Career Opportunities

Contacting Human Resources

Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc.
Attn: Human Resource Team
111 South Wacker Drive, 34th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-443-4400
Fax: 312-443-4135

Legal Specialist

The Legal Specialist is primarily responsible for overseeing and administering Harbor Capital's process for entering into contracts with all financial intermediaries and vendors; actively participating in Harbor's intermediary oversight program; overseeing a number of important corporate activities, including insurance, commodity pool operator status and affiliates; overseeing and administering the proof of claims process; and assisting with various filings, registrations and other matters.


Key Responsibilities


  • Oversee and administer the contracting process for all Harbor entities, including development and maintenance of a contracts database
  • Conduct due diligence on potential counterparties and assess whether counterparty is appropriate
  • Ensure timely review of contracts by various departments at Harbor and facilitate contract review process
  • Draft, review, negotiate and revise contracts and amendments with financial intermediaries and vendors
  • Maintain contract files (both hard copy and electronic) and answer questions from Harbor employees regarding specific contract details

Intermediary Oversight

  • Participate as member of Intermediary Oversight Committee
  • Work with members of other departments to monitor and document oversight process
  • Conduct quarterly regulatory review of intermediaries


  • Assist with preparation of Valuation Committee meeting minutes
  • Maintain Harbor affiliate lists; coordinate quarterly review of affiliates with parent companies


  • Manage and coordinate annual insurance renewal process
  • Maintain all insurance policies
  • Make all required insurance filings

Commodity Pool Operator Activities

  • Assist with all quarterly and annual filings with NFA and CFTC
  • File documents as necessary
  • Ensure Harbor meets future CPO requirements


  • Conduct legal research as necessary
  • Review and respond to subpoenas, garnishments, notices of levy and other court orders

Proofs of Claim

  • Review, prepare and file documents (foreign and domestic)

Regulatory Filings

  • Assist over time with Form ADV filing
  • Assist as necessary with proxy and information statements


  • Assist over time as a records director
  • Manage administrative functions associated with Harbor's document management system


  • Stay apprised of industry issues
  • Stay apprised of FINRA rules and regulations
  • Stay apprised of SEC rules and regulations

Team and Cross-Team Projects

  • Participate in team and cross-team projects as requested

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Five or more years of experience as a paralegal (or similar position) in a law firm or financial services firm (or combination of firms)
  • Experience with an investment adviser (preferably an adviser to mutual funds) and/or broker dealer preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams and personalities with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Self-motivated and team-orientated with excellent analytic and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and high degree of focus on accuracy of work
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple assignments
  • Ability to shift focus dependent upon the need of the department to support teamwork
  • Strong technical abilities in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Committed to helping Harbor maintain high ethical standards

Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. M/F/D/V

Working at Harbor Capital Advisors

What is working at Harbor Capital Advisors all about?  What can we offer that makes us a unique employer in the investment management industry? What type of career opportunities exist?
  • Working at Harbor means we expect you to put 100% of your effort toward supporting our shareholders. We believe the best interests of our shareholders always come first.
  • A career at Harbor means that you have the opportunity for broad exposure to multiple aspects of our business. Your access to both senior managers and colleagues across the company can provide rewarding work assignments and learning opportunities.
  • We offer the best advantages and efficiencies of a smaller company while providing the resources of a larger one. At Harbor, if you can identify ways to improve the business, you'll often be given the opportunity and resources to implement them.
  • Central to Harbor's past and future successes is integrity – our most important principle.
  • We hire talented people with an excellent work ethic; we pay fairly and we reward achievement.

Whether you are beginning your career in the investment management industry or are looking to continue your development and reach new goals, you should strongly consider the opportunities at Harbor.

We offer the following comprehensive benefits and programs:

  • A competitive compensation program that recognizes individual performance and contributions
  • Comprehensive medical (PPO and HMO), dental and vision options effective on date of hire
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 4% of base salary; we will also contribute 50 cents for each dollar contributed between 4% and 6% of eligible pay. If you contribute at least 6% of pay, Harbor will make a matching contribution equal to 5% of eligible earnings. Immediate vesting in your own contributions, and the employer matching contributions.
  • Retirement contributions of 5% of eligible pay. If your employment terminates prior to completing one year of service, retirement contribution amounts made to your 401(k) account will be forfeited.
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Group Life insurance in an amount equal to twice your annual base salary up to maximum of $500,000; In addition, Optional Life and AD&D insurance are available for purchase
  • Paid vacation days
  • Nine or ten paid holidays, annually
  • Three personal days, annually
  • Commuter Benefits Program for flex transit and parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Expense Reimbursement Program
  • Easy access to public transportation
  • Building amenities include parking garage with available car wash services, on-site restaurant, health club facilities and complimentary concierge and bike storage

We think you will find our central loop location convenient, offering an easy walk to public transportation. Our building is the first certified LEED all-business structure to be built in Chicago.