teaching/advising sessions; and pay rates to so that faculty contracts may be produced in a timely manner.
  • Distributes program marketing material to potential participants and sponsors, or to other parties at the Program Director’s request.
    Tracks, manages, and distributes incoming participant registration information.
  • Manages program inventory and supplies (e.g., shirts, binders, course materials) as well as their distribution to participants as appropriate.
  • Acts as a liaison with program speakers and instructors by communicating to them logistics and participant information, and collecting from them any course materials for subsequent distribution to participants.
  • Creates itineraries for distinguished visitors at program activities.
  • Acts as on-site staff coordinator during program events, including setting up classrooms, collecting evaluations, and managing any meal vouchers and other duties as required.
  • Addresses special requests from participants, speakers, instructors, and official guests during program.
  • Coordinates the post-program shipment of participant materials, including electronic copies of course materials.
  • Archives electronic and hard-copy program materials, including but not limited to participant binders, electronic copies of materials, any additional participant information, schedules, evaluations, and participant biographies.
  • Sends program binder and any other relevant materials to the sponsoring organization, as required.
  • Aggregates and reviews in-program and post-program evaluations of faculty and content.
  • Processes speaker/faculty invoices by preparing and submitting check requests for reimbursement.
  • Responds effectively to information requests from alumni.
  • Responds to general program inquiries.
  • Provides administrative support to program director as needed.

This is  a fantastic opportunity for a career minded professional to join a great organization.  Click here to apply on-line, and to be considered for this position.

Office Manager – Durham, NC – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for an experienced Office Manager for a Durham area client.  The position will report to the company owner and be responsible for coordinating all office functions, including; accounting, development, sales & leasing, and property management.

Duties for this job will include:

1) Bookkeeper using Quickbooks for the various companies operated by the related entities
a. Accounts payable
b. Accounts receivable
c. Management reporting vs budget
d. Invoicing / customer billing & reconciliation
e. Bank reconciliations
f. Mortgage tracking
g. Taxes prep for 3rd party accountant
2) Property Management for small office & retail projects across the Triangle.
a. Single point of contact for Owners/ Tenants
b. Budgeting
c. Vendor interface
d. Insurance (vendor, property and owners)
3) Organization of company records (plats, plans, inventory, site plans, rezoning, project files, etc)
4) Maintain company website and related 3rd party subscriptions (Co-Star, Tacquire, Triangle CPE, etc)
5) Market Research
a. Comparable tracking
b. Sales & lease trending
c. Siteplan / bldg permits / construction activity
d. Prospect / mailers
6) Graphics/Designer for flyer, brochures and general marketing
7) Event planning and advertising

1) Prefer college graduate
2) 3 to 5 years of experience in Real Estate related field (brokerage, construction, finance, property management, etc)
3) Quickbooks profiency
4) Microsoft – Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Internet (explorer or google chrome, etc)
5) Graphics of any type (windows or mac)
6) Attention to detail / organizational aptitude
7) Good interpersonal skills. Will often be the voice of the company
8) Independent worker with little supervision needed

This is a temp-to-hire position starting as early as June 30, 2014. Salary for this position ranges from $15-$20/hour depending on experience. To learn more or to be considered for the position, click to

Customer Service Representative – Wake Forest

AVANT is recruiting for an experienced Customer Service Representative to work with a growing company in Wake Forest, NC.  The position is responsible for servicing and retaining new and existing benefits insurance accounts and referring potential business to other departments and affiliates. The selected candidate will support producer(s) in managing renewals and new sales by preparing quotes and proposals, and serve as the primary point of contact for all client inquiries.
Essential Functions:

