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Corporate - General Attorney / Employment Attorney in Dallas, TX

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Company name

Buckner International

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Corporate - General
Employment
Litigation - General
Immigration

Years of Experience

Min 15 yrs required

Location

Dallas, TX

Date Last Verified

Oct 09,2017

Posted on

Sep 10,2017

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Vice President & General Counsel Duties: Provide strategic leadership regarding legal matters affecting the organization to the executive management team and to the board of trustees. Direct the legal matters of all Buckner corporations, subsidiaries, and affiliates. Provide legal opinions and counsel to the President and Chief Executive Officer and other designated staff. Conduct and commission research and analysis of specific legal questions and prepare memoranda, opinions, position papers, contracts and other documents related to the fulfillment of mission and business plan in the United States and in designated foreign countries. Serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the organization. Participate in the development of the corporation’s plans and programs as a strategic partner and Executive Leadership Team member. Actively participate in the development and implementation of Company policies and procedures; conduct regular audits in alignment with business goals and objectives. Ensure execution of plans, policies, and budgets approved by the Board of Trustees/Directors for all Buckner corporations. Work in conjunction with the President and CEO and other designated staff to develop and design appropriate legal frameworks governing domestic and international operations. Provide advice and counsel for Board of Trustees/Directors; educate the Board and Board Committees on legal matters that affect Corporations; prepare agendas for Board Meetings; prepare Board Minutes for all Corporations and Board Committees; prepare and present Board and Board Committees’ Resolutions; report to Board on legal matters; advise and assist Board to resolve conflict of interest issues for all Corporations and Board Committees. Advise and educate the management team and other designated staff on legal issues related to the implementation of Buckner International’s business and strategic plans. Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and ensure that Buckner entities are structured appropriately and projects and staff are protected against unacceptable risk. Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing the operation of a 501©(3) non-profit organization, including, immigration law, international operations, grant raising and fundraising activities, U.S. and foreign tax issues, and issues related to transfers of donated funds and property. Keep abreast of international legislation, legal and business trends, and other issues that affect the operations. Secure outside legal counsel when necessary and coordinate the legal matters with outside counsel. Monitor legal services provided by outside counsel; prepare pleadings and handle depositions, interrogatories, pretrial motions, pretrial and settlement conferences; study and interpret laws, court decisions and other legal authorities as required. Prepare and/or manage all contracts for all Buckner Corporations to include all real estate transactions, contracts and closings for all Buckner Corporations. Prepare and/or review leases of personal and real property; prepare and/or review all business contracts for all Buckner Corporations. Prepare and/or review all collaborative contractual agreements with Church and other Non-Profit agencies for all Buckner Corporations. Prepare and/or manage all local, state and government agency contracts. Prepare and/or manage all business contracts and independent contractor agreements. Coordinate with Human Resources on all employment law matters. Review and approve all employee handbooks, policies and procedures. Oversee management of all employment law regulatory matters for all Corporations. Oversee management of all investigations of personnel matters. Manage and approve all licensing for all Corporations. Manage all trademarks; IP legal issues and filings for trademarks for all Corporations. Resolve any issues or conflicts related to licensing or trademarks. Manage all Estate, Trust, and Probate matters for all Corporations in coordination with the Chief Financial Officer. Coordinate with Chief Development Officer for all charitable solicitation matters to include solicitation qualifications in all States. Coordinate with Baptist Foundation of Texas on issues involving assets in coordination with the Chief Financial Officer. Manage filings of corporate documents and its qualifications with various States. Responsible for risk management for all Corporations in coordination with Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Source and then manage all commercial insurance vendors and placement of insurance contracts for all Corporations. Review all risk management contracts for all Corporations. Manage vendor relationships with brokers, adjusters, and carriers. Oversee management of all claims. Manage and coordinate all governance and legal issues for relationships with International non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and charities. Provide advice and counsel to management for business relationship management with NGOs. Develop and facilitate staff training sessions and workshops as required. Develop, implement and maintain systems and processes for the documentation and tracking of international legal matters, including, filings and registrations, legal threats, trademark permission, requests, business agreements, and similar matters. Prepare for and represent Buckner International, its subsidiaries and affiliates, at administrative law hearings and judicial proceedings as required. Timely and accurately prepare written reports and deliver to designated staff as appropriate. Establish credibility throughout the organization as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges. Cultivate and monitor relationships with outside service providers, consultants, agencies and organizations, to develop relationships to enhance the quality and efficiency of the legal functions within the organization. Develop, execute, and monitor progress of business objectives. Provide leadership towards the achievement of maximizing and balancing cost mitigation and mission impact in organizational lines of business. Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges. Supervise, monitor, evaluate and provide direction to direct reports. Provide professional growth and development; develop and communicate annual goals and objectives; monitor and provide constructive feedback; conduct annual performance evaluations. Source, hire, supervise, monitor, evaluate and provide direction to direct reports, as needed. Cultivate and monitor relationships with outside service providers, consultants, agencies and organizations. Oversee and provide training and professional development as required. Manage program resources to ensure they are used efficiently and appropriately. Maintain compliance with all Buckner policies, procedures and requirements. Maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and regulatory requirements. Conduct staff meetings regularly; attend and participate in staff meetings and training as required. Attend Board of Trustee meetings; facilitate meetings as required. Develop emerging leadership through professional growth and development. Work successfully as a part of a team and responsible for developing then maintaining strong working relationships with co-workers. Travel domestically and internationally as needed to monitor, assess and help develop programs. Perform general office tasks as required, including, but not limited to, reading and responding to mail, answering phones and returning phone calls. Perform special assignments, projects, and other duties as required. Qualifications: Knowledge normally associated with attainment of a JD Degree from an accredited law school plus extensive work experience in a related field. JD Degree from an accredited law school required. Prior real estate law experience preferred. Must be licensed and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Prior Estate, Trust and Probate law experience preferred. Prior related experience with 501©(3) non-profit organizations preferred. Requires 15+ years' prior related experience as a licensed attorney. Prior experience in the actual operations of a domestic and international non-profit organization engaged in the delivery of social services to vulnerable children and families preferred. Requires extensive litigation experience as first or second chair counsel in employment, corporate, immigration, and other civil trial legal matters. Requires proficient working knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the agency. Requires proficient ability to speak, read and write English. Ability to speak, read and write Spanish preferred. Requires proven ability to lead and manage people and situations Vice President & General Counsel Duties: Provide strategic leadership regarding legal matters affecting the organization to the executive management team and to the board of trustees. Direct the legal matters of all corporations, subsidiaries, and affiliates. Provide legal opinions and counsel to the President and Chief Executive Officer and other designated staff. Conduct and commission research and analysis of specific legal questions and prepare memoranda, opinions, position papers, contracts and other documents related to the fulfillment of mission and business plan in the United States and in designated foreign countries. Serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the organization. Participate in the development of the corporation’s plans and programs as a strategic partner and Executive Leadership Team member. Actively participate in the development and implementation of Company policies and procedures; conduct regular audits in alignment with business goals and objectives. Ensure execution of plans, policies, and budgets approved by the Board of Trustees/Directors for all corporations. Work in conjunction with the President and CEO and other designated staff to develop and design appropriate legal frameworks governing domestic and international operations. Provide advice and counsel for Board of Trustees/Directors; educate the Board and Board Committees on legal matters that affect Corporations; prepare agendas for Board Meetings; prepare Board Minutes for all Corporations and Board Committees; prepare and present Board and Board Committees’ Resolutions; report to Board on legal matters; advise and assist Board to resolve conflict of interest issues for all Corporations and Board Committees. Advise and educate the management team and other designated staff on legal issues related to the implementation of business and strategic plans. Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and ensure that entities are structured appropriately and projects and staff are protected against unacceptable risk. Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing the operation of a 501©(3) non-profit organization, including, immigration law, international operations, grant raising and fundraising activities, U.S. and foreign tax issues, and issues related to transfers of donated funds and property. Keep abreast of international legislation, legal and business trends, and other issues that affect the operations. Secure outside legal counsel when necessary and coordinate the legal matters with outside counsel. Monitor legal services provided by outside counsel; prepare pleadings and handle depositions, interrogatories, pretrial motions, pretrial and settlement conferences; study and interpret laws, court decisions and other legal authorities as required. Prepare and/or manage all contracts for all Corporations to include all real estate transactions, contracts and closings for all Corporations. Prepare and/or review leases of personal and real property; prepare and/or review all business contracts for all Buckner Corporations. Prepare and/or review all collaborative contractual agreements with Church and other Non-Profit agencies for all Corporations. Prepare and/or manage all local, state and government agency contracts. Prepare and/or manage all business contracts and independent contractor agreements. Coordinate with Human Resources on all employment law matters. Review and approve all employee handbooks, policies and procedures. Oversee management of all employment law regulatory matters for all Corporations. Oversee management of all investigations of personnel matters. Manage and approve all licensing for all Corporations. Manage all trademarks; IP legal issues and filings for trademarks for all Corporations. Resolve any issues or conflicts related to licensing or trademarks. Manage all Estate, Trust, and Probate matters for all Corporations in coordination with the Chief Financial Officer. Coordinate with Chief Development Officer for all charitable solicitation matters to include solicitation qualifications in all States. Coordinate with Baptist Foundation of Texas on issues involving assets in coordination with the Chief Financial Officer. Manage filings of corporate documents and its qualifications with various States. Responsible for risk management for all Corporations in coordination with Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Source and then manage all commercial insurance vendors and placement of insurance contracts for all Corporations. Review all risk management contracts for all Corporations. Manage vendor relationships with brokers, adjusters, and carriers. Oversee management of all claims. Manage and coordinate all governance and legal issues for relationships with International non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and charities. Provide advice and counsel to management for business relationship management with NGOs. Develop and facilitate staff training sessions and workshops as required. Develop, implement and maintain systems and processes for the documentation and tracking of international legal matters, including, filings and registrations, legal threats, trademark permission, requests, business agreements, and similar matters. Prepare for and represent International, its subsidiaries and affiliates, at administrative law hearings and judicial proceedings as required. Timely and accurately prepare written reports and deliver to designated staff as appropriate. Establish credibility throughout the organization as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges. Cultivate and monitor relationships with outside service providers, consultants, agencies and organizations, to develop relationships to enhance the quality and efficiency of the legal functions within the organization. Develop, execute, and monitor progress of business objectives. Provide leadership towards the achievement of maximizing and balancing cost mitigation and mission impact in organizational lines of business. Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges. Supervise, monitor, evaluate and provide direction to direct reports. Provide professional growth and development; develop and communicate annual goals and objectives; monitor and provide constructive feedback; conduct annual performance evaluations. Source, hire, supervise, monitor, evaluate and provide direction to direct reports, as needed. Cultivate and monitor relationships with outside service providers, consultants, agencies and organizations. Oversee and provide training and professional development as required. Manage program resources to ensure they are used efficiently and appropriately. Maintain compliance with all policies, procedures and requirements. Maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and regulatory requirements. Conduct staff meetings regularly; attend and participate in staff meetings and training as required. Attend Board of Trustee meetings; facilitate meetings as required. Develop emerging leadership through professional growth and development. Work successfully as a part of a team and responsible for developing then maintaining strong working relationships with co-workers. Travel domestically and internationally as needed to monitor, assess and help develop programs. Perform general office tasks as required, including, reading and responding to mail, answering phones and returning phone calls. Perform special assignments, projects, and other duties as required.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Knowledge normally associated with attainment of a JD Degree from an accredited law school plus extensive work experience in a related field. JD Degree from an accredited law school required. Prior real estate law experience preferred. Must be licensed and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Prior Estate, Trust and Probate law experience preferred. Prior related experience with 501©(3) non-profit organizations preferred. Requires 15+ years' prior related experience as a licensed attorney. Prior experience in the actual operations of a domestic and international non-profit organization engaged in the delivery of social services to vulnerable children and families preferred. Requires extensive litigation experience as first or second chair counsel in employment, corporate, immigration, and other civil trial legal matters. Requires proficient working knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the agency. Requires proficient ability to speak, read and write English. Ability to speak, read and write Spanish preferred. Requires proven ability to lead and manage people and situations effectively and consistently with the organization’s core values and a servant leader mindset. Requires strong communication skills including but not limited to negotiation, influence and consensus building in order to interface with employees at all levels within the organization as well as the Board of Trustees, external vendors, and agencies. Requires professional commitment to Christian principles and teachings so as to perform tasks and responsibilities in alignment with mission, vision, and values. Requires cross-cultural sensitivity and understanding. Requires excellent professional presentation skills. Requires ability to prepare and present proposals to and/or negotiate with individuals, businesses, other entities and/or government representatives. Requires ability to effectively lead and direct personnel; requires administrative skills and experience necessary to support staff selection, development, motivation, and evaluation. In a complex ministry and organizational environment, the position requires a strong sense of diplomacy and demonstrated success in developing strong collaborative relationships with organizational peers and outside colleagues. Requires ability to relate positively, influentially, and sensitively to a broad spectrum of persons in a variety of multi-tiered relationships and settings. Requires recognized ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Requires demonstrated strong analytical skills, including an ability to synthesize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue; strong commitment to producing measurable results. Requires ability to function in a fast-paced, high volume, multi-faceted, results-oriented work environment and to analyze issues, identify priorities, manage projects and make decisions expeditiously. Requires experience developing, directing and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals. Requires proficient listening and problem solving skills. Requires ability to maintain confidentiality. Requires proficient ability to exhibit detail-oriented skills necessary to understand and manage a wide-range of information. Proficient working knowledge of budgetary management and development of policies and procedures required. Requires in-depth ability to plan, administer, and report budgets. Requires ability to provide strategic and logistical planning and facilitate meetings, conferences, workshops, and retreats as required. Proficient working knowledge and ability to accurately and timely operate and perform computer related tasks with specific equipment and software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook, required. Requires ability to speak clearly and make self understood in face-to face interactions; to articulate with extreme accuracy and precisions to give directions speak on the phone, etc. Requires ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Requires ability to effectively work under pressure and remain flexible as priorities change; ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing and speak in front of groups. Requires ability to work under minimal supervision; exercise sound judgment and confidentiality. Requires ability to supervise others and hold others accountable for work completed; provide training, development and feedback to staff. Requires excellent professional business contract negotiation skills. Requires ability to obtain and maintain the necessary documentation to travel internationally. Requires ability to drive assigned vehicle(s) or personal vehicle, with appropriate state license, following all laws applicable; must provide proof of liability insurance and must be eligible to be insured under insurance policy. Requires ability to rent vehicles both domestically and internationally using required documentation. Requires sufficient good health to properly discharge duties.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Buckner International
700 N. Pearl Street,
Suite 1200 12th floor
Dallas, TX 75201