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Assistant Legal Counsel
Ref No.: 18-03811
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 140,000.00 - 160,000.00 /Year
The Assistant General Counsel is a full time position based in New York that works closely with other attorneys on matters that include advising staff on contracts, grants, business operations, organizational policies, governance, and regulatory compliance, as well as providing staff training with respect to these areas.  The Assistant General Counsel will execute work both independently and under the supervision of another attorney. Work is carried out both independently and in teams. 

Essential duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Advising on exempt organizations law, domestic and international grant making, basic corporate transactions and financial transactions, and developing and implementing organizational policies. 
  • providing general nonprofit corporate advice, including creation, governance, and administration of legal entities in the US and abroad; as well as developing and providing training on legal issues and compliance to staff at all levels. 
  • other duties as assigned. Travel may be required.
The Assistant General Counsel will have three to five years of US law firm and/or in-house experience (or equivalent) with general corporate or exempt organization experience, who is interested in becoming an all-purpose generalist in our in-house legal department. Additional qualifications include:
  • Advanced degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school
  • must be admitted to practice in New York State or must be willing to be admitted
  • experience working in the exempt organizations field preferred
  • contract drafting experience preferred