  • Respond to customer and insurance company inquiries in a timely manner via telephone and email and record communications using Applied software.
  • Use encrypted software to send email containing sensitive or protected information.
  • Quote and re-market benefits insurance policies using internet based systems.
  • Prepare accurate, organized quotes and proposals for renewals and prospective business.
  • Maintain vendor/carrier relationships and stay current with their benefits plans.
  • Ensure the proper placement of requested coverage and document all transactions using Applied software.
  • Ensure that insurance coverage is underwritten to at least agency minimum standards and consistent with the standard operating procedures for all new policies.
  • Correspond with clients and insurance carriers to obtain information and/or inform them of account status or changes.
  • Analyze information from clients, original insurance applications, and other company documents to determine if changes are needed and effects of changes.
  • Accurately process and record new insurance policies and changes according to agency procedures.
  • Accurately modify, update, and process existing policies and claims to reflect any change in beneficiary, amount of coverage, or type of insurance.
  • Organize and maintain detailed records for each client using Applied software.
  • Review and verify data, such demographics, coverage, and premiums on insurance applications and policies.
  • Additional Responsibilities:
  • Answer office telephones, greet visitors, and perform various administrative duties including mailing, faxing, copying, etc.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.



  • Refer potential business to other departments and affiliates.
  • Round out accounts and cross sell in order to offer greatest level of protection to each client.
  • Solicit referrals from preferred clients.
  • Utilize company marketing campaigns.


Click here to apply on-line for this position.


3rd shift, Warehouse Production Lead

Oxford, NC based company looking to hire an immediate 3rd shift Production lead for automotive manufacturing company.

Individual will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing and training warehouse associates on CNC process and machine operation
  • Tracking production and efficiency of several lines
  • Creating reports and providing up-to-date warehouse stats to administration using MS Excel
  • Fill in for warehouse associates as needed as machine operators and/or technicians

Individual MUST have following qualifications:

  • Proficient in operating CNC machines with no less than 2 years experience
  • Proficient in machine operating with no less than 2 years experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience providing leadership to no less than 10 people
  • Able to lift 50 lbs continuously
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Capable and interested in working 3rd shift and late hours
  • Certified Forklift, preferred
  • Some training provided

Pay range starts at $15 and is based on experience.

Resume Fundamentals Workshop

Résumé Fundamentals Workshop

“Is your résumé a blank page?”, “Is it a pile of garbled information?”,   “Have you submitted countless résumés and still find yourself looking for a position?”,  “Do you feel like you should list everything you have ever done on your résumé?”

 If you answered “Yes!” and are an AVANT candidate, you are now eligible for nearly a 65% discount on this workshop that jump-starts your résumé!

In 2 hours, you will:

  • Learn current résumé conventions and formats from a professional résumé writer
  • Have each résumé section explained to you, with sample text for inspiration
  • Draft your résumé on a paper template that you can then type on your own time
  • Benefit from expert guidance by a professional editor and résumé writer as you write your résumé
  • Receive a handout, “Job Search Basics,” that addresses the job search process, résumés, cover letters, networking, LinkedIn, and interview tips

Total cost: $110 (due prior to start of workshop; cash only)

Preregistration and nonrefundable $10 cash deposit required; space is limited

AVANT Candidate rate = $40

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Heidi Giusto PhD.


Our workshop leader, Heidi Scott Giusto, Ph.D., of Career Path Writing Solutions, is a professional writer and editor who specializes in résumés, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.

Offered at AVANT on Thursdays from 9am – 11am

Choose from ONE of the following:

March 6, 13, 20, or 27

Sign up today! Registration is limited.

email Triangle@AVANT.jobs or call 919-361-2056 to register.


Industrial/Graphic Artist – Filled

International Company looking for immediate hire for full time industrial/graphic artist with their growing team to prepare finished artwork films used in Screen Printing and Flexographic departments.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Use Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator and Onyx software to build paste up/mechanical/proofs from drawings within established cost standards
  • Perform all necessary tasks using art room and art room equipment
  • Evaluate customer art work for possible quality problems
  • Mock up samples in a timely manner while considering customer requests, material limitations, and budget
  • Work with team to create customer products and high quality designs

Job qualifications include:

  • Minimum 1 year experience in Art room
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to work closely with others
  • Attention to accuracy and detail
  • High School Diploma

Resume and referrals required

Click here to apply online

I.T. Field Technician – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for an I.T. Field Technician for a large locally based business with locations in NC, VA and FL.  This is a fast-paced, rewarding position, with great pay, benefits and bonus potential.

The IT Field Technician is responsible for maintaining and fixing all technologies within a restaurant environment. This position requires general knowledge of phones, computers and networking as well as excellent communication skills, strong time management, and self-motivation.

