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Chief Legal Counsel

Company name

YMCA of Metro Chicago

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 15 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Dec 07,2017

Posted on

Dec 06,2017
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Chief Legal Counsel The candidate will be a key partner and advisor to organizational leadership and serves as a member of the Core Leadership team responsible for the Association's vision, strategy and operating plans. Will act to ensure that the Association's business strategies, policies and programs consider and are developed with full recognition of legal implications and risks while supporting mission. Leads and manages the Legal Department while providing legal services as a practicing legal counsel, and manages external relationships and legal matters with outside legal counsel. Serving as an advisor and assisting on corporate strategy including defining and developing policies, procedures and practices. Advises leadership on all legal matters pertaining to the Association including contracts, obligations, litigation and compliance. Oversight of all contracts and agreements entered into by the Association including contract management. Managing budgets and accurately forecasting potential legal risks which may impact financial statements. Serves as Assistant Board Secretary to Board of Managers and advises Board on legal matters including drafting board resolutions, approving minutes and maintaining appropriate records. Works on special projects including mergers, acquisitions, real estate transactions and other projects.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should preferably have a seasoned legal counsel with a J.D. Degree from an accredited law school, an active Illinois Bar license and 15+ years professional experience. Experience as an in-house counsel is strongly preferred. Additional experience in risk management, real estate transactions and labor and employment are highly preferred.

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Job ID 2017-10632

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