Job Responsibilities

Maintain PCs, Point of Sales Systems and networks at remote locations

Troubleshoot and solve IT issues quickly and calmly via phone, remote access, or on site

Maintain CCTV systems

Work an on-call rotation

The position comes with a company vehicle, tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurances, a 401k program, and quarterly bonuses.

The position works Monday through Friday 8am -to 5pm, with an on-call rotation.  There is some travel involved with the job.


Valid NC Driver’s License

Experience running CAT5 wiring is a plus

Experience with CCTV is a plus

Must have previous restaurant experience

Final candidates will be required to provide a copy of their driving record and complete pre-employment background screening.

To apply or get more information, send your resume to Deborah Hilliard at dhilliard@avant.jobs.

CNC Machinist – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for a CNC Machinist for a full-time position with a shop in Apex, NC.  This is a first shift position, working 8a-5p, Monday through Friday, with occasional overtime.

The right candidate will have experience with tooling, mills, lathes, and programming. Previous experience with AutoCad, Mastercam, or Gibbscam software is a must. If you have excellent math and computer skills, and at least 3 years of experience, apply now!

Excellent pay available for this position based on your experience level.

Click here to apply on-line!

Warehouse Inventory Manager – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for an experienced Warehouse Inventory Manager for the Durham branch of a national supply company.

The selected candidate will be responsible for tracking all incoming and outgoing inventory in an SAP system, as well as monitoring all warehouse inventory levels. You must have strong computer skills and previous experience with SAP.

Great salary and benefits package available for the position.

To submit a resume or to find out more about the position, click here to apply on-line!

Bilingual Office Manager – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for an immediate opening for an Office Manager with a growing telecom equipment company. This individual will work closely with the CEO to communicate customer and business needs as well as perform mid-level accounting duties.

Job duties:
Coordinate with Sales team and warehouse staff to ensure client needs are met
Work closely with customers to provide services and track invoices
Perform general administration duties, typing, filing, answering phones, etc…
Process all accounting functions including; A/R, A/P, General Ledger,  and financial reporting
Manage executive’s schedule and travel arrangements
Monday-Friday, 8a-5p (some flexibility required)
Salary is dependent on experience


Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or related field
Expert with Outlook to track upcoming company appointments and events
Expert with Ms Office suite
Expert with Quickbooks for all accounting functions
Able to work in an independent, self-directed manner
Speaks, reads, and writes fluent Spanish and/or Portuguese and English

Click here to submit a confidential resume.

Linux Systems Administrator – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for an experienced Linux Systems Administrator to join a Systems Engineering Team. In Systems Engineering, you’ll play a key role in ensuring the stability and performance of our e-commerce analytics and marketing automation Platform. You’ll be part of the team that owns the whole stack from hardware/OS to the applications that run our code, as well as the automation framework that makes it manageable at scale. The most successful candidates will have an strong skills in troubleshooting and problem solving, experience in software development AND system design, great communication skills, and the desire for solving complex problems at scale that are unique to company’s.
Only apply if you want to:
• Be a part of an agile team of systems administrators working in the open source space using some of the latest technologies supporting company’s dynamic infrastructure
• Use best-practice system design and create a resilient and scalable infrastructure
• Balance long term priorities to accomplish critical goals while shifting paradigms to support demanding needs and infrastructure hot button issues

• Build, manage and maintain the fleet of servers in multiple data centers.
• Diagnose and root cause server hardware, system software, storage, and networking issues. Provide and apply workarounds and long term fixes.
• Develop process automation and tooling to monitor systems, collect data, and develop maintenance methodologies.
• Review and influence new and evolving design, architecture, standards, and methods for operating services and systems.
• Participate in an on-call rotation.
• 3-5 years of full-time Systems Administration experience.
• Deep knowledge in linux operating systems, storage (RAID administration), and networking (TCP/IP, SSH, DNS, and DHCP) concepts and practices
• Strong Bash or Perl scripting proficiency, Ruby a plus!!!
• Experience with monitoring and alerting applications (Nagios, Cacti, Graphite, Splunk)
• Demonstrated experience working in a data center environment
• Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Nice to Have:
• Proficiency with Cisco networking configuration and troubleshooting as well as firewall and routing management
• Familiarity working with NoSQL technologies, especially Hadoop/HDFS systems
• Experience with OS and package automation using Foreman and Puppet
• Knowledge of security best practices from the user level all the way up to the enterprise network layer. (IPS/IDS, user security education, application hardening)
• Proficiency setting up and managing NFS, LDAP, Bind/DNS, DHCP
• Experience deploying and managing KVM

Send your confidential resume to dhilliard@avant.jobs to apply!

Executive Administrative Assistant – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for an Executive Administrative Assistant for the HR department of a multi-national company in Raleigh, NC.

The selected candidates will serve as Executive Assistant providing comprehensive administrative support to the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Exercise independent judgment and discretion regarding confidential matters. Use advanced computer skills to create, modify and update presentations, write memos, plan conferences/meetings/company events, plan and prepare Board of Directors meeting materials. Assist with department budgeting, Employee Relief fund and fitness center reimbursements. Post organizational and policy changes to intranet. Interact with internal and external consultants, vendors, business leaders and employees.

Requirements include:
Minimum 5 years’ administrative experience supporting senior level executives
Expert computer skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet and Visio
Effective communication skills with both internal and external business contacts; excellent customer service skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; excellent listening skills and ability to work with employees at all levels of the corporation
Ability to work with and handle confidential/non-public information
Self-starter with professional demeanor, sensitivity to others and keen willingness to learn

The position comes with a competitive salary, based on experience, and comprehensive benefit program.

Click here to submit a confidential resume!

EDI Coordinator – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for an EDI Coordinator for a growing RTP area company.

The selected candidates will:
Coordinate the daily tasks required to send and receive electronic documents using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standard protocols.
Handle exceptions and resolve errors related to order flow as they are presented
Utilize Crystal Reports to create custom UCC 128, price, case, and location labels based on internal or customer specifications
Ensure label quality standards are being met
Creation of customer EDI maps in the ERP system
Coordination of order flow with Logistics, Operations, and Sales
Work with 3rd parties and customers to test trading partner setup and documents
Assist the EDI Manager with major projects as assigned
Assist with training and supervision of new EDI staff as needed
Record all work in IT ticket management system
Supervise and mentor entry level EDI staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Computer related field
1 to 2 years of experience in EDI
Must have a valid NC Driver’s License

Required Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of Microsoft office
EDI/AS2 experience
Basic/Beginner level SQL or other relational database experience
Crystal Reports

There is an excellent Salary and Benefits package available for this position.

Click here to submit a confidential resume.

Bilingual Office Manager

AVANT is recruiting for an immediate opening for an Office Manager with a growing telecom equipment company. This individual will work closely with the CEO to communicate customer and business needs as well as perform mid-level accounting duties.

Job duties:
Coordinate with Sales team and warehouse staff to ensure client needs are met
Work closely with customers to provide services and track invoices
Perform general administration duties, typing, filing, answering phones, etc…
Process all accounting functions including; A/R, A/P, General Ledger,  and financial reporting
Manage executive’s schedule and travel arrangements
Monday-Friday, 8a-5p (some flexibility required)
Salary is dependent on experience


Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or related field
Expert with Outlook to track upcoming company appointments and events
Expert with Ms Office suite
Expert with Quickbooks for all accounting functions
Able to work in an independent, self-directed manner
Speaks, reads, and writes fluent Spanish and/or Portuguese and English

Click here to submit a confidential resume.

Job Search Workshop 9/18/13

AVANT has partnered with

Heidi Scott Giusto, Ph.D.


Career Path Writing Solutions

to share her expertise with you on September 18th!

Do you feel like you are walking through a maze blindfolded, when in fact you’re conducting a job search? If so, this intensive 2-hour seminar is for you!

During our time together, we will discuss effective job search strategies. Topics include:

  • Searching for job openings that interest you
  • Writing resumes and cover letters
  • Using LinkedIn
  • Interviewing tips

When: Wednesday September 18, 10am-12pm, Time will be reserved for questions.

Where: AVANT, 2327 Englert Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27713

Space is limited to 7 participants. Register TODAY!